Saturday, November 3, 2018


from nov 5 to nov 20 i will be staying in Boro Park visiting family


  1. Daf hayomi Menachoth 83b-84a
    For it was taught: If the Omer-offering was offered from the old produce it is valid, and so, too, if the Two Loaves were offered from the old produce they are valid, save that the precept has not been duly performed; the Omer-offering-for it is written, Thou shalt bring for the meal-offering of thy first-fruits [Lev. II, 14] that is, even from the store-room [lit., the upper-room, the attic, i.e., produce from the previous year that has been stored up]; and the Two Loaves-for it is written, Out of your dwellings [ibid. XXIII, 17], but not from [the produce grown] outside the Land; Out of your dwellings, even from the store-room. But has not a deduction already been drawn [from that expression] [The expression ‘out of your dwellings’ is in the first place interpreted to exclude the produce grown outside Palestine, how then can it be interpreted a second time to include the old produce]? The verse reads, Ye shall bring [Lev. XXIII, 17] even from the store-room. But is not this [latter expression] required to teach that every other offering that you make of a similar kind shall be like this! If for this only the verse should have read, Thou shalt bring; why does it say, Ye shall bring? You can therefore draw two deductions therefrom. But is it not written, The first? That is only a recommendation [Nevertheless if old produce was used it is valid]. But does it not say. New [Ibid. XXIII, 16]?
    I support the practices of the sages from Jericho earlier in the Gamara. I support the interpretation of “Out of your dwellings” to dwellings in Israel and not in Boro Park, meaning no law of חדש in Boro Park.
    “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you enter the land that I am giving to you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. He shall elevate the sheaf before the Lord for acceptance in your behalf; the priest shall elevate it on the day after the sabbath. On the day that you elevate the sheaf, you shall offer as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb of the first year without blemish. The meal offering with it shall be two-tenths of a measure of choice flour with oil mixed in, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord; and the libation with it shall be of wine, a quarter of a hin. Until that very day, until you have brought the offering of your God, you shall eat no bread or parched grain or fresh ears [i.e., of the new crop]; it is a law for all time throughout the ages in all your settlements בכל משבתיכם”(Leviticus 23:9-14).

  2. Will u be giving any shiurim whilst in brooklyn, i will coming in from toronto to sell my stuff and would love to hear you talk
    You have similar shitos to my rebbe RABBI sholomo miller

  3. Have a very pleasant stay

  4. Daf Hayomi Menachoth 87a:
    R. JOSE SON OF R. JUDAH SAYS etc., R. Johanan [Sh. Mek. Raba] raised the question. If a man consecrated it [sc. wine with scum] does he incur stripes for consecrating a blemished thing or not? Since it is unfit it is like a blemished animal; or [shall we say that the prohibition of] a blemished thing applies only to animals? This question remains undecided.
    Our Rabbis taught: Rams [were brought] from Moab, lambs from Hebron, calves from Sharon, and doves from the Royal Mountain [lit., the mountain of the King, i.e., the hill-country of Judea]. R. Judah said, One should bring lambs whose height was equal to their breadth [According to another reading: רחבים שגביהן whose backs are broad]. Raba son of R. Shila said, What is the reason for R. Judah's view? For it is written, “So rain shall be provided for the seed with which you sow the ground, and the bread that the ground brings forth shall be rich and fat. Your livestock, in that day, shall graze in broad pastures כר נרחב; (Isaiah 30:23) It is written, “Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen, Who shall never be silent By day or by night. O you, the Lord’s remembrancers המזכירים [i.e., the watchmen just mentioned.], Take no rest אל דמי לכם.” What do they say? Raba son of R. Shila said. [They say,] “You will surely arise and take pity on Zion, for it is time to be gracious to her; the appointed time has come.” (Psalms 102:14) R. Nahman b. Isaac said, [They say,] “The Lord rebuilds Jerusalem; He gathers in the exiles of Israel” (Ibid 147:2). And what did they say before this [sc. before the destruction of Jerusalem]? Raba son of R. Shila said, [They used to say.] “For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His seat.” (Ibid. 132:13).
    My opinion is that a person that brings wine, part of his sacrifice in the Holy Temple, that has scum mixed in, does not incur stripes since bad wine is not as bad as a blemished animal. We live in times of prosperity with Israeli animals, grains, fruits and vegetables and cheese etc rich and fat, of phenomenal quality. The angels watching over us are saying that the appointed time has come.

