Monthly Archives: March 2013

All You Are is Just Breach in the Wall

The Shikker Dovid y does not like the song,”We don’t Need Education” by Pink Floyd. It is so cliche. Today, in the daf, there was a discussion about a ‘breach in a wall” that potentially could mess the enclosure as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

A Shikkerdovid Introduction to PeSach

The word ‘pesach” is comprised of two smaller words : pe-mouth and sach-speech. The ShikkerDovid has begun to review the tractate Peshachim. On page 2 and 3 the Talmud goes off on a tangent to discuss refined speech. It gives … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A ShikkerDovid Introduction to Eruvin

The Tractate Eruvin begins with the discussion of a height of a Mavoi or alleyway. The Mishna states that the mavoi cannot be higher than 20 amos to be effective. Rabbi Yehuda in the mishna disagrees and says that over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Never Forget Hashem Exists

This week we are beginning what the Shikker Dovid calls the “The Superbowl of Brikser learning” . We begin learning Vayikra which deals with sacrifices (Brisker loves Zevachim) and Eruvin, an abstruse and yeshivish tractate. It will be easy to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mazel and Tov: Mazel and Doing Good

The Shikker Dovid was always puzzled by the ubiquitous “mazel tov.” It is said to someone in order to acknowledge a happy or meaningful event, ie wedding, bar mitza, graduation etc. But what does “mazel” really mean and why tov-good” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Poor Dog and The Rich Pig

The talmud Shabbat in the last perek talks about feeding one’s animals on Shabbat. The Talmud implies that one may own a pig, however Rashi comments that ownership brings a curse on a Jew. Then the Talmud makes a startling … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment