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Beitzah 16 - Yom Kippur, September 16, 10 Tishrei
Today’s daf is sponsored by Gitta Neufeld in loving memory of our honorary Zaidy, Marvin Stokar, Meir ben Aryeh Leib HaLevi a"h. Zaidy Marvin's delight in Torah learning and particularly the daf yomi still resonate. May he be a meilitz yosher for our cherished Bubbie Fran and his entire family. We miss him so much!
A person’s livelihood for the year is allocated from Rosh Hashana until Yom Kippur except for Shabbat and Yom Tov expenses and Torah study expenses for his children. From where is this derived? What is the dispute between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel regarding our approach to food for Shabbat – if during the week, we see something good, should we leave it for Shabbat or can we eat and assume that we will find another one like it before Shabbat? One who gives a gift to one’s friend does not need to inform him. This is derived from Moshe who did not know that his face was radiant. But the Gemara raises a difficulty for this law from other sources that show that a gift should be made known. How does the Gemara distinguish between the cases? What foods can be used for Eruv Tavshilin? What are the criteria? There are different versions of the discussion. Rabbi Abba says it should be the size of an olive. Is it an olive for everyone and an olive for each person? The Gemara cites several sources to raise difficulties on Rabbi Abba but resolves them. One needs to have intent when doing an Eruv Tavshilin. Is it the intent of the person who made the Eruv or the intent of someone who is benefitting from another’s Eruv? Cases are brought to highlight that one can make an Eruv on behalf of others without their knowledge. But a story is told in which Samuel was not willing to let one person benefit from his Eruv - why? Rebbe and Sages disagree - is it possible to make an Eruv Chatzirot “(to permit carrying) on Yom Tov for Shabbat? There are two versions as to who forbids and who permits. How did Rava rule on the subject?
Beitzah 15 - September 15, 9 Tishrei
Today's daf is sponsored by Odi and Judy, in honor of the birth of baby girl to Elana Perlin, her husband Steven, and her children, Shira and Avi. Tizku l'gadlah l'Torah, l'chupah u'l'ma'asim tovim. And Elana, continued hatzlacha learning the Daf Yomi -- so proud of you that you've been able to keep it up 'til now! And by Eden Prywes in honor of his wife Adele Druck and her mother Susan Fishbein.
It is permissible to send a gift with a material made out of wool and linen on Yom Tov. Why? What can it be used for? It is forbidden to give a gift of a spiked sandal because it is forbidden to wear this kind of sandal on Shabbat or Yom Tov - why was it forbidden? There was a tragedy that was mentioned in Shabbat 60 where Jews trampled each other and the decree was then instituted. What other types of shoes should not be gifted on Yom Tov? It is permissible to send tefillin even though they are not worn on Shabbat because they reread the Mishna to say that anything that will make a person happy even if it is not usable on that day, can be sent as a gift. If one was wearing tefillin and Shabbat came in, can one bring them back to one’s house? Under what circumstances? Chapter Two begins with a discussion of cooking from Yom Tov for Shabbat and Eruv Tavshilin that permits it. How many cooked dishes does one need for the eruv do you need? Dispute between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel. What is the source in the Torah for Eruv Tavshilin? And what is the reason for it? A story is told of Rabbi Eliezer who was teaching all day on Yom Tov and gradually students started leaving to observe the commandment of Simchat Yom Tov. He was angry with them for leaving the beit midrash. He was very upset with them – why? What about the mitzva of Simchat Yom Tov? There is a dispute between him and Rabbi Yehoshua - Do you dedicate either the whole day for God (learning Torah) or the whole day for yourselves (meaning to sanctify the day by eating)? Or half for you and half for God?
Beitzah 14 - September 14, 8 Tishrei
Today’s daf is dedicated in honor of my brother Jon Cohen who started the daf in Masechet Nidda at the end of the last cycle and has kept it up since!! Happy birthday!
Is it possible to grind spices and salt on Yom Tov and if so, what is allowed/forbidden, and is a change necessary? There are two different opinions regarding the Beit Shamai/Beit Hillel dispute in this matter. What about grains? Is it only permitted in a small mortar and pestle or is even that a problem? How can one separate (borer) between food and waste on Yom Tov? It is a matter of dispute between Beit Shamai/Beit Hillel/Rabban Gamliel. Is it permitted to send gifts on a Yom Tov? What kind of things are permitted to send? Dispute between Beit Shamai/Beit Hillel/Rabbi Shimon. What limitations are there on how it can be sent? Clothes can be sent even if not sewn, even if they are mixed wool/linen (shaatnez). How can one send shaatnez if it is forbidden to wear them in any way and it is also forbidden to sit on them? What can they possibly be used for on Yom Tov? Unfinished sandals cannot be sent because they are not usable on Yom Tov as is.
Beitzah 13 - September 13, 7 Tishrei
Study Guide Beitzah 13
This week of learning is sponsored in memory of Florence Pine, Fayga bat Moshe Mordechai v’Sara Rivka, on her first yartzeit, 7 Tishrei, by her daughter, Debbie Pine. "My mother was a passionate supporter of both education for women and Jewish education. She’d be awed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the women of Hadran. She is missed every day, but especially today. Yehi z’chra Baruch."
