Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Cave of Lag B’Omer and the Plato’s Cave

The Shikker Dovid notes the following: The cave story of Shimon Bar Yochai is central to Lag B’omer. On Daf 33b of masechest Shabbos, it is related that Shimon Bar Yochai and his son spend 12 years in a cave … Continue reading

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That’s “Amore”

The Shikker Dovid wants to share an idea he heard from the holy Rabbi Allen Schwartz of OZ. Rabbi Schwartz says the word ’emor’ (as in our parsha this week) is connected to love. As in “amore. The Torah exhorts … Continue reading

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The Birds and Friendship

Today the Shikker dovid has begun learning with daf yomi, the misha of kinnem. It deals with the bird offerings, which are typically brought by women after they give birth. The mishna deals with situations where the birds brought to … Continue reading

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Ezekiel, the Sabbath and Social Responsibility

The Shikker Dovid is intrigued by the order which Ezekiel chastises the leaders of Israel in their bad behavior from the Haftorah of Achrei Mos. “toward the stranger you have acted oppressively;  orphan and widow  have they wronged within you; … Continue reading

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Pigul and Time Management

One of the first directives  in Kedoshim is the warning against Pigul-or the failure to eat the meat of a sacrifice known as a Shlamim.  The Torah says, Chap. 19 “On the day of sacrifice, it shall be eaten and … Continue reading

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The shikker dovid is back (don’t tell my rebbetizin)

The shikker dovid is back to tell everyone why learning maseches meilah is so important. Hashem gives us so much in this world. We use paper like trees dont matter. We guzzle gas. We throw away food.  The lesson in … Continue reading

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