Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah
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 Beitzah, please visit HERE.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 1: Intro + Daf 2-3
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 2: Daf 4-10
This week we are going to learn the significance to the first of Nissan being the New Year for the Holidays. We will also learn about the concept of a time limit for vows that we make. We will see that the first of Tishrei is also seen an a New Year for dating animals and trees, and for counting the years, Shemita, and Yovel.
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Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 3: Daf 11-17
This week we will learn when the world was created, when our Forefathers were born. and what month the Redemption is thought to occur. We will see that vegetables and fruits have different New Years and learn why. We will also learn about the unique laws pertaining to the Etrog tree. The Gemara enumerates 4 times in the year that the world is judged and why and if we have the ability to change the decree.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 4: Daf 18-24
This week we will learn how they sanctified each month during the Temple period. Witnesses came to testify in Jerusalem, and were even permitted to travel on Shabbat. The witnesses were questioned about where they saw the new moon in the sky and what it looked like exactly. When the court was satisfied, they declared the new month. Originally, fires were lit in order to let the Jewish people throughout Israel and abroad that the new month was declared. Later, messengers were sent instead. We will learn why there was a change in the notification process,
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 5: Daf 25-29
The Gemara describes different testimonies given before the court. It describes seeming contradictions and explains how they could be true. The third chapter of Rosh Hashana deals with the specifications of the shofar used for the festival of Rosh Hashana. We will also learn if one needs intent to fulfill a commandment.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Rosh Hashanah: Lesson 6: Daf 30-35 + Siyum
This week we will learn the difference in religious practice inside the Temple and outside, in the rest of the world. We will learn how Rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakai instituted certain religious practices to remind us of the Temple that once stood at the center of religious life in Jerusalem.
We will be concluding Masechet Rosh Hashana this week!
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.