Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah
Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Daf Yomi Masechet Beitzah given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Beitzah course.
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.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 2–ראש השנה ב
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 3–ראש השנה ג
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 4–ראש השנה ד
Rosh HaShanah 4a and Rosh HaShanah 4b, how we know that non-Jewish kings have a different Rosh HaShanah than Jewish kings, and then the role of Nisan in the prohibition of bal te’aher, not to delay too long in fulfilling obligations to bring a sacrifice or give charity or other gifts.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 5–ראש השנה ה
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 6–ראש השנה ו
Rosh HaShanah 6a and Rosh HaShanah 6b, permutations of bal te’aher: why we need verses for both where the person promised something and did not set it aside as well as where it was side aside but not offered (and what those verses are), that bal te’aher is a daily violation once the time limit has been passed, and whether heirs and/or women are implicated in bal te’aher.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 8–ראש השנה ח
Rosh HaShanah 8a and Rosh HaShanah 8b, the debate about whether the Rosh HaShanah for animals is first of Elul or of Tishrei, first of Tishrei as the time when the world is judged, the relationship between different kinds of Rosh HaShanah, including how we know the beginning of shemittah is the first of Tishrei.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 9–ראש השנה ט
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 10–ראש השנה י
Rosh HaShanah 10a and Rosh HaShanah 10b, how planting a tree just before the first of Tishrei starts the cycle on orlah, how much before Rosh HaShanah is needed for tosefet shevi’it, the mandatory add-on to shemittah, and how much of a year can already count as a full year for halachic purposes,
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 11–ראש השנה יא
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 12–ראש השנה יב
Rosh HaShanah 12a and Rosh HaShanah 12b, finishing up the pictures of how the Flood was timed, and then more examples of where the 1st of Tishrei changes the year, for vegetables and other tithes, how we know the 3rd and 6th years of a shemittah cycle are for ma’aser oni, the poor person’s tithe, for vows, and then when in a growing cycle counts as the year for that product.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 13–ראש השנה יג
Rosh HaShanah 13a and Rosh HaShanah 13b, how we know the standard of having grown a third before Rosh HaShanah for produce to be considered part of a previous year, especially for shemittah, and then how legumes work with the standard of rooting in the ground or being completed.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 14–ראש השנה יד
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 15–ראש השנה טו
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 16–ראש השנה טז
Rosh HaShanah 16a and Rosh HaShanah 16b, when in the year we are judged and for what, according to multiple opinions; how to change one’s decree or, on the other hand, bring uncomfortable scrutiny, and the three books of judgment, for Rosh HaShanah and in the future.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 17–ראש השנה יז
Rosh HaShanah 17a and Rosh HaShanah 17b, the judgment of the World to Come, who will be denied or given a permanently lower status, Gd’s leaning towards a kinder view than maybe deserved, leading into a discussion of Gd’s Attributes, openness to repentance, and the role of gezar din, divine decree, in allowing or not allowing repentance to restore a person’s future fully.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 18–ראש השנה יח
Rosh HaShanah 18a and Rosh HaShanah 18b, how divine decrees do or do not seal fates (and ways around them), then a new Mishnah about when messengers were sent to fix the calendar, sparking a discussion of which fast days are fixed enough to need messengers, and what happens with other fast days.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 19– ראש השנה יט
Rosh HaShanah 19a and Rosh HaShanah 19b, whether the holidays of Megillat Ta’anit are still observed in terms of ruling out fast days before or after, and why and when messengers would be sent out to announce when certain months were set, including whether the Adar before Pesah (and the added Adar in leap years) are always a certain number of days.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 20–ראש השנה כ
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 21–ראש השנה כא
Rosh HaShanah 21a and Rosh HaShanah 21b, getting the word of when RH or Pesah are to the faraway places, keeping two days of Pesah because we will have to keep two days of Sukkot, times for keeping two days of Yom Kippur, and then the idea of violating Shabbat for witnesses to get to Yerushalayim to declare the new month.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah Event
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 22–ראש השנה כב
Rosh HaShanah 22a and Rosh HaShanah 22b, finishing the first chapter with discussions of who is valid to testify about the New Moon, starting the second chapter with two systems that had to be put into place to avoid the interference of Beithusim and Kutim in the process.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh HaShanah 23–ראש השנה כג
Rosh HaShanah 23a and Rosh HaShanah 23b, a digression into the kinds of wood that qualify as erez, because those were the poles used for the bonfires to announce the New Moon, with ideas about Jerusalem being replanted and regrown, and then more on how the witnesses were gathered before and after they testified, where they were allowed to travel if they came from far on Shabbat, and what is obviously erroneous or false testimony about the New Moon.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 24–ראש השנה כד
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 25–ראש השנה כה
Rosh HaShanah 25a and Rosh HaShanah 25b, the importance of accepting the leadership of institutions, particularly of the Sanhedrin and its determination of the calendar, and then a new chapter, about when the court itself sees the New Moon and how it is verified and declared.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 26–ראש השנה כו
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 27–ראש השנה כז
Rosh HaShanah 27a and Rosh HaShanah 27b, how we can blow both trumpets and shofar and yet fulfill the mitzvah of shofar, why we use gold sometimes and silver other times, and then ways in which a shofar can break or otherwise be made invalid, including the need to hear the sound of the shofar itself.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 28–ראש השנה כח
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 29–ראש השנה כט
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 30–ראש השנה ל
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 31–ראש השנה לא
Rosh HaShanah 31a and Rosh HaShanah 31b, the Tehillim the Levi’im sang during the daily sacrifices and Shabbat Mussaf and Minhah, the movements of the Shechinah on the way out of the Temple as the Jewish people’s spiritual state deteriorated, and the nine ordinances of Rabban Yohanan b. Zakkai.
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 32–ראש השנה לב
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 33–ראש השנה לג
Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah 34–ראש השנה לד
Rosh HaShanah 34a and Rosh HaShanah 34b, deriving the idea of a plain blast before and after the teruah, and that three sets is what is required, doubt about the nature of a teruah, and the extent to which the blasts are linked to each other and/or to the blessings of Malchuyot, Zichronot, and Shofarot.
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.