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Hadran.org.il is the portal for Daf Yomi studies for women.

Hadran.org.il is the first and only site where one can hear a daily Talmud class taught by a woman. The classes are taught in Israel by Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber, a graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s scholars program with a BA in Talmud and Tanach from Bar-Ilan University. Michelle has taught Talmud and Halacha at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Pelech high school and MATAN. She lives in Ra’anana with her husband and their five children. Each morning the daf yomi class is delivered to a cadre of adult women in Ra’anana and then immediately uploaded and available for podcast and download.

Hadran.org.il reaches women who can now have access to a woman’s perspective on the most essential Jewish traditional text. This podcast represents a revolutionary step in advancing women’s Torah study around the globe.

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran Michelle Cohen Farber

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Hadran.org.il is the portal for Daf Yomi studies for women.

Hadran.org.il is the first and only site where one can hear a daily Talmud class taught by a woman. The classes are taught in Israel by Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber, a graduate of Midreshet Lindenbaum’s scholars program with a BA in Talmud and Tanach from Bar-Ilan University. Michelle has taught Talmud and Halacha at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Pelech high school and MATAN. She lives in Ra’anana with her husband and their five children. Each morning the daf yomi class is delivered to a cadre of adult women in Ra’anana and then immediately uploaded and available for podcast and download.

Hadran.org.il reaches women who can now have access to a woman’s perspective on the most essential Jewish traditional text. This podcast represents a revolutionary step in advancing women’s Torah study around the globe.

    Berakhot 45

    Berakhot 45

    Three people who eat together are obligated to do a "zimun" - to say birkhat hamazon together - and one blesses on behalf of all. In which case would the three not be obligated? What is the source for it? Can two people also do a zimun if they want? Can women do a zimun? Are they obligated to or is it optional? Why can they not join together with slaves to get to three? What happens when three people eat together and one leaves early? Someone who walks into the room while they are saying the zimun, what does he answer? Why do we add the word amen to the end of the third blessing in birkhat hamazon?

    • 44 min
    Berakhot 44

    Berakhot 44

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    Study Guide Berakhot 44
    Today's shiur is sponsored in memory of the Hon. Judge Miriam Altman z"l by Gabrielle and Daniel Altman. If one eats a bread secondary to a salty dish, one only makes a blessing on the salt dish. In what kind of situation would one's bread be secondary? The gemara explains that one who ate fruits from Ginosar would eat a lot of salt and would then need bread to wash away the salt. The gemara brings several statements about the special nature of the fruits of Ginosar and other praises of Israel. What blessing does one make after eating the seven species? What blessing does one make before drinking water? The details regarding the blessing after grains and fruit of the seven species are discussed. After eating which foods does one say "boreh nefashot"? Are there food upon which one does not make a blessing after eating? In Israel people would make a blessing after removing their tefillin. The gemara talks about more foods that are healthy or unhealthy. One should not eat vegetables early in the day because it causes bad breath. Eggs are very healthy. Can one eat turnips?

    • 44 min
    Berakhot 43

    Berakhot 43

    Study Guide Berakhot 43
    Can one set a meal over wine and then one person can say a blessing on behalf of others if they are all reclining? Rav and Rabbi Yochanan disagree - however there is a disagreement regarding what exactly they disagree about. What is the difference between wine during the meal and after? Why during the meal does each person make the blessing on wine by themselves? If one does one blessing for others, that gives one precendence for making another. What blessings do we make on smelling spices good frangrances? Why do we bless on this? Balsam oil has a special blessing. Laws regarding precedence of blessings is brought up regarding frangrances.  A braita lists 6 things that a Torah scholar should not do.

    • 36 min
    Berakhot 42

    Berakhot 42

    Today's shiur is sponsored in memory of Gavriel ben Noach z"l by Chanah and Michael Piotrkowski.
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    Study Guide Berakhot 42
    What blessing does one make on bread "that comes with kisnin" - generally understood to be some kind of sweet bread or sweet dough? What is considered the end of one's meal which would mean that if one wanted to eat more food at that point, one would need to make a new blessing. Is it different if one is a guest at someone else's table? Does a blessing on the wine before the meal exempt one from a blessing on wine after the meal (before saying birkhat hamazon)? Would it be the same for one who blessed on wine in the middle of the meal? Does it matter if it is a weekday or holiday/Shabbat? Does a blessing on bread cover foods that are eaten before the meal? Does a blessing on those foods exempt bread? If people are eating together does one bless for everyone or each person for themselves? Is the law different if they are sitting or reclining?

    • 43 min
    Berakhot 41

    Berakhot 41

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    Study Guide Berakhot 41
    The rabbis and Rabbi Yehuda disagree in the mishna regarding what does one do if one has a number of foods to make a blessing on - does one choose to bless on one of the seven species that Israel is known for or what one likes best? In whcih case are they arguing - when all the foods are of one type of blessing or also if there are different types? If one blesses on a vegetable and there were also fruits there, does the blessing on vegetables exempt the fruit? The laws regarding which blessing to do first comes from the verse about the seven species. Others learn requisite amounts for various laws from that verse. How exactly is the order learned from that verse - is it the order in the verse or the proximity of the species to the word "land" in the verse, which appears twice. If one eats fruits or dessert, does one need to make a separate blessing before and after? Does bread exmapt all foods and wine exempt all drinks from a separate blessing? Why doesn't the blessing on bread exempt wine?

    • 46 min
    Berakhot 40

    Berakhot 40

    Study Guide Berakhot 40
    What is considered an interruption between making the blessing on bread and eating bread? One should feed one's animal before one eats. The gemara brings other advice about foods that are healthy and with what frequency should they be eaten. Why does Rabbi Yehuda think one should be specific in the blessing over legumes? If one says the wrong blessing, does it count? On what does it depend? Why type of tree was the Tree of Knowledge - 3 opinions. On what do we say "Shehakol"? What if something is spoiled? Can one word the blessing in one's own words? Can one say it in any language? One needs to use God's name in a blessing but does one also need to mention the kingship of God? What blessing does one make on mushrooms?

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