Audio Roundup 2022:44

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by Joel Rich

R’YBS-Man’s years are seventy years, and with strength, eighty years.: This verse may be extrapolated to mean the following. Some people live to be 70, but if they have the courage (“‘with strength!’), they will live to be 80. This courage manifests itself in being able to accept one’s age. It takes fortitude to carry on and continue to study tora , even though many human functions are negatively affected by age. If an old man ignores his pain and studies Torah, then old age will be a much more pleasant experience than that enjoyed by contemporary man

Would studying secular studies for a minimum number of hours violate a torah or rabbinic prohibition? If so, which? (Let’s start with the secular studies of math, science and English).

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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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