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Thursday December 18, 2014 1:09 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 75 - Mikdash Va’Kodesh, Reflections about the Shloshim

The words practically jumped off the page for me: mah Mikdash davar sheh’yeish bo netilas neshama af kodesh davar sheh’yeish bo netilas neshama, just as (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Wednesday December 17, 2014 1:09 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 74 - Also this Have I Given to You

As a conclusion to the question of whether or not someone who is not circumcised can eat maaser sheini, the Gemara brings the statement (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Tuesday December 16, 2014 1:12 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 73 - Transcending the Limits of Time

If the person who sprinkled the purifying waters of mei-chatas from the parah adumah was a tevul-yom, someone who was tamei and (more…)

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Yevamos 72: Giving a Dying Man a Bris Milah

Sunday December 14, 2014 11:31 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Sunday December 14, 2014 10:20 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 72 - The Real Me

The halacha requiring nosar (leftover meat of korbanos) to be burned specifically during the daylight hours is only applicable if the (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Sunday December 14, 2014 1:06 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 71 - Every Jew is a Priceless Diamond

Rabi Akiva derives the prohibition of an uncircumcised Kohein eating terumah from the double (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Friday December 12, 2014 1:01 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 69 - The Ironies of Life

It is possible, says the Mishna, for a descendant who is a Kohein Gadol to disqualify his ancestress from being able to eat terumah. How’s that? A Bas Kohein (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Thursday December 11, 2014 12:40 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 68 - Accepting One’s Limitations

A woman who is a Bas-Yisrael married to a Kohein is allowed to eat terumah. However if her husband is a cheireish, she may not. Why? His kinyan is only (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Wednesday December 10, 2014 12:46 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 67 - Achdus: A Complex Structure

Bas Yisrael sheh’nisas l’Kohein. A sugyah that carries an almost dazzling complexity to it. When is she allowed to eat terumah, when (more…)

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Yevamos 66: Davening for Your Lender

Tuesday December 9, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Monday December 8, 2014 11:10 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 65 - The Delicate Balance of Marriage

“Great is shalom, for even Ha’Kadosh Baruch Hu deviated from the facts for its sake. Originally the pasuk says, ‘And my master is old.’ In the end, though, it (more…)

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Yevamos 65: Lying for the Greater Good

Monday December 8, 2014 1:23 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Daf Inspired, Gems of Inspiration from the Daf: The Challenges of the Avos and What it Means for Us

Monday December 8, 2014 12:52 AM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Avraham avinu and Sarah imeinu were tumtumim.  That is what Chazal tell us on today’s daf. And it (more…)

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Yevamos 62: Paying a Non-Jewish Shadchan

Friday December 5, 2014 2:42 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 61: The Grandfather Clause

Thursday December 4, 2014 1:18 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 59: The Well-Fed Dog

Tuesday December 2, 2014 2:41 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 58: Willful Indifference

Monday December 1, 2014 1:18 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin on “Im Aku”m Muzhorim Al Issur Hana’ah Mei’avoidah Zarah”

Sunday November 30, 2014 9:44 PM

rav-yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On “Lo Yisa Odam Meinekis Chaveiroi V’shavya Anafshei Chaticha D’issura V’keivon Shehigid Shuv Eino Choizer U’Magid”

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:50 AM

rav-yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Yevamos 50: Addition By Replacement

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 46: The Doubtful Jew on Shabbos

Wednesday November 19, 2014 1:05 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 45: Feeding Time at the Zoo

Monday November 17, 2014 11:31 PM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Audio: Rav Shurkin On Hanoitel Kedeiras Chaveiro Mei’al Gabei H’aish B’ Shabbos B’ein Daaito Lachzor V’oid Inyanei Shabbos

Wednesday November 12, 2014 1:36 AM

rav-yaakov-moshe-shurkin[Audio below.] The following shiur was delivered at Bais Medrash Kol Yehuda-Brook Hill (more…)

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Yevamos 34: The Miser and Bedikas Chometz

Friday November 7, 2014 1:20 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 31: Turning Yourself In

Tuesday November 4, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 30: Eating Dangerous Foods Erev Yom Kippur

Monday November 3, 2014 1:16 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 26: Quality vs. Quantity

Thursday October 30, 2014 1:11 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 25: Marrying a Deceased Patient’s Wife

Wednesday October 29, 2014 1:10 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 24: Stealing the Mitzvah of Yibum

Tuesday October 28, 2014 1:13 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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Yevamos 22: The Bitter Bachelor

Sunday October 26, 2014 1:09 AM

gemara[Audio below.] Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he received (more…)

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