Podcasts about Gemara

The component of the Talmud comprising rabbinical analysis of and commentary on the Mishnah

  • 251PODCASTS
  • 8,761EPISODES
  • 38mAVG DURATION
  • 3DAILY NEW EPISODES
  • Jun 6, 2023LATEST
Gemara

POPULARITY

20152016201720182019202020212022

Categories



Best podcasts about Gemara

Show all podcasts related to gemara

Latest podcast episodes about Gemara

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

English Study Guide Gittin 21 Can we assume that a woman knows that if she provides the object on which the get will be written, she needs to first give it to her husband with a kinyan (an act of acquiring) so that he can own it when he gives it to her? If a husband writes the get on his servant and then gives his slave as a gift to his wife, is the get effective immediately (before the slave reaches the wife)? Rava rules that the slave functions like the courtyard of a woman and the divorce is effective immediately. But isn't this like a moving courtyard that is not able to acquire the get on behalf of the wife? Therefore, they understand it to be when the slave's feet are bound and he is not mobile. Rava also says the same ruling for a husband who puts the get in a courtyard and gives her the courtyard as a gift. Why does he need to rule in both cases - why can't we learn one from the other? Abaye raises a question on Rava's rulings. What is the root of the disagreement between Rabbi Yossi HaGelili who doesn't permit a get to be written on a live being or on food and the tana kamma who permits it? How do they each read the verses differently? The Mishna rules that one cannot write a get on something attached to the ground, but if one did and uprooted it and then signed it, it is valid. The Gemara brings two different ways to read the Mishna - Shmuel, Rabbi Oshaya and Rabbi Yochanan holding one way and Reish Lakish another. Each one reads the Mishna either according to Rabbi Elazar (the witnesses who witness the giving of the get are the main witnesses) or according to Rabbi Meir (the witnesses who sign the get are the main witnesses).

english sivan mishna gemara rava gittin rabbi yochanan rabbi elazar
Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 21 - June 6, 17 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2023 46:56


English Study Guide Gittin 21 Can we assume that a woman knows that if she provides the object on which the get will be written, she needs to first give it to her husband with a kinyan (an act of acquiring) so that he can own it when he gives it to her? If a husband writes the get on his servant and then gives his slave as a gift to his wife, is the get effective immediately (before the slave reaches the wife)? Rava rules that the slave functions like the courtyard of a woman and the divorce is effective immediately. But isn't this like a moving courtyard that is not able to acquire the get on behalf of the wife? Therefore, they understand it to be when the slave's feet are bound and he is not mobile. Rava also says the same ruling for a husband who puts the get in a courtyard and gives her the courtyard as a gift. Why does he need to rule in both cases - why can't we learn one from the other? Abaye raises a question on Rava's rulings. What is the root of the disagreement between Rabbi Yossi HaGelili who doesn't permit a get to be written on a live being or on food and the tana kamma who permits it? How do they each read the verses differently? The Mishna rules that one cannot write a get on something attached to the ground, but if one did and uprooted it and then signed it, it is valid. The Gemara brings two different ways to read the Mishna - Shmuel, Rabbi Oshaya and Rabbi Yochanan holding one way and Reish Lakish another. Each one reads the Mishna either according to Rabbi Elazar (the witnesses who witness the giving of the get are the main witnesses) or according to Rabbi Meir (the witnesses who sign the get are the main witnesses).

english sivan mishna gemara rava gittin rabbi yochanan rabbi elazar
Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 20A - 20B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (6/5/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2023 46:26


Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 19A - 19B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (6/4/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2023 56:28


Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 18A - 18B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (6/3/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2023 39:51


YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim
Yitzchak Yaakov Kollel Boker Gemara Gitttin Nisana Less Than a Pruta mm28 shiur 3

YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2023 28:51


Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Zimun If Ten People Ate Together But Not All of Them Ate Bread

Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2023 3:42


In a previous edition of Daily Halacha, we discussed the situation of ten people who ate a meal together, nine of whom ate bread, whereas the tenth ate other foods or drank. The Halacha in this case, as established in the Gemara and Shulhan Aruch, is that the ten men may recite a Zimun with Hashem's Name ("Nebarech L'Elokenu She'achalnu Mi'shelo"). Even though only nine people ate bread, the tenth can count toward the Minyan if he ate a Ke'zayit of other food, or drank a Rebi'it of a beverage other than water. (Since water does not provide any nourishment, its consumption does not suffice for one to be included in the meal.) Thus, for example, if nine men ate bread, and a tenth who was with them ate a Ke'zayit of vegetables, such as a salad, or ate "Mezonot" food, and even if he just drank a Rebi'it of juice or wine, they may recite a Zimun with "Elokenu."The question arises as to whether this Halacha would apply if fewer than nine of the ten men ate bread. Suppose only eight, seven or six men ate bread, and the rest ate other foods or just drank. Does the group recite a Zimun with "Elokenu," or is this allowed only if just one person did not eat bread?The Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 197:2; listen to audio recording for precise citation) writes that a group of ten may recite the Zimun with "Elokenu" as long as at least seven men in the group ate bread, and the rest ate or drank something other than water. Zimun differs in this respect from Kaddish, which a group of ten people may recite even if only six – the majority of a Minyan – are responding. When it comes to Zimun with "Elokenu," the Shulhan Aruch explains, Halacha requires that a recognizable majority had eaten bread. This is defined as seven people, and thus if six or fewer people in the group ate bread, "Elokenu" is not recited in the Zimun. But if at least seven people ate bread, "Elokenu" is recited, provided that the other three either ate a Ke'zayit of a different food or drank a Rebi'it of a beverage other than water.It should be noted that, as the Shulhan Aruch rules, only a person who ate bread may lead the Zimun. In cases when fewer than ten people at bread but the Zimun is recited with "Elokenu," the person who leads the Zimun must have eaten bread.Summary: If ten people ate together, they recite a Zimun with "Elokenu" if at least seven of them ate bread, and all the rest either ate a Ke'zayit of other food or drank at least a Rebi'it of a beverage other than water. The one who leads the Zimun, however, must have eaten bread.

Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb
Q&A - Reinterpretation, Pleasure, and Heretical Texts

Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 55:38


Having received his Ph.D. in mathematical logic at Brandeis University, Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb went on to become Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. Today he is a senior faculty member at Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem. An accomplished author and lecturer, Rabbi Gottlieb has electrified audiences with his stimulating and energetic presentations on ethical and philosophical issues. In Jewish Philosophy with Rabbi Dr. Gottlieb, we are invited to explore the most fascinating and elemental concepts of Jewish Philosophy. Would you like to sponsor an episode? A series? We'd love to hear from you : podcasts@ohr.edu  Visit us @ https://ohr.edu ! 0:00 - How should we understand the approach to the Rambam (in the Guide 2:25) that talks about reinterpreting the Torah? 8:00 - Can the Rav answer why he does what he enjoys? 14:00 - Why do aveiros seem to produce pleasure? 18:30 - How should we understand Chok? 23:00 - If I can't prove something with logic, could that be used against the Torah? 28:00 - What's the right approach to the so called heretical texts? 35:30 - How does the idea of striving for the ideals of devoting our lives to Torah and Ruchnius work together with the Physical Pleasure? 40:00 - Is reclusion a necessary condition for Devekus? 43:00 - What do the Torah sources mean when they mention evolution? 46:00 - Is believing that everything is Hashem Avodah Zara? 49:00 - Why do we say everything is a projection of Hashem's will? 53:00 - How do we know the principles of good and evil? Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
Q&A- Funerals, Mikvah & HaRav Gershon Edelstein זצ״ל

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 106:20


Dedicated in honor of hayeled Meir ben Yeshaya Dovid. He should be zoche lyiKoneis ltorah lchupah lmaasim tovim and be a source of nachas for the family and klal yisrael. Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   00:00 What is the point of Yonatan ben Uzziel's retort to the bas kol in Megillah?   10:33 What are the origins of Modim dRabbanan and Al Tira after Aleinu?   20:31 What parts of the body can a man shave?   24:54 What's wrong with weibersche kashyos?   30:16 How do we balance emotions and intellect?   43:51 According to Rambam, shouldn't Joshua have to accept peace from the Gibeonites even if they didn't disguise themselves?   50:27 Can one torrent movies/books? Is there a difference if the books are seforim?   55:19 Should one who is depressed read Shaarei Teshuva or Mesillas Yesharim? How does one balance mussar from negative and from positive emotions?   1:03:22 What is the ideal state of women according to Chazal?   1:09:31 Do the laws of the land override the laws of the Torah?   1:11:40 Why do some blessings in the Amidah begin with a vav?   1:13:13 Why don't all Jews wear long peyos?   1:14:52 Should we discuss the issues of pornography or try to silence the urges by not discussing it?   1:20:10 What do we do when we see religious Jews behaving with poor middos?   1:24:01 Should one go to a funeral if he's learning Torah?   1:26:10 Can a person go to the mikvah on Shabbos?   1:27:35 What does it mean that the moon is joyous to do the will of Hashem and the Yam Suf was reluctant to split?   1:30:47 How does one balance the fear and love that one is supposed to feel while praying?   1:33:19 Could the Rav speak a bit about R' Gershon Edelstein zt"l?   1:35:43 How should one prevent his biases from getting in the way?   1:37:30 What do the words "tzur" and "magen" mean as a reference to Hashem?   1:40:52 The Amoraim knew Kabbalah, but if it was left out, how could the poskim reincorporate it?   1:42:44 How can one regret the bad choices that led to good middos?   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 16A - 16B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (6/1/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2023 65:15


Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 15A - 15B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/31/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 69:40


Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Study Guide Gittin 15 Today's daf is dedicated to Maggie and Rafi Sandler on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal tov! Today's daf is dedicated by Helene Santo in memory of Marianne Santo on her 39th yahrzeit. She dedicated her life to Na'amat, the State of Israel and the Jewish people. We think of her always.  The tannaitic debate brought to suggest that tannaim disagree about whether or not a messenger who is sent with the words "Take this to..."(heilech) acquires the rights to the object for the receiver or not, is explained differently. Perhaps the debate is based on a different tannaitic debate about whether the words of a person on their deathbed are taken seriously even if there was no act of acquisition, and whether or not there is a commandment to fulfill the wishes of one who died. Discussions continue about whether or not the tannaim disagreed about if one sends a messenger to deliver something, does the messenger acquire rights to the object from the moment he receives it or only when it gets to the hands of the receiver? The second chapter begins with a messenger bringing a get from abroad who did not say the entire statement "in front of me it was written, in front of me it was signed." The Gemara begins by explaining the first few cases of the Mishna. If he said, "In front of me half of it was written and all of it was signed" - to which half is it referring? If he said, "In front of me all of it was written but half of it was signed," the get is also invalid. Rav Chisda, Rava and Rav Ashi each add a case regarding the second signature (what type of evidence there is about the second one) in which we would also rule like the Mishna that the get is invalid. The Gemara explains the logic behind each opinion, and difficulties are raised with Rav Chisda and Rava's positions. A further difficulty is raised on Rav Chisda from our Mishna but it is resolved. Since the Mishna deals with a case where half the testimony came from one person and half from another, they bring up sugyot in other unrelated issues where there is a question about whether or not one can join two halves together, like with a mechitza (for laws of carrying) and washing hands for purification.

Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

The Shomer Emunim writes, whenever a person experiences even the slightest inconvenience or suffering, he should immediately recognize that it came from Hashem and should accept that it is what he needed for his best. It can be something as small as his food being delayed in coming or the taste not being the way that he wanted. They too were from Hashem for his best. If an individual hurts someone or shames him, or takes away his parnasa , and that person accepts it with love in honor of Hashem, the person's level will soar to the greatest heights and it is considered as if he gave Hashem the greatest honor. There are different forms of pain in this world. The Arizal and the Ramak, who knew how things work in the Upper Worlds, both said that when a person gets shamed by somebody else, it is worth more than any type of suffering in this world that a person could possibly give himself as a kappara . In the olden days, people used to bring upon themselves self imposed yisurin , but none of them can compare to one shaming from another individual. However, the value is only so great if the person accepts it from Hashem with love. The Arizal said, if people would know the true value of being shamed, they would actually go around the streets searching for people to shame them. The Gemara says, Rav Nachman and Rav Papa both decreed fasts because of droughts. They and their communities cried and prayed, but to no avail. When they did not get answered, the Rabbis felt ashamed that they were not worthy of Hashem helping them, and at that moment, the rain started pouring. The feelings of shame that they had accomplished more than all of their prayers and tears. And therefore, the Shomer Emunim advises us not to be foolish and lose out on the endless gains we can amass if we are ever shamed. The best reaction would be to say, “Hashem, I know this was from you and I know that I needed it. Thank You for doing what I needed and please forgive me for my sins.” A young man told me, he went to a class where the rabbi discussed this topic at length. The very same day, his boss at work utterly shamed him. His initial reaction was to snap back with anger, but he caught himself and realized the opportunity he was being given. That evening, he sat down in a room for an hour, working very hard to accept what was done to him and thank Hashem for it. He mentioned that for the last two weeks he had a shooting pain in his foot that went all the way up to his knee. After he finished accepting what happened, he got up and the pain was gone. I told him, the pain was obviously some type of kappara , but he accomplished way more than that pain could have ever given him with his acceptance of being shamed that day. The Shomer Emunim writes further, if a man married a woman who turns out to be someone with a temper and she causes him a lot of distress, that was decreed from Shamayim , based on the amount of suffering he needs to go through for his tikkun in this world. However, if he is able to maintain his composure and not fight back, but rather accept that it is coming from Hashem and turn to Him and say, “Please let this suffering be an atonement for me,” then in the words of the Shomer Emunim ,אז נתהפך הכל לטובה ושלום -Then the entire situation will change for the better and his home will become one of peace. The rabbi testified, he has seen with his own eyes this approach working numerous times. This is tremendous shalom bayit advice. If someone has a difficult spouse, each time that spouse causes him pain, rather than snapping back, the person should accept it as coming from Hashem, make repentance, and eventually Hashem will change that difficult spouse's heart to be one that wants peace and tranquility. Everything that happens in life comes from Hashem and when we accept what He does with love, the gains are endless.

YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim
Yitzchak Yaakov Kollel Boker Gemara Gitttin Nisana Less Than a Pruta mm28 shiur 2

YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 33:18


Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 15 - May 31, 11 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 46:16


Study Guide Gittin 15 Today's daf is dedicated to Maggie and Rafi Sandler on the birth of a baby boy! Mazal tov! Today's daf is dedicated by Helene Santo in memory of Marianne Santo on her 39th yahrzeit. She dedicated her life to Na'amat, the State of Israel and the Jewish people. We think of her always.  The tannaitic debate brought to suggest that tannaim disagree about whether or not a messenger who is sent with the words "Take this to..."(heilech) acquires the rights to the object for the receiver or not, is explained differently. Perhaps the debate is based on a different tannaitic debate about whether the words of a person on their deathbed are taken seriously even if there was no act of acquisition, and whether or not there is a commandment to fulfill the wishes of one who died. Discussions continue about whether or not the tannaim disagreed about if one sends a messenger to deliver something, does the messenger acquire rights to the object from the moment he receives it or only when it gets to the hands of the receiver? The second chapter begins with a messenger bringing a get from abroad who did not say the entire statement "in front of me it was written, in front of me it was signed." The Gemara begins by explaining the first few cases of the Mishna. If he said, "In front of me half of it was written and all of it was signed" - to which half is it referring? If he said, "In front of me all of it was written but half of it was signed," the get is also invalid. Rav Chisda, Rava and Rav Ashi each add a case regarding the second signature (what type of evidence there is about the second one) in which we would also rule like the Mishna that the get is invalid. The Gemara explains the logic behind each opinion, and difficulties are raised with Rav Chisda and Rava's positions. A further difficulty is raised on Rav Chisda from our Mishna but it is resolved. Since the Mishna deals with a case where half the testimony came from one person and half from another, they bring up sugyot in other unrelated issues where there is a question about whether or not one can join two halves together, like with a mechitza (for laws of carrying) and washing hands for purification.

Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Can Three People Make a Zimun if One of Them Did Not Eat Bread?

Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2023 7:25


The Gemara in Masechet Berachot (48) addresses the case of nine people who ate a meal with bread, and a tenth, who ate with them, ate only vegetables, without bread. In such a case, the Gemara writes, the group of ten may conduct a Zimun with "Elokenu," meaning, with the full text of "Nebarech L'Elokenu She'achalnu Mi'shelo." Since nine out of the ten ate bread, they may recite the special Zimun for a Minyan, even though the tenth ate food other than bread. This Halacha is codified by the Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 196:3), who adds that in such a case, the tenth person must recite a Beracha Aharona; he cannot fulfill his obligation of Beracha Aharona by listening to the recitation of Birkat Ha'mazon.Tosefot (commentaries by Medieval French and German scholars) comment that according to some authorities, this Halacha does not apply in a case of two people who ate bread and a third ate other food. In such a situation, the third person, who did not eat bread, cannot combine with the other two to allow reciting a Zimun. Even though a tenth person who ate food other than bread suffices to allow a group to recite "L'Elokenu," a third person who did not eat bread does not allow the group to recite a Zimun. This is the view of several other authorities, as well, including Rav Hai Gaon (10th century, Babylonia), the Rambam (Rabbi Moshe Maimonides, Spain-Egypt, 1135-1204) in Hilchot Berachot (5:8), the Rashba (Rabbi Shelomo Ben Aderet of Barcelona, Spain, 1235-1310) and the Ra'a (Rabbi Aharon Halevi, Spain, 1235-1303). According to this view, if two people ate bread together with a third person who ate or drank something other than bread, they do not recite a Zimun before Birkat Ha'mazon.The Talmud Yerushalmi, however, states otherwise, and rules that in the case of three people, too, they may recite a Zimun even if one of the three ate or drank something other than bread. Several Rishonim (Medieval scholars) follow this ruling of the Yerushalmi.The Shulhan Aruch (Orah Haim 196:3; listen to audio recording for precise citation) cites three opinions on this issue. He first cites the aforementioned view of Tosefot, the Rambam and others that three men cannot conduct a Zimun unless all three ate bread. The second view he cites maintains that they may make a Zimun even if one of the three did not eat bread, but ate "Mezonot" food. The Shulhan Aruch then cites the ruling of the Yerushalmi, that even if the third person ate a Ke'zayit of vegetables or a Rebi'it of wine, the three men may make a Zimun.As for the final Halacha, the Shulhan Aruch writes that people who eat together should avoid this situation given the different opinions that exist. Meaning, if two people eat bread together, and they are joined by a third person, that third person should either eat bread, so they can recite a Zimun according to all views, or not eat or drink anything, so that they do not require a Zimun according to all views. Rabbi Moshe Halevi (Israel, 1961-2001), in his work Birkat Hashem (vol. 3, p. 468; listen to audio recording for precise citation), rules that the three may recite a Zimun even if the third eats only "Mezonot" food.The Shulhan Aruch adds that if the third person nevertheless eats other foods, such as vegetables, or only drinks, they may recite a Zimun. Although they should preferably avoid this situation, as discussed, if the third eats foods other than bread they recite a Zimun, in accordance with the view of the Yerushalmi.As mentioned, this discussion refers only to the situation of one of three people who eats foods other than bread. When ten people eat together and one of the nine ate or drank something other than bread, they may recite a Zimun with "L'Elokenu."Summary: If nine people ate bread, and there was a tenth person with them who ate a Ke'zayit of another food, they may recite a Zimun with "L'Elokenu." If three people eat together, and one of the three does not want to eat bread, they should see to it that he either eats bread or a "Mezonot" food, or does not eat or drink anything, to avoid the question of whether a Zimun would be recited. If he did eat or drink something other than bread, then they recite a Zimun.

