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Psychology, Torah and the Daf Yomi
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Sep 22, 2023, 2:39 PM
Your True and Soul Self and God’s Unconditional Love Kiddushin 36-42
36 One-Sided Unconditional Love Our Gemara on Amud Aleph delves into the intricate relationship between God and the Jewish people, particularly when the latter stray from their divine path: תַנְיָא: ״בָּנִים אַתֶּם לַה׳ אֱלֹהֵיכֶם״, בִּזְמַן שֶׁאַתֶּם נוֹהֲגִים מִנְהַג בָּנִים – אַתֶּם קְרוּיִם...
Sep 18, 2023, 8:48 AM
True Wisdom, Respecting Pregnancy and Believing You Can Fix It Kiddushin 33-35
33 The Beginning of Wisdom Our Gemara on Amud Aleph tells us why Rabbi Yochanan would stand up and honor a gentile, elderly person: רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן הֲוָה קָאֵי מִקַּמֵּי סָבֵי דְאַרְמָאֵי. אָמַר: כַּמָּה הַרְפַּתְקֵי עֲדוֹ עֲלַיְיהוּ דְּהָנֵי. רָבָא מֵיקָם לָא קָאֵי, הִידּוּר...
Sep 13, 2023, 3:34 PM
Going Against the Tide and Challenging Your Assumptions Kiddushin 29-32
29 Going Against the Tide Our Gemara on Amud Aleph enumerates various obligations upon a father toward his son, including teaching him to swim. Rav Elyashiv (Divrei Aggadah, Devarim 14:9) asks, "Why did the rabbis specifically choose swimming when there must...
Sep 10, 2023, 8:21 AM
Forgiveness, Suspicion and Avoiding Quarrels Kiddushin 26-28 Psych of the Daf
Pinpoint Analysis Daf 26 In our Gemara on Amud Aleph, a discussion arises regarding the concept of "kinyan agav karka," which pertains to the acquisition of movable property through the acquisition of land. The question at hand is whether the...
Sep 5, 2023, 8:45 PM
Trauma Reactions and Attunment Kiddushin 22-25 Psychology of the Daf Yomi
22 Misery Loves Company Our Gemara on Amud Aleph teaches us that, although a Jewish slave often has the option to choose to continue his servitude after undergoing the ritual of having his ear pierced, there are certain situations where he...
Sep 3, 2023, 12:57 PM
Respect for Victims Self vs Other Love at First Sight Kiddushin 19-21
19 Why Can’t You Just Move On? Our Gemara on Amud Aleph addresses the exemption of a minor from capital punishment, even when they are the offender in an adultery case. Tosafos pose the question of why there should even be...
Aug 30, 2023, 2:27 PM
Freedom, Survival and the Integrated Personality Kiddushin 15-18
15 Relatively Free Our Gemara on Amud Beis delves into the status of a Jewish slave redeemed by relatives. Rabbi Yose asserts that upon redemption, the slave gains freedom. In contrast, Rabbi Akiva contends that redemption by relatives results in the...
Aug 28, 2023, 6:16 PM
Difficult Rabbinic Marriages Kiddushin 12-14 Psychology of the Daf Yomi
12 Difficult Rabbinic Marriages Our Gemara on Amud Beis sheds light on an attempt by Yehudis, the wife of Rav Chiyya, to retroactively annul her marriage through a scheme. Although her plan ultimately failed, her actions raise questions about her circumstances...
Aug 27, 2023, 2:27 PM
Fate, Marriage, Good and Evil Kiddushin 9-11
8 Disorders and Fate In our Gemara on Amud Aleph, Rav Kahana is mentioned and regarded as a "great man," emphasizing his practice of wearing a head covering. This practice reflects a broader discussion about the significance of head covering in...
Aug 17, 2023, 11:48 AM
The Indomitable Human Will Worship and Repentance Kiddushin 2-7
2 Love vs Responsibility Our Mishna on Amud Aleph delineates three methods to accomplish betrothal (Kiddushin): Via an exchange of an object of value, via a written contract, or sexual intercourse. As we have remarked numerous times, the paradigm of marriage...
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