Audio Roundup 2019:34

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by Joel Rich

The Drashot Haran (Drasha #6) posits that while HKB”H set varying “gmul” (reward) for the 613 mitzvoth, he didn’t tell us which (me-positive ones) had greater reward in order that we not focus only on those mitzvoth but rather try to do all in hopes that we include the high value targets.
It would be interesting to see what alternative rewards system a compensation consultant might come up with to support the same desired results. Of course a good consultant would tell you compensation is only a part, and often not the key driver, in the market/employee value proposition!

Community plays a large role in halacha (ex. community minhagim, rabbinic leadership acceptance of Shabbat, responsibility to educate…) Historically these started out geographically defined but seem to have morphed to include family, prior culture, geography etc. Given the proliferation of virtual communities (e.g.. Torah Musings readers) will virtual community membership also be a factor in halachic determinations?

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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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