  5. Torah thought on תולדת
    “But the children struggled in her womb, and she said, If so, why do I exist? למה זה אנכי She went to inquire of the Lord, and the Lord answered her, Two nations are in your womb, Two separate peoples shall issue from your body; One people shall be mightier than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.” (Genesis 25:22-23)
    Rebekah had a most difficult pregnancy, she prayed to God and she went to seek prophecy on what be the outcome. Looks to me that she kept her pain and worries to herself, meaning not telling Isaac. Isaac prayed so much for the pregnancy. According to the רמבן she wished to die.
    רמב"ן בראשית כ"ה כ"ב
    והנכון בעיני כי אמרה אם כן - יהיה לי למה זה אנכי - בעולם, הלואי אינני, שאמות או שלא הייתי, כטעם כאשר לא הייתי אהיה (איוב י יט):
    “Had I been as though I never was, Had I been carried from the womb to the grave.” (Job 10:19).
    My theory is that God created men with huge desires for a woman (sex) and for food (a good dish etc).
    “When some time had passed, Abimelech king of the Philistines, looking out of the window, saw Isaac fondling his wife Rebekah.” (Genesis 26:8). I say that this was before Esau and Jacob. Isaac fondled Rebekah because it stimulated him etc. Isaac had a strong desire for sex.
    “Isaac favored Esau because he had a taste for game [lit. game was in his mouth], but Rebekah favored Jacob” (Genesis 25:28).
    I say that Isaac very much enjoyed a good dish dinner. “Take your gear, your quiver and bow, and go out into the open and hunt me some game. Then prepare a dish for me such as I like, and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my innermost blessing before I die.” (Genesis 27:3-4).
    This is how God created men to love to fondle etc a woman and to eat a good dish. The world has sex and good food etc. Rebekah went, maybe to Abraham, maybe to Shem, to unload her pain etc. Isaac would never understand Rebekah wishing to die. Follow, Eddie, Yehoshua etc?

  6. Well, I agree with the the nature of (straight) man but how did you derive this about Isaac?

  7. Eddie says “Well, I agree with the nature of (straight) man but how did you derive this about Isaac?” Thanks for your comment. Yes I was from very early seeking …women…and eating well. I thank God over and over for His making me as I am. I’m so glad with my wife Yemima…and I do eat extremely well, thank you God. I’ll know Thursday, maybe, if SCOTUS will give me docket number.
    “And the Lord God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; and He brought her to the man. Then the man said, This one at last Is bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh. This one shall be called Woman אשה, For from man מאיש was she taken. Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:22-24).
    “The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden, to till it and tend it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; but as for the tree of knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.” (Genesis 2:15-17).

  8. Eddie says “Well, I agree with the nature of (straight) man but how did you derive this about Isaac?”
    “Isaac then brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he took Rebekah as his wife. Isaac loved her, and thus found comfort after his mother’s death.” (Genesis 24:67).
    Isaac loved Rebekah after he brought her into the tent…fondled etc. Rebekah…
    Adam, too, loved Chava after “He brought her to the man” fondled etc Chava…
    “You shall not judge unfairly: you shall show no partiality; you shall not take bribes, for bribes blind the eyes of the discerning and upset the plea of the just.” (Deuteronomy 16:19).
    I heard that Isaac took bribe from Esau when “Isaac favored Esau because he had a taste for game [lit. game was in his mouth].” This lead to When Isaac was old and his eyes were too dim to see, he called his older son Esau and said to him, My son. He answered, Here I am. (Genesis 27:1). This is “bribes blind the eyes of the discerning,” namely Isaac.
    “Then she put in the hands of her son Jacob the dish and the bread that she had prepared. He went to his father and said, Father. And he said, Yes, which of my sons are you? Jacob said to his father, I am Esau, your first-born; I have done as you told me. Pray sit up and eat of my game, that you may give me your innermost blessing.” (Ibid 17-19). This is “upset the plea of the just,” namely Jacob.

