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Otzar Chaim - Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Ehrenreich ponders this question and offers a few possible solutions. 1 - Seder Hadoros - page 262 top left writes that he married another wife who was the daughter of Zariz. 2 - Since it says Ben Chamav - perhaps there are three generations here, Rabbi Yehoshua, his father Zariz, Zariz's father - whom was the father-in-law ...


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I would recommend a few different texts. Chiefly, since you are looking for something basic and fundamental, I would encourage you to check out Yitzhak Frank, Grammar for Gemara and Targum Onkelos (Jerusalem, 2009). He goes into detail as regards the relationship of different Aramaic dialects to one another, their relationship with Hebrew (Biblical and ...


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i recommend that instead of a book you listen to a 5 part lecture series from Web Yeshiva featuring Rabbi Dovid Fink who goes into the exact details you are looking for. The signup is free, and you can download the videos. http://www.webyeshiva.org/class.php?cid=1179


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The literal meaning of דבטש בכספתא is: kicked the money-box - as Rashi says in Shavuos Daf 30b: בטש. בעט And similarly in Eiruvim 54a: בטשה ביה. בעטה בו And in Shabbos 116b: אתא חמרא ובטשא. דחפתו לארץ So the שורש of דבטש is בטש - and I suspect it's Aramaic - and the ד means that, to give us that kicked. כספתא is a money box, as Rashi says ...


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There is no source in the Talmud for the Western Wall being the place from where prayers "ascend". (Tractate Brachot 30a says we face toward the kodesh hakadashim when praying, traditionally and archeologically identified with the site of the Dome of the Rock.)


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I found in this sicho of Rav Yehudah Kreuzer וכך כתב רבי יעקב עמדין זצ"ל: דע והבן, אף על פי ששכינה בכל מקום, מכל מקום אין התפילה עולה בחוץ לארץ במסילה אחת דרך ישרה, כי צריך לשולחה לארץ ישראל,ולירושלים, אל מקום בית המקדש, כנגדו שם שער השמים. And so writes Rabbi Yaakov Emden: Know and understand that although the Divine Presence is everywhere, a ...


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The fifth chapter of Avos says one hallmark of a chacham, wise person, is that mode al haemes, he acknowledges the truth. Rashi says this refers to someone who has erred and acknowledges a correction.


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Yes. The Life Work of Shimon haAmsoni. Aggada Insight by Rabbi Yitzchak Blau Cited in Talmud Bavli no less than four times, this braissa first appears in Pesachim (22b)See the Art Scroll page 22b3 notes 27 - 30 Shimon HaAmsuni- some say Nechemia HaAmsuni- was doresh all the ‘esem’ (the appearances of the word ‘es’) in the Torah. Upon reaching ‘Es ...


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The Gemara Shabbos (104a) says: בא ליטמא פותחין לו בא ליטהר מסייעים אותו Translation: "If one comes to become impure [i.e. sin] they [i.e. heavenly forces] open (the way) for him. If one comes to become pure they [i.e. heavenly forces] help him"


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It is available at www.aron-hasofrim.co.il for 525 Shekel. It is also available by www.lehmanns.co.uk for 67.50 pounds,


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Oz vehadar makes no-frills 5 and 6 volume sets. My 5 volume set is about 8 inches tall, and each volume is about 2 inches wide. There are a number of places to get them in the US. They run around $110-130, though you can probably find them cheaper during a sale. The all paperback 20 volume set is $80. You can even purchase them directly from Oz Vehadar in ...


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It'll take a couple of steps, but it's doable (and I've done it on my Android tablet). Download the PDFs of תלמוד בבלי from Hebrewbooks.org. Put them on your Kindle, either by downloading them directly to the Kindle, or by putting them on a micro-SD card. It's a Kindle, so it should have an e-reader built in, but make sure you have an app that's able to ...


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Actually, it's Rashi, not the gemara, that says that... Ultimately, people use it because it's nice, not because it's 100% accurate vis a vis dikduk and the gemara. Lots of derashot do this - they take liberty in deviating from the peshat for the purposes of providing a nice message... After further thought, the "Binyan Aday Ad" is referring not to Chavah, ...


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Here in a publication by Torah Academy of Minnesota, it quotes a different version of what Rav Moshe Feinstein said about why Elu Metzios is learned first. R. Idstein, the dean, writes: A friend of mine recently related to me a fascinating story about Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l. Rav Moshe was often asked about the widely accepted practice that boys start ...


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I heard from Rabbi Paysach Krohn Shlita quoting Rabbi Moshe Feinstein Zatzal that the reason for this is we want the kids to learn about caring for someone else's property, as this is a Yesod in Yiddishkeit.


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another source from the shaar teshuva in the chovos halevavos: Repentance is not withheld from a sinner, rather the obstruction comes from his own wickedness and deceitful heart. But if he sincerely wants to draw near to G-d, the gate of repentance will not be closed before him, and no obstacle will prevent him from reaching it. Rather, G-d will ...


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Tosafos in Bava Metzia 58b (ד"ה חוץ) says that Teshuva/repentance works for everything (תשובה מועלת לכל דבר). However, it is important to note that teshuva will not save somebody from any punishment in beis din/court. It is also important to note that the Zohar says that teshuva does not work for the sin of spilling one's seed/הוצאת זרע לבטלה, but see the ...


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In truth you can't necessarily pasken directly from Halacha seforim either. Paskening directly from how you understand the Mishna, Rambam, Shulchan Aruch or Ramo, and really any such terse statements, has long been warned against (the Mishna is warned against in the Gemara itself, and the exact parameters of the problem learning the Rambam, etc. directly is ...


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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 Leviim are just as much owners of the land as any other tribe. The cities of the Leviim were apportioned to them by lottery in the same way as the rest of the land (see Malbim Yehoshua 21:2) and they were complete owners. However, you may be right in thinking that their ownership might be different in this regard. The Gemara tells us that ארץ ישראל ...


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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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The passage that you are likely thinking of (as Yishai suggested) is in the Rambam's letter to the sages of Lunel, and can be found in Iggerot haRambam II, p503 (link). There are other letters as well, in which he claims to have forgotten the source of a halakha, is unsure as to whether or not he has included all of the relevant information, or admits to the ...


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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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