Sixth Grader’s Gemara Quiz Goes Viral

Daniel Shmerling, a sixth grader from Melbourne, created a quiz on Mesechta Sukkah that spread so quickly, that a new person completed it every eight minutes on the first day. He now presents a quiz on Mesechta Beitzah.

Sometimes, we take on a small project without imagining the impact it will have.

Six weeks ago, Daniel Shmerling, a sixth grade student at Yeshivah College (Oholei Yosef Yitzchok Lubavitch) in Melbourne, created a quiz for himself and family members to review Mesechta Sukkah. Unbeknownst to him, it spread via social media and news sites, and a new person completed it every eight minutes on the first day.

Due to the overwhelming response, Daniel decided to continue this project. His quiz on Mesechta Beitzah (also called Bei’ah) is now available.

Mesechta Bei’ah deals with the laws of Yom Tov. Topics include the types of work allowed on Yom Tov, Muktza, the second day of Yom Tov in the Diaspora, Eruv Tavshilin and Eruv Techumin.

To take the quiz, which includes one review question per daf (folio) of Mesechta Beitzah, click here.

(In two weeks time, click here instead.)

Congratulations to those who achieved top scores on the Mesechta Sukkah quiz: Corey won first place and Alexander won second place.

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  1. Thank you very much for sharing this with us Daniel. These quizzes are a great and fun way to review the Gemarah.

    Keep the good things coming!

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