58a When Is The Best Time To Daven Mincha?

We hold like Rava that while the Mitzva of sacrificing the Korban Tamid begins when the shadows of evening begin to tilt or at 6 1/2 hours, the Rabbi's ordained that it be delayed until 9 1/2 hours.    The Rambam states since Mincha was established in concomitance...

57b When The Gloves Come Off

Yissochar, of the town of Barkai, wore gloves as he brought Korbanos, so as not to dirty his hands. This was wrong because it was a Chatzitzah and through this, he denigrated Hashem's Korbanos.  Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein Shlit"a was asked if a Mohel can wear gloves...

54a The Holy Resting Fire

After Yom Kippur we must only make the Beracha of Boei Meorei Ha`Aish on a fire that was burning on Yom Kippur.  This is because the Brocha on Motzai Yom Kippur is for the purpose of giving the message that Yom Kippur is holier than other Yomim Tovim.  Since we only...

53b To Give Or Not To Give, That Is The Question!

Rabbi Yochanan said "one who gives merchandise to Talmedei Chachamim, so they can sell it and profit, will be seated in the Yeshiva in heaven.  Does this apply in today's age?  Most Talmedai Chachamim would be distracted if given merchandise. 

52a When Can I Eat Pickled Shemitta Produce?

  Din  Reason  Rabbi Eliezer  One can only eat until the time of Biur of the very first type  Because even the last type contains a forbidden taste of the first type.  Rabbi Yehoshua  One may eat until the time of Biur for the last type has come  Because even the...

51a Shh! Don’t say it

Going back to our case of yesterday, if someone were to have continued 'not going to the market on Friday' after the market day changed to Monday, if his assumption is that his minhag applies in this way, then one shouldn't inform him otherwise.  This is in keeping...

50b Follow your Father’s Minhag

The son of By`shon Did not go from Tzur to Tzidon on erev Shabbos although the market day in Tzidon was on Friday. His children came to Rabbi Yochanan saying that while their father was wealthy and could afford to be absent on market day, they couldn't afford to do...

47b What is the nature of “Matunta?”

The Gemorah indicates that 'Matunta" cannot be used for Kisui Ha`Dam.    Rashi learns that this is because "Matunta" doesn't break up into עפר sand [or dust], it doesn't break into small particles. The Torah reqiures something that is defined as עפר.    The Rem`a...

46a Be Cool!

While the Mishna does say that cold water will prevent something from becoming Chametz, we only rely on that B'di"eved. It is hard to make sure that the water is cold enough and hard to ensure it stays cold.

45b Is it Chametz?

If one makes a giant ball of dough and designates it to be used for sitting on, and covers it with "Tit" for that purpose, since it is not considered food anymore it can be kept in ones house on Pesach.    Only FOOD is forbidden to keep in your house on Pesach.   ...