Saturday, August 1, 2009

8 of 613

In Parshas Eikev we have 8 of the 613 Mitzvos.

The first 2 of these 8 are to avoid all forms of idol worship & their accessories such as
- the gold plating of a tree used for idol worship.

- don't use the branches of such a tree for firewood.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Daf 99. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. At what point is a borrower considered responsible ?

A. From Meshicha or another kinyan ---
Q. What are the 3 ways to acquire or rent a field ?

A. Money , shtar or chazaka.

Q. If someone ate Teruma by mistake he needs to pay for it plus another 1/5 , what if he destroyed it ?
A. Then he does not pay the extra fifth.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daf 98. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. When can a persons lack of knowledge cost him money ?

A. If someone claims you owe him 100 & you admit to 50 for sure but you are unsure of the rest , because you cannot swear he would have to pay.

Q. How can one be made to swear regarding that which he would not have been obligated in ?

A. By rolling one unto another.

Q. Who holds when there is a sofek by monetary matters that we should divide ?
A. Sumchos.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

To Sum Up

What was the name of the Prophet , kohen , leader who was killed that we mention many times in the Kinos ?

The name means - Remember Hashem.
That is the bottom line which says it all. !
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 14:50:48 EDT
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Subject: THE BRICK



Subject: THE BRICK
Sun, 3 May 2009 14:03:17 +0400


The Brick!!!

Read this today and
don't delete it
 even if
you are too busy!! You'll




A young and successful
executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was
watching for kids darting out from between parked
cars and slowed down


when he thought he saw
something. As his car passed, no children appeared.
Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door!
He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to
the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry


then jumped out of the
car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up


a parked car shouting,
'What was that all about and who are you? Just what
the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that
brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why
did you do it?' The young boy was a pologetic.
'Please, mister...please, I'm sorry but I didn't
know what else to do,' He pleaded. 'I threw the
brick because no one else would stop...' With tears
dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth
pointed to a spot just around a parked car. 'It's my
brother, 'he said 'He rolled off the curb and fell
out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him


Now sobbing, the boy
asked the stunned executive, 'Would you please help
me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and
he's too heavy for me.'


Moved beyond words,
the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling
lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the
handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took=2 0
out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh
scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything
was going to be okay. 'Thank you and may God bless
you,' the grateful child told the stranger. Too
shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy!
push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk
toward their home.


It was a long, slow
walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very
noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair
the dented side door. He kept the dent there to
remind him of this message: 'Don't go through life
so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to
get your attention!' God whispers in our souls and
speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have
time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's
our choice to listen or


Thought for the


If God had a
refrigerator, your picture would be on


If He had a wallet,
your photo would be in


He sends you flowers
every spring.


He sends you a sunrise
every morning Face it, friend - He is crazy about


Send this to every
'beautiful person' you wish to


God didn't promise
days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun
without rain, but He did promise strength for the
day, comfort for the tears, and light for the


Read this line very
slowly and let it sink


If God brings you to
it, He will bring you through


Pass this message to
seven people except you and


You will receive a
miracle tomorrow ( just do


&nb sp;




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Daf 97. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. What if a cat was killed by a gang of mice or because it ate too many of them ?

A. Its the fault of the cat & we do not pay its owner.
Q. What if the owner came to help load ?
A. There is an exemption.

Q. What if he came to see that they don't overload ?
A. No exemption.

Q. What if someone claims- you owe me money & the respose is - I don't know ?
R. Huna & R. Yehuda - he has to pay.
R. Nachman & R. Yochanon - no.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Daf. 96. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. From when is a borrower obligated to feed the animal ?

A. From when he does Meshicha.

Q. If he borrowed an animal just so that he would appear to be wealthy is that called borrowing ?

A. It is a question ...
Q. What if the owner sent a shliach along to represent him ?

A. There is a dispute.

Q. Is a husband considered as a borrower or a renter of his wifes properties ?
A. Neither , he is considered as a buyer.
Q. What if the animal gets weak because the borrower did not feed it well , does he pay for that loss ?

A. Yes.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Daf 95. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. Is it better to receive definite payment of the basic principal amount up front or to have a chance to receice doulble later on ?

A. 'A' is better.
Q. If a shomer was negligent while the owner was with him is he exempt ?
A. There is a dispute & we pasken yes. See Tosfos.


Q. What are the 2 points that we conclude that we refute Rav Hamnuna ?

A. 1- even if the owner was working someplace else for the borrower there is an exemption.
2- and he does not need to be involved the whole time.


Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daf 94. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. When do we say that a person can make an agreement that goes against the regular Torah rules & it can be binding ?

A. When it pertains to monetary issues.
Q. What if someone made an impossible condition that sounds like a joke ?

A. R. Yehuda ben Teima says we ignore it.

Q. How can a person borrow an item & yet not be responsible for what happens to that item ?

A. If at the same time or before he had the owner also involved in helping him.

Q. Why would we say - the Torah speaks the way people talk - when the Torah is the guide to how we should speak ?

A. We learn how important it is to follow the custom when it is not against the Torah.
Q. What is meant by - they said in Maarova ?

Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.

Daf 93. Taste of Daf Quiz

Q. How can a person give up his rights to eat while working ?
A. By being mochel.

Q. What if he is only a watchman is he entitled to eat ?
A. Yes by law of custom.
Q. Why is not as a regular worker ?

A. It is a question whether he is considered as doing an action.
Q. What do we advise a watchman of a few fields ?

A. Let him eat a little from each one not only from one.
Q. Which of the 4 shomrim would always swear ?

A. Shomer Chinom
Q. Which one needs to pay ?
A. A borrower.
Q. What if an armed robber came but the shepherd was also armed , is the shepherd blamed ?
A. No. Because we don't expect him to be as reckless as the robber.
Q. What if the shepherd started insulting the robber do we blame him ?

A. Yes.
Now may be a good time for a gem of Torah study.