Monthly Archives: May 2017

My Idiot Kid: Parenting lessons from Bava Basra 126b

Today’s have has the strangest lesson in child rearing. The Mishna on 126B starts with statements : If a man would make about the status of his son, ie John my first born son does not take a double portion … Continue reading

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A Shikkerdovid Mother’s Day Thought-from Bava Basra

As we near the end of Bava Basra in Day yomi, we are learning the chapter of inheritances known as “Yash Nochlin” or “these are the inheritances’. As it sounds it sets out the laws of inheritances. The mishna states … Continue reading

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Emor-the Malformed Cohen and Ishbitz

The parsha of Emor presents a real problem for our sensitivity. The Torah tells us that if a Cohen has various deformities, ie broeken limbs, or distorted eyes or head, that Kohen cannot serve and bring sacrifices. He can eat … Continue reading

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Kodashim and the Hardest Lesson to Learn from the Ishbitz

In this week’s parsha, Kedoshim, we learn the hardest lesson, pure faith and reliance on GD. The parsha says, “You shalll be holy because I am holy.” The Ishbitzer cites a Talmudic passage from Chullin discussing non kosher birds. They … Continue reading

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