Thursday, September 29, 2016


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Aneinu Please Daven

Please daven for Chanoch Aryeh ben Zlata Golda, Rabbi Chanoch Friedman, Rosh Kollel and Dayan in Har Nof, who is undergoing emergency surgery now.


Rabbi Elefant brings the Meforshim who tell us the importance of learning Bava Metzia(seder Nezikin) thats what they learned in Rebbi Yehudah time during a famine but we learn all of Shas so we see from here learning Seder Nezikin is a zechus against tzaros. Rabbi Elefant also says learn halachoa every day and you get olam haba is referring to seder Nezikin choshen mishpat which is very relevant a key to our success. Rabbi Elefant brings the S"T Mishna Halachos who asks when you have a number of people wanting to buy a certain article based on our gemara the seller decides who he wants to sell it to. Rabbi Rosner brings the Shiurei Mitzuanim Bhalacha who asks how many masechtas are there in Shas and goes through the sources its either 60 61 or 63 it depends if the Bavas are 1 masechta like the Rambam says.


Rabbi Elefant brings the Poskim who say when a woman earns her own money we can be more makel about her giving tzedaka.For more on this topic see this daf Daf Digest Halacha Highlight. Rabbi Elefant and Rabbi Rosner how do you end the masechta with being makpid?Mharsha says Rashi ends of with the words tov Bava Kama not the end all 3 Bavas are 1 masechta and Hu is the last word and thats HASHEM name.Rabbi Elefant says we should all have siyata dishmia in our learning. Rabbi Rosner brings the Tosfos Yom Tov who asks what does masechta mean?Mixed in weaving process or like a mask.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

OU TORAH Bava Metzia Daf 2 Shnayim Oichzin: Dissolving a Partnership By Bais Havaad Halacha Center The Daf in Halacha

OU TORAH Introduction Bava Metzia: The Gate of Transition By Bais Havaad Halacha Center The Daf in Halacha

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Aneinu Please Daven for good test results

Please daven for a Chicagoan and daughter of an Aneinu member, Perel Yocheved bas Raiza Mirel, who will be having a critical test on Tzom Gedalia. Please daven that the test should have good results and she should hear besoros tovos.

Aneinu Urgent Please Daven for New Mother Update

Urgent Urgent: A 37 year old mother just gave birth in Staten Island just now and Drs. are working on her feverishly to save her life in the operating room after something went terribly wrong at birth.  Please stop what you are doing and say a kapitel tehillim for Gittel Shulmas bat Hannie Leah. UPDATE: Mother of newborn baby doing ok after surgery B'H Urgent Urgent: A 37 year old mother just gave birth in Staten Island just now and Drs. are working on her feverishly to save her life in the operating room after something went terribly wrong at birth.  Please stop what you are doing and say a kapitel tehillim for Gittel Shulmas bat Hannie Leah. 


Click here for Rabbi Elefant or Rabbi Rosner shiur a little limisa in your daf The Bais Havvad The Daf in Halacha Daf Sugya with Rabbi Elefant and more.Do you want Chassidus in your daf Rabbi Avraham Zajac daf is for you.YU TORAH daf shiurs are here.Daf Hachaim has around 5 minute review of each daf.The Kollel Iyun Hadaf has outlines on the daf and more.Daf Notes English Commentary – If you wish to read an easy to understand complete English translation of the Daily Daf then our English Commentary is for you. Our Daf Notes English translation incorporates the discussions of the Gemara for the advanced learner’s review and at the same time offers an easy to understand translation for the beginner where you can learn and review the Daf Yomi in under 20 minutes a day!H Daf Insights – In conjunction with the Daf elucidation, we offer some additional food for thought, what we call Daf Insights . These Insights consist of Halachic and Aggadic topics and can be used as a springboard for further research and learning. Daily Mashal – We attempt to glean something practical from each and every Daf; something that can make a positive difference in your life.Click here for Daf Digest which features the very nice Halacha Highlight.SupplementsTractate Bava Metzia was originally part of a large tractate called tractate Nezikin, meaning damages, which comprised what are now the first three tractates in the order of Nezikin. Bava Metzia was the middle section of tractate Nezikin, and from this placement it derived its name, which means the middle gate. The remaining part of this super-tractate was divided into Bava Kamma, the first gate, which precedes Bava Metzia, and Bava Batra, the last gate. Each of these three parts has its own central topic. Bava Metzia deals with issues relating to business, specifically those that the Torah mentions explicitly. The topics discussed in this tractate include the halakhot of lost and found items, the loading and unloading of animals, verbal mistreatment, exploitation, charging interest, feeding workers, depositing and borrowing items, withholding wages, and the prohibition against damaging collateral. Bava Metzia expresses one of the unique aspects of Torah law, namely, that it does not distinguish between civil law and ritual law. Jewish civil law is based not on a social contract but on requirements defined by Torah law and rabbinic law. Accordingly, interpersonal relationships and civil laws are viewed as part of the relationship between the Jewish people and God. Although there are certain distinctions made by the Torah between civil and ritual law, in general they are interwoven in the Torah text, as can be seen, for example, in Exodus, chapters 21–23; Leviticus, chapter 19; and Deuteronomy, chapters 21–25.(From Koren)Also available as a pdf.Artscroll app now has hebrew Bava Metzia and the Artscoll Tanach can now link to your gemaras.

