img

Search

    Search for the word kal+va-homer found 16 results

  • Pesahim 23a-b

    This month's Steinsaltz Daf Yomi is sponsored by:Dr. and Mrs. Alan HarrisThe Lewy Family FoundationMarilyn and Edward Kaplan  Mazal tov to Lori and Alan Harris on the birth of twin girls on January 12th,Sophie Grace (Gittel Sarah bat Ziesel v'Avraham) andSascha Isabelle (Rivka Michal bat Ziesel v'Avraham). To dedicate future editions of Steinsaltz Daf Yomi,perhaps in honor of a special occasi

  • Pesachim 81a-b

    This month's Steinsaltz Daf Yomi is sponsored by:Dr. and Mrs. Alan HarrisThe Lewy Family FoundationMarilyn and Edward Kaplan To dedicate future editions of Steinsaltz Daf Yomi,perhaps in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, click here. NEW! Visit our Daf Live discussion forum to share your thoughts and questions on Rabbi Steinsaltz's essays and to connect with other

  • Hagigah 20a-b

    This month's Steinsaltz Daf Yomi is sponsored by:Dr. and Mrs. Alan HarrisThe Lewy Family FoundationMarilyn and Edward Kaplan To dedicate future editions of Steinsaltz Daf Yomi,perhaps in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, click here. *  *  * The third perek (chapter) of Masechet Hagigah, Homer ba-Kodesh, begins on today's daf (page). Its basic theme deals wit

  • Yevamot 88a-b

    This month's Steinsaltz Daf Yomi is sponsored by:Dr. and Mrs. Alan HarrisThe Lewy Family FoundationMarilyn and Edward Kaplan To dedicate future editions of Steinsaltz Daf Yomi,perhaps in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, click here. *  *  * Perek ha-Isha Rabbah, the tenth chapter of Masechet Yevamot, began on the previous daf (=page). (It is called ha-Isha R

  • Bava Kamma 25a-b

    Although many of the laws of nezikin (damages) are presented in the Torah, there are others that do not appear in the Torah at all and must be derived by the sages using methods of hermeneutics like the 13 rules of interpretation presented by Rabbi Yisma'el. One case that does not appear in the Torah is a case of keren be-reshut hanizak - an ox that enters a private domain and causes damage by g

  • Bava Kamma 63a-b

    Although many of the laws of nezikin (damages) are presented in the Torah, there are others that do not appear in the Torah at all and must be derived by the sages using methods of hermeneutics like the 13 rules of interpretation presented by Rabbi Yishma'el. One method is that of a kal va-homer, the first principle taught by Rabbi Yishma'el. The method of kal va-homer - usually translated as an

  • Bava Batra 111a-b

    According to Torah law, when do daughters receive a share of an inheritance from their parents?  Most of the Torah's laws of inheritance are stated after the daughters of Tzelafhad object to the possibility that their family will lose out on its inheritance in the land of Israel simply because they had no brothers. In Sefer Bamidbar (27:6-11) the Torah teaches that their argument was accepte

  • Zevahim 69a-b - Limiting the scope of an a fortiori argument

    In the Mishnah on today's daf (=page) Rabbi Me'ir attempts to derive a halakhah about the ritual status of a tereifah - an animal that had an injury that would cause its death - that was discovered after being killed by means of melikah (see above, daf 64), by means of a kal va-homer (usually translated as an a fortiori argument) from ordinary kosher slaughter. Rabbi Yossi objects, claiming that t

  • Arakhin 24a-b - Redeeming consecrated fields - I

     The seventh perek (=chapter) of Masekhet Arakhin begins on today's daf (=page), and its focus is on someone who consecrates his ancestral field to the Temple and desires to redeem it. The Torah teaches that someone who consecrates a field that he inherited from his ancestors must redeem it by paying 50 silver shekel for an area that is planted with a homer of barley. That is true, howev

  • Arakhin 25a-b - Redeeming consecrated fields - II

     As we learned on yesterday's daf (=page) when the yovel (=Jubilee year) was in force, someone who wanted to redeem an ancestral field that he consecrated to the Temple would value the field based on the Torah's set price (see Vayikra 27:16) of 50 shekel of silver for the area of "the sowing of a homer of barley." (In times when the yovel is not in force, someone who consecrates his

  • Keritot 15a-b - Severe skin conditions

     The Mishnayot on today's daf (=page) list a series of questions that were presented by Rabbi Akiva to Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Yehoshua. One of them went as follows: If a limb hangs loose from the body of a living beast, what is the law regarding ritual defilement? They replied: we have heard nothing about this, but we have heard about a limb hanging loose from the body of a man that it

  • Pesahim 23a-b - Deriving benefit from the sciatic nerve

      As noted on yesterday's daf (page), the Gemara considers a number of cases of forbidden foods in an attempt to clarify whether an issur hana'ah - a prohibition against deriving benefit - is an inherent part of the issur akhila - the prohibition against eating something. One of the cases where we find a disagreement on this matter is gid ha-nashe (the sciatic nerve - see Bereshit 32:33)

  • Pesahim 81a-b - Halakha le-Moshe mi-Sinai

     The Torah teaches (Shmot 28:36-38) that one of the parts of the uniform of the kohen gadol – the high priest – is the tzitz, a golden plate on his forehead. As understood by the Sages this tzitz has the power to remove responsibility from the kohanim in the event that a sacrifice was brought and it turned out, under certain circumstances, to have become tameh (ritually defiled).

  • Hagiga 20a-b - Take great care

      The third perek (chapter) of Massekhet Hagiga, Homer BaKodesh, begins on today's daf (page). Its basic theme deals with a concept that, while unfamiliar to Jews in the contemporary world, is repeated several times in the Torah: the need to take great care when dealing with teruma (tithes) and kodashim (sacrifices), to ensure that they remain ritually pure. Furthermore, the Torah comman

  • Yevamot 88a-b - When the spouse turns out to be alive

      Perek ha-Isha Rabbah, the tenth chapter of Massekhet Yevamot, began on the previous daf (page). (It is called ha-Isha Rabbah because it is one of several chapters in Massekhet Yevamot that begins with the word ha-Isha – "a woman" – and in order to distinguish it from the others, as the largest perek, or chapter, in the massekhet, it is called rabbah – "

  • Yevamot 92a-b - She shall not be married outside the family

      According to most opinions in the Gemara, if a man and a woman are prohibited from marrying one another because they are issurei ervah (forbidden because of an incestuous relationship) for which they would be liable to receive a death penalty, then Jewish law will not recognize their marriage, and any children that they may have together will be considered mamzerim. If, however, the pr