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Unless your edition of the talmud includes annotations about the final halacha, you can't. (And if it does, you still need to ask "according to whom?") The talmud is one step along the way, but for practical halacha you have to consult law codes, often with rabbinic guidance. The talmud records many of the positions and arguments of the tannaim and amorim ...
A thought: The verse says (Eichah 3:23) חדשים לבקרים רבה אמונתך which is understood to mean that Hashem renews creation each morning, along the lines of מחדש בטובו בכל יום תמיד. The Zohar teaches that הסתכל באורייתא וברא עלמא - Hashem looked into the Torah and created the world. Therefore, in order to "recreate anew" each morning, Hashem again looks ...
HaShem is emulating how a person is supposed to conduct his life. God is showing us how a Jewish persons agenda should be. We should be engaged in Torah study, as well as working for a living. Reguarding the other two, judging and sporting with leviathan, I'm not sure.
Creation has many laws to uphold it. HaShem studying would be applying and keeping to what He has set. Like having a code for life and following it. My reply is in a practical sense, not a scriptual sense.
This article from the OU's magazine “Jewish Action” says that there are jokes in the Talmud, “It is related that Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was once asked if there are any jokes in the Talmud, and his response was, “yes, but they’re all old.” Jokes with a “Hechsher” A cursory reading of the Talmud’s text validates that assertion. An informed reading may ...
Your question is essentially answered in the Mishna in מסכת עדיות פרק א: משנה ה: ולמה מזכירין דברי היחיד בין המרובים, הואיל ואין הלכה אלא כדברי המרובין: שאם יראה בית דין את דברי היחיד, ויסמוך עליו, שאין בית דין יכול לבטל את דברי בית דין חברו, עד שיהא גדול ממנו בחכמה ובמניין. היה גדול ממנו בחכמה, אבל לא במניין, במניין, אבל לא בחכמה--אינו יכול לבטל ...
'Everything is in HaShem's hand, except the fear of heaven.' Maimonides said that this means that we have a free choice while some things are determined. If so, it's our choice to have His Palms on our heads as a sign and rememberance to follow His Will by our will (keter-principle). Beside this the laying of the hands upon one's head seems to have the ...
See Chazon Ish (igros vol 3 michtav 2) who claims that no mistake can ever befall the unchangeable torah. if a change occurred it was heavenly divined and must be respected. I wonder if the Chazon Ish would claim a similar logic regarding the censors?!
Annelise, This question has remained unanswered because in a way it's unanswerable. Here's why: It is in the nature of both the Hebrew Language, and of Jewish learning, to force the student to make the connections by him/herself. This was for a number of reasons, including a) to force the student to think, b) to require a teacher and network of ...
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