Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Chagigah
Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud each day as part of the 7-year cycle of the Daf Yomi. Join Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz each week as she reviews the key topics of the previous week’s seven pages, gaining an overview of the entire Talmud while also doing a deeper analysis of one of the core issues in that week’s text. We will combine breadth and depth to gain insights into each Tractate being studied, and enjoy the benefits of moving through topics at a quicker pace.
Whatever your background in Talmud, this shiur will allow you to connect to the worldwide phenomenon of Daf Yomi study, whether you learn the daf each day or just want to gain an overview of the entire Gemara. For the previous tractate, masechet Moed Katan, please visit HERE. For the next masechet please visit Yevamot.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Chagigah: Lesson 1: Daf 2-6
Masechet Chagiga discusses the mitzvah of Aliya L’Regel, going up to the Temple in Jerusalem during the 3 festivals of the year. When a person goes to the Temple, one must bring various sacrifices. The first Mishna teaches who is obligated and who is exempt from going to the Temple and why.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Chagigah: Lesson 2: Daf 7-13
This week we will learn about the 3 sacrifices that must be brought when coming to Jerusalem for the Festival and from what funds one may buy these animals. We will also learn what happens if you don’t bring these sacrifices on the first day of the Festival. The second chapter of Chagigah deals with what subjects may be learned in a group or may only be learned one on one.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Chagigah: Lesson 3: Daf 14-20
The Gemara continues discussing details of the Heavenly Chariot, Ma’ase Merkava. We will learn the famous story of the four Sages that entered the Pardes, orchard, and what happened to each of them. We learn what sacrifices are allowed to be brought on Festival days and why. We will then delve into the world of Purity and Impurity in Jewish Law.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Chagigah: Lesson 4: Daf 21-27 + Siyum
This we will continue learning about the world of purity and impurity. We will learn how and when vessels are purified. The Gemara relates who is trusted and believed about their vessels and who isn’t. This Masechet ends by describing how they used to purify all the Temple vessels after each holiday and which vessels didn’t need to be purified.
Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz is the Rosh Beit Midrash and Mashgicha Ruchanit of Midreshet Torah v'Avodah. She lectures on various topics in Gemara, including Daf Yomi, Halacha, and Tefilah. Dr. Spitz has held academic and administrative positions at various Midrashot and served as the Jewish Studies Principal of Instituto Yavne, one of the main Jewish day schools of Montevideo, Uruguay. She also runs a Chiropractic practice specializing in Women’s Health in Gush Etzion and is a Hip-Hop dance teacher.