Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah
Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud each day as part of the 7-year cycle of the Daf Yomi. Join Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz each week as she reviews the key topics of the previous week’s seven pages, gaining an overview of the entire Talmud while also doing a deeper analysis of one of the core issues in that week’s text. We will combine breadth and depth to gain insights into each Tractate being studied, and enjoy the benefits of moving through topics at a quicker pace. Whatever your background in Talmud, this shiur will allow you to connect to the worldwide phenomenon of Daf Yomi study, whether you learn the daf each day or just want to gain an overview of the entire Gemara. For the previous tractate, masechet Sukka, please visit HERE.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 1: Daf 2-6
This Masechet will be dealing with laws pertaining to the Festivals. In particular, we will be learning about permissible food preparation on a Festival as opposed to Shabbat. The Masechet begin with a discussion about an egg that was laid on Shabbat and are we allowed to eat it or not. We will be learning many fundamental Talmudic concepts in this Masechet.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 2: Daf 7-14
This week we will continue the discussion of finding an egg on a Festival and if you are allowed to eat it. The Gemara discusses moving a ladder on the Festival to retrieve birds from the dovecote. We will also learn about an argument between Beit Shamai and Beit Hillel about the necessity to designate a bird before the Festival in order to be able to eat it on the Festival.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 3: Daf 15-23
As we begin the second chapter of Masechet Beitza we will be learning about Eiruv Tavshilin which allows one to cook on a Festival that falls out on Friday, and to prepare for Shabbat, the following day. We will also learn about specific laws if the Festival is on Sunday.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 4: Daf 24-30
This week we are going to learn all of the third chapter of Masechet Beitza. We will learn what is permitted to do on the Festival and what needs to be done before the Festival. We will also see that although certain actions are permitted, one should be careful to do them differently than they are done during the week. This is so that we feel and see the difference on the Festival.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 5: Daf 31-35
This week we will learn what is considered designated for use on the Festival and what is not ie. Muktza (unable to be used on the Festival). Although one is allowed to prepare food on the Festival, one is not allowed to create a new utensil, even if it is part of the food preparation. One is also not allowed to create new fire ie. ignite a fire, on the Festival.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Beitzah: Lesson 6: Daf 36-40 + Siyum
As we finish Masechet Beitzah, we learn various Rabbinic prohibitions that apply to the Festivals. We will also learn how to determine the Techum (permissible distance one may walk or carry an object) of various objects, including when that object is lent to another person with a different Techum and various public vs. private objects. The last Mishna deals with which animals may be slaughtered on the Festival and which are considered Muktza (not prepared for use on the Festival).
Congratulations on finishing Masechet Beitzah!!!
Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz is the Rosh Beit Midrash and Mashgicha Ruchanit of Midreshet Torah v'Avodah. She lectures on various topics in Gemara, including Daf Yomi, Halacha, and Tefilah. Dr. Spitz has held academic and administrative positions at various Midrashot and served as the Jewish Studies Principal of Instituto Yavne, one of the main Jewish day schools of Montevideo, Uruguay. She also runs a Chiropractic practice specializing in Women’s Health in Gush Etzion and is a Hip-Hop dance teacher.