A Pool of Fire

And G‑d said to Moses: … [a Kohen] shall not contaminate himself [through contact with] the dead of his people. Except for his closest kin—his mother, father, son, daughter or brother. Or for his virgin sister… who has not married a man—for her, he should contaminate himself… But the Kohen Gadol, the greater of his…

Mikvah

Mikvah: Coming Face to Face with G-dFive Levels of Understanding A Story One day, Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, head of Eitz Chaim Yeshiva in Jerusalem, paid a visit to Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld. When Rabbi Meltzer arrived at the Rav’s home, the Rav was not there. His family told Rabbi Meltzer that he had gone…

Praying for a Miracle

ain somchin al ha’nes — praying for a miracle Rashi quotes from Chazal that Leah was supposed to have another son, but given that there were going to be only 12 shevatim, she realized that if she has a baby boy, it would mean that Rachel would be the mother of even fewer shevatim than the…

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…