Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Conundrum of Existence: Life Seeminly is Unfair

On page 65 of Pesachim the Talmud discusses the conundrum of the “Third group” sacrificing the Pesach. In brief review, the Mishna had previously discussed that people enter in 3 groups to slaughter the Passover sacrifice on the 14 of … Continue reading

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The individual and the Group

On page 63 of Pesachim there is a mishna which states that if the person brings the paschal sacrifice has chametz in his possession, the sacrifice is no good. It messes up the sacrifice. The Talmud then expands that. If … Continue reading

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Shikker Dovid All Favorite Pasuk- Annual Post

The Shikker Dovid’s favorite pasuk in the entire Torah is in parsha of Ki Tavo. In Chapter28, verse 67, the Rebuke: In the morning you will say, give me the evening, and in the evening you will say give me … Continue reading

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Mistakes For the Sake of Heaven

The pasuk in Chapter 24 verse 19 of Devarim states: When you are harvesting and your forget an “omer” (measurement of wheat) Dont go back to get it. Leave it for the stranger or orphan. In Today’s daf in Pesachim … Continue reading

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Shma and Stew

Pesachim 56 talks about the Shma. It questios whether we should say “baruch shem kavod”. The dilemna is that Moshe did not say this in the Torah but Jaob did say it. To resolve the dilemna we say it silently. … Continue reading

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Todos The Mensch.

Today in Peschamim we met a guy name Todos. He was a Jew living in Rome who advised me people that they could east roasted meat at their Passover seder in the similar fashion as was done in the temple. … Continue reading

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Pesachim 52- Lessons from animals and maybe a Emunah

Peschim 52 is based upon the pasuk in Vayikra 25:7 regarding produce of the Shmittah year. One may eat produce of a shmitta year (things grown naturally duriing the 7th year- stuff not planted) However one can only consume this … Continue reading

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