Audio Roundup 2019:12

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by Joel Rich

We generally hold that mechila (waiver) granted by an individual (e.g., parent for child honor issue) continues unless specifically revoked. We also have a concept of it being a mitzvah to listen to the command of the niftar. Question: What if, in retrospect, one believes the niftar would have changed his mind had he fully understood the implications of his waiver. Should one still honor the waiver/request? Even prior to ptirah, if the individual cannot make his own decisions, do we follow his last wish in a similar case?

Sometimes when I listen to a shiur I think of :
Polonius. My lord, I have news to tell you.
Hamlet. My lord, I have news to tell you. When Roscius was an actor in Rome

Then I remind myself of the key to public speaking-know your audience and their level.

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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