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I have an old copy of The Jewish Observer that discusses the ban. It seems a couple comments in his translation of the Talmud implied that certain sages ruled consistently in a particular fashion (e.g. stringently) because their personality inclined in that direction. Some were worried that readers would infer that the sages were allowing their personal ...


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Send an e-mail to kosherbooks@juno.com requesting the kosher book list and they will send it to you.


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As I understand it: DeRossi takes a series of statements from the Gemara (generally Aggadic, i.e. non-Halachic ones) and applied the scientific and/or historic knowledge of his time to them; some of the statements worked, and some of them didn't. And some Gemaras "just didn't make sense." (Now hundreds of years earlier, R' Sharira Gaon of Pumbedisa had ...


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I think that your question is making the assumption that people ban books with the intention of financially harming the author, which I don't think is correct. I have no sources to back this up, but the banning of books in contemporary Haredi society is as a warning to Haredim who may otherwise read them. The rabbonim who ban such literature have little ...


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My Rabbi once told me that HaRav Shach ZSWQ"L didn't like the idea of changing the Surat HaDaf of the Gemara.



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