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The Brisker Rav explains this Gemarah as follows: In the future, all the nations will see that everything that happened in the world was for the sake of the Jewish people and their Torah learning. They will therefore ask G-d to reward them for the unanticipated effects of their actions. G-d derides them as "world-class fools", responding that they acted only ...


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Megila 30a - 9 lines from the bottom has a dispute as to what is the third Shabbos. The Tanna Kama says the Shabbos immediately after Purim, and Rabbi Chama B'Rab Chanina says it is the Shabbos that is closer to Nissan. The Gemara says there is no dispute, it depends when Rosh Chodesh Nisaan occurs. If it occurs on Shabbos then Parshas Para will be read on ...


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As explained on JewishHistory.org (which says its information is based on the work of R. Berel Wein): [Rabbi Meir Shapiro, the originator of the idea] saw daf yomi as a tremendously necessary unifying factor among the Jewish people. He said that if you look at a page of the Talmud, you see the words of the greatest Jewish minds covering the entire ...


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The Ein Mishpat Ner Mitswa lists the places that these subjects are mentioned in the Halachic works. Each paragraph has a number (counting from the beginning of the chapter), and one or more letters indicating where on the page it's referring to. 21 א Tur and Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim, chapter 320, section 18. 22 א ב Maimonides, chapter 5 of the ...


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R. Sherira Gaon (Iggeres R. Shrira Gaon) famously writes that "it was decided" that Amoraim cannot argue on tannaim.


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No. This is a commonly stated rule post-Talmud, but it is also simply accepted without debate in the Talmud. One example is Gitten 49b-50a where Mar Zutra makes a statement that when the Mishna says that when land is foreclosed on to collect a Kesuba the land taken from the least valuable-per-acre land (Ziburis) it is only referring to if the husband dies ...



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