Monthly Archives: December 2012

Making Yeshiva learning Irish

On page 66 of tractate Shabbat, the Talmud gives a remedy for excessive drinking, or in the real world, a hangover. The Talmud explains that R. Chita would visit his rabbi’s house and drink heavily. The Antidote is to smear … Continue reading

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Judah and Holes in the Story

In parshat Vayeshev, the famous story of Judah and Tamar takes place. The ShikkerDovid does not want to recount the whole sordid affair but would like to focus on holes in the story. The story begins with Judah leaving his … Continue reading

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The Sin is not the Bad behavior… it is the Pride and Declarationin the Bad Behavior.

The Shikker Dovid would like to wax a little philosophical today. Yesterday in the daf, Shabbat page 62, the Talmud listed reasons for the destruction of the Temple. One of the reasons appears at first glance to be licentiousness. (spelling?) … Continue reading

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Loving Children… Too many and too much

In parshat Yayshev, we are told by Rashi that Joseph hung out with boys of Bilha and Zipah. The Ramban asks, why did they join in the other brothers to kill him if he would play with them. The Ramban … Continue reading

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