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Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
@DoubleAA maybe just "true" is better than "correct", as the latter implies they are all given equal credence in practical application?
Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
@DoubleAA I wasn't sure how else to summarize eilu v'eilu. I welcome your input.
Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
As per @DoubleAA's answer, yes - and they're (almost) all correct opinions.
Feb
28
comment How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?
@DoubleAA it seems to me that even a subtle change would evoke a chorus of "no, no, it's Shemaaaaaannnnng".
Feb
28
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Feb
27
revised Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
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Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
Since they are evidently not, I will edit my answer, though I would prefer succinctness, personally.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA I guess I thought these points were obvious.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA see these comments, and Shalom's answer.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA it seems pretty clear to me, and I don't think it needs any explanation. You start at five. Gemara seems confusing to the OP because it's ten years in to learning.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA I'm sure if one dedicated their life to physics and started with the basics at five, at fifteen they'd be ready for advanced classes.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA yeah, and they've been in school since five! Three, really, as far as learning about mitzvos is concerned.
Feb
27
comment How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?
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Feb
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asked How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?
Feb
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answered Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@R.Sebag why would you expect the goal of the Gemara to be the same as the goal of a university course? I put it to you that the Gemara does not just give over the information - it forcibly teaches you to think.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@R.Sebag why would you expect it to be taught as it would be taught in a university course?
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
To echo @SethJ, your example of the first Mishna is actually very beautiful in its succinctness and in the amount of information it carries with it in so few words.
Feb
27
comment What are the behaviors which will cause the covenant between Bnei Yisrael and God to be broken?
@DoubleAA nice - it is definitely a very chilling statement from the navi. Now that I think of it, this is the same root as כרת, right? I wonder if that's what we're discussing here - practically the entire nation sinning to the point of kares.
Feb
27
comment What are the behaviors which will cause the covenant between Bnei Yisrael and God to be broken?
@DoubleAA actually, I concede the point, since apparently get is Mishnaic while Devarim 24:1 uses סֵפֶר כְּרִיתֻת. Obviously I still hold that it is a figurative statement and not a literal breaking of the covenant as per your answer.