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revised Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
Attempting to further simplify the scenario...
Nov
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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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asked Understanding a Fine Point in the Rambam's Laws of Yibbum
Nov
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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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revised What is déjà vu?
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asked What is déjà vu?
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comment Sources for the world being round in the Gemara
I haven't looked it up, but just from what you copied here of the tosafos I don't see it as difficult? "The world is spherical, as it says in the Yerushalmi: Alexander the Macedonian ascended on high until he saw the earth like a ball and the sea like a platter. The 'sea' refers to the ocean that encompasses the entire earth".
Jun
10
comment Sources for the world being round in the Gemara
This is a good answer (and +1), but it would be greatly improved if it featured a translation into English. Especially of the passage in the Yerushalmi, since that's the part that best answers the question that was asked.
Jun
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comment Why are there no fish korbanot?
Note that it's only domesticated land animals that are brought as offerings (בהמות). Wild animals (חיות), like deer, are not. The birds that are brought are also domesticated species (doves), and wheat is a domesticated grain. It stands to reason that all fish could have been excused on these grounds too, there being no species that might have been considered anything but wild.
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comment Jewish headstone abbreviation
@sam - FWIW, that's a shewa nach.
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comment Why is Shekalim in the Bavli?
Nothing wrong with what you've said, but it doesn't answer my question. I know that every masekhta is included in Shas Bavli, but the only one of those masekhtas to feature the Yerushalmi is Shekalim. Why?? I don't accept the suggestion that you made (that it makes Seder Moed more "complete"), since as you pointed out yourself this only raises a question on why they weren't included for Seder Zeraim.