Hadash, Paying on Time / SHC Weekly ~ Ki Tavo 5776

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The Latest iphone Pre-ordering merchandise and issues of Ribbit By Dayan Shmuel B. Honigwachs, Bet HaVa’ad Halacha Center

Dave loves technology. So when he heard that Apple was releasing it newest product, the iPhone 7, he quickly tried to decide whether or not he can afford to constantly keep up with the latest. Unfortunately, he thought for too long. When he finally got through to Apple they said that the jet black 128 GB model was on backorder until late December. Dave was quite disappointed until he heard that his friend Josh had the foresight to order two iPhones, which would arrive at his home in a few short weeks. Dave immediately called Josh who told him that he was willing to sell him one if he gives him a fifty percent deposit. When Dave told his Havruta about his good fortune, his Havruta mentioned that he may have heard something about paying for merchandise that is not yet available being an issue of Ribbit – interest. This seemed odd to Dave. What connection can pre-paying for merchandise possibly have to Ribbit?

NAALEH.COM and YU TORAH Acquisition And Affirmation By: Mrs. Shira Smiles

Having led Bnei Yisroel through the desert for forty years, Moshe is now in the midst of giving them his final teachings. He presents an overview of many of the miracles that Hashem has done for them, but says, that “Hashem did not give you a heart to know or eyes to see or ears to hear until this day.” The questions rise up: Did Hashem refuse to give them the ability to understand what these miracles meant to His relationship to Bnei Yisroel? What was different on this day that changed the dynamic in place until now? Click here Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein.

NAALEH.COM Parshat Ki Tavo: Submission to G-d By: Rabbi Hershel Reichman

In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman expounds on the idea of bowing before G-d. This discussion is prompted by a difficult Midrash found in reference to this week's parsha, Parshat Ki Tavo. Based on the Shem Mishmuel, this class provides a Chassidic interpretation of an essential act of prayer. This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.

OU TORAH Pre-Selichos 5776 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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OU TORAH Ki Tavo 5776 By Rabbi Shalom Rosner

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YU TORAH Toronto Torah: Ki Tavo 5776

Toronto Torah for Ki Tavo 5776 includes articles on the parshah, the Daat Mikra Tanach, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Rabbi Shalom of Belz and more.


The warnings to the Jewish people as contained in this week’s Torah readings are awesome (how I despise that word as currently used in popular vernacular!) in their ferocity and cruelty. Unfortunately, they are also unerringly truthful and accurate. Everything in its minutest detail did befall us, not only over the long millennia of our existence as a people but as an accurate description of our fate in the last century.


I have currently traveled to the United States on personal family matters. I have as of now not engaged in any public appearances and except for my daily, early forays to the synagogue for prayer services, I certainly intended to maintain a low profile while being here. However, a number of unexpected happy events have drawn me out of my intended private protective shell. During my years as a rabbi in Monsey, I founded and headed a yeshiva for young men. Over the twenty years that I was with the yeshiva, I knew and taught hundreds of young men. I was also privileged to train and ordain tens of them as rabbis.

