How do we tap into the power of chiddush? The key is the first halachic obligation of a Jew in Shulchan Aruch, “Hitgaber k’ari.” Arising each morning with vigor, like a lion, will transform your day into one that is spiritually elevating and everlasting.
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Rav Akiva Eiger is assuming that the logic of the halacha that both the son and his mother are obligated to honor his father and therefore he must honor his fathers wishes first, is a mathematical equation.
Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.