The Dust of their Feet

The Gemara discusses the harsh punishment that one incurs when he treats the laws of Shemittah lightly. The Gemara uses the term avak shel sheviis, the dust of Shemittah, to refer to the less stringent laws of Shemittah. We find elsewhere that the Gemara uses the term avak Lashon hara to describe slander that is rabbinically prohibited, and the term avak ribbis in describing rabbinically prohibited interest on a loan. … Continue reading The Dust of their Feet

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 chulin which was made according to the tahara standard of … Continue reading Daf for Sunday, Tzom Gedalya – Chagigah 20

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 negaim?   Rav Pappa answers: The braisa meant to say … Continue reading Chagigah Daf 11

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: Why does the verse need to say “from the day … Continue reading Daf for Shabbos – Chagigah 12

Daf for Sunday – Moed Katan 27

Please have our brothers and sisters living in Eretz Yisroel in mind when you are learning the Daf. It should also be l’zchus Refuah Shleimah for  all the injured Israeli soldiers. 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 … Continue reading Daf for Sunday – Moed Katan 27