The oath the fetus takes before birth, and recognizing potential

Shiur #94 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verses 4:1-4. Further discussion of the reason why the fetus is taught all the Torah, and then made to forget it. Discussion of the oath the fetus is required to take before birth. The importance of having an accurate appreciation of one’s potential. A deceased Rebbe receives credit for positive contributions of his adult students, and blame for the negative conduct of his adult students. The influence of an elementary school Rebbe in forming his students’ desire to learn and to be observant.

Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur: Bnei Yisos’char, ma’amarei Chodesh Sivan, ma’amar alef, mahus haChodesh, found in the source packets on page 1, and Gemara Niddah 30b, found in the source packets on pages 1-2, and Aruch laNer Niddah 30b, found in the source packets on pages 2-4.

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