Daf Yomi Taanit
Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Daf Yomi Masechet Taanit given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Rosh Hashanah 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 Taanit: Taanit 3–תענית ג
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 10–תענית י
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 12–תענית יב
Taanit 12a and Taanit 12b, the parameters of a ta’anit sha’ot, fasting part of a day, when to accept a fast for it to count as a fast, when a fast can be broken and made up, and what happens in the second set of three fasts, the set of seven fasts, and if rains still did not come.
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 13–תענית יג
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 15–תענית טו
Ta’anit 15a and Ta’anit 15b, finishing the first chapter, and then a long Mishnah about the order of the day for fast days, especially the six extra blessings inserted into the prayers and who does or does not fast a full day in which of the series of fasts.
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 17–תענית יז
Taanit 17a and Taanit 17b, finishing the blessings of the order of a fast day, and then discussing when kohanim would be allowed to drink wine and/or grow their hairs, and how we know, then moving on to why days are defined as rabbinic holidays even when there is a Biblical holiday already there.
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 18–תענית יח
Taanit 18a and Taanit 18b finishing the chapter by figuring out the status of the days before or after days declared rabbinic holidays, to not fast or eulogize on them, learning along the way of a few holidays when Jews were saved or anti-Jewish non-Jews got their comeuppance. Then, starting the new chapter with what other troubles would spur fast days.
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 20–תענית כ
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 22–תענית כב
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 26–תענית כז
Taanit 26a and Taanit 26b, new chapter, the idea of ma’amadot, gatherings of Jews to symbolically represent the nation with their communal sacrifices, the events of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av, the holiday of 15 Av, and when kohanim do or do not give the priestly blessing.
Daf Yomi Taanit: Taanit 30–תענית ל
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.