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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #35/Daf 36

We begin six lines from the bottom of דף ל״ה עמוּד ב: תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: עֲרָיוֹת וּשְׁנִיּוֹת לַעֲרָיוֹת — אֵין לָהֶן לֹא קְנָס וְלֹא פִּיתּוּי. הַמְמָאֶנֶת — אֵין לָהּ לֹא קְנָס וְלֹא פִּיתּוּי. אַיְילוֹנִית — אֵין לָהּ לֹא קְנָס וְלֹא פִּיתּוּי, … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #34/Daf 35

We left off yesterday toward the bottom of דף ל״ד עמוּד ב, and before picking it up again today I wanted to share with you the adventures of R’ Eli Stefansky. As you’ve gathered by now, staying current with the … Continue reading

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The Rocket City Trash Pandas

It was sad that the Phillies had to give up potential future catching star Logan O’Hoppe to the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline to get light-hitting center fielder Brandon Marsh in return. The excuse was that Logan was … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #33/Daf 34

We devoted considerable time yesterday to resolving the apparent conflict between our Mishnah, which obligates one who violates his sister to pay a קְנַס or fine in contrast with a Gemara in Makkos which says he receives מַלְקוֹת or lashes. … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #32/Daf 33

Is it lash or cash? We left off yesterday with the fundamental מַחְלוֹקֶת between עוּלָּא and רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן, whereby any time there is a crime committed involving both מָמוֹן (financial penalty) and מַלְקוֹת (lashes), עוּלָּא says you pay the financial … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #31/Daf 32

In the preceding blog yomi, we left off with the transition from the bottom of דף ל״א עמוּד ב into דף ל״ב עמוּד א. There seemed to be an apparent contradiction between our Mishnah and a Mishnah in מַסֶכֶת מַכּוֹת … Continue reading

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Nostalgia over Lefty & Tim

This past weekend was the Phillies annual “Alumni Weekend”, this year featuring the induction of two new Wall of Fame members, pitcher Ron Reed and outfielder Bake McBride, both of whom were on the 1980 World Series Championship team. For … Continue reading

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Hans Krebs and His Cycle

I’m in the midst of reading a delightful new book by biochemist Nick Lane about The Krebs Cycle that sheds light on its eponymous discoverer Hans Adolf Krebs. As Nick notes in opening his talk at The Royal Institution, it’s … Continue reading

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Blog Yomi – Kesubos #30/Daf 31

Most people are familiar with the quote above from the opening words of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but not as familiar with the poem’s title nor the rest of the words. It is titled “The Arrow and the … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Baseball Feller

The Feller that baseball fans are conversant with is Hall of Famer Bob, but today I’ll share with you the tale of a lesser known Feller by the name of Moshe. Earlier this year, the 85 year-old Chabad Rabbi was … Continue reading

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