Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rabbi Avraham Eliyahu Kaplan zt"l’s “Be-Ikvot ha-Yirah”: Steps Toward the Fear of Heaven – Tradition Online


Erev Rosh HaShanah is a good time to finally share Rabbi Dr. Hillel Goldberg shlita's full translation of B'Ikvos HaYirah. My partial translation is towards the end of https://www.aishdas.org/rygb/raek.htm. Of course, for those whose Hebrew is proficient, nothing beats the original at http://www.aishdas.org/raek/yirah.pdf.

Avraham Eliyahu Kaplan’s “Be-Ikvot ha-Yirah”: Steps Toward the Fear of Heaven – Tradition Online

















Rischa D'Araisa Season 6 Episode 4: Attaching Yourself to Today's Baalei Ra'asan: Following the Escape Route of Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi to Chayim Tovim Amiti'im


מַכְרִיז רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן: הִזָּהֲרוּ מִזְּבוּבֵי (שֶׁל) בַּעֲלֵי רָאתָן. רַבִּי זֵירָא לָא הֲוָה יָתֵיב בְּזִיקֵיהּ. רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר לָא עָיֵיל בְּאֻהְלֵיהּ. רַבִּי אַמֵּי וְרַבִּי אַסִּי לָא הֲווֹ אָכְלִי מִבֵּיעֵי דְּהָהִיא מְבוֹאָה. רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בֶּן לֵוִי מִיכְרָךְ בְּהוּ וְעָסֵיק בַּתּוֹרָה. אָמַר: ״אַיֶּלֶת אֲהָבִים וְיַעֲלַת חֵן״, אִם חֵן מַעֲלָה עַל לוֹמְדֶיהָ, אַגּוֹנֵי לָא מַגְּנָא

Kesubos 77b:

Rabbi Yoḥanan would announce: Be careful of the flies found on those afflicted with ra’atan, as they are carriers of the disease. Rabbi Zeira would not sit in a spot where the wind blew from the direction of someone afflicted with ra’atan. Rabbi Elazar would not enter the tent of one afflicted with ra’atan, and Rabbi Ami and Rabbi Asi would not eat eggs from an alley in which someone afflicted with ra’atan lived. Conversely, Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi would attach himself to them and study Torah, saying as justification the verse: “The Torah is a loving hind and a graceful doe” (Proverbs 5:19). If it bestows grace on those who learn it, does it not protect them from illness?

Rischa D'Araisa Season 6 Episode 4:

Attaching Yourself to Today's Baalei Ra'asan:

Following the Escape Route of Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi to Chayim Tovim Amiti'im

https://jewishpodcasts.fm/yeshivaofnewark/42658

Friday, September 23, 2022

Nachas Note

From a correspondent who over the course of the years has let me know when there were gaps in the yerushalmionline.org series to fill them (this note went on to list one last gap!):

First, שבת שלום וכתיבה וחתימה טובה.

Second, just wanted to let you know that thanks to you, I'm just about ready to finish Yerushalmi and am planning on making my siyum Shabbos Chol HaMoed. I couldn't have done it without the tapes and I enjoyed your analysis.  After four years, I feel like I've come to know the men in the shiur (like Dr. Spindel and Mr. Zuger) even though I've never met them.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Brocho of Zichronos

The תפלות of ימים נוראים with examples of redundancies and how to understand them.

A discussion of the themes of זכרונות.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Introduction to Tefillos of Yomim Noro'im and the Theme of Rosh HaShanah

A discussion of the תפלות of ימים נוראים with examples of redundancies and how to understand them.
Also a discussion of the theme of מלכויות.