• May 16, 2022
  • 15 5782, Iyyar
  • פרשת בחקתי

Daf Yomi Chagigah

Daf Yomi Chagigah

Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Daf Yomi Masechet Chagigah given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Moed Katan course. For the next masechet visit Daf Yomi Yevamot.

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.

February 11, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 2–חגיגה ב
Class description

Chagigah 2a and Chagigah 2b, figuring out who is obligated in re’iyah, appearing (or offering a sacrifice of appearing) at the Beit Ha-Mikdash on holidays.

February 12, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 3–חגיגה ג
Class description

Chagigah 3a and Chagigah 3b, the differences between Hakhel and Re’iya in terms of obligation, and why,  the etiquette of sharing Torah with greater Torah scholars, and a beginning of what makes a person a shoteh, considered not mentally competent.

February 13, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 4–חגיגה ד
Class description

Chagigah 4a and Chagigah 4b, analyzing the sources for who is or is not obligated to appear at the Mikdash on a holiday, and then verses with surprisingly tough implications, leading rabbis of the Gemara to cry over them.

February 14, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 5–חגיגה ה
Class description

Chagigah 5a and Chagigah 5b, verses with concerning implications, and what can cause Gd to cry, as it were.

February 15, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 6–חגיגה ו
Class description

Chagigah 6a and Chagigah 6b, finishing 5b, with examples of dedication to Torah study and honoring Torah scholars, then the definition of a minor obligated in re’iyah and why, and the debate about the minimum value of a re’iyah sacrifice.

February 16, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 7–חגיגה ז
Class description

Chagigah 7a and Chagigah 7b, the well known Mishnah of what has no maximum (and, possibly, minimum) amount to it in Judaism, and then what kinds of personal sacrifices we are and are not allowed to offer on holidays.

February 17, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 8–חגיגה ח
Class description

Chagigah 8a and Chagigah 8b, when and how we can use already sanctified animals for holiday sacrifices, and how to balance burnt offerings with eaten/peace offerings.

February 18, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 9–חגיגה ט
Class description

Chagigah 9a and Chagigah 9b, how we can and cannot make up for a missed hagigah from the first day of the holiday, and the relationship of the first day to the rest of the holiday.

February 19, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 10–חגיגה י
Class description

Chagigah 10a and Chagigah 10b, aspects of Torah that are minimally grounded in Scripture, but are prominent parts of our Torah lives nonetheless.

February 20, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 11–חגיגה יא
Class description

Chagigah 11a and Chagigah 11b, finishing up examples of Torah ideas with minimal Scriptural basis, that are nonetheless essential Torah, and then starting the second chapter, about areas of Torah that need to be taught with care, particularly in terms of the number of students involved.

February 21, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 12–חגיגה יב
Class description

Chagigah 12a and Chagigah 12b, what we know about the nature of the world from verses, allowing us to say it without it being considered the Ma’aseh Bereshit we must learn in more private.

February 22, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 13–חגיגה יג
Class description

Chagigah 13a and Chagigah 13b, finishing up the discussion of the heavens, and then working on what parts of the early part of Yehezkel count as Ma’aseh Merkavah, the material to be learned with hints of a teacher.

February 23, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 14–חגיגה יד
Class description

Chagigah 14a and Chagigah 14b, what we can infer about Gd Himself, as it were, from verses, with some examples of delving into Ma’aseh Merkavah.

February 24, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 15–חגיגה טו
Class description

Chagigah 15a and Chagigah 15b, the four who entered Pardes, and the story of Aher, the tanna who left religion.

February 25, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 16–חגיגה טז
Class description

Chagigah 16a and Chagigah 16b, finishing up where we may and may not look, then on to the original debates in Torah, ‘who those early leaders were, and their running disagreement about leaning on a sacrifice on a holiday.

February 26, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 17–חגיגה יז
Class description

Chagigah 17a and Chagigah 17b, the question of leaning on an animal on a holiday before sacrificing it, and the debate about what sacrifices we may give on holidays, with what make up possibilities.

February 27, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 18–חגיגה יח
Class description

Chagigah 18a and Chagigah 18b, sources for the prohibition of melachah on Hol HaMoed, and then the different levels of ritual purity, for washing hands, immersing hands, and immersing oneself.

February 28, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 19-חגיגה יט
Class description

Chagigah 19a and Chagigah 19b, whether immersion requires awareness even when immersing just to be able to handle ordinary food, and the value and reason for all  the levels of care with ritual purity. WITH BONUS SOURCES BEYOND JUST THE DAF!

March 1, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 20-חגיגה כ
Class description

Chagigah 20a and Chagigah 20b, what kinds of care suffice for what levels of possible ritual impurity, and then starting the 3rd chapter, ways the Rabbis were more stringent about kodesh, sacrificial meat, than they were for terumah, the gift of produce to the kohen from every harvest.

March 2, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 21–חגיגה כא
Class description

Chagigah 21a and Chagigah 21b, why and how Hazal made rules about ritual impurity for terumah and for kodesh, and how they differed.

March 3, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 22-חגיגה כב
Class description

Chagigah 22a and Chagigah 22b, in figuring out what leads us to certain stringencies regarding ritual impurity, we learn about how to relate to those who are less careful, less knowledgeable, and/or less concerned with observance.

March 4, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 23–חגיגה כג
Class description

Chagigah 23a and Chagigah 23b, our continued attempts to understand how and why Hazal instituted types of ritual impurity, or care for ritual impurity, in what contexts.

March 5, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 24–חגיגה כד
Class description

Chagigah 24a and Chagigah 24b, tracking Biblical and rabbinic issues of ritual impurity for sacrifices, in terms of a utensil combining things, in terms of a 4th level of ritual impurity for kodesh, and then a new Mishnah.

March 6, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 25–חגיגה כה
Class description

Chagigah 25a and Chagigah 25b, more on how and when we can or cannot believe a not-so-observant Jew about the ritual purity of produce, for various purposes.

March 7, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 26–חגיגה כו
Class description

Chagigah 26a and Chagigah 26b, what containers we can believe not-so-observant Jews about, where they make them, or they come into our homes looking for taxes, and how our practice of treating everything as ritually pure on the holiday affects after the holiday.

March 8, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Chagigah: Chagigah 27–חגיגה כז
Class description

Chagigah 27a, finishing the massechet with ideas about how we can be protected from trouble.

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.