Day: January 31, 2022

Moed Katan 19

The Mishna (Moed Katan 3:3) in today’s daf (Moed Katan 18b) lists a variety of procedures and actions that may be performed on Chol HaMoed, notwithstanding the fact that they involve, at the very least, the act of writing which is generally avoided on Chol HaMoed.For example, we are told that: documents confirming the agreement…

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Moed Katan 18

The Mishna (Moed Katan 3:3) in today’s daf (Moed Katan 18b) lists a variety of procedures and actions that may be performed on Chol HaMoed, notwithstanding the fact that they involve, at the very least, the act of writing which is generally avoided on Chol HaMoed.For example, we are told that: documents confirming the agreement…

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Moed Katan 17

Today’s daf (Moed Katan 17a, and also repeated in Chagigah 15b) contains an oft-cited yet nevertheless cryptic teaching about the qualities of the ideal Torah teacher.Quoting from Malachi 2:7, Rav Yochanan asks: ‘What is the meaning of the verse כִּי שִׂפְתֵי כֹהֵן יִשְׁמְרוּ דַעַת וְתוֹרָה יְבַקְשׁוּ מִפִּיהוּ כִּי מַלְאַךְ ה’ צְבָאוֹת הוּא – “For a…

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