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Opposites in Marriage and Don’t Get Hit With a Big Bill Bava Metzia 85-88

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Dayyenu, Contracting with God and More Bava Metzia 79-81

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Shabbos Neurosis, The Right to Complain and More Bava Metzia 75-78

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Mouse Psychology, Paradox and Torah Bava Metzia 40-42

11.04.2024 10

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Special Eclipse Edition Psychology of the Daf

08.04.2024 40

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Sarcasm in the Torah, God in Search of Man and Rebuke Bava Metzia 29-31

07.04.2024 30

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Taming the Beast, Attitude and Fringe Benefits Bava Metzia 5-7

07.03.2024 20

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Is It Allowed to Abuse an Android and Other Matters Bava Kamma 91-94

91 Is It Morally Proper to Abuse a Robot? Our Gemara on Amud Aleph references the principle that once a defendant is convicted for a capital...

04.02.2024 20

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Stigma, Transition and Rav Yosef’s Reward Bava Kamma 84-87

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The Tzaddik in This World, Real Mitzvah and Panic Attacks Bava Kamma 77-80

77 Redeeming the Impure Our Gemara on Amud Aleph discusses the susceptibility of a Red Heifer to become impure (something that only applies to a...

21.01.2024 30

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Change, Rationalizations and Modesty Bava Kama 67-69

10.01.2024 20

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Desires, Admissions and Gut Renovation Bava Kamma 63-66

07.01.2024 30

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Shared Responsibility, Is Good, Good Enough? and Predictions Bava Kama 53-55

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Fines, You Don’t Own Your Wife, and Animal Intelligence Bava Kamma 42-45

17.12.2023 20

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The Optics of Retaliation, and Toxic Waste and Toxic Anger Bava Kama 27-31

03.12.2023 20

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Inspiration, L’shon Hora, Arrogance and Decency Bava Kamma 14-17

19.11.2023 30

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Behavior, Intention and Moral Choices Bava Kama 4-7

4 An Ox-y-Moron In our Gemara on Amud Aleph, an intriguing expression is employed to delineate the liabilities incurred by an ox that gores, as...

07.11.2023 10

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Attitudes and Cognitions, and plowing through the Talmud Bava Kama 2-3

2 The Attitudes, Behaviors and Cognitions that Lead to Sin Our Gemara begins by describing four principal kinds of damages: מַתְנִי’...

05.11.2023 20

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The Power of Repair and the Benefits of Marriage Kiddushin 78-82

78 The Power of Repair Our Gemara on Amud Beis references the principle that only kings from the Davidic lineage were granted the privilege of...

31.10.2023 10

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Attachment to Old Follies Kiddushin 74-77

74 Taking in the Flow Our Gemara on amud aleph discusses a legal process that seems odd and unfair. In certain situations, where there is strong...

29.10.2023 20

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Emotional Check Engine Light Kiddushin 71-73

71 Check Engine Light Our Gemara on Amud Aleph discusses the protocol for reading the Tetragrammaton. Although it is spelled with the letters Yud,...

25.10.2023 20

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Jewishness, Balance and Projection Kiddushin 68-70

68 What Makes a Jew Jewish? Our Gemara on Amud Beis discusses the status of a child born from a Gentile father and Jewish mother. The child is not...

22.10.2023 20

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Repent Before You Die, Self-Deception and Universal Matzah Kiddushin 64-67

64 Dying Regrets  Our Gemara on Amud Aleph makes an assertion that a person is much more likely to tell the truth when he is on his deathbed....

17.10.2023 6

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The Power of Repentance, Patriarchal Torah Observance Kiddushin 61-63

61 Beyond Forgiveness: The Power of Repentance Our Gemara on amud beis raises various proofs to Rabbi Meir’s position that legal conditions for...

15.10.2023 20

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Fighting Domestic Terror

I am a coward. When I read the stories about grandmothers bravely fighting off terrorists, or Holocaust stories of people enduring death marches,...

11.10.2023 10

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Responsibility and Authority, Faith versus Effort Kiddushin 57-60

57 With Privilege Comes Responsibility In our Gemara on Amud Aleph, Rabbi Akiva’s renowned derasha asserts that when the Torah adds ״את״...

06.10.2023 20

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Obsessive Thinking, Legalities and Motivations in Mitzvos Kiddushin 54-56

54 Avoiding Obsessing Over Mitzvos In our Gemara on Amud Aleph, we encounter a compelling argument regarding the use of Temple vestments by a...

05.10.2023 10

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Motivation for Mitzvos and True Wisdom Kiddushin 50-53 Psychology of the Daf Yomi

50 Religion Without Resentment Our Gemara on Amud Aleph discusses that when someone prefers to bring an offering, if he wants to reneg, the Jewish...

03.10.2023 20

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Spiritual Food and Marrying Up Kiddushin 47-49

47 Spiritual Food This daf continues the halakhic discussion of betrothal using money forgiven from a loan. As we explained on Daf 46, a woman...

29.09.2023 10

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Divine Justice and Mercy, Pedagogy and Shammai and Hillel Kiddushin Daf 43-46

43 Repentance: The Ball is in your Court In previous dappim, we learned that except in unusual circumstances, “אין שליח לדבר...

26.09.2023 10

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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...

22.09.2023 10

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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: ...

18.09.2023 20

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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....

13.09.2023 10

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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...

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