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Kiddushin 26

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 6, 2016 | כ״ז באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

Land and movable property each have different mechanisms by which they can be acquired.  The methods and their derivation are discussed.

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Kiddushin 27

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 7, 2016 | כ״ח באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

Details regarding how and when and kinyan agav can be effected.  This is a case where one acquired land at the same time as he is acquiring movable property and he can acquire the land and automatically the movable items are acquired also even though the method by which he acquired the land is not…

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Kiddushin 28

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 8, 2016 | כ״ט באדר ב׳ תשע״ו

When one is obligated to swear about something, we can have him swear about something else that if it stod on its own, he would not be obligated to swear.  What is the derivation of this law and in what cases does it apply?  Items acquired through bartering are discussed.  Can this be done with money?  Produce?…

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Kiddushin 30

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 10, 2016 | ב׳ בניסן תשע״ו

What are the ideals ages when a child will listen to his parents?  Is a grandfather obligated to teach his grandson Torah?  Different drashot are extrapolated on the word “Veshinantam” relating to what and how one should learn Torah.  Drashot are also brought that teach that learning Torah is meant as protection from the evil…

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Kiddushin 31

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 11, 2016 | ג׳ בניסן תשע״ו

Is there a difference between and man and woman in terms of their obligation to honor their parents?  How is the commandment to honor your parents linked to the commandment to honor God? The story of Dama ben Netina and others who fulfilled the mitzva of respecting their parents is brought.  Some are praised and…

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Kiddushin 32

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 12, 2016 | ד׳ בניסן תשע״ו

How does one honor a parent in death?  What is the difference between fear and honor of parents?  Is the financial responsibility also on the child?  Or is one to take money from the parent?  If a parent or a teacher or a nasi or a king is willing to forego respect for him/herself, can he/she?…

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Kiddushin 33

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 13, 2016 | ה׳ בניסן תשע״ו

The commandment to honor your elders – does this mean someone who is old or someone who is learned and old or just someone who is learned (even if they are not old)?  Does it apply to non-Jews?  Does one need to interrupt his work to stand for an elder?  Does one need to spend…

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Kiddushin 34

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 14, 2016 | ו׳ בניסן תשע״ו

Women are exempt from time bound positive commandments and obligated in non time bound commandments.  However there are a lot of exceptions to the rule.  The derivations of these laws and their exceptions are brought.  But what is really going on here behind the discussions of the derivations?  Why are women exempt from some mitzvot…

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Kiddushin 35

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 15, 2016 | ז׳ בניסן תשע״ו

The discussion of how to derive from the Torah that women are obligated in non time bound positive commandments and exempted from time bound ones is continued.  The gemara then brings 3 different sources for why women are obligated in negative commandments and has a discussion explaining the differences between all 3 and why they are each necessary.…

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Kiddushin 37

By Michelle Cohen Farber / April 17, 2016 | ט׳ בניסן תשע״ו

Which mitzvot are only to be done in Israel and which ones also outside of Israel?  Since there are many mitzvot in the Torah that say “when you come into the land” and yet some of them are not dependent on whether or not one is living in Israel, there are varying opinions on how…

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