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Rabbi Gamliel was not the best rabbi of all time. I do not know of any Rabbi who has ever been given that title, except from sub sects of Judaism who might venerate one Rabbi over another. Many Rabbis are given pinnacle accolades, declaring that without them the nation would be lost, or after them there was a great reduction of some kind. However, being ...


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There are 4192 Mishnayos. Source: The back of the משניות set that's called משנה סדורה. See this online downloadable version.


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The answer to your first question about the meaning of the expression "sowing" can be found in Rashi in the gemara Bechoros 22a (fruits of my learning in this program!): One puts the vessel containing the impure water in the mikveh until the water of the mikveh passes over the mouth of the vessel and makes contact with the water that is in the vessel. ...


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I was always taught that the Mishna is the most authoritative because it was redacted while the braisos were deliberately left out of that text, and this becomes apparent when learning gemara because amoraim following braisos are challenged by quoting mishnayos but rarely the other way around. However the only print source I can think of off hand is The ...


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According to the Kahati comment on that Mishnah, it should be read A ger brings but does not read ... If [he is not a ger but only] his mother is Jewish he brings and says ... Kahati explains that this is put in because we might think that a person whose father is not a Jew but whose mother is a Jew would not be able to say the pasuk because the term ...


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Mikvaos 1:1 - שש מעלות במקואות. Also, Zevachim 4:6 - לשם ששה דברים הזבח נזבח. Also, Middos 5:3 - שש לשכות היו בעזרה. Kesuvos 5:2 - נותנים לבתולה שנים עשר חודש משתבעה הבעל. Also, Menachos 6:5 - חוץ מלחם הפנים וחביתי כוהן גדול, שהן באות שתים עשרה, דברי רבי יהודה; רבי מאיר אומר, כולן באות שתים עשרה--חוץ מחלות תודה והנזירות, שהן באות עשר עשר.


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The Tosfos Yom Tov (in both places) notes this apparent contradiction in the Mishnayos. His answer is that the improvement made by olrah wood is different because then the benefit came from something prohibited, as opposed to by Maaser Sheni where the wood was something permitted. I think that this answers your question, because the issue with orlah is not ...


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The first פני יהושע in Keitzad Mevarchim discusses this question. His suggestion is that the Mishna is only listing berachos that include a lot of different species, to contrast with R' Yehuda who is brought at the end of the Mishna and says each species needs its own specific blessing. According to Tosefos in the discussion of kimcha d'chiti on berachos ...


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Many rishonim (medieval rabbis) say that the removal of an object from its area of 4 Amot (cubits) by carrying it in a public domain (רה״ר) is the equivalent (or, it is a תולדה) of removing it from its רשות, domain. This, for example, is the wording of the רמב״ן on .שבת דף עג: ומעביר ארבע אמות ברה״ר היינו טעמא דלא תני ליה משום דתולדה דמוציא הוא, דכל ...


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Ramban (Shemos 28:30) writes that communicating with the Urim Vetumim is of a lower level of (clarity) than regular prophecy though of a higher level than a bat kol. Rambam (Moreh Nevuchim 2:42) explains that both hagar and Monach could receive a revelation (/communication) from Hashem, yet they were not technically prophets. Rashi on Megillah 32a describes ...


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The Tiferess Yisrael on this Mishnah asks exactly the same question. He answers that the Gemara in Bava Metzia 25a establishes that the Mishnah is talking about young pigeons which can hop, and the Gemara in Bava Basra 23b teaches that such a pigeon does not hop more than fifty amos from its dovecote, but in the previous amud it teaches that in fields and ...


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I ve build the list of the entire mishnaiot with their prakim and number of mishnaiot We join a group of 36 people in our synagogue, so everybody choose 120 mishnaiot, and are reciting/studying 2 mishnaiot per day, so the group will finish the entire shas mishna in 60 days. (36 people X 2 mishnaiot per day X 60 days = 4320...the entire shas has 4192 ...


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The art scroll gemoro (104b English page 3) says that the gemoro is not saying that "Rabbi Yosi is the Tanna Kama", it is saying that in effect he is saying the same thing as the Tana Kama, so why is he in the Mishna. Footnote 23 says that the hava amina (you might think) that this particular mishna is saying that the Tanna Kamma contends that Bais Shamai ...


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Mechon Mamre searching makes this easier. It looks like 11 hasn't been filled in yet, so here are a few options: Niddah 4:7 -- כל אחד עשר יום, בחזקת טהרה. Niddah 5:6 -- בת אחת עשרה שנה ויום אחד, נדריה נבדקין Middot 2:6 -- עזרת ישראל הייתה אורך מאה ושלושים וחמש, על רוחב אחת עשרה My personal favorite, considering the name of the song: Sanhedrin 5:5 -- ...


