Shiur #82 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: Mishlei verse 3:27. Further examples of the halachic application of “al timna tov” – the prohibition of needlessly withholding kindness from others. Discussion of the importance of having lofty goals, of having great aspirations, and the dangers of putting mental mechitzos between myself and the more righteous Jew. Discussion of the meaning of a siyum masechta. The episode of Shlomo HaMelech ruling on the identity of the mother of the disputed child and its connection to this verse of “al timna tov.”
Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur: Rambam Hilchos S’chirus 5:5, found in the source packets on page 1, and Teshuvas Meishiv Davar, 2nd chelek, 92nd siman, found in the source packets on pages 1-2, and Ha’amek Sha’alah, she’iltah 171, found in the source packets on pages 3-4 (beginning at the bottom left of page 3, at VeYesh LiHavi Ra’ayah.)Download Audio File Download PDF