FASTING

FASTING UNTIL NIGHTFALL [When one accepts a fast upon himself, it must be completed; if not, his fast is invalidated.]   Rav Chisda rules that one, who eats on a fast day before nightfall is not regarded as fasting. The Gemora cites a Mishna (15b) which rules that the people of the Mishmar (group of…

Daf Yomi

The following Daf Yomi audio shiurim were just uploaded to realcleardaf.com:     Wednesday, June 25, 2014: Taanis 14  image of daf   Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Taanis 13  image of daf   Monday, June 23, 2014: Taanis 12  image of daf  

Washing

Washing One’s Hands for a Small Amount of Bread Question: I was recently at a wedding where I saw someone taste some bread with salad without washing his hands (Netilat Yadayim) before theChuppah; he said he was acting in accordance with Halacha. Is this indeed the law? Answer: There is a rabbinic commandment to wash one’s hands before…

Daf Yomi Digest

Taanis 11   Taanis 12   Taanis 13 Daf 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 actual psak consult your local rav.  

Daf Notes

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…

Daf Yomi

The following Daf Yomi audio shiurim were just uploaded to realcleardaf.com:     Shabbos, June 21, 2014: Taanis 10  image of daf   Friday, June 20, 2014: Taanis 9  image of daf   Thursday, June 19, 2014: Taanis 8  image of daf  

Daf Notes

Please learn the Daf l’zchus Refuah Shleimah for Hyka bas Eda. 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…

Daf Yomi audio shiurim

The following Daf Yomi audio shiurim were just uploaded to realcleardaf.com:     Wednesday, June 18, 2014: Taanis 7  image of daf   Tuesday, June 17, 2014: Taanis 6  image of daf   Monday, June 17, 2014: Taanis 5  image of daf  

Rabbinic literature

Rabbinic literature Talmudic literature Mishnah • Tosefta Gemara Jerusalem Talmud • Babylonian TalmudMinor tractates Halakhic Midrash Mekhilta de-Rabbi Yishmael on Exodus Mekhilta de-Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai on Exodus Sifra on Leviticus Sifre on Numbers & Deuteronomy Sifre Zutta on Numbers Mekhilta on DeuteronomyBaraita of Rabbi Ishmael Aggadic Midrash —— Tannaitic —— Seder Olam Rabbah Alphabet of Akiba ben Joseph…

Daf Notes

TIME TO MENTION RAIN The Mishna begins by asking when is the time in the year that we begin to mention the Powers of Rain. [This is referring to the “morid hageshem” that we recite in the second brachah of Shemoneh Esrei.] Rabbi Eliezer maintains that we begin on the first day of Sukkos and Rabbi…

Daf Digest

Taanis 3   Taanis 4   Taanis 5 Daf 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 actual psak consult your local rav.

Rosh Hashanah 34,35,Taanis 2

Rosh HaShana 34   Rosh HaShana 35   Taanis 2 Hadran Alach Masseches Rosh HaShanah.  Mazal tov! Daf 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 actual psak consult your local rav.