Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hard Work and Stress

The ShikkerDovid is learning Moed Kattan for dovid ben yitl a’h. The first mishna states that you can water an irrigation field from a spring, not from a ditch or rain water on chol hamoed. The Talmud explains that it … Continue reading

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Dovid Ben Yitl a’h-A Righteous Man

Yakov leaves the world in Parshat Vayechi. He addresses each son,some with rebuke’s and some with accolades. In a way, his oration gives you an insight into his feelings of not accomplishing his life’s spiritual mission. We know from Vayigash … Continue reading

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A Timel Lesson for Interacting with Non-Jews

On page 82a of shabbat the Mishna talks about the levels of tumah involved in “avodah zarah”. The Talmud explains a situation where a Jew and “avoda zara” share a wall between their buildings or structures. If the wall falls … Continue reading

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The Three Stones

The Talmud Shabbat page 81 talks about how many stones one may bring outside on Shabba in order to clean after relieving oneself. The Talmud states that for “kavod habriot” or for one dignity one may carry them outside. Why … Continue reading

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Lesson in Senstivity to Non-Jews from Vayigash (Especially around this time of Year)

The Shikker Dovid is always saddened when he hears derogatory remarks about the Non-Jewish holidays that fall out this time of year. It is important to recognize that we don’t observe this holiday, (yes Christmas) but good people in our … Continue reading

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Lessons in Borar

Last night the Shikker Dovid went to a review of the issur of borar in the Talmud Shabbat and a review of practical halachot. The issur is removing bad or unwanted items from a mixture of things. Such an example … Continue reading

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Wine

The Talmud Shabbat starts a new perek on page 76b and continues in 77 about carrying wine on shabbat. Interestingly it does not talk about the size of the pitcher, the dimension of the pitcher. It talks about the strength … Continue reading

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