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 14 - May 30, 10 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 45:54


Study Guide Gittin 14 Today's daf is sponsored by the Hadran Women of Long Island group in loving memory of Yitzchak HaLevi Staum, beloved father of their friend Estair Staum Katz. "May our learning be a zechut for the Aliya of his neshama. תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים" On what basis does Rav hold that saying one should return a loan to a third person in the presence of all three people is as if it was acquired by the third person? After raising two suggestions that are rejected, they conclude that it can't be fully understood why he held this way. The Gemara brings two stories that are associated with this principle of Rav. If someone sends a messenger to repay a loan or return an item, who is responsible if something happens to the money/item before the messenger delivers it? Can the sender change his mind after he sends the messenger? Rav and Shmuel both hold that the one who sent the messenger is responsible until the item gets back to the owner/creditor, but they disagree about whether or not the sender can change his/her mind. First, they suggest the debate is whether or not when someone says, "Take this to..." did the messenger already acquire it on their behalf or not. However, this suggestion is rejected and they conclude that the debate is connected to responsibility - do we say that since the sender is responsible for the item still, they can change their mind or not? Two cases are brought to highlight this issue. If one sends a gift to another but before it gets there, the one receiving the gift dies, to whom does the gift go? Can we see from a debate regarding this issue that there is a tannaitic debate about whether "take this to..." is considered as if the recipient already received it or not. Another tannaitic debate is brought to prove this point as well, but both debates are explained in other ways.  

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Study Guide Gittin 14 Today's daf is sponsored by the Hadran Women of Long Island group in loving memory of Yitzchak HaLevi Staum, beloved father of their friend Estair Staum Katz. "May our learning be a zechut for the Aliya of his neshama. תהא נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים" On what basis does Rav hold that saying one should return a loan to a third person in the presence of all three people is as if it was acquired by the third person? After raising two suggestions that are rejected, they conclude that it can't be fully understood why he held this way. The Gemara brings two stories that are associated with this principle of Rav. If someone sends a messenger to repay a loan or return an item, who is responsible if something happens to the money/item before the messenger delivers it? Can the sender change his mind after he sends the messenger? Rav and Shmuel both hold that the one who sent the messenger is responsible until the item gets back to the owner/creditor, but they disagree about whether or not the sender can change his/her mind. First, they suggest the debate is whether or not when someone says, "Take this to..." did the messenger already acquire it on their behalf or not. However, this suggestion is rejected and they conclude that the debate is connected to responsibility - do we say that since the sender is responsible for the item still, they can change their mind or not? Two cases are brought to highlight this issue. If one sends a gift to another but before it gets there, the one receiving the gift dies, to whom does the gift go? Can we see from a debate regarding this issue that there is a tannaitic debate about whether "take this to..." is considered as if the recipient already received it or not. Another tannaitic debate is brought to prove this point as well, but both debates are explained in other ways.  

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 14A - 14B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/30/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 63:16


YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim
Yitzchak Yaakov Kollel Boker Gemara Gittin Nisana Less Than a Prutamm 28 shiur 1

YUTORAH: R' Zvi Sobolofsky -- Recent Shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2023 32:19


K'hal Mevakshei Hashem
What is Gemara? Uniting the worlds of Ashkenaz and Sefard

K'hal Mevakshei Hashem

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2023 64:48


Harav Yussie Zakutinsky Shlita

Talking Talmud
Gittin 13: From Divorces to Debts

Talking Talmud

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2023 18:21


A man appoints another man to be his shaliach to deliver either a divorce or a document that frees a slave... And then the man dies before the shaliach gets to the recipient(s), and there's no need to give the document - in contrast to one who owes money and is using a shaliach to deliver. Even after the man dies, the funds need to reach their designated recipient. So the Gemara attempts to apply the case to flesh out the details in a way that makes sense. Also, the case of the creditor, the debtor, and the creditor's creditor. And how timing can have impact on the transfer to pay back the loan. Can the debtor negotiate new terms? Why does this system work? Because it's already part of halakhah.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 13A - 13B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/29/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2023 72:04


Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 12A - 12B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/28/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2023 48:25


Talking Talmud
Gittin 10: When Mishnayot Need Help from Gemara

Talking Talmud

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2023 17:29


2 mishnayot: First, the question of witnesses of "Kutim" - which usually invalidates a document, with exceptions, of course. Plus, an emendation of the mishnah by the Gemara. Also, documents that are produced in non-Jewish courts are valid - with exception. Plus, "dina de-malkhuta dina" - the law of the land is the law. Plus, speech as speech acts.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 9A - 9B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/25/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 76:14


The Torah Podcast with Michael Brooke
Embracing the Joy and Significance of Shavuos: A Celebration of Being Chosen

