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I have no time to read the article - and therefore do not endorse anything they write. The Rabbis instituted that Holy Books like a Sefer Torah would defile the hands. Why? Because people would keep their Teruma (tithes to be given to the Cohen) with their Holy Books. This was to prevent their Teruma from becoming Tameh (impure). The rationale was the ...


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This is a rather common expression (it appears eight times in Shas according to my search, but I know that it's very commonly found among the commentators). As you thought, בטלה refers to the subject's דעת - it means "his own intention is voided in light of everyone else's." Legally speaking, this means to say that even if a person thought to have a ...


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The עיקר תוי"ט already asks your question ibid ח: וְדִבְרֵי תֵּימַהּ הֵן, דִּבְהֶדְיָא שָׁנִינוּ בְּמִשְׁנָה ג' פֶּרֶק ב' דִּזְבָחִים חוּץ לִמְקוֹמוֹ פָּסוּל וְאֵין בּוֹ כָּרֵת‏ So it seems that the Bartenura was either badly copied or else simply used the common phrase חוץ לזמנן או חוץ למקומן "as a matter of habit". (For similar, see the עיקר ...


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You're probably thinking of the story in tractate Semachos, one of the minor tractates וכשבאו רשב״ג ורבי ישמעאל גזרו עליהם שיהרגו והיה רבי ישמעאל בוכה ור״ש אמר אברך בשתי פסיעות אתה נתן בחיקם של צדיקים ואתה בוכה [א״ל (וכי) אני בוכה על שאנו נהרגין](אלא על שאנו נהרגים) כשופכי דמים וכמחללי שבתות אמר לו שטא בסעודה היה יושב וישן ובאה אשה לשאול על נדתה על ...


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I didn't find a good source for this information, so we (at Sefaria.org) analyzed our text, did some pattern recognition, corrected by hand, double checked, and came up with an authoritative mapping between the Mishnah and the Babylonian Talmud. Line numbers here refer to the segmentation in Sefaria's online Talmud.


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The Beis Yosef (O.C. 48:1 s.v. ויש נהגין) asks this question, and answers essentially that "the world" sees that Abaya holds the Halacha is like Abba Shaul, and didn't want to change his order. Rabbi Chaim Zilberberg writes in his sefer, Darchei Chaim that he and his father would add in the opinion of the Rabbanan that argue with Abba Shaul in their own ...


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In old manuscripts of the Mishna (and in the Rambam's Haggada), the questions are actually phrased "על שם מה" not "על שום מה". Thus the "reasons" we are giving are based on the names. (See, for instance, the commentary in this Haggada.) "Sabba, why do we eat this thing called Pesach?" "Well, it's because God skipped (Pasach) over our houses when he killed ...


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According to the Mishna Sedura, the breakup is as follows: Zeraim: 75 prakim with a total of 683 mishnayot Moed: 88 prakim with a total of 681 mishnayot Nashim: 71 prakim with a total of 570 mishnayot N'zikin: 74 prakim with a total of 685 mishnayot Kodshim: 91 prakim with a total of 590 mishnayot Taharot: 126 prakim with a total of 1015 mishnayot Grand ...


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The fifth chapter of Avos says one hallmark of a chacham, wise person, is that mode al haemes, he acknowledges the truth. Rashi says this refers to someone who has erred and acknowledges a correction.


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R' Sherira Gaon in his Iggeres (p.7 and 9 here) writes that each sage had his own version of Mishnayos, and Rebbe gathered them and arranged them and decided which opinion to codify. (It is unclear if he actually re-formulated them or just arranged them.) R' Sherira writes that some Mishnayos were formulated earlier, as early as Hillel, and Rebbi himself ...


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Yes. The Life Work of Shimon haAmsoni. Aggada Insight by Rabbi Yitzchak Blau Cited in Talmud Bavli no less than four times, this braissa first appears in Pesachim (22b)See the Art Scroll page 22b3 notes 27 - 30 Shimon HaAmsuni- some say Nechemia HaAmsuni- was doresh all the ‘esem’ (the appearances of the word ‘es’) in the Torah. Upon reaching ‘Es ...


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I am not sure I would agree with the premise of the question, that the reason to mention these (two of) three things because (for Pesach) the Torah says the Lord will see the blood and not smite and because (for Matza) that it is evidence. Rather, the most immediate cause of Rabban Gamliel's opinion is the word Zeh, within the command to relate the story of ...


