Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Negi'ah; Touching on Related Subjects As Well: Video and Audio

Shiur at the MTA field day at Camp Monroe, 24 Iyar 5775. Since the shiur took place outdoors, the video is poor quality, but the audio is fine.

Audio MP3

Updated: A better audio, courtesy of Ari Brandwein:

Improved Audio


  1. I don't understand your reference of Ahava from the Arabic HAV.
    Didn't Hebrew exist before the world was created, certainly before Arabic.

    Furthermore, I don't get your Mashal of eating in the restaurant alone.
    Of course I would rather partake of my victuals with someone else, but if I am starving, and I have no mutual outlet, it may not be the best meal of my life - but I will be satiated.

  2. 1. Aramaic, not Arabic. As they are very close cognates, they can be cross-referenced. It might even be actually Hebrew - see Bereishis 11:4, 11:7, 29:21 and many other places.

  3. 2. Of course you will be satiated - but there are so many other nuances that you will not experience. I just did a google search on "Why don't people eat in restaurants alone" and so many results are people trying to explain why it's OK to eat alone - the obvious point is that they are on the defensive because they are running counter to the norm.