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The sefer תולדות תנאים ואמוראים here says that R. Akiva had a son from a previous marriage before he married Rachel, and that he learned for many years locally after he married her until he felt that he was no longer an עם הארץ and it was time to go and learn from the leading Rabbis of the generation, at which time he asked her permission to leave for twelve ...


This is discussed in the Talmud (Shabbat 114) and the Rambam rules (Shabbat 5:21) that no Havdallah is recited after Shabbat when Yom Kippur falls on Sunday.


The calendar is set such that Yom Kippur CANNOT occur on a Sunday. Even if we went back to a system where the Sandhedrin declared the new moon, the problem remains of back to back shabbats. This creates problems with regard to food preparation. You would have to prepare food for both shabbat AND breaking fast Sunday night on Friday. In other words, your ...

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