• October 18, 2021
  • 12 5782, Heshvan
  • פרשת וירא

Daf Yomi Beitzah

Daf Yomi Beitzah

Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Daf Yomi Masechet Beitzah given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Sukkah course.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are NOT held on Shabbat (Saturday) or Jewish holidays. For those days and any other days when the teacher may not be available at the regularly scheduled time, a pre-recorded lesson will be posted. The live classes will take place Sundays at 7:30am EST and Monday-Friday at 6:15am EST.

September 2, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 2–ביצה ב
Class description

Beitzah 2a and  Beitzah 2b, 3 areas where Beit Shammai are lenient on a holiday issue, and then figuring out what kind of egg that was laid on a holiday they permit eating and Beit Hillel do not.

September 3, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 3–ביצה ג
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Beitzah 3a and Beitzah 3b, rounding out our understanding of the underlying reason to prohibit an egg laid on a Yom Tov.

September 4, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 4–ביצה ד
Class description

Beitzah 4a and Beitzah 4b, configurations of when an egg can be born near one day or other, and when and whether it will be permitted.

September 5, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 5-ביצה ה
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Beitzah 5a and Beitzah 5b, how Rosh HaShanah came to be two days and how that affects whether we treat them as separate days (so an egg laid on one can be used on the next) or one long day, along with the question of whether rules enacted for a purpose need specific revocation.

September 6, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 6–ביצה ו
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Beitzah 6a and Beitzah 6b, the ability to have funerals on holidays, chicks hatched on a holiday and their fitness for use, part of the question of what is considered muchan, prepared, for the holiday.

September 7, 2021 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 7– ביצה ז
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Beitzah 7a and Beitzah 7b, the significance of knowing when an egg is completed, for business purposes, for eating meat and milk, and of when hens lay their eggs for muktzeh concerns, and then moving on to the other parts of the Mishnah, why Beit Shammai think the Torah prohibited owning different amounts of leavened bread and of yeast, and what the disagreement was when it came to slaughtering an animal or bird where one did not have dirt prepared before.

September 8, 2021 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 8–ביצה ח
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Beitzah 8a and Beitzah 8b, kinds of dirt that are considered prepared for use on Yom Tov (and for which purposes, such as covering an animal’s blood), and the difficulties of covering the blood of a koy, an animal we are uncertain as to its status as a behemah or hayah, making it a doubt as to whether it needs kisu

September 9, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 9–ביצה ט
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Beitzah 9a and Beitzah 9b, when we may or may not take hallah on Yom Tov from bread or dough kneaded before Yom Tov, and then the question of moving ladders for dovecotes on Yom Tov, and how this shapes our understanding of what we allow for simhat Yom Tov, the joy of holidays.

September 10, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 10–ביצה י
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Beitzah 10a and Beitzah 10b, whether Beit Hillel and Beit Shammai have a consistent view of simhat Yom Tov, joy of the holiday, why Beit Hillel require pointing out birds one intends to use the next day, and how that relates to bereirah, and what happens when we find a different number of kinds of birds than we had left.

September 11, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 11–ביצה יא
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Beitzah 11a and Beitzah 11b, how we decide if the birds we find in a dove cote are the ones we prepared before Yom Tov, and then examples of where the Rabbis permitted an action–laying out a hide to be trampled and closing up a store after opening it–to encourage people to enjoy holidays fully.

September 12, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 12–ביצה יב
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Beitzah 12a and Beitzah 12b, whether we accept the idea of mi-toch, that because Gd allowed certain activities for the needs of the holiday, they are also allowed for less specific needs (like carrying for pleasure), and then the issue of which gifts one may give to a kohen on a holiday.

September 13, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 13–ביצה יג
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Beitzah 13a and Beitzah 13b, from the possibility of being obligated in terumah on a holiday to whether kitniyot are already obligated in terumah from the point they’re made a pile, to how terumat ma’aser differs from terumah, to how Shabbat differs from ma’aser.

