Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sotah – A new Tractate. Private ceremony or public humiliation?

And so we begin a new Tractate today. Undoubtedly the idea of public humiliation of a woman due to the jealousy of the husband is worrying for many of us in the modern era. Here is a fascinating article which … Continue reading

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Nazir 66 – SHMUEL THE NAZIR, AND THE ONE WHO RESPONDS “AMEN”

Mazal tov to all who have finished Masechet Nazir today. In the Mishnah, Rebbi Nehora’i and Rebbi Yosi disagree about whether Shmuel ha’Navi was a Nazir. The Gemara which follows discusses a completely unrelated topic — whether it is preferable … Continue reading

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Nazir – 65. On the differences between Jews and Gentiles

Today’s daf touches on the remarkable Halakhic difference between Jews and Gentiles in the area of ritual impurity. The Talmud discusses the different burial positions utilised in the ancient world. One conclusion found in the Talmud is that if a … Continue reading

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