Today's daf is sponsored by Danny and Sara Berelowitz in honor of their newest granddaughter, Gaya Rachel, daughter of Yoel and Daniella Sterman.
In an attempt to explain Rava’s reading of a braita, that permitted husking kernels on Yom Tov, which would imply that one could take teruma (as one is not obligated in teruma until after that stage) with our mishna that says that one cannot separate teruma on Yom Tov, the gemara brings a debate between Rebbe and Rabbi Yosi bar Yehuda and reconciles the mishna with Rabbi Yosi’s position and the braita with Rebbe’s. Their debate was about one who brought stalks into his house to husk them and eat the kernels, rather than to make it into flour and make a dough. According to Rabbi Yosi, one would not be obligated in teruma as they never become fully processed. Rebbe holds that since you want to eat the kernels, they are considered a finished product for the purpose you are intending and therefore would be obligated in teruma. Abaye holds that their debate is only regarding grains but legumes they would all agree. However, two different versions of Abaye are brought regarding legumes. Do they all agree legumes are obligated in tithes when they are bundled or do they both agree they are not obligated? For each version, the same braita is brought, either to support his claim or to refute. However, the support is disproven as it is inconclusive and the refutation is answered. In the second version, the law regarding a Levite who receives his tithe before the owner is even obligated to tithe the produce is discussed. As things were done out of the order (the kohen should have received teruma first) and before it was even obligated in teruma, what needs to happen? Can one compare the rules for what process is needed to obligated one to tithe their produce with what actions are forbidden on Shabbat? How exactly does one husk the kernels on Yom Tov, as it needs to be done in a way that is somewhat different from the usual manner?
Beitzah 12 - September 12, 6 Tishrei
Study Guide Beitzah 12
Today’s daf is sponsored by Adrienne Robb Fund in honor of Michelle Farber "for all that she does to promote learning! Thanks for coming to Long Island!"
Can one carry on Yom Tov in the public domain items that are not needed for eating, such as a child, a lulav, or a Sefer Torah? Beit Shamai does not permit it but Beit Hillel does. Is the root of their debate whether or not they think there is no prohibition to carry on Yom Tov or is it whether we say that since carrying was permitted for eating purposes, we, therefore, permit it for other things as well? Another debate between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel is whether or not one can bring a kohen the gifts that are meant for him, such as challah and parts of the animal after it is slaughtered. There are several different opinions about exactly what case they disagree - is it regarding gifts that were separated both before and during Yom Tov, or only ones that were separated before Yom Tov and they are brought without ones that were separated on Yom Tov, or is the debate only regarding truma? According to which opinion is the one stated in the mishna? According to which opinion do we hold by? A case was asked of Rava whether one could crush mustard stalks to remove the mustard seed on Yom Tov. Rava permitted it. Abaye questions him both from a braita and then from our mishna.
Beitzah 11 - Shabbat September 11, 5 Tishrei
If one designated birds from one nest and found birds in front of the nest on Yom Tov instead of in the nest, they are forbidden because they may not be the ones he designated. Is it because when there is "majority" and "proximity", we follow the majority? Rava and Abaye explain the case - each in a different way, each showing that this is not a case where proximity is different than the majority. What does the mishna means when it says that if there are no more chicks in the area, then it can be assumed that what one finds is what was designated? Isn't it obvious?! Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel disagree on the matter of using a pestle on Shabbat for cutting meat, a permitted activity. Abaye derives from the mishna that only a pestle is forbidden by Beit Shammai, but a wooden anvil would be permitted. There is a slightly different version of Abaye’s opinion. According to the second version, Beit Shamai is not concerned that one will change one’s mind regarding the use of the anvil – however, this contradicts other cases where Beit Shami is concerned one will change one’s mind. What is the difference between the cases? How can one take care of the hide of an animal that is slaughtered on Yom Tov? Can one put it on the floor and people will trample on it? What can be done with the forbidden fats of the animal on Yom Tov? Is it possible to salt a few pieces of meat on a Yom Tov if you only need one for the holiday? Is it possible to remove shutters in a store on Yom Tov to sell items needed for the holiday? Is it possible to return them to their place after, to protect the goods? There is a dispute between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel on the issue. Ulla counts three cases and Rechava adds a fourth in which something is allowed because of its beginning - in order for people to perform another mitzvah, such as to ensure people will slaughter animals and fulfill the mitzvah of Simchat Yom Tov. Why did Ulla have to indicate these cases - what was not clear in the mishnayot in which all these cases were mentioned? Why did Ulla not mention the case of Rehava? How did Rabbi Shimon ben Elazar understand differently the dispute between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel regarding the shutters? And in which case did they agree - with/without a hinge? What kind of hinge?
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Really appreciate Rabbanit Farber for taking the time to lead us through the daf. I really enjoy her method of teaching.