Audio Roundup 2019:42

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by Joel Rich

What is daat? When we say a cheresh, shoteh or katan doesn’t have it, it seems like intellectual acuity. Some commentaries link daat to bechira (choice – as in eitz hadaat tov v’ra). Is it possible to have intellect without choice or choice without intellect?


I’d be interested in approximate statistics from communal Rabbis in the daat torah community – How many questions (per 100 family units with marriageable age children) do they get from working parents (fathers) whose children are in the shidduch process of the nature of “what is the appropriate trade off of my working more hours (at the cost of my timing) /delaying retiring (at the cost of my learning) in order that my son/son-in-law be able to continue full time earning for x years?” (What are the statistics on the answers)


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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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