Daf Yomi Shekalim
Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Day Yomi Masechet Shekalim given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Pesachim 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.
Time of Class
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 2–שקלים ב
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 3–שקלים ג
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 4–שקלים ד
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 5–שקלים ה
Daf Yomi Shekalim: 6–שקלים ו
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 7–שקלים ז
Shekalim 7a and Shekalim 7b, finishing up where extra monies go, the right of Torah scholars to care about their honor, the value of being quoted even after one’s passing, and then a new chapter, starting with the three times of year monies were sampled to be used for communal sacrifices.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 8–פסחים ח
Shekalim 8a and Shekalim 8b, the reasons behind how we structure the year for tithing animals–first of Elul or of Tishrei, or Elul a month of its own–the taking of monies from the pile to finance sacrifices, and how we determine the size of various items, including the four cups of wine on Seder night.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 9–שקלים ט
Shekalim 9a and Shekalim 9b, whether blood of animals creates ritual impurity, why teachers might snap at students, how the money was taken from the lishka for use for sacrifices, what they did about shortfalls in the finances, and the rising steps of spirituality according to R. Pinhas b. Yair.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 11–שקלים יא
Shekalim 11a and Shekalim 11b, what was done with extra monies of various sorts, including how the Beit HaMikdash always made the extra money on transactions, and how extra items of the Temple–extra incense, extra animals–were deconsecrated and reconsecrated for the next year’s use, and how salaries were paid to craftsmen for the Temple.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 12–שקלים יב
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 13–שקלים יג
Shekalim 13a and Shekalim 13b, what happens with animals donated to the Temple that cannot be used as sacrifices, the advantageous terms the Temple got in purchasing flour and wine for libations, and then the list of people who performed functions in the Temple, leading us to remember other great contributors to Jewish history, like those who saved the Torah tradition. Then, back to the Temple officials and their great skills, starting with the linguistic skills of Petahyah.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 14–שקלים יד
Shekalim 14a and Shekalim 14b, how Gd’s justice expresses itself or doesn’t to those who have done good deeds, how the families of Garmu and Avtinas resisted sharing their knowledge of how to make the bread and incense for the Temple, the supervision system of money in the Temple, and the token system for purchasing the accompanying flour, wine, and oil for sacrifices.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 15–שקלים טו
Shekalim 15a and Shekalim 15b, finishing up the discussion of how rams were the only animal differentiated in its libations from the immature version of the animal, a new Mishnah about giving charity to the poor in a proper, dignified way, and then a new chapter about the various collection containers, tables, and bowings in the Temple, starting with where the Aron HaKodesh was buried.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 16–שקלים טז
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 17–שקלים יז
Shekalim 17a and Shekalim 17b, the gates of the courtyard of the Temple, especially the one through which water will flow to supply many types of fish to Kinneret and heal the saltiness of the Dead Sea. Then the tables of the Temple area, marble, silver, and gold, and why, including the additional tables Shlomo HaMelech built
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 18–שקלים יח
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 19–שקלים יט
Shekalim 19a and Shekalim 19b, how to decide the status of money and meat found in an uncertain place, between containers of kinds of money in the Beit HaMikdash, or in the city of Jerusalem or the rest of the world, including the principle of kavu’a and parush, when the item is found in its place, or has already been moved to a new place.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 20–שקלים כ
Shekalim 20a and Shekalim 20b, meat that disappeared and how we can know we are allowed to eat it, when found items can be kept under the assumption the owners have had ye’ush, have despaired of recovering them, and the status of found animals, along with rules the courts made to ease the financing of uncertain sacrifices.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Shekalim 21–שקלים כא
Shekalim 21a and Shekalim 21b, more issues of uncertainty and how to resolve them–saliva and utensils in Jerusalem, when we assume people are or are not likely to be ritually impure, and how to immerse the parochet, the curtain separating the two rooms of the Beit HaMikdash from each other.
Daf Yomi Shekalim: Lesson
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.