Avot Rabbi Natan 25:3

Avot D’Rabbi Natan 25:3 When Rabbi Eliezer became sick, (they say) it was the eve of the Sabbath. Rabbi Akiva and his companions came in to visit him. He was sleeping in his room, so they sat in the entrance hall. His son Hyrcanus went in to take off his father’s tefillin,1It was right before…

Chag Purim

Esther 2:10אסתר ב׳:י׳+18 לֹא־הִגִּ֣ידָה אֶסְתֵּ֔ר אֶת־עַמָּ֖הּ וְאֶת־מֽוֹלַדְתָּ֑הּ כִּ֧י מָרְדֳּכַ֛י צִוָּ֥ה עָלֶ֖יהָ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לֹא־תַגִּֽיד׃ Esther did not reveal her people or her kindred, for Mordecai had told her not to reveal it. Esther 2:7אסתר ב׳:ז׳+17 וַיְהִ֨י אֹמֵ֜ן אֶת־הֲדַסָּ֗ה הִ֤יא אֶסְתֵּר֙ בַּת־דֹּד֔וֹ כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין לָ֖הּ אָ֣ב וָאֵ֑ם וְהַנַּעֲרָ֤ה יְפַת־תֹּ֙אַר֙ וְטוֹבַ֣ת מַרְאֶ֔ה וּבְמ֤וֹת אָבִ֙יהָ֙ וְאִמָּ֔הּ לְקָחָ֧הּ מָרְדֳּכַ֛י ל֖וֹ…

TORAH: KI TISA

UNIVERSAL TORAH: KI TISA By Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum Torah Reading: KI TISA Exodus 30:11-34:35 Haftara: I Kings 18.1-39 (Sephardi ritual: I Kings 18.20-39). PROVIDING THE MEDICINE BEFORE THE ILLNESS The lengthy first section of our parshah of KI TISA (the entire first Aliyah in the synagogue Torah reading, up to Ex. 31:18) starts with a…

Daf Yomi audio shiurim

The following Daf Yomi audio shiurim were just uploaded to realcleardaf.com: Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Moed Katan 2  image of daf Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Megillah 32  image of daf Monday, August 11, 2014: Megillah 31  image of daf  

Daf Digest

Megilla 29, 30, 31 for Shabbos, Sun, Mon Aug 9, 10, 11‏   Megilla 29   Megilla 30   Megilla 31Daf Yomi Digest is compiled by members of the Ruben Shas Kollel, edited by Rabbi Ben-Zion Rand. Halachah Highlights is not intended to be relied upon for halacha l’maase. It is intended for interest and information. For…

Daf Notes

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 Israeli soldiers who are currently in critical condition. An extensive list of their names appears below. Daf Notes is currently being dedicated to the neshamah of Tzvi…

Daf Notes

The Mishna had stated: This is the general rule: A mitzvah that must be performed during the night may be performed the entire night. The Gemora asks: What is the Mishna coming to include? The Gemora answers: The rule is adding the mitzvah of eating the korban Pesach and it is not following the opinion…

Daf Notes

It is written in the Megillah [6:1]: On that night, the sleep of the king was disturbed. Rabbi Tanchum said: This is referring to Hashem (to take action against His enemies). The Rabbis said: This is referring to the angels and Achashverosh (the angels were pestering him to reward Mordechai for saving him). Rava said:…

Daf Yomi

The following Daf Yomi audio shiurim were just uploaded to realcleardaf.com: Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Megillah 19  image of daf Tuesday, July 29, 2014: Megillah 18  image of daf Monday, July 28, 2014: Megillah 17  image of daf  

Daf Notes Megillah

Rabbi Abba said: The parable of Achashverosh and Haman resembles two men, one of whom had a pile of dirt in his field and the other had a ditch. The one who had the ditch said: I wish that the owner of the pile would sell me the dirt so that I can fill up…

Megillah Daf 12

  It is written in the Megillah [1:3]: The army of Persia and Media, the nobles and all the ministers of the provinces in his service; and it is written [10:2] And the entire history of his power and strength, and the account of Mordechai’s greatness, whom the king had promoted, are recorded in the…

Megillah Daf 5

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. You can see the most recent Daf…