September 14, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 14–ביצה יד
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Beitzah 14a and Beitzah 14b, ways to prepare food for a holiday, when grinding salt or spices is or is not allowed, and how, what and how we can send to friends on a holiday, including the possible uses for a piece of cloth made of kil’ayim, wool and linen together.

September 15, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 15-ביצה טו
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Beitzah 15a and Beitzah 15b, finishing the first chapter with a few examples of what we can and cannot use on Yom Tov, ending with a discussion of how to protect tefillin if in an unprotected place on Shabbat and Yom Tov. Then, new chapter on eruv tavshilin, why and how we prepare food before Yom Tov to be allowed to cook on Yom Tov for Shabbat (and whether enjoying Yom Tov physically is a necessary version of simhat Yom Tov).

September 16, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 16–ביצה טז
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Beitzah 16a and Beitzah 16b, honoring Shabbat and what aspect of Shabbat was kept as a private matter between Gd and the Jewish people, and then some rules of eruv tavshilin, what foods can count for it, how much it needs to be, and whether one person can make it for others. Closing with the question of whether one can make an eruv hatzerot on a Friday that’s also a holiday.

September 17, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 17–ביצה יז
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Beitzah 17a and Beitzah 17b, issues of making eruvin from one holiday to the next, with a bit on the wording of prayers when Shabbat and a holiday coincide, and then how we treat someone who deliberately cooks on a holiday for Shabbat without an eruv.

September 18, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 18– ביצה יח
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Beitzah 18a and Beitzah 18b, the question of immersing people or utensils on Shabbat or Yom Tov, why we allow it for people (in theory) and not for utensils.

September 19, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 19–ביצה יט
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Beitzah 19a and Beitzah 19b, immersing items bein ha-shemashot, when it might already be evening and need another sunset to be valid, whether we offer non-holiday offerings on a holiday, and the obligation of bal teaher, to fulfill a promise of a sacrifice in a timely fashion.

September 20, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 20–ביצה כ
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Beitzah 20a and Beitzah 2ob, figuring out the parameters of the debate between Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel about offerings on a holiday, whether leaning on (semichah) “peace” offerings, or giving burnt offerings,  the logic for the two sides, closing with what happens if a voluntary offering was slaughtered although it should not have been.

September 21, 2021 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 21–ביצה כא
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Beitzah 21a and Beitzah 21b, what animals/foods we can prepare on Yom Tov although owned in partnership, either with Gd (perhaps), non-Jews, or animals; stringencies of Rabban Gamliel in line with Beit Shammai.

September 22, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 22–ביצה כב
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Beitzah 22a and Beitzah 22b, the stringencies and leniencies of Rabban Gamliel, in terms of having hot water for Shabbat after Yom Tov, rebuilding a menorah, and baking bread, and then his allowing himself to smoke spices to perfume a room.

September 23, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 23–ביצה כג
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Beitzah 23a and Beitzah 23b, leniencies of Rabban Gamliel, of R. Elazar b. Azaryah, and whether a davar she-eino mitkaven, an unintended outcome of an action, makes the whole action prohibited. Then, pepper grinders, baby strollers, and the dawn of a new chapter, about hunting animals, birds, and fish from enclosures.

September 24, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 24–ביצה כד
Class description

Beitzah 24a and Beitzah 24b, hunting or not hunting animals, birds, and fish on holidays, and what counts as prepared for Yom Tov, especially in terms of non-Jews bringing gifts.

September 25, 2021 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 25–ביצה כה
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Beitzah 25a and Beitzah 25b, what animals or fish might be considered already prepared for Yom Tov, then the idea of properly cutting up an animal before eating any of it, leading into other issues of overhaste, and then how we may or may not carry people on Shabbat or Yom Tov.

September 26, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 26-ביצה כו
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Beitzah 26a and Beitzah 26b, whether we can examine physical issues in a first born animal, to know if we can slaughter it and eat it on a holiday, part of knowing what counts as muchan, prepared, or muktzeh, not prepared and therefore not usable on the holiday.

September 27, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 27–ביצה כז
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Beitzah 27a and Beitzah 27b, whether we follow R. Shimon in prohibiting checking first born animals’ possible mumin on a holiday, and then which dead animals we can feed to dogs on a holiday.

September 28, 2021 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 28–ביצה כח
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Beitzah 28a and Beitzah 28b, ways we can or cannot measure items on a holiday, sharpen and/or clean knives, and the idea of a rule we don’t tell people lest they take it too far.

September 29, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 29–ביצה כט
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Beitzah 29a and Beitzah 29b, ways to purchase items on a holiday without making too clear it is a transaction, and what constitutes being too similar to how we do business during the week. Then, new chapter, with how much wine or grain we can carry at a time and not look like we’re doing non-holiday work on a holiday.

September 29, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Daf Yomi Beitzah
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September 30, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 30–ביצה ל
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Beitzah 30a and Beitzah 30b, the ways to try to change how we carry heavy loads on a holiday, straw that is not muktzeh according to everybody, and wood that is muktzeh according to everybody, and then when and how to make conditions to be able to use mitzvah items for other purposes.

September 30, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Daf Yomi Beitzah
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October 1, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 31–ביצה לא
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Beitzah 31a and Beitzah 31b, issues of using wood on a holiday, where it has to be gathered to count as prepared for Yom Tov, which kinds of chopping tools we can use to chop it, and then how much we can do to access locked-away items.

October 2, 2021 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 32–ביצה לב
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Beitzah 32a and Beitzah 32b, how we can or cannot open storage containers, including whether we can carry a knife for other than its usual purposes, the problem with finishing items, like candles or wicks, or cookware.

October 3, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 33–ביצה לג
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Beitzah 33a and Beitzah 33b, how to build or not build structures for a bonfire, a foldable bed, and more; using wood for other purposes than as fuel for a fire, other materials we may or may not cut into shape for a toothpick, and the issue of nolad, making something new.

October 4, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 34–ביצה לד
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Beitzah 34a and Beitzah 34b, examples of completion, starting with tiles we heat up either to check or because it completes them, whether we worry about breakage on a holiday, such as in using new ovens for cooking, or because that too counts as completing them, and then what counts as finishing the production of produce for tithing purposes, especially the role of Shabbat in fixing fruit as finished.

October 5, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 35–ביצה לה
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Beitzah 35a and Beitzah 35b, what makes produce fixed for tithing–Shabbat, bringing into a courtyard, giving terumah, selling it–and then a new chapter, about dropping fruit through a skylight, and the words we can use for dropping or lowering.

October 6, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 36–ביצה לו
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Beitzah 36a and Beitzah 36b, finishing up our series of comparisons of moving items on Shabbat to make room for Torah study or off the roof on holidays to avoid rain, whether we can move covers on behalf of muktzeh items, moving foul items out of the way, and then beginning a series of rabbinic rules against activities like climbing trees, swimming, getting married.

October 7, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 37–ביצה לז
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Beitzah 37a and Beitzah 37b, why Hazal made rules against certain activities on Shabbat and Yom Tov even if they have a mitzvah component, and then back to eruv tehumin issues, whether animals or objects retain the tehum limits of an owner or a watcher, or who.

October 8, 2021 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 38–ביצה לח
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Beitzah 38a and Beitzah 38b, how various configurations of ownership and/or of nullification of an item affect techum–Shabbat and holiday boundaries.

October 9, 2021 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 39–ביצה לט
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Beitzah 39a and Beitzah 39b, what items are substantial enough to have a techum, and who counts as the owner for items such as water from a public well.

October 10, 2021 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Beitzah: Beitzah 40–ביצה מ
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Beitzah 40a and Beitzah 40b, who is considered the owner of an item being watched by someone else, for techum purposes, and what animals are domesticated enough to allow feeding and giving them drink on a holiday.

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.