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The attribution to the Rogetchover is, according to Rabbi Bechhofer, "an unverified legend related in the Yeshiva world." Something very much like this was written by the Meiri in his introduction to Pirkei Avos (starting here), where he goes through each Masechta listing all of the tannaim that appear there for the first time.

1 revach l'daf (link goes to kidushin but they have for other tractates as well) has short summary with brief insight


The point-by-point outline from 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; ...


DafDigest is a great resource when learning the daf.


If you can read form a video this app daf hachaim Has a very good 1 min and 5 min video of the daf yomi (and also old dafim) You can probably access it on there website.


2 different spellings, one pshat on massa umantan of the Gemara. See here in Sefer Haaruch Hashalem, it seems as if the both are equivalent. Manuscripts with "Yod" Pesachim 75a, Munchen ורמינהי New York idem The first Urminehu in Brachot; 2b urminehu meeimatay matchilin liqrot KS: Munchen 95 --> ורמינהי Paris Heb. 671 --> ורמינהי Firenze 2.1.7 --> ...


Let's first clarify that the literary device "Read not..." is an attempt to discover the layers of meaning in the word; it is not intended to invalidate in any way the accepted pronunciation. (Artscroll Siddur) The Torah is written without vowels; vowels are actually a fairly recent innovation. So why was the Torah given without vowels? Doesn't that leave ...


See simply Bartenura 16, 1: בֵּין שֶׁאֵין קוֹרִין בָּהֶן. כְּגוֹן כְּתוּבִים, דְּאַף יְחִידִים אֵין קוֹרִין בָּהֶן בְּשַׁבָּת מִפְּנֵי בִּטּוּל בֵּית הַמִּדְרָשׁ כְּדִלְקַמָּן, שֶׁהָיוּ דּוֹרְשִׁים לָעָם בְּשַׁבָּת וּמוֹרִין לָהֶן הִלְכוֹת אִסּוּר וְהֶתֵּר, לְפִי שֶׁכָּל יְמוֹת הַחֹל הֵם עֲסוּקִים בִּמְלַאכְתָּן, וְאָסְרוּ לִקְרוֹת בִּכְתוּבִים ...


This part of the question: If it's just a matter of distracting people from beit hamidrash why not ban reading Torah and Nevi'im as well (aside from the kriah and haftorah)? Answer: Kesuvim are attractive to read and you get involved in them more than in other parts of Tanach as Chazal say שאין קורין בכתובים בשבת מפני ביטול בית המדרש שהם מושכים את הלב ...


In my understanding (this is a very controversial topic now due to the rise of the feminist movement) the prohibition on leaning Gemara (any Torah that is not practical) was because 1 because most woman do not have an obligation to be altruistic (see rambam below) so there knowledge of the gemoro (and any Torah that is not practical) will make it harder for ...

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