Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hanuka and Shabbat

The Shikkerdovid would like post a Hanuka thought. The Shulchan Aruch tells us that on Friday afternoon (if we light our candles outside by our door) it is necessary to put a “mechitza” or divider between the wind and the … Continue reading

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Hanuka and Sensitivity

The Shikkerdovid would like to share a piece of Gemarah that he learned this morning at Bircat Hatorah which demonstrates how the most intellectual and halachic of Talmudic arguments can still teach us moral lessons. On page 24A of Masechet … Continue reading

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Hanuka Thought

The Shikkerdovid is in Israel for a “Shavua Aleph” of learning. This morning during a moment of mussar the Rabbi at Bircas Hatorah gave an interesting thought to support Beit Shammai’s opinion that we light candles starting with 8 candles … Continue reading

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