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Ketuvot 5a-b - Why does the day of the week matter? And fingers

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Jan 10, 2021
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Ketuvot: 5A Ketuvot: 5B 

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Why does the presentation of a berachah on Thursday of Creation affect that day of the week now? And why isn't that nichush (augury)? And what do we learn from the gemara regarding the shape of our fingers?

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