May One Disagree With One’s Rabbi?

Who is Considered One’s “Rabbi”?The Gemara (Sanhedrin 110a) states that one who disagrees with one’s rabbi is tantamount to disagreeing with Hashem’s presence. We have already discussed in the Halacha Yomit that there are three categories of rabbis (Torah scholars) being discussed here: The first is one’s primary, i.e. the rabbi under whom one has…

Creatures of the Next World

Pirkei Avos Chapter 6, Mishna 4 “This is the way of the Torah: Bread and salt you will eat, measured water you will drink, on the ground you will sleep, a life of suffering you will live, and in the Torah you will labor. If you do this, ‘You are fortunate and it is good…

Daf Notes

DAILY MASHAL Fighting on the Borders The Gemora had stated: And from what moment is it considered that a propriety act has been performed? It is as soon as he walks upon the borders of the field. The Kidinover Rebbe used to say: The primary focus of a person’s life – one that he is…

Daf for Sunday, Tzom Gedalya – Chagigah 20

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life. Rav Mari proves from the Mishna that…

Daf for Shabbos – Chagigah 19

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life.   Rav Nachman rules: One who is…

Second Day R”H – Chagigah Daf 18

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h   The Gemora cites several Scriptural verses illustrating that it is forbidden to perform labor during Chol Hamoed (Intermediary Days).   The Gemora concludes: The Torah delegated the authority to the Chachamim to decide which days are Yom…

Daf Notes Chagigah Daf 16

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h   The Gemora had stated that Rabbi Akiva entered Pardes; he ascended in peace and he left in peace. Upon him, it is written: Draw me, we will run after you. And Rabbi Akiva as well, the ministering…

Chagigah Daf 15

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life.   The Gemora cites a braisa: Four…

Daf Notes Chagigah Daf 14

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life. The Gemora cites a braisa: Rabbi Shimon…

Chagigah Daf 13

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life.   Rav Acha bar Yaakov said: There…

Chagigah Daf 11

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h   The Gemora cites a braisa: The laws of negaim (tzaraas) and oholos (corpse tumah transmitted by means of a roof) have few Scriptural allusions, but many halachos.   The Gemora asks: Aren’t there many Scriptural passages regarding…

Daf for Shabbos – Chagigah 12

Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi Gershon Ben Yoel (Harvey Felsen) o”h May the studying of the Daf Notes be a zechus for his neshamah and may his soul find peace in Gan Eden and be bound up in the Bond of life. Size of Adam   The Gemora asks:…