• September 25, 2022
  • 29 5782, Elul
  • פרשת וילך

Daf Yomi Moed Katan

Daf Yomi Moed Katan

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

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.

January 14, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 2–מועד קטן ב
Class description

Moed Katan 2a and Moed Katan 2b, starting the tractate on agricultural issues during the intermediate days of holidays, teaching us about the carve-outs Hazal made for how we can act during Hol HaMoed.

January 15, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 3–מועד קטן ג
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Moed Katan 3a and Moed Katan 3b, figuring out the shemittah rules, what agricultural activities are prohibited Biblically, which rabbinically, and when, whether by Biblical law or an halachah le-Moshe mi-Sinai.

January 16, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 4–מועד קטן ד
Class description

Moed Katan 4a and Moed Katan 4b, finishing the shemittah discussion, then back to what we may or may not do on Hol HaMoed, particularly in terms of water sources for irrigating fields and digging irrigation ditches.

January 17, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 5–מועד קטן ה
Class description

Moed Katan 5a and Moed Katan 5b, attending to the needs of the community on Hol HaMoed, especially ensuring graves are properly marked, to be sure people do not inadvertently become ritually impure.

January 18, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 6–מועד קטן ו
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Moed Katan 6a and Moed Katan 6b, finishing up determining where graves are in fields, removing kil’ayim from fields during Hol HaMoed, and then watering or other forms of field care during Hol HaMoed.

January 19, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 7–מועד קטן ז
Class description

Moed Katan 7a and Moed Katan 7b, the kinds of walls we may or may not fix on Hol HaMoed (and how), and then what types of metzora’im, people with tzara’at, have their lesions checked on Hol HaMoed, and what answers a kohen will or will not give.

January 20, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 8–מועד קטן ח
Class description

Moed Katan 8a and Moed Katan 8b, finishing up the need to see tzara’at during the day, and then whether various activities fit the spirit of Hol HaMoed.

January 21, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 9–מועד קטן ט
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Moed Katan 9a and Moed Katan 9b, not mixing times of joy as learned from the original celebration of the building of the Beit HaMikdash, blessings Torah scholars give each other, and the kinds of cosmetics women can put on on holidays.

January 22, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 10–מועד קטן י
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Moed Katan 10a and Moed Katan 10b, various activities of building or fixing items or land and whether they are allowed on Hol HaMoed.

January 23, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 11-מועד קטן יא
Class description

Moed Katan 11a and Moed Katan 11b, finishing the first chapter and starting the second, both being about where we allow activities on Hol HaMoed and maybe during mourning that look like the kind of work we would not allow.

January 24, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 12–מועד קטן יב
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Moed Katan 12a and Moed Katan 12b, more kinds of work we do or do not allow on Hol HaMoed.

January 25, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 13–מועד קטן יג
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Moed Katan 13a and Moed Katan 13b, what we can buy, hire, build, and move during Hol HaMoed, and then starting the third chapter.

January 26, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 14–מועד קטן יד
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Moed Katan 14a and Moed Katan 14b, what causes allow grooming and laundry on Hol HaMoed, and starting study of the relationship between mourning, nidui, and tzara’at.

January 27, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 15–מועד קטן טו
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Moed Katan 15a and Moed Katan 15b, comparing mourners, people in nidui (an early stage of excommunication/ostracizing), and people with tzara’at, for what they can and cannot do, such as social greetings, bathing, studying Torah, work, and more.

January 28, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 16–מועד קטן טז
Class description

Moed Katan 16a and Moed Katan 16b, nidui and some of its causes.

January 29, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 17–מועד קטן יז
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Moed Katan 17a and Moed Katan 17b, the power and use of nidui, and then back to who may shave and launder on Hol HaMoed because of the inability to have done so before.

January 30, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 18–מועד קטן יח
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Moed Katan 18a and Moed Katan 18b, the status of clipping or biting fingernails for mourning and Hol HaMoed, with stories, laundry on Hol HaMoed for dirty and/or linen clothing, and why we will write documents having to do with weddings or betrothals, with attached issues of the predestination of spouses.

January 31, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 19-מועד קטן יט
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Moed Katan 19a and Moed Katan 19b, what we are permitted to do during Hol HaMoed for personal use or financial pressure (and what constitutes financial pressure), and the interaction of mourning and holidays, how holidays do or do not suspend or negate what kinds of mourning.

February 1, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 20–מועד קטן כ
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Moed Katan 20a and Moed Katan 20b, when holidays interact with mourning, shemu’ah kerovah and rehokah,  hearing of a loss either close to or long after the person passed away, and mourning with relatives who are in mourning.

February 2, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 21–מועד קטן כא
Class description

Moed Katan 21a and Moed Katan 21b, rules of tearing clothing (and the Scriptural source) and mourning, when one may or may not do work, may or may not greet people or comfort mourners, and the issue of gadol ha-bayit, when mourners can join a shiva in progress.

February 3, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 22–מועד קטן כב
Class description

Moed Katan 22a and Moed Katan 22b, finishing up the idea of gadol ha-bayit, and the differences between parents and other relatives we mourn, in terms of tearing clothing and mourning practices.

February 4, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 23–מועד קטן כג
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Moed Katan 23a and Moed Katan 23b, the role of Shabbat in mourning, as well as when a man may remarry after the loss of a wife, a bit about aninut, when the deceased has not yet been buried, and sheloshim.

February 5, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 24–מועד קטן כד
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Moed Katan 24a and Moed Katan 24b, how to handle mourning on Shabbat, and the stages of mourning for infants and children before they are mourned like regular people.

February 6, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 25–מועד קטן כה
Class description

Moed Katan 25a and Moed Katan 25b, mourning for Torah scholars, with examples of eulogies for great scholars.

February 7, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 26–מועד קטן כו
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Moed Katan 26a and Moed Katan 26b, the laws of keri’ah, tearing clothing–for what causes, how much, when and how we may or may not mend the tear, and more.

February 8, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 27–מועד קטן כז
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Moed Katan 27a and Moed Katan 27b, practices of mourning, such as overturning beds, areas of mourning where the custom was developed so as not to embarrass a minority of Jews, and the importance of mourning only to appropriate extents.

February 9, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 28–מועד קטן כח
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Moed Katan 28a and Moed Katan 28b, death at young ages and its possible meaning, ways to interact/delay/defeat the Angel of Death, and sample eulogies.

February 10, 2022 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Moed Katan: Moed Katan 29–מועד קטן כט
Class description

Moed Katan 29a, finishing the tractate with how we take our leave of those who have passed away.

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.