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There is a sefer by Efraim Urbach called "Ba'alei HaTosafot" (in Hebrew) that discusses them and analyzes, Masechta by Masechta, who the anonymous authors might be.


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You can try http://www.dafyomi.co.il/, choose any masechtah, and then scroll down. They have links for Tosafot for most masechtot, but unfortunately not for Bava Basra. And for books, you can try this wonderfully clear sefer called שערי תוספות, if you don't mind Hebrew.


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Wikipedia's article "Tosafot", quoting the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia's: The edited tosafot owe their existence particularly to Samson of Sens and to the following French tosafists of the thirteenth century: (1) Moses of Évreux, (2) Eliezer of Touques, and (3) Perez ben Elijah of Corbeil.


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Try שערי תוספות....(found it here through Google, but most well-stocked seforim stores should carry it)....it's more or less exactly what you're describing; I've used it and it's very good [in Hebrew though]. You can also try tosfosinenglish.com and dafyomi.co.il's Point-by-point summary of Tosfos*. (I haven't used them, but my friends have; they look ...


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The Yam Shel Sh'lomo is the one who, disagreeing with Tosafos, distinguishes between adults and children playing ball on Yom Tov http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14086&st=&pgnum=22&hilite=: אלא שחוק של ילדים שלא הגיעו לכלל חיוב הנח The YS"S can arguably be interpreted to refer to children below the age of chinuch. There is a Tosafos ...


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Malbim (to Lev. 4:2, sec. 191) argues for your option 1c: there are derashos in Sifra for all three of the cases that Tosafos mentions - being a zav/zavah, pledging erachin and performing semichah - that converts are included. He explains at some length that indeed "bnei Yisrael" includes only born Jews. So mitzvos fall into several categories: Those ...


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Usually the Tosfot commentary for a particular masechet was compiled by a particular Tosafist. Based on clues ranging from outright self identification to alignment of particular shitot, rulings, we can identify a large majority of the authors.


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Tzeidah Lederech (R' Menachem ben Zerach, ?-1374): ורבינו יצחק בן אחותו של רבינו תם הנודע בעל התוספות אשר למד ולימד בישיבה. כי העידו לי רבותי הצרפתים בשם רבותם כי נודע ונתפרסם שהיו לומדים לפניו ס׳ רבנים שכל א׳ מהם היה שומע ההלכה שהיה מגיד גם היה לומד כל אחד לבדו מסכתא שלא היה לומד חברו והיו חוזרים על פה ולא היה מגיד רבינו יצחק הלכה שלא היה בפיהם ...


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ספר מי מנוחות is another resource though they don't cover the entire Shas.


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The Daf Yomi Advancement Forum - dafyomi.co.il - has an English point-by-point translation of every Tosfos in the Maseches, in its entirety. They cover the entire Shas until the end of Avoda Zara - and I'm sure they are working on the last few Mesachtot. Each Tosfos starts with a summary, and then each phrase is brought in the original and then explained ...


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I've just started writing such an English work on Tosfos. My first Sefer is on Sukka 2a-11a available on tosfos.ecwid.com for only $2.49. If I have some success I'll continue. I currently have the rest of the first Perek and Elu Metzios almost ready to come out, but needs to be edited. I write the Gemara in regular font and Tosfos in bold so one can read ...


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I found the Gemara and Tosafoth in question. As I explain in my revised answer there: In the 7th chapter of Bava Kama (Bab. 83a) the Gemara quotes a Baraitha that mentions the language of "Sursi", and there is a commentary by Tosafoth explaining that "Sursi" is a dialect of Aramaic spoken in Eretz Yisrael. To address the obvious question of why it ...


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According to this page, the author is unknown. However, earlier in the book (fn. 2), he says that it was first printed in Livorno 5543, if that helps you.


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there are many different tosafot on each meseches some of the more famous ones are tosafot harosh tosafot ri"d tosafot rabeinu peretz tosafot tuch (most common alongside gemorah ) tosafot harashb"a meshantz tosafot rabbeinu moshe there may be as many as 20 on any given mesechet when the gemorah was published they printed whatever tosafot was available, ...


