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Brachos 14: “Wants”

In Brachos 14 there is a discussion about interruptions in the Shma.  In the middle of this discussion there is a digression about doing things prior to prayers. Rabbi Ashean (a name almost never seen in the Talmud) states: “it … Continue reading

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Miketz: Chapter 43:Who is this “guy”

In Miketz the brothers return a second time to Egypt to buy food. They bring back the money that was returned to them from their first trip which was found returned in their bags. The brothers  are nervous and their … Continue reading

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Vayeschanan: Chapter 4 verse 19: Hashem is Universal: How We Worship Differs

The Shikkerdovid always wondered about the righteus Buddist, the charitable Christian, the ethical Muslim.   SD alway felt on a viceral level that Hashem gave each group of people a method of worship.   We eat latkes on Hanuka, Italians eat Fish … Continue reading

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Temura 16: The Talmud Really Gets Human Nature

The daf 16 of Temura has a fascinating Aggaita (story, homily or parable) It speaks about how laws, legalisic logic, strignencies or halachic concetps were forgotten during the death of Moshe.  It mentions someone who helped  find them: Othniel ben … Continue reading

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Temura 14: Psalms 119 : A Time to Do for Gd

Temura 14 is a dry, esoteric discussion of personal sacrifices, communal sacrifices and temura.  All of a sudden, there is a disruption  of this discussion and the Talmud states that it is forbidden to write down the Torah Shel Baal … Continue reading

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Effectivenes: Temura daf 4-5-6

The Torah has a strange law called Temura in Leviticus 27:33. It says that one should not transfer  or exchange the holiness  animal to be offered with another animal. If does this then both animals are deemed holy. The Talmud … Continue reading

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Arachin 15: ___________________

Today , Arachin15- the person who gave the daf yomi looked at the group and said. Gentlemen today is the core learning about the evils of loshon hora. The daf goes on to describe how horrible and evil the speaking … Continue reading

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