Monthly Archives: March 2015

Why So Negative?

During the Rabbi’s Drasha last night, the Shikkerdovid was reading the Hagada and would like to pose a question and a possible answer. The Hagada says Rabban Gamliel says: Whoever does NOT mention three things, has NOT fulfilled his obligation … Continue reading

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Passover

Last night the Shikkerdovid learned with Rabbi Prager the beginning of the famous perek, “Arbei Pesachim’ The Mishna states that one should refrain from eating from the 9th hour of the day prior to the seder. One of the reasons … Continue reading

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Not a Disney Torah Idea- Ketubot 48

The ShikkerDovid was reluctant to post this thought, however it is Torah and demonstrates how the Torah and the Rabbis understand human impulses. In today’s daf, of Kesubot-48, the talmud describes what is understood as the husband’s responsiblity to his … Continue reading

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Whiskey, Cigars… and Pearls of Torah

Last night the Shikkerdovid was invited by Rabbi Steve Weill to the Havana Club for drinks, cigars and to hear a pre-pesach shiur. It was paradise. I would like to share some of the outstanding ideas he said. Rabbi Weil … Continue reading

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Ishbitz and Vayakel

The Parsha starts with Moses gathering the assembly of Israel and tells them to keep shabbos and then the building of the Mishkan proceeds. The Ishbitzer Ruv asks the famous question on the opening lines from this parsha, why shabbos … Continue reading

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Shidduch and Tuition Crisis

The Shikkerdovid weighs in on the shidduchim and tuition crisis for the Jewish Press. http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/guest-blog/shidduchim-and-tuition-crisis-two-problems-or-one/2015/03/11/

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Moral Lesson from Page 32 of Kesubot

The Gemara in Keshobot launches into a dissussion of “Kum Lah Di Rabim Menaa. ” Or one does not pay money for a punuishment when faced with lashes, or death. This means that if one does an act which encompasses … Continue reading

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