Monthly Archives: May 2012

Limitations- Not always the same for everything and everybody?

The Shikker Dovid spent the night of Shavous learning (or trying to learn) the beginning of Masechet Eruvin. The first chapter deals with the Mavoi or entrance to alleyway. The Mishna states that the mavoi cannot be higher than 20 … Continue reading

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Ruth and Hope

The Shikker Dovid has a friend who is a very holy Jew, The Robot Rabbi. ( Its true, look for him on the internet.) The Robot Rabbi has encouraged the Shikker Dovid to add some personal reflections. Here is one. … Continue reading

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Ruth and Responsibility

The Shikker Dovid went to a shiur last night about Ruth. The Rambam states that one is prohibited to live outside of Israel, except for a few exceptions. One exception is if there is a scarcity of food or it … Continue reading

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Do not Fear

The Shikker Dovid is intrigued by a verse in the Haftorah from Parshat Bechukosai; Jeremiah refers to the man who puts his trust in hashem as follows: Chapter 17 verse 7: Blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem… He … Continue reading

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Blunting the Teeth of the Tam in Bechukosai?

The Shikker Dovid would like to share a weird “read” on a rashi. The Pasuk says in Bechukosai: Chap. 26, verse 20.” Your strength shall be in vain and your land shall not give produce.” The verse uses work “Tam” … Continue reading

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Sensitivity II

The Shikker Dovid has a story from Bava Metzia page 23. This story follows up a complicated passage of taking items or taking terumah without the owner’s knowledge. Three Rabbis came to visit a man named Bar Isak. Bar Isak’s … Continue reading

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Sensitivity

The Torah states: If your brother is poor , you shall strengthen him, as a stranger and a settler.” Rashi inverts this thought. He says, don’t wait until your brother is poor, by then it is too late. He then … Continue reading

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