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חגיגה כא ע''א, מנחות כב ע''ב זבחים עא ע''א, יומא נו ע''א,נזיר לו ע''ב all have enormous תוספות.


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I recall a place in Bava Kamma where R' Akiva Eiger points out that Tosfos in two different chapters are clearly saying opposite things -- and we just assume that was due to two different authors/editors.


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A brief answer, which I'll update with sources, b'ezras Hashem, another time: A large part of it is a question of methodology. Rashi generally takes each piece of Gemara on its own terms and explains it in a way that fits in context; he generally doesn't attempt to compare/contrast it with other places in the Gemara. (In this he is similar to Rambam, who ...


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http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%A1%D7%A7%D7%99_%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%AA Per Rabbi Yaakov Emden in his Sefer Mishna Lechem Pesachim Chapter 10 it was authored by Rabbi Yaakov ben Asher - the Tur. There are those who attribute it to the Tur's father - the Rosh. The Chida in Shem HaGedolim questions as to what the source is that it was ...


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תוספות הרא״ש often (but certainly not always!) says the same thing as 'our' תוספות but wordier. This can help. To your criteria: When Tosfos brings another gemoro this resource should provide an explanation of it without me having to look it up. I don't think it meets this criterion; sorry. But I may be misremembering. Unlike Artscroll, it shouldn't be ...


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There is a set of Shaarei Tosafos which explains each Tosafos, in Hebrew, really well.


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Mesivta is a running Hebrew commentary with footnotes which includes a full explanation of Rashi Tosfos and the major issues and how the Rishonim and Achronim deal with it It has about 120 volumes covering all of Shas. You can view some of its features here http://www.oz-vehadar.com/en/department/16/editions-of-the-metivta


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According to this link: According to the Minchas Elazar of Munkacs (Divrei Torah, eighth edition, 31), his grandfather, the Bnei Yissaschar, had a tradition that the greatest Baalei Tosafos (most of whom were killed al kiddush Hashem) wrote their long tosafos on perek Meruba of Bava Kamma the night before being called to judgment by their wicked enemies. ...


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You cite the Sifre Bamidbar 115 which states: ועשו להם ציצית שומע אני יעשה חוט אחד בפני עצמו ת"ל גדילים מכמה גדילים אתה עושה אין פחות משלשה דברי בית הלל ובית שמאי אומרים שלשה של צמר ורביעית של תכלת והלכה כבית שמאי But if you look at the Sifre Devarim 234, the other place in the Torah that talks about Tzitzit, it says: גדילים תעשה לך, למה נאמר לפי ...


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Mei Menuchos, by Rabbi Nachman Kahana, is a clear and systematic explanation of Tosfos (in Hebrew), and is available free online for several mesechtos: http://nachmankahana.com/mei-menuchos/


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I think you are reading this wrong. ואמר אביי שי"ן של תפילין הלכה למשה מסיני וצריך שיגיע חריץ למקום התפר We have 2 distinct halachot here by אביי : שי"ן של תפילין הלכה למשה מסיני The Shin - as decribed by Rashi as being on the outside walls: שי''ן של תפילין. לבית חיצונה עושין כמין קמטים דקים בקלף ונראין בו כעין שי''ן וצריך שיגיע חריץ למקום ...


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The new עוז והדר גמרא (red cover) now have an in-built תוס' הרא''ש and also a new feature 'מבואות התוס right at the back which explains the גמרא elsewhere quoted by תוס and explains it clearly and briefly.


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Tosfos agrees that boneh is assur min hatorah when it is not for yom tov. As such, there is a maris ayin to carry a ladder since an observer may very well suspect the ladder carrier of fixing a roof for a non yom tov need.


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If I am reading the Tosfos properly, it appears that it is a matter of actually tying and untying the knot every day rather than just settling it around ones head (as we do). The point of the Tosfos seems to be that one does not undo the knot and redo it the next day and one of the proofs is that it is forbidden to tie the knot of the tefillin, not just ...



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