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Thursday February 26, 2015 11:30 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 25 - You’re Shy? Good for You!

One of the ways it can be established that a man is a Kohein, such that we will allow him to receive terumah, is if he is a regular receiver of the zeroah, lechayayim, and keivah. Those are the three parts (more…)

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Kesubos 24: The Power of a Chazakah

Wednesday February 25, 2015 11:15 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

Wednesday February 25, 2015 10:36 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 24 - A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

What is the extra chiddush that we see from the Mishna of two women who came out of Gentile captivity and each one said that neither one of them was violated? What yediah was lacking from the (more…)

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Tuesday February 24, 2015 11:33 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 23 - Powerful Words, Powerful Minds

The mechanism of peh sheh’assar mandates that it is the subject’s own admission that is the only source of our knowledge of that which (more…)

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Monday February 23, 2015 11:38 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 22 - A Living Seifer Torah

A woman, whom we do not recognize, comes to town and wants to marry. The local Beis Din asks her what her status is, and she responds that she used to be married but she subsequently got divorced. (more…)

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Kesubos 20: Burying Severed Limbs

Monday February 23, 2015 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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Kesubos 18: The Good Samaritan Laws

Friday February 20, 2015 12:44 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

Thursday February 19, 2015 10:35 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 18 - A Person Cannot Make Himself into a Rasha

The shtar needs a kiyum. If the eidim themselves do not come in to substantiate their signatures, we (more…)

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Kesubos 17: Sheva Brachos vs. Bentching

Thursday February 19, 2015 12:43 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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Wednesday February 18, 2015 11:23 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 17 - The Ignominious Moments of Greatness

Keitzad merakdin lifnei ha’kallah. Definitely one of the better known sugyos in Kesubos, even if it is (more…)

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Kesubos 16: Circling a Husband Seven Times When Getting a Get

Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:51 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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Tuesday February 17, 2015 11:26 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 16 - Reishis, To the Before and After

It’s an unhappy machlokes. If a divorce is going to happen, everyone involved hopes that at least it will go as cleanly and smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, though, that is often not the case, and the (more…)

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Kesubos 15: Determining the Lineage of the Post-Holocaust Children

Tuesday February 17, 2015 12:45 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 February 16, 2015 10:45 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 15 - A Place to Call Home

It’s not hard to see why Kesubos is known as a mini Shas. In the first fourteen daf alone we’ve seen sugyos dealing with rov and chazakah, davar sheh’eino miskavein and psik reishei, mi’toch, and many (more…)

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Kesubos 14: Identifying Your Father

Sunday February 15, 2015 11:44 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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Sunday February 15, 2015 10:26 PM

yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 14 - Trauma Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Aim High

Today’s Daf begins and ends with an unfortunate maaseh sheh’hayah. Real situations that occurred with real people. Not just abstract (more…)

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Kesubos 11: Hatzolah Members Making an Early Shabbos

Friday February 13, 2015 12:50 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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Thursday February 12, 2015 11:26 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 11 - What a Zechus it is to be a Jew

Ger katan. Definitely one of those topics that grabs people’s attention. Perhaps because the concept is so fascinating, perhaps also because it can be extremely nogeiah l’maaseh. Imagine, you can take (more…)

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Kesubos 10: Acceptable Risk in the Marketplace

Thursday February 12, 2015 12:48 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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Wednesday February 11, 2015 11:29 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 10 - The Cup is Half Full

Today’s sugyah is a great example of how important it is to understand the difference between theory and practice. In the theoretical discussion of the halacha, someone who claims that he (more…)

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Kesubos 9: Shivah for a Hated Spouse

Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:53 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

Tuesday February 10, 2015 11:18 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 9 - Open and Shut…Or Is It?

An open barrel of wine.  This is the analogy that the Yerushalmi employs to convey the physiological expectations vis a vis a bogeres, a girl who has already completely passed the transition stage of (more…)

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Kesubos 8: The Confused Mesader Kiddushin

Tuesday February 10, 2015 12:38 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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Monday February 9, 2015 11:21 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 8 - Love Conquers All

Why is it that the bracha of sameiach t’samach ends with “mesameiach chassan v’kallah” whereas the bracha of asher barah ends with “mesameiach chassan im ha’kallah“?  Rashi explains the difference (more…)

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Kesubos 7: Bugs on Yom Tov

Sunday February 8, 2015 11:35 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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Sunday February 8, 2015 10:14 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 7 - Count Your Blessings However They Come

Birchas chassanim is an exciting topic.  Better known to us as the brachos under the chuppah and (more…)

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Thursday February 5, 2015 10:30 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 4 - The Pockets of Your Heart

It can’t be an easy dichotomy to maintain. Everything is ready. The chasunah is all set up. The tables (more…)

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Wednesday February 4, 2015 10:29 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesubos 3 - Invest for the Future

The particular wording is intriguing. Shakdu Chachamim al takanas Bnos Yisrael. The Radak (more…)

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Tuesday February 3, 2015 11:27 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Kesuvos 2 - Breaking through the Chains that Hold You Down

“By the Master of Avraham!”  That was Rav Yosef’s reaction of bafflement at a statement that he himself had taught.   (more…)

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Daf Inspired - Culling Gems of Inspiration from the Daf

Monday February 2, 2015 10:25 PM

rabbi-yehoshua-bermanBy Rabbi Yehoshua Berman

Yevamos 122 - A Glimpse into Shalom Ba’Olam

You saw someone standing at a distance, on top of a mountain, and the latter was yelling, “So and so (more…)

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