Category Archives: Daf Yomi Megillah

Rabbi Danny Myers-Megilla 32a “Bowing down to the Torah during Hagbah”

The Gemarah Megilla 32a) discusses the Mitzvah of Hagbah & Gelila. Masechet Sofrim writes that one must bow down when he sees Hagbah take place. This does not seem to be the practice today. Two questions: 1) Why is it more »

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Rabbi Danny Myers-Daf Yomi Megilla 31a: “The Mitzvah of Zechirat Amalaik”

Is the Mitzvah of Zechirat Amalaik fulfilled by discussing the evil deeds of Amalaik, or through Kriat Hatorah? According to the latter opinion, must there be 10 men present at the Kriah, can the Kriah be done on Purim itself more »

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Rabbi Danny Myers-Daf Yomi Megilla 30a “Are women obligated to hear Parshat Zachor?”

The Gemara (Megilla 30a) writes that there is a Chiyuv to read Parshat Amalaik before Purim. Are women obligated in this Mitzvah? Sources: 1) Megilla 30a (4 lines from the bottom) 2) Saifer Hachinuch 603 3) Minchat Chniuch 603:3 4) more »

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Rabbi Danny Myers-Daf Yomi Megilla 29b “Learning the Halachot of the Chag 30 days before the Chag”

The Gemara (Megilla 29b) states that we must learn the Halachot of Pesach 30 days before Pesach. Does this apply only to Pesach or to Sukkot and Shavuot as well? The Shulchan Aruch Harav (429:1) maintains that this Mitzvah applies more »

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Rabbi Danny Myers-Daf Yomi Megilla 28a: “Forgiving a transgressor”

The Gemara (Megilla 28a, first wide line) discusses the importance of being Ovair Al Midotav, forgiving one who transgresses against you. There are many aspects to this essential Halacha, which is indispensable for every relationship, community and society. Sources: 1) more »

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