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if she confesses she won't be put to death by Beis Din since you need 2 witnesses for that. and if there are 2 witnesses then she won't be tested by the sota water, hence there are not 2 witnesses. therefore, she would be saving her life from the water by confessing and would not be executed by beis din.


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The Maharsha asks your question. He answers that, although grandsons are like sons for some things (e.g. the mitzvah of pru urvu), a grandson doesn't count as a son with regard to honoring. This implies that there is no independent obligation to honor a grandfather.


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The mishna in begining of avos clearly says to have many talmidim and chazzal echo this many times. The focus of the gemara you are quoting is that there was an increase of students who did not learn properly, i.e. because of gzeiros they couldn't learn with their full attention or the problem was not paying attention to the explanation given and assuming ...


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Tol'dos Yitzchak (by Rabbi Yitzchak Karo, uncle of the Bes Yosef) has two explanations: "to tell you whoever sees a sota in her detriment…": its explanation is as a way of a command: he's obliged to swear off of wine, in his seeing her death due to the drinking of wine…. And it is also natural: … "whoever sees a sota in her ...


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This was a Machlokes between Rabban Gamliel and Rabbi Elazar Ben Azaria, recorded in Brachos 28a. On the one hand, Rabban Gamliel doubted himself when he saw the increase in students when he was deposed as Nassi and Rabbi Elazar Ben Azaria's opinion was followed. Rabban Gamliel was given a heavenly sign to comfort him and show him that he was correct in his ...


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As already mentioned...Pirkei Avot (1:1) Raise up many students I can't remember where I read this, but one idea is that it did not say have many students, rather raise up many students, because the goal of having students is to raise them up so that they can stand on their own two feet, and not have to rely on their teacher. In terms of having many ...


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To my surprise, it turns out that neither the Rif nor the Rosh ever penned commentaries to those two masekhtas. According to the Jewish Encyclopedia articles ("Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob" and "Asher ben Jehiel", respectively), the Rif's Sefer haHalakhot covers only Berakhot, Shabbat, Eruvin, Pesachim, Ta'anit, Beitzah, Rosh haShana, Yoma, Sukkah, Megillah, ...



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