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I'm first just going to just copy from this essay by R. Gil Student (hope that's allowed): Ramban (Lev. 11:13) states that non-kosher animals are physically unhealthy. Rashbam (Lev. 11:3) agrees and Rambam (Moreh Nevukhim 3:48) offers this as a secondary reason for these [dietary] commands. However, Abarbanel (Lev. 11:13, p. 65) and Akeidas ...


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Although you ask not to get hung up on the example, I think it must be addressed. ויעבור את אשר לו means that he was involved with bringing his possessions over the river. The fact that he was on one side of the river by himself basically implies he was making the last trip across himself or that he forgot something and went back. Chazzal told us it was the ...


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While this isn't exactly what you're looking for, it's close: the Rama's Toras Ha'Olah, which does go through just about every mitzvah/halakha in Seder Kodshim and explains the reasoning for their details in a super-cool-scientific-mystical way. It's not an encyclopedia in that it isn't in alphabetical order, but it is ordered systematically, by topic. ...


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I'm wondering if anyone has ever put together a book that lists all the different elements that can come up in the realms of Kodshim and Taharot (e.g. bulls, the number seven, water, slaughtering, etc.) The closest I have found: The introduction of the Rambam to Seder Kodshim, often printed in the "simple, one Seder-per-book" Mishnayot. It's about 2 ...



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