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  •   Topics covered: Did David actually sin in the matter of Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite? If not, why does the Bible say he did? If yes, why do Rabbi Shmuel bar Nachmani and Rabbi Yonasan tell us we misunderstand …

  •   Topics covered: We are obliged to rebuke our families, communities and those in power when we perceive they are transgressing, lest we be punished for their transgressions. What if we know they won’t listen? We learn the answer to …

  •   Topics covered: Udders may be bound to dry up milk or conserve it. Which is permitted on Shabbos? Camel’s saddlecloth is unlike a donkey’s. We may lead a camel by its rope but we may not make lead a …

  •   Topics covered: Saddle vs saddlecloth vs feedbag. Which is a burden for an animal on Shabbos? What is a kal vachomer? Amulets on Shabbos only if proven effective. The incident of the poor widower who couldn’t afford a wet …

  •   Topics covered: Dedication by Keith Feldman. With what may an animal go out on Shabbos? Proper restraint vs. insufficient restraint vs. excessive restraint. The latter two create a prohibited burden for the animal. Incident of Levi ben Rav Huna …

  •   Topics covered: Rabbi Yehuda ha Nasi was the chief rabbi. Why did he defer to a student who disagreed with his ruling? Insulating cold food to keep it cold 🥶. Adding insulation for the first time on Shabbos. Introducing …

  •   Topics covered: Counting the Omer. Woolen fleece distinguished from cow hides re insulating a pot and muktzeh on Shabbos. How do we designate an otherwise prohibited object for a permitted use on Shabbos? Learn from firewood (muktzeh) which may …

  •   Topics Covered: Unstitching a neck opening or a pocket on Shabbos. Striking the final blow. Insulating a pot with dove’s wings. The Tale of Elisha, Man of Wings. Insulating with hides. Homeowner vs. craftsman. An object one is particular …

  •   Topics covered: An incident with Rabba at the home of the Exilarch. How did Rav Zeira become Rabbi Zeira? Inspirational moments from Zeira’s life: yearning for Israel, entering on a rickety bridge, learning from R’ Yochanan, humility, meticulousness in …

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