The Torah Podcast with Michael Brooke

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 5:49


As we prepare for the holiday of Shavuos, I can't help but think about my own experiences and the significance of this joyous occasion. From shopping for new Yom Tov clothing for the kids to setting up our learning schedules for the night, we go all in to celebrate this holy holiday. But sometimes, amidst the hustle and bustle, we may overlook the true meaning and power of Shavuot. At the core of Shavuos, we find exuberant celebration and gratitude for being chosen by God to learn His Torah and walk in His ways. The Gemara says that on Shavuos, we all agree that we must celebrate with cheesecake and our parties because we should be proud of being chosen as children of God. I'll share a personal story about recognizing the significance and joy of our unique and special mission and how lucky we are to have been chosen by God. Don't miss this heartfelt reminder to rejoice, sing, and dance on Shavuos!Support the show-------------------The Weekly Parsha is a Torah Podcast that focuses on thought-provoking and energizing Divrei Torah on the week's Parsha. Stop asking, "What is this week's Parsha" and start telling your friends Divrei Torah on the week's Parsha. NEW! Watch our Torah WhatsApp status! WhatsApp the word "greatness" to (757)-679-4497 to watch the Status. ------------------Check out our other Torah Podcasts and content! Follow our Apple Podcast Channel! TMC Torah Podcast Network SUBSCRIBE to The Motivation Congregation Podcast for daily motivational mussar! Listen on Spotify or the new Jewish music and Podcast streaming platform 24six! Find all Torah talks and listen to featured episodes on our new website themotivationcongregation.org Questions or Comments? Please email me @ michaelbrooke97@gmail.com#parsha #shortdvartorah #thetorahpodcast #motivationalmussar

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 9 - May 25, 5 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 47:08


This week's learning is sponsored by Suri Stern in honor of her mother Susan Davis. "She gave birth to me this week, just a few years ago. And to all the women who are learning and teaching torah Shavuot night, in the beit medrash for women only, may Moshiach come so the men can gain insight into the Torah they are missing on the “other side” of the mechitzah. And to Rabbanit Michelle Farber who works tirelessly to tear down unnecessary barriers. Chag sameach!" Today's daf is sponsored by Meir & Ahuva Balofsky  in honor of Diana Bloom. "For your dedication to learning. May you never stop learning and never stop teaching." Why did Rava rule that when the slave brings his own emancipation document where he is also awarded money, he receives his freedom but not the money (until the signatures are verified), if Rav Nachman ruled like Rabbi Meir that we do not split a statement (palginan diburei)? The conclusion is that Rav Nachman held like Rabbi Meir for a different reason, not because we don't split his words) and a different ruling of his is brought where it is clear that he holds we can split someone's words. The Mishna had ruled that, in Israel, if there are those who raise doubt regarding the document's veracity, we verify the signatures of the witnesses. How many people are necessary to raise a doubt in order for us to take it seriously? The conclusion is that we are referring to the husband himself. If one brings a get from abroad and cannot say "in front of me..." we verify the signatures. "One who cannot say" refers to a person who brought the get, but before making the declaration became a deaf-mute. The Mishna mentions one similarity between a get of a woman and an emancipation document of a slave - that if one brings it from abroad to Israel or the reverse, one needs to say "in front of me it was written..." The Gemara brings a braita with three or four (according to Rabbi Meir) similarities. Why did Tanna Kama and Rabbi Meir give a number? Each was to exclude it from an additional case. What case was Rabbi Meir excluding? Aren't there other issues that are the same for a get and an emancipation document, like they can't be given after death of the husband/master, and li'shma?

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 10 - Chag Shavuot - May 26, 6 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 30:26


The Mishna rules that if a Kuti (Samaritan) is signed on a document, it is valid only for a divorce or emancipation document, but not other documents. Why? There are three opinions regarding the status of Kutim – according to whose opinion does the Mishna correspond? At first, it seems like it doesn’t fit with any of them, but then the Gemara figures out how to explain the Mishna according to Rabbi Elazar. What assumptions can be made about the signing of a divorce document from this answer? A document effected in a non-Jewish court is not accepted for divorce or emancipation but is for other documents. Does this include all other documents, including gifts whereby the ownership is transferred by the document alone? And if so, this can only be because of Shmuel’s opinion that we hold by the court system of the country as dina de’malchuta dina, the law of the land is the law! How can Rabbi Shimon accept the document of divorce from a gentile court if they don’t have the same divorce laws as us? Is it because Rabbi Shimon holds like Rabbi Elazar that we rely on the witnesses who witnessed the woman receiving the divorce document, not the witnesses who signed the document? However, this answer is difficult as well.

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

This week's learning is sponsored by Suri Stern in honor of her mother Susan Davis. "She gave birth to me this week, just a few years ago. And to all the women who are learning and teaching torah Shavuot night, in the beit medrash for women only, may Moshiach come so the men can gain insight into the Torah they are missing on the “other side” of the mechitzah. And to Rabbanit Michelle Farber who works tirelessly to tear down unnecessary barriers. Chag sameach!" Today's daf is sponsored by Meir & Ahuva Balofsky  in honor of Diana Bloom. "For your dedication to learning. May you never stop learning and never stop teaching." Why did Rava rule that when the slave brings his own emancipation document where he is also awarded money, he receives his freedom but not the money (until the signatures are verified), if Rav Nachman ruled like Rabbi Meir that we do not split a statement (palginan diburei)? The conclusion is that Rav Nachman held like Rabbi Meir for a different reason, not because we don't split his words) and a different ruling of his is brought where it is clear that he holds we can split someone's words. The Mishna had ruled that, in Israel, if there are those who raise doubt regarding the document's veracity, we verify the signatures of the witnesses. How many people are necessary to raise a doubt in order for us to take it seriously? The conclusion is that we are referring to the husband himself. If one brings a get from abroad and cannot say "in front of me..." we verify the signatures. "One who cannot say" refers to a person who brought the get, but before making the declaration became a deaf-mute. The Mishna mentions one similarity between a get of a woman and an emancipation document of a slave - that if one brings it from abroad to Israel or the reverse, one needs to say "in front of me it was written..." The Gemara brings a braita with three or four (according to Rabbi Meir) similarities. Why did Tanna Kama and Rabbi Meir give a number? Each was to exclude it from an additional case. What case was Rabbi Meir excluding? Aren't there other issues that are the same for a get and an emancipation document, like they can't be given after death of the husband/master, and li'shma?