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Tosafot Yom Tov on Pirkei Avot 3:2:4: ועוסק כו'. שיחיד אינו רגיל להוציא ד''ת מפיו, ולפיכך לא שייך לומר אצלו ועוסק בד''ת כמו שהוא אצל שנים שהם מדברים זה עם זה: My translation / paraphrase: An individual studying alone will not verbalize words of Torah. Therefore, (I'm questioning if there is a misprint, here?) it says "He is involved (your translation says ...


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A classic ancient source that discusses the revelation of the Shechinah is the Hagada Shel Pesach. During Magid we say וּבְמֹרָא גָּדֹל - זוֹ גִלּוּי שְׁכִינָה - and with Great Fear - this refers to the Revelation of the Shechina. When one merits a revelation of the Shechina one is overcome with great awe and fear of the almighty. Some of the prophets ...


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Sorry for all the lack of memory here, but this is from a long time ago: I once heard a shiur (I think it was from R' Hershel Schachter, but I really am not sure) in which he suggested that one would begin learning Talmud at age 15 (previous clause of source in the question), and would get married when one had reached a degree of completion of his learning. ...


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Rosh HaShannah is called the birthday of the world. (HaYom haras olam...see machzor mussaf) However, the pinnacle of creation is Adam, the first man. Therefore, Rosh HaShannah is the birthday of Adam. (the world's birthday is represented by Adam's birthday.) The first three words of the pasuk (HaYotzer yachad libam...)can be translated: "The One who forms ...


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Try Aronson's "Maimonides' Introduction to His Commentary on the Mishnah" (1995).


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Besides YEZ's good sources, see Bava Kamma 94b אמר רבי יוחנן בימי רבי נשנית משנה זו with Tosafos there, and see also the last Mishna in maseches Keilim with Tosafos Rabi Akiva Eiger. Both of these sources say that Rabeinu HaKadosh redacted an older version of the mishna that was already extent. There is also a discussion in Bava Metzia 44a between Rabi ...


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Maharal in Derech HaChaim end of chapter one mentions the reason for skipping both Shimon ben Hillel and Gamliel II (diYavne) was to separate between the different types of mussar in that chapter. The chapter begins with advice for a person concerning his involvement with the world. With Rabban Gamliel begins a shift towards personal goals, so there is gap ...


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The effects are often seen and are different. In the מדבר, the presence of the Shechina was noticed when a cloud would form. In the בית המקדש it was noticeable through the steady miracles. In the Beis Din the idea is that it guides the judges. In exile, over the sick and at a large gathering, it refers to acceptance of the Tefillah. When a father smiles at ...


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The Ramchal in his book, Derech Hashem, understands the "Shechina" to be the revelation of G-d's presence. The Shechina is present in different degrees in various circumstances, including the ones you mention. The Shechinah is a perceivable phenomena. However, there are two major influences on the perception of the Shechinah: 1) The quality or degree of ...


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You can read it online for free from Scribd. You need a paid subscription to download it, but they let you preview it online without an account. It appears to be the whole thing, all 874 pages.


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Firstly the Bartenura already explains that it doesn't mean that it fills the entire house. Rather (as opposed to other cases in the Chapter) it means that the entire beehive is in the house, and it reaches from the floor to the roof. Not that it fills the entire house from wall to wall: הָיְתָה מְמַלְּאָה אֶת כָּל הַבַּיִת. שֶׁכֻּלָּהּ בְּתוֹךְ הַבַּיִת ...


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Rashash (on the mishna in the g'mara) cites a machlokes as to who has to provide the location of the divider: Rashbam says it's the seller [as do Rabenu Ger'shom on the page of the g'mara, alleged Rashi on the page of the Rif, and Nimuke Yosef], while Rambam (commentary on the mishna) says it's the buyer.


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It appears that he learned it from his teachers at the time he was learning mishnayos. Only later did he learn it from the gemara itself. Thus he credited the ones who taught him (and may have referenced the gemara). We see in the gemara that at times it credits Rav A and then quotes him as saying that he heard it from Rav B. We first give the credit to the ...


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Yes. Tosfos Yom Tov (Nazir 5:5) writes that just as earlier commentators were willing to explain the Torah according to a 'peshat' that doesn't conform with the Halakha, we may do the same when it comes to the Mishnah. More on this methodology is discussed by R. Kalman Kahane in Heker VeYiyun I, pg. 150-152 Additionally, there are also sources (Gra-related ...


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The Maharal on Avos suggests an answer that combines two of the already given ideas. Hillel and Shammai themselves only disagreed three or maybe five times. Shabbos 15a, Chagiga 2:2, Eduyos 1:2-3, Niddah 1:1) Then their students have 316 recorded disputes! The explanation for this explosion in number is given as "they did not serve their mentors" (Sanhedrin ...



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