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Ketubot 50: Age-Appropriate Curriculum

[What’s What: Usha] Also, not giving TOO much tzedakah, and the source for that. Plus, the decree that a man’s obligation to educate his son is more gentle before the child is 12, though from 12, the father should harass his son, within every inch of his life. Plus, what should be taught at the age of 6, and when kids start fasting. (Note the “neis nistar,” as we have a daf about school curricula as schools start in some US locales, a week before Israel should start, and more). Plus, how Rav provided food for some orphan girls.

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