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עד אחד בשטר
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Daf Yomi B’iyun (by Real Clear Daf) explores the topic of עד אחד בשטר: if one witness signed a loan document, and another orally testified to the loan. The Gemara (165a) brings a dispute about the status of such a document. Rashbam expresses a minority view about the interpretation of this dispute which seems impossible […]
To Ik-nee or Not to Ik-nee
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Daf Yomi B’iyun (by Real Clear Daf) explores the topic of איקני: the possibility of including yet-to-be-purchased real estate in a lender’s lien. The Gemara’s argument that this might work even if you hold that one cannot purchase something that isn’t owned yet seems to elude understanding. In under 15 minutes, journey with DYB as we build […]
Firstborn Double Inheritance
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The Rashbam on 126a asserts that before the estate is divided, a regular brother (as opposed the first-born) is powerless to sell or forfeit his due portion–for he does not own it yet. Tosfos rejects this assertion from 124a that takes it as given that a regular brother does own his portion right away. Find […]
Logic of the Draw
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Daf Yomi B’iyun (by Real Clear Daf) explores gorel (drawing of lots). Not the “Gorel HaGra,” but, a gorel that brothers use when dividing their inheritance. Everything about the Gemara’s discussion seems simple…too simple. We don’t need a Tanna to state the painfully obvious. So what is really going on here? There’s also what appears […]
What Rules: Money or Majority?
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Daf Yomi B’iyun (by Real Clear Daf) explores the Gemara’s discussion (Baba Basra 92-93) of whether we follow the principle of majority in monetary cases. Rav on 92a says that we do follow a statistical probability for monetary cases. Yet, on 93a, Rav says we don’t follow powerful circumstantial evidence to rule in monetary cases! […]
A Shiur About Shiyur
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Daf Yomi B’iyun (by Real Clear Daf) explores the sugya of “שיור בקנין.” The Gemara (Baba Basra 63a)  states regarding a Levi making a conditional sale of his field to a Yisroel that he is doing a “שיור בקנין,” namely, he is leaving out a portion of the field from the kinyan in order to […]
Half-Baked Testimony
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Daf Yomi B’iyun explores the sugya of “חצי דבר.” The Gemara tells us that the Torah invalidates testimony that only provides part of the information we need. Within this discussion the Gemara makes a distinction that, at first, seems incomprehensible. We take you through some of the approaches of the Rishonim, and, along the way, […]
Permitted Evil Speech?
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Daf Yomi B’iyun explores the concept of “אפי תלתא.” The Gemara seems to say that once Lashon Hara was said in front of 3 people, it is no longer prohibited to repeat the derogatory speech. However, as with many areas of halacha, it’s not that simple. Get a deeper understanding of what this concept means […]
Rabbi Abba’s Ingot
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Daf Yomi B’iyun explores the famous case of “Rabbi Abba’s Ingot” (so titled since Rabbi Abba made the halachic ruling on the case).  This video breaks down the Gemara’s thought process and attempts a deeper understanding of what is really going on based on the halachic significance of a single witness. Get your source sheet, […]