Shiur #70 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: Further discussion of when dracheha darchei noam applies, and when it does not. The Bais Yosef extends this principle from just being a tool of technical darshening, to explaining a prevalent minhag. Teshuvas HaRosh defines a crime based on an act violating darchei noam, aside from considerations of honesty and strict halachah. Invoking darchei noam as a way to address a doubt regarding how a last will is meant to be understood. Darchei noam as being equivalent to proper, upright conduct.
Citations: This shiur references the following sources: Teshuvas Radbaz III #627, found in the source packets on page 1, and Tur Choshen Mishpat, siman 99, found in the source packets on pages 2-3, and Teshuvas Noda BiYehuda Mahadura Tinyana Even HaEzer, siman 79, found in the source packets on pages 3-4.Download Audio File Download PDF