Monthly Archives: April 2016

Kiddushin 40- Humility

Kiddushin page 40 is one of the more famous pages of the Talmud. It talks about goods deeds, sin, and the famous story of a person with untoward urges. The one small idea which the Shikkerdovid would like to share … Continue reading

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Post Metzora Musings

After reading about Tzaras for the past two weeks. The Shikkerdovid would like to share an idea. He is sure that it is not original as some smarter, more knowlegeable Rabbis must have thought about this already. Nevertheless: In the … Continue reading

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Respect For All: Kiddushin page 33

The daf of Kiddushin 33 deals with respect accorded to elders based upon the pasuk “you shall beautify/glorify the elder.” It describes standing as a sign of respect. Suddenly, Rav Yochanan is cited as even standing for “Arameans” or non-Jewish … Continue reading

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Kiddushin 30B-Shidduchim: Gods Work

The Shikkerdovid’s cause celebre is Shidduchim. It is simply the most important thing we can do to help people. Helping in Shidduchim eradicates loneliness, helplessness and despair. It is how we act Godly. Today in Kiddushin 30b, the idea was … Continue reading

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Perspective-kiddushin daf 23

Kiddushin daf 23, has a bizarre discussion. The daf deals with methods of freeing a slave. The earlier Mishna discussed freeing a slave through document (star), money (kesef)etc. The mishna had said “money from others” can free the slave, but … Continue reading

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