Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim
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.
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Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Eruvin 101-105 and Pesachim 2-3
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Pesachim 4-10
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 3: Daf 11-17
This week we are going to learn the laws of eating leavened bread on the 14th of Nisan, Erev Pesach. What time do we need to stop eating Chametz, and at what time to we burn the chametz? How did the nation know what time it was on the morning of the 14th? We will then enter the complicated world of Purity and Impurity (Tahara and Tumah)
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 4 : Daf 18-24
This week will continue discussing the laws of purity and impurity and the difference between the Temple and outside the Temple, and impurity of a Sheretz vs. impurity from a dead body. With that we will conclude the first chapter in Masechet Pesachim. The second chapter begins with a discussion about the prohibition to eat and benefit from Chametz.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 5: Daf 25-31
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 6: Daf 32-38
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 7: Daf 39-45
This week we will learn about different vegetables that can be used as Marror and if vinegar stops the leavening process or hastens it. We will be finishing the second chapter of Pesachim and begin the third chapter. In this chapter we will learn fundamental concepts that are not only relevant on Pesach but for general dietary laws as well.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 8: Daf 46-52
This week we will learn about “deaf dough” and if you can separate Challah from your impure matzah dough. We will see how 3 people can make matzah at the same time without the fear that it will leaven. We will complete the third chapter this week and begin the fourth chapter that discusses customs and traditions of different communities on Erev Pesach.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 9: Daf 53-59
This week we continue discussing different customs of different areas. We will learn what was created before the world, before Shabbat and after Shabbat. We will finish the fourth chapter and begin the fifth chapter which deals with the laws of sacrifices in the Temple.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 10: Daf 60-66
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 11: Daf 67-73
This week we will learn about the 3 camps that existed in the desert and who needed to leave which camp, and how this correlates to Jerusalem. We will hear about events that will happen in the End of Days. We will then learn about the Festival offering that is brought on the 14th of Nissan and all its ramifications.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 12: Daf 74-80
This week we start the 7th chapter of Pesachim and learn how the Pesach sacrifice was roasted. We will learn fundamental principles in dietary laws including mixing foods or liquids of varying temperatures. We will then discuss the leniency for bringing the Pesach sacrifice if the majority of the Jewish nation is impure, and all its ramifications.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 13: Daf 81-87
This week we will learn what happens to the leftover meat of the Korban Pesach and about the prohibition of breaking its bones. What happened if the sacrifice was taken outside of Jerusalem and can 2 groups register for the same sacrifice? We will be completing the 7th chapter of Masechet Pesachim this week.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 14: Daf 88-94
This week we are going to learn how different members of the household join in to the Korban Pesach, who can register whom, with or without their knowledge. Can joining the korban pesach group be a prize for winning a race? Can you bring an unexpected guest to dinner? We will be completing the 8th chapter in Masechet Pesachim. The 9th chapter focuses on the laws of Pesach Shaini, Is it a separate holiday or just a second chance?
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 15: Daf 95-101
This week we will be completing the 9th chapter of Pesachim and discussing the differences between Pesach and Pesach Sheni, which is celebrated a month later for all those who were impure in Nisan and couldn’t bring the sacrifice on Pesach. We will learn the concept of Temura, designating an animal instead/in addition to another sacrifice. We will then begin the 10th and final chapter of Pesachim. We will spend the next 3 weeks learning the laws and customs of Seder night.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 16: Daf 102-108
This week we will discuss aspect of sanctifying Shabbat (Kiddush) and the means in which we depart from Shabbat (Havdalah), the order of the blessings and till when these blessing can be made. We will also learn the format in which we make general blessings. We will learn about the importance and sanctity of wine and about reclining at the Pesach Seder.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 17: Daf 109-115
This week we will learn about the 4 cups of wine that we drink on Seder Night. That will lead us into an interesting discussion about demons and witchcraft. We will also learn Sagely advice given from fathers to son and teachers to students. We will then begin our study of the order of Seder Night, starting with the first cup, Karpas, Maror and Matzah.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Pesachim: Lesson 18: Daf 116-121 Siyum Masechet Pesachim
This week we will learn about the rest of the Seder night, including cups 2-4, the importance of asking questions, and the exact order of the story of the Exodus that needs to be told. We will also learn about the importance and origins of the Hallel. After finishing the Masechet together, I will give a brief introduction to Masechet Shekalim
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.