Ein Yaakov – Kiddushin 49. Torah study; Livelihood; Marriage Vows; Ten Measures of Wisdom – Speaker: Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל.
00:00 – A person who doesn’t engage in Torah study is not considered civilized.
00:52 – Someone who eats in the street is comparable to a dog.
03:08 – Livelihood: treading on bread crumbs in one’s home can cause poverty. (Pesachim 111b).
04:35 – The only thing anger achieves is illness for the one who’s habitually angry.
05:32 – The validity of a conditional marriage vow: “You are hereby sanctified to me on condition that I am a complete tzaddik” (Kiddushin 49b).
10:27 – Measures of characteristics distributed to the people of the world at the time of creation. Ten measures of wisdom were given to the world, Eretz Yisrael received nine. “The air of Eretz Yisrael makes a person wise.”
12:04 – “Ten measures of beauty were given to the world; Jerusalem received nine while the rest of the world received one” (Kiddushin 49b).
12:50 – Ten measures of wealth were given to the world, the Roman empire received nine.
14:35 – Ten measures of magic were given to the world, nine were give to Egypt.
14:53 – Nine tenths of the diseases that came to the world were given to the pig.
15:58 – Distribution of of speech: nine portions out of ten were given to women. When a man marries, he acquires his missing nine measures of speech.
17:19 – The distribution of drunkenness and sleep.
18:10 – The importance of being reserved, refined, and polite; not to reach out and grab food.
19:13 – Story of Rabbi Akiva inviting two of his students for a meal. One tried and failed to remove a cabbage leaf, so he left it. The other student was more aggressive and Rabbi Akiva scolded him. “Derech eretz (refinement of character) precedes Torah.”
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