Monthly Archives: April 2022

Blog Yomi – Yevamos #43

We’re up to the Mishnah at the bottom of דף מ״ג עמוּד ב, which begins: אַרְבָּעָה אַחִין נְשׂוּאִין אַרְבַּע נָשִׁים וָמֵתוּ, אִם רָצָה הַגָּדוֹל שֶׁבָּהֶם לְיַיבֵּם אֶת כּוּלָּן — הָרְשׁוּת בְּיָדוֹ The literal translation is: Four brothers are married to … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #42

#42. Mindful of Jackie Robinson Day celebrated in the major leagues each April by each player wearing an anonymous 42 in Dodger blue on the back of his jersey. As in Jackie’s day, there was no name above the number … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #41

The Daf waits for no man, as we begin two lines from bottom of דף מ״א עמוּד ב. But time itself is sometimes imposed upon an individual, as in our next scenario that begins with תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: יְבָמָה … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #40

צָרוֹת abound, as we begin eight lines from the דף מ עםוּד ב and מוּתָּר אָדָם וְכוּ׳ referring to צָרַת קְרוֹבַת חַלוּצָתוֹ: אָמַר רַב טוֹבִי בַּר קִיסְנָא אָמַר שְׁמוּאֵל: הַבָּא עַל צָרַת חֲלוּצָה — הַוָּלָד מַמְזֵר. מַאי טַעְמָא? בְּאִיסּוּרַהּ קָיְימָא … Continue reading

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BlogYomi – Yevamos #39

In the 1990s, there was a recurring skit on Saturday Night Live called “Wayne’s World” featuring Wayne and Garth, who would proclaim “We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!” That seems to be the refrain of our Gemara on דף ל״ט … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #38

We left off on דף ל״ח עמוּד ב with a four way מַחְלוֹקֶת between עוּלָּא and רַבָּה and אַבַּיֵי and רָבָא, with respect to why בֵּית שַׁמַּאי in the Mishnah agrees in the רֵישָׁא with בֵית הִלֵּל that the יָבָם … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #37

We’re on דף ל״ז עמוּד ב, having introduced what will be a series of eight cases of property dispute based on establishing the validity of familial claims to the inheritance. Case 1: סָפֵק וְיָבָם שֶׁבָּאוּ לַחֲלוֹק בְּנִכְסֵי מִיתָנָא סָפֵק אָמַר: … Continue reading

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The Four Philly Sports Questions

Why are the Flyers more likely to see the Cup of Elijah than Lord Stanley’s Cup? Will the Phillies give out more unearned runs than unleavened bread? Can the Sixers avoid having egg matzah on their faces with an early … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #36

The term “stillborn” is usually reserved for a child who was born without life. However, from a halachic perspective, it would also include a baby who was born prematurely and died due to lack of viability. The term used for … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Yevamos #35

We pick things up 10 lines from the bottom on דף ל״ה עמוּד ב: מֵיתִיבִי: הַכּוֹנֵס אֶת יְבִמְתּוֹ וְנִמְצֵאת מְעוּבֶּרֶת — הֲרֵי זוֹ לֹא תִּנָּשֵׂא צָרָתָהּ, שֶׁמָּא יְהֵא וְלָד בֶּן קַיָּימָא. אַדְּרַבָּה, כִּי הָוֵי הַוָּלָד בֶּן קַיָּימָא, מִיפַּטְרָה צָרָתָהּ! אֶלָּא … Continue reading

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