CHABAD.ORG and OU TORAH We Are What We Remember By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

One reason religion has survived in the modern world despite four centuries of secularization is that it answers the three questions every reflective human being will ask at some time in his or her life: Who am I? Why am I here? How then shall I live?

RAV KOOK ON Ki Tavo Part 2: Accept and Then Analyze

How should we learn Torah — with an open heart, or with a critical eye? Moses told the people, “Pay attention (‘haskeit’) and listen, Israel.” (Deut. 27:9) Why does Torah use this unusual word, 'haskeit'? One explanation proposed by the Talmud is that 'haskeit' is a composite word, formed from the words 'hass' (‘be quiet,’ ‘hush’) and 'kateit' (‘to shatter'). When studying Torah, we should first be quiet and accepting, even if we fail to fully understand the reasoning. Only afterwards should we try to analyze and dissect what we have learned, raising whatever questions we have. This follows the advice of Rava, the fourth-century Talmudic scholar, who counseled: “One should first study Torah and only afterwards scrutinize” (Shabbat 63b). Why is it wrong to question and criticize from the outset?

Rav KOOK ON Ki Tavo Part 1: Be Happy!

The Torah portion opens and closes with the same theme: simchah (joy). It begins with the mitzvah of offering bikurim (first-fruits) in the Temple, an exercise in appreciating what God has given us, as it says, “You shall rejoice in all the good that the Lord your God has granted you and your family” (Deut. 26:11). Afterwards, the Torah describes the terrible trials that will befall the Jewish people if they are unfaithful to the Torah’s teachings. This section concludes with the root cause for these punishments: “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy (simchah) and contentment (tuv leivav).” (Deut. 28:47) Not only does God expect us to keep the mitzvot, but we are to perform them with joy and contentment. What is the difference between these two emotions?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 Watch Live at 9PM(8:00 pm Chicago time) tonight: Daf Yomi Siyum on Bava Kama Archive now available

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YWN and [Aneinu] International Yom Limud and Tefillah on Yahrzeit of Chofetz Chaim

(For Chicago the time is 6:00am to 1:00pm) Delegation of Prominent Rabbonim To Daven at Kever of Chofetz Chaim By Chaim Gold “A Yid came to the venerated Rosh Yeshiva, HaGaon HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman, shlita, begging him to daven for a person plagued with a terrible, terminal illness. He asked Rav Shteinman, ‘What should we do?’ Rav Shteinman answered, “I don’t know. Perhaps tefillah at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim could help?” This was the story used by Rav Chizkiyahu Yosef Mishkovsky, Menahel Ruachani of Yeshiva Orchos Torah, to describe the potency of tefillah at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim. This coming 24 Elul/September 27, the yahrtzeit of the Chofetz Chaim, a delegation of prominent Rabbonim representing the cross-section of Torah observant Jewry will journey to Radin to daven on behalf of Klal Yisrael at the kever of the Chofetz Chaim. The Two Sparkling Diamonds Bequeathed to Klal Yisroel by the Chofetz Chaim Last year too, a large group of Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva journeyed to Radin to daven at the kever. At last year’s yom tefillah, Rav Mishkovsky related, “The Chofetz Chaim bequeathed many great treasures to Klal Yisrael, among them were two sparkling diamonds: the Sefer Mishnah Berurah and the Sefer Chofetz Chaim. Until now there were those who made the Mishnah Berurah their primary interest and others who gravitated to the Sefer Chofetz Chaim. Dirshu has brought both together and published special editions of each sefer thereby immeasurably enhancing the learning of them. They are the ones who can truly come to the kever of the Chofetz Chaim and say, ‘We learn your Mishnah Berurah, we learn your Chofetz Chaim, please grant a shana tova u’mesukah for all lomdei Dirshu and all of Klal Yisrael.’” The Sefer HaGiborim It is in this spirit that Dirshu has again invited all members of Klal Yisrael to be included in the “Sefer HaGiborim”. The Sefer HaGiborim is a sefer containing the names of all current Daf HaYomi B’Halacha learners as well as the names of any person who accepts upon himself to learn daily halacha with Daf HaYomi B’Halacha and mussar. The names will be placed at the kever and remain there as an eternal merit for those inscribed therein. Anyone who accepts upon himself to start learning Daf HaYomi B'Halacha of Mishnah Berurah with the mussar portion of the learning schedule; anyone who accepted and actually started learning Daf HaYomi B'Halacha, even if he is unable to continue, will still be worthy of entry into the sefer. The kabbalah is to learn the essence – five days a week, it does not have to include the Friday/Shabbos chazara nor does it require taking the tests. Understandably, the kabbalah is to be made bli neder.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Aneinu Please Daven Surgery