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What about Pesachim 4:8 ששה דברים עשו אנשי יריחו, על שלשה מחו בידם, ועל שלשה לא מחו בידם. ואלו הן שלא מחו בידם, מרכיבין דקלים כל היום, וכורכין את שמע, וקוצרין יז וגודשין לפני העמר יח, ולא מחו בידם. ואלו שמחו בידם, מתירין גמזיות של הקדש, ואוכלין מתחת הנשרים בשבת, ונותנין פאה לירק, ומחו בידם חכמים or the next Mishna 4:9 ששה דברים עשה חזקיה המלך, על שלשה ...


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"Kol Hamarbeh Lisapir Byitziyas MitzRayim Haray Zeh Mishoebach" means that when extending the time past the end of the zman, one is to be praised even though one is no longer fulfilling the mitzvah. Note that the story has Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah continuing to speak of Yetzias Mitzraim past chatzos even though he held that the seder had to end at chatzos. ...


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The point being raised is based on what were the normal activities of elements of society. If the mishnah were being written today, other examples would have been written based on what would be understood. Since the "Bnei Melachim" were the most privileged groups at that time, then they were used. Once the example is given we can then apply it to our own ...


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6 Rosh Hashana 1:3 - על שישה חודשים שלוחים יוצאים Eiduyot 5:1 - שישה דברים מקולי בית שמאי, ומחומרי בית הלל Taharot 4:5 - על שישה ספקות, שורפין את התרומה 11 Brachot 7:3 - אחד עשרה, ואחד עשר ריבוא ?? (tried) 12 Horiot 1:6 - שנים עשר שבטים מביאין שנים עשר פרים Keilim 29:3 - חוט משקולת, שנים עשר


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The Mishnah is Pesachim 3:1, or in the Bavli, page 42a


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In terms of Perakim, there is a tradition that there are 524 Mishnayot, the same gematria as "Talmud Bavli". I think the number 4192 may refer to actual statements and not perakim.


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Dancing in the perfomance of a mitzvah is permitted, just like it is permitted on Simchas Torah.


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The most important part of the perush of the Raav is: ה"ק - הכי קאמר That is to say that the Mishna is NOT explained according the simple pshat. The simple pshat is the Hava Amina of Abaye in Beitza 15a - this corresponds to your 2nd pshat. However the Maskana of Gemara is הכי קאמר , and corresponds [roughly] to your 1st pshat. Raav and Kehati follow the ...


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The rule the mishna gives relates to the state of an object, but specific objects will be prohibited regardless of their state. Unfinished items may not be sent, while finished items may generally be sent, and the rule for determining if an item is completed is if you can use it as-is. Spiked sandals are something which are specifically prohibited as an item ...


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The question is based on contemporary belief but in truth according to the strict letter of Halacha saving a non-Jews life on Shabbos by doing a Melacha (forbidden acts) is not permitted; I'll simply quote the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 92:1 who says "Shabbos is pushed aside for Sakonas Nefoshos (life & death situations).. therefore it is a Mitzvah to ...


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The Tosfos quoted by Double AA answers (as far as I understand it): The point of אשת איש is not to specify the specific case involved, but rather to say it was from a capital case and emphasize that this Mamzer is a Mamzer according to the requirement that the relationship be a capital one (so don't think that we are being overly strict, we think it takes a ...


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As you your self postulate, you cannot bring a proof from a missing clause in a Mishna, as we have the rule of תנא ושייר - a Tana can leave out cases. (Typically followed up with מאי שייר דהאי שייר שייר - what esle did you leave out, as there's always more than one clause left out, if somethig is left out.) By the way: The Gemara in חגיגה on .דף יח seems ...


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got this from dafyomireview.com /* berachos */ 5,8,6,7,5,8,5,8,5, /* peah */ 6,8,8,11,8,11,8,9, /* demai */ 4,5,6,7,11,12,8, /* kelayim */ 9,11,7,9,8,9,8,6,10, /* sheviit */ 8,10,10,10,9,6,7,11,9,9, /* terumos */ 10,6,9,13,9,6,7,12,7,12,10, /* maaseros */ 8,8,10,6,8, /* maaser sheni */ 7,10,13,12,15, /* challah */ 9,8,10,11, /* orlah */ 9,17,9, /* bikkurim ...


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I think that the answer is Alliteration. The words in hebrew מָצָא אַחַר הַ*גַּ*פָּה אוֹ אַחַר הַ*גָּ*דֵר *גּ*וֹזָלוֹת מְקֻשָּׁרִין, here the Gimmel is prominent אוֹ *בִשְׁ*בִילִין *שֶׁ*בַּ*שָּׂ*דוֹת, here the Bet and Shin\Sin are prominent הֲרֵי זֶה לֹא יִגַּע בָּהֶן This helps to remember by heart which is one of the main reasons behind the ...


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smallest tractates are orlah,chagiga, moed katan,kinim,uktzin each having 3 chapters. might be hard first time, but each subsequent time will get easier.


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More important than the Masechta itself is your understanding of the background to that Masechta. If you are unfamiliar with the underlying concepts of that Masechta, it will be hard. The Kehati Mishnayot will make any Masechta easier by presenting the necessary background information in an orderly and organized manner.



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