Moed Katan Daf 28- Missa of Tzadikim

Daf Yomi In Motion #58- Moed Katan Daf 28:

Today we’re going to learn Moed Katan Daf 28…

  1. About how Miriam died by the Nishika of Hashem like Moshe Rabbanue did.
  2.  The Missa of Tzadikim is an atonement for the rest of Klal Israel.
  3. The punishment of Kurress applies to early deaths between the ages of 50 to 60 and to sudden deaths within four days of having fallen sick.
  4.  Dying at age 52 is viewed positively because Shmuel HaNuvi died at that age.
  5.  Long Life, Children and Wealth are determined by ones Mazal and not necessarily by ones Merit.
  6.  A person has a good chance of receiving what he davans for.
  7. The pain and anguish that the Malach HaMaaves inflicts on people is greater than the actual pain of the Neshuma leaving the body.
  8.  The Gemora cites cases of Tzadikim that bargained with the Malach HaMaaves and extended their lives a little bit.
  9. The Malach HaMaaves is not permitted to take someone that is involved in Torah Learning and therefore sometimes needs to distract a big Masmid from his learning in order to take them.
  10. The Gemora brings a new Mishna that discusses certain morning customs performed by women such as raising their voices in unison, banging on their bodies with their hands and ground stamping.
  11.  The importance of giving others proper and honorable burial and how one is rewarded for this in that others will do the same for him.

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Moed Katan Daf 27- Dinei Avelut

Daf Yomi In Motion #57- Moed Katan Daf 27:

Today we’re going to learn…

1.About the dinim of turning the bed over in Avelut, something that we’re not noheg to do in our time.

2.How the bed called a Dargash doesn’t have to be turned over.

3.It’s O.K. To keep the house of the Avel cleaned and the dishes washed.

4.The Seudas Havrah is done with the simplest vessels.

5.Various hilchot Avelous during the Moed.

6.Only the simplest and cheapest burial shrouds and coffin should be used, and this is in order not to shame the poor.

7.The items of women that died are always washed regardless of whether she was a Niddah or not in order not to shame the women who are alive and in Niddah.

8.When the Avel shows that he or she has had enough then the morners must leave his/her presence.

9.The people of every city are responsible to care for their dead.

10.It’s not good and even dangerous to morn too much.

11.Finall, that the Malach HaMovas is around the Avel during the days of Avelut and gradually moves away as the days of the Avelut progress.

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Moed Katan Daf 26- Din Kriah B’Avelut

Daf Yomi In Motion #56 – Moed Katan Daf 26:

Today we’re going to learn about…

  1. Kriot that are forbidden to perfectly repair.
    1. Father,
    2. Mother,
    3. Rav that taught him Torah,
    4. Nasi,
    5. Av Beis Din,
    6. A tear that was made upon the hearing of bad tidings,
    7. A tear made upon hearing someone Cursing Hashem (Bircas Hashem),
    8. A tear made for a Sefer Torah that was seen being burnt, Cities of Yehuda, Beis HaMikdash and Jerusalem B’churvanam.
  2. Dinim of being Mosif on the first Kriah.
  3. Tearing twice for a Sefer Torah seen being ripped.
    1. Only when torn deliberately with intention to ruin and it couldn’t be saved.
  4. Re-ripping a repaired rip.
  5. Required length of the rip.
    1. The halacha is – the kriah has to be a tefach long.
    2. Hosafah can be just a Kol Shehu.
  6. Borrowing a shirt to do Kriah.
  7. Not to inform a sick person that he lost a relative and became an Avel.

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Moed Katan Daf 25- Dinei Kriah B’Avelut 1

Daf Yomi In Motion #55- Moed Katan Daf 25:

Today we’re going to learn about…

1.More Halachot of Tearing Kriah, namely exposing of the shoulder.

2.How these dinim apply to people that are not Krovim when the Mais is a Chocham.

3.The importance of morning properly for just an Eish Kosher.

4.Dinim that apply to one who is present when a neshma leaves a body.

5.The Gemora focuses on the dinim of morning for a Chacham

a)To tear Kriah for him at the time of the Hesped.

b)Not placing a Sefer Torah next to the Mais on the same bed.

c)The importance of carrying the Chocham Mais specifically out of the front entrance of his house and on the original bed that he was nifter on.

6.The din that Birchat Avelim and Tanchumei Avelim are only said when the Mais’ body is intact.

7.That Rav Huna was buried together with Rebbi Chiya because they both taught so much Torah to Klal Israel.

8.How Hashem is happy to receive the Neshamos of Tzadikim like a Chassan is to receive a new Kallah.

9.The Gemora ends off talking about several great Tzadikim that died and about the hespedim that was said for them and the different physical changes that happened in the world because of the pain of their loss.

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Moed Katan Daf 24- Minhagi Avelut

Daf Yomi In Motion #54- Moed Katan Daf 24:

Today we’re going to learn about…

1.Minhagi Avelut as they apply to Shabbos.
The following minhagim of Avelut are Ussur to do on Shabbos therefore one must:
a)Not cover ones head like an Avel.
b)Turn the rip around to his back so it won’t be visible.
c)Rearrange the bed in its normal upright position.
The following minhagim of Avelut are optional and one can do or not do them:
d)Is allowed not to wear shoes if so desires because it’s not clearly evident that he’s doing it for Avelut.
e)Marital relations can or can not be done.
f)Washing before Shabbos can or cannot be done.
2.The Gemora then goes into more depth about the following dinim:
a) of rapping the head.
b)Tearing of the garments.
3.Burial Customs of babies and small children.
4.Finally the dinim of hespedim for small children and the differences between whether they are of the rich or of the poor.

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Moed Katan Daf 23- Avelut L’Eishto

Daf Yomi In Motion #53- Moed Katan Daf 23

Today we’re going to learn…

1.About the Din of a man that is an Avel for his wife and how long he has to wait before he can remarry.
2.Or how long an Avel has to wait before he can iron his clothing.
3.Some of the Dinim of an Onen and whether or not there is Avelut on Shabbos.

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Moed Katan Daf 19- Starey Chovot on the Moed

Daf Yomi In Motion #49- Moed Katan Daf 19:

Today we’re going to learn …

1.A new Mishna that talks about whether it’s mutter to write Starey Chovot on the Moed.

2.About a three way Machlokos about whether a person…
a)Is completely forbidden to write Sifrei Torah, Mezzuzot, and Tefillin on the Moed,
b)Can write them but only for his own use but not for selling , or
c)Can write these things for anyone and even to sell because these are things of Mitzva. This is the Halacha.

3.That it’s mutter to spin Tzitzit strings in the normal manner on the Moed.

Then we have another Mishna and we’ll learn…

4.That if the Regal comes after three complete days of having sat Shiva that the Avelut is ended automatically. He would then be permitted to cut his hair on the Moed even if he deliberately did not take the hair cut erev the Regal.

5.We poskin like Aba Shaul that an Avel is permitted to bath immediately from when he gets up from sitting Shiva on the seventh day since we say Mikzas HaYom KiKula.

6.An avel only has to be Noheg Avelut for the first hour of his thirtieth day.

7.However if his third day of Shiva is going to be erev a Regal and will come to a stop at the onset of the Regal then at least his third day has to be a complete day.

8.Shloshim is counted from when the person starts sitting Shiva and not from when the Meis died or was buried.

9.Finally if a person started sitting Shiva two days before a Regal began then he or she has to be Mashlem five days of the Shiva after the Regal. Never the less Consolers are allowed to come and be Menachem him during the Regal and therefore don’t have to be Menachem him during his five days after the Regal.

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