Daf Yomi Yoma
Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Day Yomi Masechet Yoma given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Shekalim 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
*Due to a technical issue with this course page we are finishing Daf Yomi Yoma on a new page HERE.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 2–יומא ב
Yoma 2a and Yoma 2b, the seven day separation for the High Priest before Yom Kippur and before the preparation of a new parah adumah, red heifer whose ashes were used to remove tumat met, ritual impurity connected to the deceased, and how we know it is for these two ceremonies that the separation was required.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 3–יומא ג
Yoma 3a and Yoma 3b, proving the dedication of the Mishkan best parallels Yom Kippur as a model for separating for seven days before serving, and then finding Resh Lakish did not think it was a model at all, that Moshe Rabbenu at Sinai was the better model.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 4–יומא ד
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 6–יומא ו
Yoma 6a and Yoma 6b, whether the Kohen Gadol’s belt was different than a regular kohen‘s, why the Kohen Gadol must separate from his wife during the week of preparation for the Yom Kippur service, and whether tum’at met, ritual impurity brought on by contact with the deceased, is hutrah, completely allowed, or hudhah, pushed aside by force of circumstance, when it comes to a community.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 7–יומא ז
Yoma 7a and Yoma 7b, linking the issue of tumah hutrah or hudhah be-tzibbur, whether ritual impurity can be completely ignored or is just pushed aside for communal offerings with a certain time attached to them, to the question of whether the tzitz, the High Priest’s forehead plate, provides appeasement for certain problems with sacrifices only when on the High Priest’s forehead, or even not.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 8–יומא ח
Yoma 8a and Yoma 8b, finishing up the debate about how the tzitz works, the issue of tevilah bizmanah mitzvah, whether going to mikveh as soon as possible is a mitzvah, if that extends to sprinkling parah adumah water, and why we would sprinkle all seven days or just days three and seven.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 9–יומא ט
Yoma 9a and Yoma 9b, how demai was connected to the word parhedrin, king’s officers, connected to the yearly turnover of Kohanim Gedolim in the second Beit Ha-Mikdash, leading to a comparison of the first and second Temples, in terms of the sins that brought them down.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 10–יומא י
Yoma 10a and Yoma 10b, figuring out the identities of descendants of Yefet, to know where Persia fits, the different roles of Rome and Persia in building and destroying the first and second Temples, and the need for a mezuzah on the Lishkat Parhedrin, the room where the Kohen Gadol stayed in the week before Yom Kippur.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 12–יומא יב
Yoma 12a and Yoma 12b, what buildings count as owned privately to be susceptible to tzara’at, such as synagogues in large or small cities, to whom Jerusalem belonged, and how the substitute Kohen Gadol would or would not step in on Yom Kippur if something happened to the usual Kohen Gadol, a debate that revolves around the similarity of the belt of a regular kohen to a Kohen Gadol.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 13–יומא יג
Yoma 13a and Yoma 13b, what happens to the substitute Kohen Gadol after serving as Kohen Gadol on a Yom Kippur, R. Yehudah’s view of setting up a second wife for the Kohen Gadol in case his wife passes away, why yibum can happen even if a man has two wives or only one who was betrothed, and what happens if a Kohen Gadol loses a close relative.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 14–יומא יד
Yoma 14a and Yoma 14b, the mourning of a Kohen Gadol whose wife or ex wife passes away on Yom Kippur, and then the Kohen Gadol performing key parts of the service for the whole week leading up to Yom Kippur, with how parah adumah water effects ritual purity and impurity.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 15–יומא טו
Yoma 15a and Yoma 15b, finishing up finding an explanation for why various Mishnayot put the incense and cleaning of the Menorah in varying orders, then coming back to why one opinion thinks the morning daily sacrifice would be offered with a hybrid sprinkling of blood, and then to a question of four particular rooms of the Beit HaMikdash.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 16–יומא טז
Yoma 16a and Yoma 16b, how we know R. Eliezer b. Ya’akov was the tanna who recorded tractate Middot, from the need for low walls on the eastern side of the Temple Mount, and why it could not be R. Yehudah, based on the placement of the altar as far as Middot had it.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 17-יומא יז
Yoma 17a and Yoma 17b, explaining the contradictions between the Mishna and baraita regarding where the room for the sheep of sacrifice and for the lehem ha-panim were placed, and then the powers of the Kohen Gadol to choose to offer and/or eat any sacrifice, and how many loaves of the lehem ha-panim the Kohen Gadol took.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 18–יומא יח
Yoma 18a and Yoma 18b, the process of the Kohen Gadol preparing for the service, seeing the animals he will offer the next day, avoiding certain foods to be closest to sure he will be ritually pure for the service, the idea of the Kohen Gadol being the best and wealthiest of the kohanim, and how to keep him up all night to be ready for the next day.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Quick Launched Event
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 20–יומא כ
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 22-יומא כב
Yoma 22a and Yoma 22b, the process for picking the kohen who would get to perform terumat ha-deshen, taking the ashes off the altar daily, and then the issue of counting the Jewish people, leading into a discussion of Shaul, David, and their occasions of failure.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 23–יומא כג
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 26–יומא כו
Yoma 26a and Yoma 26b, working our way through the payasim, the selections of who did what in the sacrificial service, and how many kohanim had to be involved on which days of the year. With another example of a Sadducee tradition in opposition to the authentic tradition, with the dedication of the Sadducees to their tradition.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 28–יומא כח
Yoma 28a and Yoma 28b, how the kohanim in the Beit HaMikdash figured out when it was the acceptable time to start the service of the morning communal offering, with an added discussion of Avraham’s proficiency at the movements of the sky and his knowledge (and observance) of Torah.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 29–יומא כט
Yoma 29a and Yoma 29b, the dawn of the morning and its implications in terms of how thoughts of sin are worse in some ways than the sin itself, whether Ester was the end of miracles, and then back to what it means to sanctify an offering before its time (like slaughtering the morning communal sacrifice while it was still night).
