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The most popular Talmud study program is daf yomi ("a page a day") whereby many Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud every day, typically spending 40-60 mins on a page (2-sided). To go through the 2700 pages of Talmud Bavli takes 7.5 years this way. And there are hundred more pages in Talmud Yerushalmi. Now most people studying Talmud this ...


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When I learned Menachos by R Dovid Soloveitchick Shlita he would learn both Rashi's - the upper one he referred to as Rashi-in-der-hoich, and the other as Rashi csav-yad. I don't remember the specific order in which he learned them. If he learned both versions, you can be sure his father did too. In fact, the Gri"z stencil on Menachos does 'handel' with both ...


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These sources are generally Tannaic in nature. They usually introduce what my Gemara Rebbe in yeshiva referred to as "well-known beraitot". The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article about beraitot Here, a teaching from the Baraita is usually introduced by the Aramaic word "Tanya" ("It was orally taught") or by "Tanu Rabanan" ("Our Rabbis have ...


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This seems to be dependent on the text of the Talmudic passage in Chagiga 10a. In conformance with the printed text of Rashi's commentary, the printed Talmud (Vilna edition) states: כיון שיוצא אדם מדבר הלכה לדבר מקרא - שוב אין לו שלום. ושמואל אמר: זה הפורש מתלמוד למשנה, ורבי יוחנן אמר: אפילו מתלמוד לתלמוד. "Rav said once a person leaves matters of ...


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The point-by-point outline from dafyomi.co.il is a good resource. You can subscribe to it by email, which is how I get it, though I've found the email to be a little erratic in the last year or so. They also publish a short compilation of background material on each daf along with other related materials. None of this is a substitute for the full text; ...


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DafDigest is a great resource when learning the daf. http://www.dafdigest.org/archives.php


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Zadon Shabbos, knowing that it's Shabbos, does not mean that he knows every aspect of Shabbos. It means he knows that it's Shabbos. As Rashi heichi mashkachas lah says, that he knows it's Shabbos. The only thing is that too know it's Shabbos, you need to know at least one biblical law, or else in what way do you know it's Shabbos? We see later in the gemara, ...


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According to the Maharal in Chidushei Hagaddos it means that the Neshama is not yet combined with the body and is therefore naturally aware of the Torah. The flick before coming out is the final touch which unites soul and body, thereby causing it to forget the Torah.


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This is from Proverbs 4:4 but the Baraisa later says that Shlomo Hamelech could have meant that he was referring to the knowledge that he gained as a prophet rather than in the womb. However, the following note references the pasuk in Iyov to say that Hashem Himself teaches the fetus, citing Rashi. The gemaro continues that He assigns a malach to suppress ...


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Rashi, a central commentator explains the biblical verse from Zecharyah 8:10 which he understands to refer to someone who leaves Torah study to study anything else. The Talmud then discusses others who have no peace. This section mentions someone who chooses to leave one source of learning and jump to another (and it seems, does so still expecting the same ...


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This question is very interesting, this Gemara can be read in diverse ways. First the wall ball: See Wikipedia this link and for pictures of the ball see the topic in French language. The Gemara itself is not very easy to read, Rashi itself provide two pshatim. Rashi choosen in its first explanation, to read the Gemara as following, there was discussed in ...


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Sifrey is a plural. You can see in Rishonim that they quote The Mechilta DeRashbi also as "Sifrey". סתם ספרי רבי שמעון (Sanhedrin 86a) Rav wrote Sifra and Sifrey. Sifre is generally according to RaShBY opinion. see here in wikipedia. The main book (the largest) is on Vaykra, it is Called "The" book, Sifra. Sifrey, the remaining books of Rav on Bamidbar, ...


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http://www.dafyomi.co.il/memdb/revindex.php?fr=kidu revach l'daf (link goes to kidushin but they have for other tractates as well) has short summary with brief insight


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Similar passages can be found in all shas. You rapidly can see dozen, this is particularly length. The particularity is that this sugia treat a simple topic with a long list of similar Ta Shma (an attempt to solve the problem with a Brayta or a Mishna). It is relatively rare from a formal point of view I think that is the list of Ta Shma of the suggia of ...


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We discuss for Kinyan Chalipin. The question is about the Hava Amina that entails an additional teaching to exclude the possibility of Chalipin with coin. The answer can be found in Kesef Mishne Introduction: The rationale is that when the Gemara says mana, the definition is a not-fruit. So coin may be a mana in this sense. And further the Gemara found two ...


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Rabbi kook said following a Midrash in Masechet Hagiga (chapter two) of a salamander that is under the fire for 7 years, that a person only can know if he is fit for the Torah studying if he studied 7 year... If he saw a blessing in his studies he shall be a Talmid Hacham (if not...). Also I remember from my Rabbi in the Yeshiva (I forgot his "mekorot") ...


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The Rambam explains that the ideology behind sorcery is idolatry. They are believing that there are other powers that can be placated or coerced to fulfill your desires. The Gemara there, in Chulin 7b, says that the term Kishuf chimes from the fact that these powers are working against the heavenly order. Rebbe Chanina is saying that only Hashem is in ...


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Although I never learned the sugya in Gittin, I actually just got through learning the sugya in Bava Metzia. When I learned that story, I understood that story quite literally: the man was such a wicked person, he slept with someone on Yom Kippur. Not only that, but he slept with a Na'arah Ha'meorasah. (Both are assur on a d'Oraisa level, the former ...



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