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Key difference between these cases and Shabtai Tzvi's ideas: they were either inadvertent (Lot and his daughters - they thought the whole world had been destroyed) or not technical violations of halachah (for example, Bathsheba was divorced).


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This understanding of the retrospective way in which even negative history ultimately leads to the culmination of G-d's plan is a very standard Kabbalistic idea. This is not a statement about future sin, which is always undesirable. See, for example, the ילקוט ראובני quoted here: הנה כבר נתבאר, כפי ערך גודל הנשמה, כן הוטבעה בתוך הקליפה, והם מבקשים לטנפה, ...


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Here's Rabbi Yona Reiss' lecture (mp3), "Dividing Assets in Divorce Proceedings." He was the director of the Beth Din of America for many years (and now handles similar matters in Chicago), so he's dealt with this practically a lot.


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As noted by @TamirEvan the Igros K'naos are part of the 1859 Leipzig ed. of Kovetz T'shuvos HaRambam. The quote from Radak can be found on page 3b there.


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In addition to the links provided in J.C. Salomon's answer, there is an HTML page with a very readable typed and color coded version of ויכוח רבנו יחיאל מפריס on the Daat website here.


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HebrewBooks.org has the 1873 Thorn printing of ויכוח רבנו יחיאל מפריס Vikuach Rabeinu Yechiel meParis (alternate scan), and the 1928 Lwów (= Lvov = Lemberg) printing, ויכוח רבנו יחיאל מפאריז (alternate scan).


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A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew - Jaakov Wiengreen http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1682214.A_Practical_Grammar_for_Classical_Hebrew I find it useful, but it will mostly help you with Tanach, Talmud takes longer time since include aramaic and mishnaic hebrew as well.


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If I recall correctly, Aryeh Carmell's Aiding Talmud Study (Siyata LeGemara) has a few pages on Talmudic units of measurement.


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My preferance is ספר דקדוקי שי by הר' שמואל מנדלבוים. It's in Hebrew and introduces you step-by-step to Loshon Hakodesh's grammar. Full disclosure: The author is my brother's brother-in-law.



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