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
Q&A- Angels Bakery Boycott, Two-Day Shavuos & Using Sefaria

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 113:42


This episode is Dedicated in honor of Rav Breitowitz, Yeshivas Ohr Somayach and its Talmidim. Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today! Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos 00:00 Do the advances in agricultural technology make peah, leket, and other laws obsolete? 05:16 Why is there an association between the sky and Hashem's residence? 07:51 If a cohen with a defect got plastic surgery, would he be allowed to serve in the Temple? 11:14 Can one use a peeler or apple corer on Shabbos? 14:38 How could Shmaya and Avtalyon be on the Sanhedrin if they were converts? 19:07 Do those from chutz l'aretz in Israel read along with chutz l'aretz or along with Israel? 21:00 Chazal and even the Rambam assert the existence of an animal that grows from the ground. Does it still exist, or do we reject this instance of spontaneous generation? 32:13 Are demons a superstition or must we worry about them? 38:35 How can we reconcile Rav Shach and the Lubavitcher Rebbe? 42:12 Is there any way to drum on the table during Shabbos? 44:57 In Nishmas, does "kol yitzurim" imply that non-Jews should say tehillim? 49:40 How do gedolim have supernatural knowledge of secular subjects or personal affairs if there is no nevua today? 54:36 Why do those in chutz l'aretz keep two days of Shavuos? 1:00:06 Is there a problem with buying from Angel's Bakery? And is there a problem with using Sefaria since they just added a gender-neutral translation? 1:08:47 Why are the words for village and for heretic so similar? 1:12:42 Can one attend a wedding wherein one member converted via a non-halachic conversion? 1:18:10 How can one avoid being influenced by vitriolic discourse against secular Jews? What should one think about them instead? 1:23:51 There was an article using poskim to justify cross-dressing. How do we understand this possibility? 1:26:11 Is there an argument to convince a secular Jew that the actions of the ancestors obligate the descendants? 1:29:39 Can a cohen contract tumah via an organ transplant? 1:30:37 Can one make additions in the middle section of the Amidah? 1:36:02 How does one prevent oneself being influenced by repetitive espousals of anti-Jewish rhetoric? 1:39:13 By learning, could one be strengthening one's bad parts? 1:43:40 Would it be allowed for a religious Jew to join ARC, the new movement by Jordan Peterson? 1:46:34 How can we trust and learn from non-Jews if their goals are not aligned with ours? 1:48:42 How is the gadol hador chosen? You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English
Gittin 10 - Chag Shavuot - May 26, 6 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 30:26


The Mishna rules that if a Kuti (Samaritan) is signed on a document, it is valid only for a divorce or emancipation document, but not other documents. Why? There are three opinions regarding the status of Kutim – according to whose opinion does the Mishna correspond? At first, it seems like it doesn’t fit with any of them, but then the Gemara figures out how to explain the Mishna according to Rabbi Elazar. What assumptions can be made about the signing of a divorce document from this answer? A document effected in a non-Jewish court is not accepted for divorce or emancipation but is for other documents. Does this include all other documents, including gifts whereby the ownership is transferred by the document alone? And if so, this can only be because of Shmuel’s opinion that we hold by the court system of the country as dina de’malchuta dina, the law of the land is the law! How can Rabbi Shimon accept the document of divorce from a gentile court if they don’t have the same divorce laws as us? Is it because Rabbi Shimon holds like Rabbi Elazar that we rely on the witnesses who witnessed the woman receiving the divorce document, not the witnesses who signed the document? However, this answer is difficult as well.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 8A - 8B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/24/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2023 50:53


Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 7 - May 23, 3 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 44:53


Today's daf is sponsored by Malka Abraham in honor of her 66th birthday! "Thank you Rabbanit Michelle and the Hadran community for all that you do!!"  There are various statements and a story warning people of the potential dangers of imposing excessive fear on people in one's household. The Gemara brings a number of letters that rabbis wrote to each other regarding what to do with people in the community who are behaving inappropriately, not playing music, singing and not wearing the crown of grooms after the destruction, and the importance of charity giving, even for those who don't have a lot of money. In each letter, they quoted a verse and the person writing the letter drew lines on the page (sirtut). Is Acco really the Northern border of Israel? What about K'ziv? If one writes a get on a boat in the waters right outside of Israel, is it considered from abroad and one would need to say "in front of me..." or not? The Gemara quotes two contradictory braitot and suggests two possible resolutions.  

Daf Yomi for Women – דף יומי לנשים – English

Today's daf is sponsored by Malka Abraham in honor of her 66th birthday! "Thank you Rabbanit Michelle and the Hadran community for all that you do!!"  There are various statements and a story warning people of the potential dangers of imposing excessive fear on people in one's household. The Gemara brings a number of letters that rabbis wrote to each other regarding what to do with people in the community who are behaving inappropriately, not playing music, singing and not wearing the crown of grooms after the destruction, and the importance of charity giving, even for those who don't have a lot of money. In each letter, they quoted a verse and the person writing the letter drew lines on the page (sirtut). Is Acco really the Northern border of Israel? What about K'ziv? If one writes a get on a boat in the waters right outside of Israel, is it considered from abroad and one would need to say "in front of me..." or not? The Gemara quotes two contradictory braitot and suggests two possible resolutions.  

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 7A - 7B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/23/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 53:43


The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
11 - Even Shelaima Chapter 1 P 13 15 - Going Above With Midos & Natural Morality

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 46:29


Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

Take One Daf Yomi
Gittin 5 and 6 - Back to Basics

Take One Daf Yomi

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 28:03


Today's Talmud pages, Gittin 5 and 6, asks a complex question and shares the story of two rabbis trying to make sense of the answer. As we begin this new tractate, we thought it was a good opportunity to follow their example in asking questions. Producer Darone Ruskay was joined by Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin to get back to basics in our first “Talmud Explainer” episode in which they discuss the history of the Talmud, its various parts, and the meanings of those unfamiliar terms that are used throughout. Do you understand the difference between the Mishna and the Gemara? Listen and find out. Like the show? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Send us a note at takeone@tabletmag.com. Follow us on Twitter at @takeonedafyomi and join the conversation in the Take One Facebook group. Take One is a Tablet Studios production. The show is hosted by Liel Leibovitz, and is produced and edited by Darone Ruskay, Quinn Waller and Elie Bleier. Our team also includes Stephanie Butnick, Josh Kross, Robert Scaramuccia, and Tanya Singer.  Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 6A - 6B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/22/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 45:57


Talking Talmud
Gittin 6: But What About Bavel

Talking Talmud

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 21:48


The Gemara discusses how does one establish that a get was written lishmah. There is also a lengthy discussion about verifying gittin written in Bavel and what does this passage teach about the relationship between Eretz Yisroel and Bavel.

Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Shabuot - The Obligation to Celebrate and Rejoice

Daily Halacha Podcast - Daily Halacha By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 4:29


The holiday of Shabuot is included among the three "Regalim" ("pilgrimage festivals"), when there is an obligation of Simha – to rejoice and be festive. The Gemara says that according to all views among the Sages, there is an obligation to enjoy oneself on Shabuot. Beyond the spiritual enjoyment that we experience by studying Torah, there is also a Halachic obligation to rejoice through physical enjoyment. The Sages teach that for men, this means indulging in meat and wine. Although there is a widespread custom to eat some dairy meals on Shabuot, one should make a point of eating meat on Shabuot, as well. One can fulfill this obligation with red meat, which resembles the meat of the sacrifices that were brought in the Bet Ha'mikdash on the holidays, or even with poultry, if that is what he enjoys, even though it does not technically qualify as "meat." If a person does not enjoy meat and wine, then he should eat whatever foods and drinks he enjoys. There is certainly no Misva on Yom Tob to eat foods that one does not enjoy.One is also obligated to make his children happy on Yom Tob. The Rambam (Rabbi Moshe Maimonides, Spain-Egypt, 1135-1204) writes that this is done by giving them treats, candies and the like. The Misva also requires making one's wife joyous, and the Rambam writes that one should purchase new clothing or jewelry for his wife before the festival. If one's wife does not need new clothing or jewelry, then he should buy her other gifts, even fine foods and the like.It is proper to immerse in a Mikveh on Ereb Shabuot to purify oneself in honor of the festival and in honor of the commemoration of Matan Torah.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 5A - 5B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/21/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 50:43


Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 5 - Rosh Chodesh Sivan - May 21, 1 Sivan

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 46:06


Today's daf is sponsored by Ruth & Stuart Pilichowski in loving memory of Rabbi Dov Greenstone.  Today's daf is sponsored by Lesley Glassberg Nadel in loving memory of her mother Theresa Glassberg, Tova bat Tzvi Hirsch and Bayla, on her 19th yahrzeit. "May her name be for a blessing."  Three sources are brought to question Raba's opinion and are resolved by explaining that at a certain point, even people abroad knew the rule of li'shma and the need for saying "in front of me it was written..." was only a rabbinic decree just in case they forget this law sometime in the future, and therefore it is not applicable in rare situations or if the woman already remarried. The same argument between Raba and Rava was also argued by two Rabbis, amoraim from an earlier generation in Israel. There is another debate regarding in front of how many people the messenger needs to be to deliver the get and recite "in front of me it was written and signed" - two or three. They suggest that this also is linked to the previous argument of Raba/Rava, however, this suggestion is rejected and they explain it to be a question of can a witness also function as a judge - if yes, then in front of two is enough as the witness also counts as a judge and there are three, and if not, then it needs to be said in front of three. However, the Gemara questions this as in rabbinic issues, all agree that a witness can be a judge also. So the argument is refined to be specifically a debate here as a woman's testimony is accepted, however, she cannot become a judge - is there a reason for concern that if in general one can say it in front of two, they may accidentally think to do the same when a woman is the messenger and think that she can function as a judge or is it clear that everyone knows that she cannot and therefore two is enough in a case where a man is the messenger. The Gemara brings a braita to support Rabbi Yochanan's position that the messenger needs to bring the get in front of two witnesses. In order to be able to say "in front of me it was written...," how much does the messenger need to see of the get being written? There are different positions on this issue.

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
Q&A- Regret, In-Laws & Drinking From a Bottle

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 79:46


This episode is Dedicated in honor of Rav Breitowitz, Yeshivas Ohr Somayach and its Talmidim.   Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   00:00 Must a baal teshuva regret things in his past that helped him grow as a person?   13:29 Is setting up two secular Jews together a good thing, since it curbs assimilation, or a bad thing, since they're likely not keeping niddah?   18:49 Is it possible that the Lubavitcher Rebbe was Moshiach?   26:16 Can we overturn a halacha if its basis was discovered to be a printing error?   30:18 How important is logic when understanding the will of Hashem?   32:58 Can someone with AIDS get married?   38:12 How could the Tanach say to test Hashem via maaser if it's impossible to test?   42:59 How should one relate to their in-laws?   47:00 Why is the yeshiva system so focused on lamdus?   59:03 What is the difference between the Satan and the yezter hara? And why is the Satan fooled by the shofar every year?   1:02:42 Why is it not considered tznius to drink from a bottle?   1:07:09 Why are 100 women only like 2 men regarding zimun?   1:12:46 What changed with the etz hadaas? And what is the purpose of the pre-fruit world?   1:17:09 Why do some tuck the knots of the tzitzis and others don't?   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a   Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos   You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
10 - Even Shelaima Ch.1 P11&12 Recognition & Addressing Midos Struggles & Their Effects on Others

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2023 58:39


Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at  https://ohr.edu/donate/qa   Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu   Yeshivat Ohr Somayach located in the heart of Jerusalem, is an educational institution for young Jewish English-speaking men. We have a range of classes and programs designed for the intellectually curious and academically inclined - for those with no background in Jewish learning to those who are proficient in Gemara and other original source material. To find the perfect program for you, please visit our website https://ohr.edu/study_in_israel​ whatsapp us at https://bit.ly/OSREGISTER or call our placement specialist at 1-254-981-0133 today!   Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a     Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7   Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos     You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. Visit us @ https://ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS  

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 3A - 3B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/19/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 54:54


Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 4 - Shabbat May 20, 29 Iyar

