Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Disney Lesson in Humility from page 23 of Nidah

As the ShikkerDovid has said before, he generally is not quoting things from the Daf Yomi now that we are in Nidah. However, today’s daf has some nice thoughts. The mishna previously describes various births where, unfortunately, the child is … Continue reading

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Land of Milk & Honey- Faint Praise?

The Torah is parshat Shlach tells us that the Moshe sent spies and they returned with a report about the land of Israel. They commenced the report stating, “the land flows with milk and honey.” We always use this phrase … Continue reading

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Emunah and Guarding Your Tongue

The Shikker Dovid read a beautiful thought from a holy website known as http://www.emunadaily.com. He encourages all people to read it. The thought is taken from Mishlei “One who guards his mouth and tongue, guards his soul from troubles” In … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Emunah

The Shikker Dovid has been busy, but wants to share a quick thought from the Parsha of Behalaoscha. In Chapter 20, Gd commands Moshe to make two silver trumpets. The torah says that upon “blowing the teruah” the camps shall … Continue reading

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Popeye The Righteous Sailor

The Shikker Dovid is usually hesitant to talk about things from Masechet Nidah given the graphic nature of the material. However, today, the Shikker Dovid has found some “Disney” material from the daf. On page 14 of Nidah, the Talmud … Continue reading

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When We Really Want Something and Emunah

The Haftorah of Naso is taken from Shoftim and the birth of Samson the Nazir. An angel who appeared as a man comes to Samson’s mother and announces that she will give birth to a son. The angel instructs her … Continue reading

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Nazir and Bircas Kohanim- Connecting or Contrasting

The Shikker Dovid has been wrestling with the connection in the Nazir and Bircas Kohanim in Parshat Naso. Rashi is always sensitive to connections between parshiot. For example, in our parsha. Rashi comments on the connection between Sotah and Nazir. … Continue reading

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