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It is not mentioned that Rabbi Akiva mourned or reflected on the petira of his students but rather swiftly sought to rebuild. A) Did Rabbi Akiva mourn, perhaps even assume some responsibility for the void in his talmidim? B) It is not clear whether his iconic mantra v’ahavta l’reiacha kamocha was said as a result or throughout . In my small scope of vision, please be mochel, I’d expect to see it written, to learn (and no, I’m a woman and do not learn gemorah, mishnayos) that Rebbe Akiva would say he’d have an additional ways to guide his talmidim. C) It seems that Rabbi Akiva is the eternal optimist; ‘laughing’ or rather feeling a gladness at seeing the foxes at the churban because it reinforced for him the emunah of Hashem’s prophesy and promise, but nevertheless, just like a student must mourn r’l the petira of his Rebbe almost like for a father, does a Rebbe have some towards r’l a student? Yes, we can assume at times that the obvious is not written.   D) why were the students chayav misah ? Because they were on such a high madreiga? How high if they were not machshiv their colleagues, I’m assuming on a continual basis? But to emphasize the message, the lesson learned may be important to realize.   Respectfully and with appreciation, Chani

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Dear Rabbi, I applied for a job and during the interview process mentioned that my salary expectation is $100k. Today they offered me the job and mentioned that the salary is $110k which they understood was what I had mentioned in the earlier interview. I never corrected them at the time, but am wondering whether ethically I should correct them if they think I am worth offering $110k? Thank you for your consideration. Shmuel

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Can one have a chavruta partner for Torah study who is a platonic friend of the opposite sex (considering yichud laws are properly observed)?