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 30–יומא ל
Yoma 30a and Yoma 30b, hygiene for after using the facilities, and then the mikveh immersion before entering the Azarah, whether it is a Biblical requirement regardless of removing ritual impurity, is a way to ensure the person remembers any ritual impurity, or is only for a recovered metzora, who until now has been lax about ritual impurity (because s/he was necessarily ritually impure by virtue of the tzara’at).
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 31–יומא לא
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 34–יומא לד
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 35–יומא לה
Daf Yomi Yoma: Daf Yomi Yoma
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 37–יומא לז
Yoma 37a and Yoma 37b, the form of vidui, what the Kohen Gadol said over his bull to articulate his sins, and then the lots that were made for choosing which goat stayed as a sacrifice in the Temple, which went to Azazel, and other improvements people made to the Beit HaMikdash.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 39–יומא לט
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 41–יומא מא
Yoma 41a and Yoma 41b, figuring out when a person can define a sacrifice’s purpose (either at purchase or at the time of offering) and how the goats’ lottery works with that, with other proofs, and then the putting of scarlet threads on the two goats to make sure we remember which is which.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 42–יומא מב
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 43–יומא מג
Yoma 43a and Yoma 43b, figuring out who is eligible for which parts of the Parah Adumah service, based on readings of the verses, and then back to Yom Kippur, the Kohen Gadol slaughtering the bull, beginning the incense service for inside the Holy of Holies.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 44–יומא מד
Yoma 44a and Yoma 44b, figuring out where the kohanim cannot be, at a Biblical and rabbinic level, while incense and/or the blood of sacrifices is offered inside the building of the Beit HaMikdash. Then moving on in the Mishnah, with ways the service is adjusted to accommodate the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 46–יומא מו
Yoma 46a and Yoma 46b, figuring out what R. Meir’s fourth fire was for, and when it could be used for those leftover parts of animals, and then the question of taking fire off the altar for other purposes, whether it still counted as the original fire for the prohibition of lo tichbeh, do not extinguish it.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 47–יומא מז
Yoma 47a and Yoma 47b, the process of getting the two handsful of incense into the Kodesh Kodashim to be offered, and how priests took kometz, three-fingersful of flour, for flour offerings, how the Kohen Gadol took the two handsful of incense for the Yom Kippur service.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 48–יומא מח
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 49–יומא מט
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 50–יומא נ
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 51–יומא נא
Yoma 51a and Yoma 51b, figuring out what sacrifice might fit the baraita for comparison with temurah, whether a Pesah Sheni is offered by someone ritually impure, and how the atonement of the High Priest could expand to his fellow priests if they cannot be financial owners of the bull. Then, on to the Kohen Gadol’s path to the Holy of Holies.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 52–יומא נב
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 53– יומא נג
Yoma 53a and Yoma 53b, the requirement to have the smoke of the incense rise straight up, to include all the necessary ingredients in the incense, to back away from situations of respect, such as a teacher or the Presence of Gd, the prayer of the High Priest on Yom Kippur, and then the sprinkling of the blood in the Holy of Holies, out of the Holy of Holies, and whether the Ark was hidden on Temple grounds or exiled to Bavel.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 55–יומא נה
Yoma 55a and Yoma 55b, deriving the numbers of sprinklings of blood facing upwards and downwards, both for the bull’s blood and the goat’s blood, as well as why there would be two or one table for blood placement in the Temple, with the question of why there would or would not be a chest for obligatory bird offerings, leading to the issue of bererah for R. Yehudah.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 56–יומא נו
Yoma 56a and Yoma 56b, figuring out R. Yehudah’s view of there being only one table for blood in the Temple, his view of bererah, later events determining what occurred for halachic reasons, our desire to help the Kohen Gadol not make errors during the service, and how that affects the hazan‘s recitation of the Yom Kippur service on Yom Kippur.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 57–יומא נז
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 58–יומא נח
Yoma 58a and Yoma 58b, the mixing of the blood of the bull and goat, whether putting one container into another works, what constitutes an interruption, and then applying the blood to the corners of the golden altar, inside the Beit HaMikdash. Note: Rough Daf today, because WiFi wasn’t working.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 59–יומא נט
Yoma 59a and Yoma 59b, placing the blood on the corners of the altar inside the Beit HaMikdash, and why we would or would not walk around, then on top of the altar, and out to which side of the base of the altar, and then how the blood is used by regular people and why it is not an issue of me’ilah, misappropriation of sanctified items.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 60–יומא ס
Yoma 60a and Yoma 60b, how we know there is no me’ilah if something has had its mitzvah fulfilled, whether the clothing of the Kohen Gadol could be used again after Yom Kippur, and then which parts of the service must be done in the proper order, inside the Mikdash or even outside.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 61–יומא סא
Yoma 61a and Yoma 61b, how the various parts of the Yom Kippur are or are not interconnected, in terms of repeating them if something goes wrong, and other services where that applies as well, including the possibility that if a service goes wrong-such as with completing one’s time as a metzora or a nazir– it will be impossible to rectify.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 62–יומא סב
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 63–יומא סג
Yoma 63a and Yoma 63b, how to change a Pesah into another kind of sacrifice (and risk being liable for shehutei hutz, slaughtering a sacrifice outside the Temple grounds), and how we know that various laws–shehutei hutz, needing to be eight days old before it is offered and/or named, may not have a physical blemish–apply also to the se’ir ha-mishtaleach, the goat sent out to the desert.
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 64–יומא סד
Daf Yomi Yoma: Yoma 65–יומא סה
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.