Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Tisha B’Av Means to Me

The Shikker Dovid spent some time yesterday listening to Rabbi JJ Schacter talk about Kinos. Rabbi Schacter asked a question and gave an assignment: What does Tisha B’Av mean to us. “Go home and write down your thoughts” Here are … Continue reading

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Watch What you Look at and What you Say

The Shikker Dovid went to class last night that learned Gitten, (I forgot the page) and the famous story of Bar Kamtza. The story is that Bar Kamtza mistakenly is invited to an event. He is thrown out and deeply … Continue reading

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Correction – Shikker Dovid was a little Shikker

In Parshat Devarim, Chapter 1, verse 27, Moshe states: “You kill (vatarugnu) in your tents and said Gd hates us and brought us out of Egypt to give us to the Amorites to destroy us.”  The Hebrew word “vatarugnu” usually means “kill” … Continue reading

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Lashon Hora Equals Murder

On Parshat Devarim, Chapter 1, verse 27, Moshe states: you “vatarugnu” in your tents and said, Gd hates us and brought us out of Egypt to give us to the Amorites to destroy us. That Hebrew word usually means “kill” … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge

In parshat Devarim, Moshe speaks and says in pasuk 9 “I am not able myself alone to bear you”. Rashi states, is it possible that Moshe was not able to judge Israel by himself? Moshe split the sea, brought the … Continue reading

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Heeding Lashon Hora?

My father says, “treat everyone as they were a revered Rabbi… but watch them as if they are a crook.” In yesterday’s daf yomi, Nidda 61, there is a weird discussion about the possibility of listening to Lashon Hora. The … Continue reading

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Suffering on the 9th or 10th of Av?

The Shikker Dovid went to a class last night by the Rabbi Prager. On page 29  tractate Taanit, Rabbi Yochanan says that he would have chosen the 10th day of Av rather than the 9th, since the Temple was really … Continue reading

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