Please daven for Zev Chaim ben Chaya Aidel,  זאב חיים בן חיה איידעל, Rabbi Rudman who has taught Chicago girls in Seminar HaChodosh Yerushalayim. Rabbi Rudman is undergoing a serious surgery today in Los Angeles. Please daven that  that the surgery should go well and be with hatzlacha. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Aneinu Please Daven Icu

Please daven for Mr. Avraham Safirstein, Rafael Abraham Yitzchak ben Chaya Sara, who is in the ICU and desperately needs our tefillos.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue XXXXV Ki Seitzei RISK IN HALACHA Is one allowed to live in a disaster prone area? By: Rav Yitzchak Grossman

The 2016 Central Italy Earthquake Italians held a state funeral recently to mourn 37 of the 292 known deaths of the earthquake that occurred on Wednesday, August 24th. The quake could not have been a total surprise, since the region in which it occurred, the Apennine Mountains, is one of the most seismically active in Italy, and possibly all of Europe. Moreover, it is alleged that poor construction techniques, not compliant with local anti-seismic codes, may have been a factor in some of the deaths. In this article, we explore the halachic considerations of lifestyle choices and activities that carry an elevated risk of death.

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue XXXXV Ki Seitzei OBLIGATIONS OF AN EMPLOYEE Is an employee allowed to take a few minutes to pursue their own endeavors on their employer’s time? By: HaRav Dovid Grossman, Rosh Bais HaVaad

Solitaire and Dan’s Deals An employee’s commitment may be more than meets the eye. Many workers are accustomed to having a more casual approach when defining their relationship. As long as I “get the job done” how much of a difference does it make if I “steal away” a few minutes here and there to engage in the “social environment” in the office. Can it be so terrible if I take a longer lunch break or take out some time to “chap” the latest online deal or a “quick” game of solitaire?

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue XXXXV Ki Seitzei FIRING EMPLOYEES When is it forbidden for me to fire my employees? By: HaRav Dovid Grossman, Rosh Bais HaVaad

Many business owners are matzliach in building up a successful business and find themselves able to add employees as the company grows. Often a time, due to some economic reality, a company may come to a point where it can no longer keep all their employees and still maintain a profit. Often, employees are working with an “at-will” agreement as the contract does not specify a term and technically allows the boss to fire them at any time. Q. Is one allowed to fire employees in order to keep the company running at a profit? Q. Is there a reason to keep them on “Lifnim MiShuras HaDin” Q. If the owner is allowed to fire them, will he have to give any severance pay if no such stipulation was agreed upon at the time of employment?

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue XXXXV Ki Seitzei HALACHOS OF MICROWAVES 2 What are the different types of problems I might run into with my microwave? By: OU Kosher Halacha Yomis for Rav Belsky

My housekeeper warmed up her non-kosher lunch in my microwave oven. Can it be kashered? The inside of a microwave oven is mostly made of plastic and glass. The walls of the microwave are plastic, but the turntable and window are made of glass; in addition, some microwaves have metal racks. While most poskim hold that plastic can be kashered for year round use, with regard to glass Rama (Orach Chaim 451:26) writes that the minhag (custom) of Ashkenazim is not to kasher glass. There is discussion as to whether Rama’s stringency against kashering glass was limited to Passover or was intended to apply all year round as well. Rav Belsky, zt”l held that regarding oven doors one may be lenient, provided the food did not directly touch the glass. However, if the non-kosher food was placed directly on the glass turntable without the separation of a plate or container, the glass plate should be replaced (or double covered in plastic wrap).

THE BAIS HAVAAD HALACHA JOURNAL: Volume 5776 Issue XXXXV Ki Setzei SHEMONAH ESRAI THREE Various halachas of shemonah esrai by: Rav Chaim Weg

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