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See here that the letter (chart on the right) that the letter tzaddi - צ - has one of the lowest frequencies in the Hebrew alphabet. Only tet is lower. That is from anywhere in the word. A better frequency chart would be for the start of words. In terms of vav, while it is frequent even in the beginning of words, this is only as a connective letter, meaning ...
There is much discussion in Jewish literature about this subject, and there is also a difference between a woman wearing a tallit and tefillin. It is easy to show what the Gemara and the Rema say, but leaving out all of the rishonim and acharonim on the topic would prevent learning where the halakha stands. But here is a start. Regarding tefillin Mishna ...
The Rama's only comment on the matter is in Shulchan Aruch OC 38:3 שו"ע או"ח לח:ג as follows: נשים ועבדים פטורים מתפילין, מפני שהוא מצות עשה שהזמן גרמא. הגה: ואם הנשים רוצין להחמיר על עצמן, מוחין בידם. Women and slave are exempt from donning phylacteries for it is a positive time-bound commandment. Gloss: And if women want to be stringent upon ...
Rabbi Yonason Ben uziel the Targum Yonason on parshas ki teitzei 22:5 explains the passuk of the prohibition of men wearing womens clothing and vice versa that the prohibition includes women wearing tzitzis and teffilin.
See the last Tosfos on that page, that R. Eliezer does not hold of Hachanah and the reason one can not make an Eiruv Techumin is because one can not be Koneh Shevisah on Shabbos (and Yom Tov). On the other hand, he permits making an Eiruv Chatzeiros on Yom Tov.
You might be interested in the index and collection of commentaries on Agadot, found on the Mechon Halacha Berura's website. I didn't fully understand the relationship between the Halacha Berura Institute and this collection of commentaries on the Agadot, but either way, they collect explanations of Agadot that are scattered throughout, Rabinical Literature. ...
Among Rishonim, the Meiri often explains aggadah, and the Rashba wrote a commentary specifically on aggadeta. The sefer Ein Eliyahu is a multi-volume commentary on aggadah. Many aggadeta are also discussed by the Chida in his פתח עינים. R. Moshe Tzuriel also collected many commentaries on aggadah in his Leket Peirushei Aggadah
You would probably like this JLI class called Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Personal Meaning in the Legends of our Sages. See if you can find one in your area. Especially the book that comes with the class has many references to Aggadas, and by seeing which books are quoted you will probably find many leads.
There is a book that you might enjoy, titled פירוש על כמה אגדות, which was first published by descendants of the Gra in Vilna, 1800. It comprises the Gra's commentary on the Rabbah bar Bar-Chanah stories (Bava Batra 73a-74a) and the Savei deVei Atuna riddles ("the riddles of the elders of Athens"; Bechorot 8b, Avodah Zarah 11b and Yoma 9b). It has been ...
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