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First, it may not be valid to assume that creation was bound by the laws of science as we now understand them. Why should we assume that the very first plants grew by photosynthesis in the same way that plants do now? Or if we do, why not assume that the primordial light created on the first day was enough to produce this effect? But setting all that ...


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The Mishna on Megilla 28a rules that a destroyed synagogue retains holiness, and if grasses grew on it they should not be picked because they add to the feeling of despair. (The subsequent Gemara on 29b discusses picking the grasses and leaving them there, though the Rambam (Perush HaMishna 3:4) and the Mishna Berura (OC 151 sk 29) both understand this to be ...


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The word שחת means produce of wheat or barley cut from stalks of grain which have not yet grown fully - see Rashi in Avodah Zora 20b. However, at the top of Daf 71a it says that there are several stages of growth of the grain: 1) חשרשה (when the planted grain takes root). 2) אגם (when the grain has grown enough so that the top of the stalk can be bent down ...



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