Monthly Archives: June 2013

Pesahim 8: Rashi Gets it: Don’t Be stingy with the mustard or Wine

On page 8 of Pesahim there is a discussion as to where one must look for hametz. The test is whether somone would get up in the middle of a meal with bread in his hand and fetch more stuff. … Continue reading

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The Reb- Maurice Wohlgelenter z’l

On Shabbat, Parshat Balak, Rabbi Maurice Wohlgelernter, PhD passed to a better place. Rabbi Wohlgelertner was affectionately known by his students as “The Reb.” He dubbed himself this because he was a mixture of Talmud Chacham, erudite professor of English … Continue reading

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Bava Kama and the Soprano’s?

The ShikkerDovid has started learning the third perek of Bava Kama for a Refuah of a close friend. The Mishna begins with a simple fact patter: If somone places a jar in the public domain and somone else breaks it, … Continue reading

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The ShikkerDovid First and Favorite: Balak & Emunah

The ShikkerDovid does not mean to recycle old stuff, but this is his first inspiration: It appears to the ShikkerDovid that neither Bnei Yisrael, nor Moshe had any idea that Bilaam hired Balak to curse them. The give and take … Continue reading

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Jewish Bonfires

As Eruvin winds down, we are confronted with some great stuff. The Gemara on 100A tells us that we are allowed to build big fires or as we call them bonfires on Yom Tov. However, we cannot build them in … Continue reading

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ShikkerDovid Siyum HaShas (A La Artscroll)

The Shikker Dovid is proud to announce that he is finishing his Daf Yomi Cycle. The Siyum will take place, with gds help, on Monday Night, June 24, 2013 at 7pm. It will take place at Oheb Zedek at 95th … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Eruvin: Do More

On page 99 (or maybe 100) there is a discussion about trees. A question arises if somone finds himself by accident in a tree on Shabbat. May he come down off it? THe Talmud parallels this to sprinking on the … Continue reading

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