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 32:44


Study Guide Gittin 4 The Gemara continues to ascertain according to which tanna does the Mishna correspond, according to Raba's understanding, when it requires that both the writing and the signing of the get needs to be li'shma? The possibility of it being Rabbi Meir is rejected. However there is a possible way to explain the Mishna like Rabbi Elazar - while he may not require signatures, if they are there, they need to be done li'shma. However, the Gemara brings in a third opinion of Rabbi Yehuda who holds that both the writing and the signing need to be li'shma. If so, why didn't the Gemara simply bring Rabbi Yehuda at the beginning of the sugya? There are two tannaitic debates in the Mishna - one regarding towns on the border with Israel and another regarding whether one who brings a get from Israel abroad needs to say "before me it was written...signed." The Gemara first attempts to line up each of these opinions in the debate with the opinions of Raba and Rava but in the end concedes that it is not the case. After raising an additional question from the Mishna against Raba's opinion, they concede that Raba must hold that both are issues - making sure the get was done li'shma and that witnesses may not be around to verify the signatures. If so, what is the practical difference between Raba and Rava?

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran
Gittin 3 - Yom Yerushalayim - May 19, 28 Iyar

Daf Yomi for Women - Hadran

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2023 45:50


Study Guide Gittin 3 Today's daf is sponsored by Rebecca and Ezra Darshan in loving memory of her mother, Helene Isaacs, Chana bat Abraham David and Esther Rachel, on her 23rd yahrzeit. "My mother would have been so happy and proud to see so many women learning on such a high level. Torah learning was such an important part of her life." Today's daf is sponsored by Eric Sommer in honor of Rabbanit Michelle and his fellow morning daf learners. This week's siyum was a great reminder what an incredible achievement Hadran is. Rabbanit Michelle's vision and teaching style, along with the solidarity and dedication of the learners, creates a feeling of being part of something special. It's a privilege to be a part of it, one that I do not take for granted. In order to explain why one witness is sufficient according to Raba (li'shma), they explain that really there is not such a concern that the get wasn't written li'shma but the rabbis required it. Since that is the case, one witness will be enough, because if they require him to send the get with two witnesses, he may decide not to send the get at all and the wife will become an aguna. However, instead of helping the woman, this could actually create more problems as only one witness verified it and if the husband were to later come and claim it was not a valid get, it would be his word against the messenger's. The Gemara explains that this is not a concern as the declaration of the messenger needs to be said in front of two or three people and therefore this gives the witness more credibility and if the husband were to come later and raise doubts about the get, he would not be believed. The same question they asked Raba about one witness is now asked of Rava. They answer the same answer, raise the same difficulty and resolve the issue in a very similar manner. Why didn't Rava hold like Raba and why didn't Raba hold like Rava? Since according to Raba, the issue is li'shma, according to who does the Mishna correspond when  it required the messenger to say both "it was written before me and it was signed before me?" It seems that both the writing and the signing needs to be li'shma and this doesn't fit with Rabbi Meir who requires the signing to be li'shma and Rabbi Elazar who requires the writing to be li'shma.

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour
Gittin Daf 2A - 2B - 14th Cycle Daf Yomi Shiur (5/18/2023)

Daily Gemara Podcast - Daf Yomi By Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 72:39


Daily Emunah Podcast - Daily Emunah By Rabbi David Ashear

Imagine a young man did a crime that warranted a life sentence in jail. Everything he did was caught on camera. There was nothing he could possibly say or do that could absolve him of his fate. He was also told that the judge is very strict, and it was a guarantee that he would get the full term. There was no lawyer or advocates that could possibly help him. Furthermore, when he was to go in for the trial, he would have to go alone, with no support from family or friends. Here, he was just starting out in life, looking forward to a bright future, and now it was abruptly coming to a halt. The trial was scheduled to take place in a few weeks. This young man would most likely experience extreme anxiety each day leading up to the trial. He would have trouble falling asleep; he would have trouble eating; he would have trouble focusing on anything other than the dismal life he was about to enter. But then, on the night before the trial, he receives a phone call. He picks it up and it is none other than the judge himself. The young man's heart started racing a mile a minute. The judge then tells him, with a very warm and soothing tone, he would like him to come over to his house to talk. The young man goes and, when he arrives, the judge greets him with the biggest smile. He says, “The rules in court are very strict. There is no leeway to take away any of the jail time. However, before the trial starts, there is a completely different set of rules. I am the most merciful and loving judge that you could possibly imagine. I want you to live a long and happy life. I want you to get married and have children and grandchildren. If you will tell me now that you feel remorse for your crime, and that you will never do it again, I'll call off the trial and consider it like that crime never took place.” The young man wouldn't believe what he was hearing. If that happened, he would immediately apologize to the judge for the crime and express true remorse and tell him he would never do it again. He would then go home and celebrate with his family, looking forward to a happy life ahead. This scenario seems far-fetched, but in actuality, we are all presented with the exact same opportunity. The Shomer Emunim in perek 1 of his ma'amar on hashgacha peratit describes the terrible judgments that a person can potentially receive after he leaves this world. And they are far worse than a life sentence in prison here. It also says in the Gemara that although Hashem is so merciful, He does not overlook even one sin that a person did in this world. In the Next World, everything operates according to strict justice and even the lightest of transgressions will have to be accounted for. The judgment is very scary. There is no moral support from family or friends and everything a person did is, so to speak, caught on camera. However, the Midrash Tehillim , Mizmor 17 on the words מלפניך משפטי יצא tells us אמר הקב"ה לישראל, בני עד ששערי תפלה פתוחים עשו תפלה ותשובה שאני נוטל שוחד בעולם הזה, אבל משאני יושב בדין לעולם הבא איני נוטל שוחד – Hashem tells us “My precious children, while the Gates of Tefila are still open, make repentance and pray to Me for forgiveness because I take bribery in this world however, once I sit in judgment in the Upper World, I can no longer be bribed.” Making teshuva is considered bribery, because instead of receiving endless punishments for our sins, we could just feel remorse and tell Hashem we won't do them anymore. And with those feelings and words, we could completely absolve ourselves of all judgments in the Next World. Hashem is the most merciful Judge that we could imagine. He invites everyone to see Him, kavayachol , before the trial so that He could dismiss the entire case and give everyone the greatest life of eternal bliss.