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comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
Very much related, and should maybe be a link within the last part of the question: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/89/…
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comment Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
What you have explained also reveals a nice parallelism between his commentary on the Mishna and his MT: in the former, when speculating on whether this principle is biblical or rabbinic, he describes the possibility of its being rabbinic by saying that it's "כמו שנייה וצרת שנייה"; in the latter, when describing it as being biblical, he says it's "כדין אשת אח שלא היה בעולמו". Thank you again.
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comment Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
Brilliant - thank you! That makes so much sense, athough I wonder why he chose a biblical prohibition that has to be learnt out by a drosh (and one that appears almost at the very end of the Mishna's list of fifteen prohibited partnerships), rather than a more explicit prohibition, like the co-wife of one's daughter, etc.
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revised Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
Attempting to further simplify the scenario...
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comment Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
My apologies for so long-worded a question. The subject is so complicated, I don't know how to abridge it...
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answered Recommend introductory resources on Jewish traditions in the Balkans
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accepted How do different scholars define “aggadah”?
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comment How do different scholars define “aggadah”?
Excellent answer - thank you so much!
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