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I'm afraid I don't understand how 3) is a question. If anything, it seems to be the answer to 1) and 2). Which is to say: It is human nature for a man to defend his property even at risk of life. The ba bamachteres knows this and still pursues the theft. The assumption is that he would murder the homeowner if confronted. As such, the chidush is that he is ...


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The proof essentially functions as a process of elimination: by showing that the alternate explanation is not viable, you demonstrate the validity of the acceptable explanation. Also, if the gemara only gave the correct answer, the reader would never learn how to analyze and reason on his own. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to ...


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Reb Elchonon asks, why are you not obliged to let the ba be'machteres steal your money in which case you won't have to kill him? He says, you are not obliged to let anyone steal your money. The fact that the resulting situation will result in death is not your problem. I.e. the halacha does not work backwards. You do not feed the end result into the input ...


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1) One is not obligated to kill a "רודף", when there are better ways to save the "נרדף" (for example, if you can save him by only harming the "רודף", then you must do so, instead of killing him). 2) The reason the gemara allows a person to kill a "בא במחתרת" (or at least, one is not punished if he does kill) is because "הבא להרגך השכם להורגו" - ...


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The Rishonim help direct you to understand the Gemara. 1) They provide facts to understand the Gemara. 2) They provide Sevara, logical reasoning that helps you understand the conceptual underpinning of the Gemara. 3) They are the experts in the area. It would not be wise to study an area without looking at the experts. It would be like looking into ...


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This Sefaria website might be helpful. R. Yechiel Michel Stern has a sefer called התורה התמימה which is essentially a Torah Temimah on Nach. Five volumes are available on hebrewbooks.org: Yehoshua, Shoftim, Shmuel, Tehillim, Chamesh Megillot.


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Please see Vaikra 15:31 and Bemidbar 19:13. It is being implied there. 31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile My tabernacle that is in the midst of them. 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead, even the body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself--he hath defiled ...


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Giluy arayos generally is an aveirah bein adam le'atzmo. Therefore being makshe atzmo le'daas is more repugnant than assur. However chazal have the ability to be menadeh people who behave repugnantly personally.


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Tomer Devorah ch.8 Now, just as the Supernal Bow is never stretched except it be toward this target, so, too, man should not stretch his bow and allow himself and erection under any circumstances except it be for the proper purpose, namely, for his wife when she is clean, which is the time of union. And not more than this, for it causes a flaw in ...


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Generally speaking, there are two main approaches. Some say that saying that Chazal were wrong (in anything) can be close to epikorsut, while others say that they could have been wrong regarding anything that relates to sciences, history, etc., since their knowledge of these subjects was like any learned person's knowledge (the Rambam is a noted supporter of ...


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Rabbeinu Yonah says on Avos that in order to be mekayem the mitzva of ve'ahavta le'reachah ke'mochah you should make one especially good friend and then extrapolate from your experiences with that person how you should behave towards other people. Similarly the baalei mussar explain that a person should make 'friends' with one mesechta and then extrapolate ...


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The Sde Tzofim says ולכאורה יש להעיר מהך דעירובין(סד) א״ר אתא ב״ר מאי דכתיב ורועה זונות יאבד הון, כל האומר שמועה זו נאה ושמועה זו אינה נאה מאבד הונה של תורה. ופרש״י, רועה זונות, נוטריקון זו נאה וארענה ואעסוק בה כדי שתתקיים בידי. עכ״ל. ועיין ברש״ש שם. אמנם יש לומר כי הקפידה מצאה לנוה דוקא במקום שאומר ג״כ זו אינה נאה. אבל זו נאה בלבד ...


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There is a Midrash Tanchuma: מעשה בחסיד אחד שהיה מתייחד במקום אחד והיה למד בו במסכת חגיגה, והיה מהפך בה ומהדרה כמה פעמים עד שלימד אות ההיטב שגורה בפיו. ולא היה יודע מסכת אחרת מן התלמוד. והיה שוגה בה כל ימיו. כיון שנפטר מן העולם היה בביתו לבדו ולא היה שום אדם יודע פטירתו. באתה דמות אשה אחת ועמדה עליו והרימה קולה בבכי ומספד. נתרבה אנחתה וצעקתה עד שנתקבצו ...


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One orthodox adjudicators' view The Ben ish chai in chukay noshim chapter 43 (below) says woman can do all time bound mitsvot exept tefilin and tissis In his shut Rav poalim part 1(end), soid ishorim 12 he gives a kabolistik source/explanation for them not having permission to do them.



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