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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 letters בגדכפת take a Dagesh Kal at the start of a word, unless they follow a word ending in אהוי. There are four major exceptions to this rule when the Dagesh Kal is there even after a word ending in אהוי, the first of which (called "Mafsik") is when the previous word had a pausal Trop note on it. So in Gen 18:5 or Jos 5:14 where the phrase means "No, ...


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See Tiferet Yisrael on Arachin 4, 1 (Boaz): שהיו להן זמירות מיוחדין לכל משנה ומשנה He says this helped them memorize the mishnayot. See also here for several more sources for a special nigun for Mishnah (the Shlah mentioned in the first post is similar, etc.).


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This is a famous disoute of the Rishonim corresponding to two versions of the Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon. To quote Wikipedia: The Iggeret exists in two recensions, a "French" and a "Spanish" recension. The "French" recension is in Aramaic, while the "Spanish" recension contains a higher proportion of Hebrew. The two recensions appear to differ on the ...


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You have several mishnayot in 1 volume. there is Kav venaki in Mir edition here, there is a new "Mishna daf leyom' with a new perush based on Bartenura. In edition Eshkol you have pocket book Mishna Bartenura and Ykar Toyt, The same in Edition Chorev (may be out of print), You have Mishna sedura (if you can read microscopic letters)


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I found this for Hebrew http://seforimcenter.com/Shisha-Sidrei-Mishnah--Complete-in-One-Volume-with-Peirush-Bartenura__p-10692.aspx and this for English http://www.amazon.com/Mishnah-New-Translation-Jacob-Neusner/dp/0300050224


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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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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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Sanhedrin: 70 | 71 | 72 ? This question highlights many very important difficulty on pshat of the Mishnayot regarding the count of Beth Din Hagadol.Let us start at the heart of the matter: Mishna Sanhedrin 1, 6: סַנְהֶדְרִי גְדוֹלָה הָיְתָה שֶׁל שִׁבְעִים וְאֶחָד, ..., שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (במדבר יא) אֶסְפָה לִּי שִׁבְעִים אִישׁ מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּמֹשֶׁה עַל ...


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פרק ב - משנה ה חִבּוּר. הִתְחִיל לְפָרֵק, אֹכֶל שֶׁהִתְחִיל בּוֹ, אֵינוֹ חִבּוּר. ‎‏ הָאֱגוֹזִים שֶׁאֲמָנָן‏ ‎‏ הָאֱגוֹזִים וְהַשְּׁקֵדִים, חִבּוּר, עַד שֶׁיְּרַסֵּס:‏ ר"ע מברטנורה הַמְחַתֵּךְ לְבַשֵּׁל. ...: הָאֱגוֹזִים שֶׁאֲמָנָן שֶׁגִּדְּלָן וְחִבְּרָן זוֹ בָזוֹ. לְשׁוֹן וַיְהִי אֹמֵן אֶת הֲדַסָּה (אֶסְתֵּר ב): ... ...


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Maybe that's why he says "שגדלן" (which otherwise seems out of place when talking about stringing things together. I mean, yeah, by doing so you're making something that's bigger, but that's not usually thought of as embiggening the nuts): to show the connection to the word in Esther which means "to embiggen" in another sense, viz to rear. Just my own ...


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The first verse is about a hair being changing. It is a case that an event occurred, like an illness. Torah describes the phenomenon and do not addresses the issues of relationship with any "mechanism". וְרָאָה הַכֹּהֵן אֶת הַנֶּגַע בְּעוֹר הַבָּשָׂר וְשֵׂעָר בַּנֶּגַע הָפַךְ לָבָן וּמַרְאֵה הַנֶּגַע עָמֹק מֵעוֹר בְּשָׂרוֹ נֶגַע צָרַעַת הוּא וְרָאָהוּ ...


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I've never learned the mishna (or maseches) in question, and am basing this solely on your description and my experience with kal-vachomer arguments elsewhere in Shas. With that caveat: The argument seems to be this: white hair, which easily renders a person tame (namely, even in the presence of other hair), nonetheless fails to render a person tame unless ...


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


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I understand that BS says that is an Issur Mar'it Ha'ayn of an Issur derabanan, that the Nochri is a Shaliach of the Israel. If the Nochri's house is not far, so in 100% people know, and will see the Nochri carries the loading of the Israel Shabboth Davka. Mar'it Haayn is not the same as Gzera. Mar'it Haayn from Issur Derabanan is not Gzera Ligzera. The ...


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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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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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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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Rav Yitchak Cohen from Yeshiva University explained this to me about 40 years ago when I asked him this question as a student in his class. He said that the purpose of the Gemarah is not to always tell you the answers. It is the questions that are the most important. The purpouse of the Gemarah is Torah Sheb'al Peh - the Oral law. In that sense, it mimicks ...



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