Monthly Archives: May 2013

Closing the Eyes of the Dead

Daf 210-220 (Shabbat 147a-157b) Summary Daf 210 (Shabbat 147a-147b) Mishnah. Here are rules for bathing and drying after bathing on Shabbes. Gemara. The gemara seeks to determine who is the author of the mishnah and whether or not a lone … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Crumbs

Daf 206-209 (Shabbat 143a-146b) Summary Daf 206 (Shabbat 143a-143b) Mishnah. Here are rules for removing on Shabbes remnants of objects that it would be forbidden to move when whole. Gemara. The gemara questions the accuracy of the mishnah because it presents … Continue reading

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Subterfuges and Legal Technicalities

Daf 203-205 (Shabbat 140a-142b) Summary Daf 203 (Shabbat 140a-140b) There is a dispute regarding whether mustard may be kneaded on Shabbes only by hand or only using a utensil. R’Yochanan says at first that both are permitted but then reverses … Continue reading

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Its Own Reward

Daf 194-202 (Shabbat 131a-139b) Comment I have mourned three deaths since my last post. In the interim the daf was never read on its yomi. I fell behind as much as two weeks and caught up slowly, rarely studying more than two dapim a … Continue reading

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