Audio Roundup 2017:9

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by Joel Rich

I’ve always wondered about the underlying seeming discontinuity in treating a safeik in a kavua (doubt generated in its original location) as 50/50, whereas any other safeik gets adjudicated based on statistical majority (the whole 10 stores thing). I’m wondering if this might have anything to do with behavioral economics heuristics (Kahnemann/Tversky, et al). I have some thoughts on the matter and would be interested in hearing from others.
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Has any shul announced that one should not get up and walk to the pushke during Vayivrech but only set aside money for tzedakah then? (or have the gabbai walk around then)

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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