Thursday, September 28, 2023

Yoma 11b – 13b: Binyamin Hatzaddik and the Yesod of the Mizbeyach

 It was vitally important that the Mizbeyach be built in precisely the right location and so a prophet was consulted to pinpoint its exact coordinates. In addition, although the entire expanse of Har Habayis was built over a system of arches to protect it from

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Yoma 9a – 11a: The Nikanor Gate

The Nikanor Gate was one of seven major gates in the walls surrounding the Azarah. All of these major gates measured ten amos wide and twenty amos tall and had double doors. When the Jews returned from exile to build the Second Beis Hamikdash they were poor and could not afford to spend lavishly on the structure. At some later point when their financial situation had improved they were able to plate all of the doors of the Beis Hamikdash gates with gold. The only exception was the

Friday, September 15, 2023

New Resource for the Oraysa Learning Program

The Oraysa Learning Program is a global initiative that unites all of Klal Yisroel through a structured daily learning platform designed to learn, review and retain all of Shas. I recently decided to join this program as they began Maseches Yoma.