  9. boropark is almost all chassidic. enjoy the change of minhagim etc. its nice experience

  10. Who said that about bribes? Kli yakar says he was blinded because of his love for esav.
    Not sure you can project your own desires on Isaac. Having said that, the commentators say Yosef was young and had fashionable haircut.

  11. Why are u comparing him to Rav Shlomo???

  12. Torah thought on Parshat ויצא.
    “But Laban said to him, If you will indulge me [lit. If I have found favor in your eyes] I have learned by divination נחשתי that the Lord has blessed me on your account. And he continued, Name the wages due from me, and I will pay you. But he [Jacob] said, You know well how I have served you and how your livestock has fared with me. For the little you had before I came has grown to much, since the Lord has blessed you wherever I turned. And now, when shall I make provision for my own household?” (Genesis 30:27-29).
    Midrash Rabbah - Genesis LXXIII:8
    “ ‘and Laban said unto him: if now I have found favor in thine eyes-I have observed the signs’ (XXX, 27)-‘I have tested and probed, and found that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake’ (ib). ‘and he said: appoint me thy wages’ (ib. 28): declare a fixed wage. ‘for it was little מעט which thou hadst before I came, and it hath increased abundantly’ (ib. 29 f.). R. Judah b. R. Simon said in the name of Hezekiah: מעט means seventy [seventy head of cattle and sheep]; מעט is said here, while elsewhere it says, Few מעט in number (Deut. XXVI, 5)[The reference is to those who went down into Egypt]: just as there seventy are meant, so here too it means seventy. ‘and the lord hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned ‘(XXX, 30). Wherever the righteous go a blessing accompanies them. Isaac went down to Gerar, and a blessing followed him, as it says, ‘And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him’ (Gen. XXVI, 12). Joseph went down to Potiphar, and a blessing followed him, as it says, ‘And the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake ‘(ib. XXXIX, 5). Jacob went down to Laban and a blessing followed him, as it says, ‘and the lord hath blessed thee whithersoever I turned [lit. at my feet]. ‘and now when shall I provide for mine own house also’ (XXX, 30)? Reuben requires a house, Simeon requires a house.”
    Jacob travels from Israel to Haran. Wow, Laban’s wealth in terms of heads of cattle, sheep etc greatly multiples. There is a principle of economics, which Trump supports and so do I, that globalization and world trade greatly increases wealth, the environment and technology for everyone.

  13. More on globalization and world trade greatly increases wealth, improves the environment and generates new technology for everyone.
    Shabbat 33b
    “Since a miracle has occurred, said he, let me go and amend something, for it is written, “Jacob arrived safe שלם in the city of Shechem which is in the land of Canaan—having come thus from Paddan-aram—and he encamped before the city ויחן את פני העיר.” (Genesis 33:18). Which Rab interpreted. Bodily whole [sound], financially whole, and whole in his learning. and he encamped before the city ויחן את פני העיר Rab said: He instituted coinage for them [in place of barter]. Samuel said: He instituted markets for them; R. Johanan said: He instituted baths for them.”
    Wow Jacob instituted coinage in place of barter! Wow Jacob instituted markets for them and baths. The people of Shechem thought Jacob generous etc
    רש"י בראשית פרק ל"ד כ"א
    שלמים - בשלום ובלב שלם:
    והארץ הנה רחבת ידים - כאדם שידו רחבה וותרנית, כלומר לא תפסידו כלום, פרקמטיא הרבה באה לכאן ואין לה קונים:
    Trump always wants trade where both parties benefit. Laban and the people of Shechem knew that they benefited tremendously from Jacob. Jews throughout history benefited foreign countries, eg Spain. When the foreign country cut ties with us Jews, they went into poverty, as did Spain. Laban too went in poverty.
    Midrash Rabbah - Genesis LXXIV:16
    “ ‘Early in the morning, Laban kissed his sons and daughters and bade them good-by; then Laban left on his journey homeward’ (Genesis 32:1), that is, to his misery [poverty]. This teaches that robbers entered his house and made merry all that night.”

  14. He is a gadol of similar caliber, and sadly both are loosers, although rav shlomo had a beautiful voice


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