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Based on this claim: Rami is a form of the Hebrew and Indian name, Ram. Regarding Ram, the same site says: From Hebrew roots, its meaning is 'exalted, supreme'. The name was borne by the second son of Hezron, a descendant of Judah in the Old Testament of the Bible. Sure enough, Ram is mentioned in Ruth 4:19: וְחֶצְרוֹן֙ הוֹלִ֣יד אֶת־רָ֔ם ...


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According to Tiferes Yisroel the gemara was redacted multiple times by Ravina and Rav Ashi. The reformatted the words to make them more contemporary. The Masechtos they didn't get around to have uncommon words. But apparently even they didn't pull off a complete switcharoo. Over those centuries Latin and other languages were interpolated. But no complete ...


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Aramaic is actually one of the biblical languages (Daniel, Ezra/Nehemia) and even has words in the Pentateuch (e.g. "ygar sahadutha" by the treaty of Lavan and Yaakov). The Maharal interprets the unique significance of Aramaic and advocates that shanyim mikra v'echad targum specifically employ Targum Onkelos for this reason. (In seeming contrast, the gemara ...


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I don't see it as a "punishment" any more than one is punished by having to read Shakespeare in his Elizabethan English, rather than in an "updated" text. It's not because the language is sacred, it's because that's the one that it was written in. After all, every translation is a commentary; are you really satisfied with limiting yourself to those composed ...


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In the introduction to the Shulchan Aruch, the Mechaber, HaRav HaGaon Yosef Caro Z"tzl explained that his work was meant to be learned over a period of 30 days. (lol) Thus, from a stand point such as that, the basic source of psak halacha shouldn't take more than a month or so to actually take in at least on a basic level. The Talmud on the other hand can ...


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The basic principle of later authorities introducing new ideas and addressing them even though earlier authorities had obviously left things as is, is addressed in Chulin 6b-7a. Chizkiyahu destroyed the copper snake from Moshe Rabbeinu due to avoda zara issues. The gemara asks is it possible Assa and Yehoshaphat didn't destroy it? But they destroyed all ...


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Those exact words do not appear. However, in Taanis 23a, there is a braissa that presents the idea: תנו רבנן מה שלחו בני לשכת הגזית לחוני המעגל (איוב כב, כח) ותגזר אומר ויקם לך ועל דרכיך נגה אור ותגזר אומר אתה גזרת מלמטה והקדוש ברוך הוא מקיים מאמרך מלמעלה The rabbis taught: What was the word which the Sanhedrin sitting in the chamber of marble sent ...


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Perhaps Mishna Nedarim 3:1 ? ג,א ארבעה נדרים התירו חכמים--נדרי זירוזין, נדרי הבאי, נדרי שגגות, נדרי אונסין. נדרי זירוזין: היה מוכר לו חפץ ואמר, קונם שאיני פוחת לך מן הסלע, והלה אומר קונם שאיני מוסיף לך על השקל, ושניהם רוצים בשלושה דינרין Four categories of vow were absolved by the rabbis ... a vow intended to spur someone else into action: If I ...


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In Talmud Bavli Rosh Hashanna 20b, R' Zeira quotes R' Nachman as saying: כ"ד שעי מכסי סיהרא לדידן שית מעתיקא ותמני סרי מחדתא לדידהו שית מחדתא ותמני סרי מעתיקא For 24 hours, the [moon] light is covered: For us [in Babylon] - 6 of the old [month] and 18 of the new [month]; for them [in Jerusalem] - 6 of the new and 18 of the old. (Translation ...



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