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Aug
20
answered In Devarim 17:6, why does the Torah uses the term שְׁנַ֣יִם עֵדִ֗ים instead of שני עדים?
Aug
20
comment Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
@DoubleAA - If so, that would contradict Keritot 1:5, in which R' Shimon's opinion is that a woman who delivers by C-section is still obligated to bring a qorban on the 80th day after delivery. Even if we say that's hypothetical (since it is so unlikely that she would have lived so long), it does seem to presuppose at least that she wasn't already dying when they performed the procedure.
Aug
20
comment Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
@DoubleAA - that's how the Rambam understands it: "מה שאפשר להיות בזה שתהא האשה מעוברת משני וולדות ונקרע דופנה ויצא א׳ מהן ואח״כ יצא השני כדרך העולם ומתה אחר שיצא השני". But are you saying that in your opinion they never performed C-sections unless the woman was dying?
Aug
20
comment Online Mussar and Gemara Shiurim in Yiddish?
Thankyou - that's awesome. I wonder if there's software for stripping it of the echo? I don't want to be overly picky, but I am finding it a bit hard to differentiate his words from one another.
Aug
20
revised Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
added 7 characters in body; edited title
Aug
20
asked Online Mussar and Gemara Shiurim in Yiddish?
Aug
20
asked Somebody named “Cohen” who is not a kohen: should he change his name?
Aug
20
asked Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
Aug
12
comment Was referring to a Jewish firstborn son as “____ bar [mother's name]” insulting in the first century?
Your quote doesn't make sense. The text was originally in Greek, but if translated into Aramaic it would look like this in English? Why not just tell us the scriptural reference, or how it appears in an English translation of the NT?
Aug
11
comment How would first century Jews in Judea have reacted to the Jesus Movement's messianic claims?
With respect, this sounds like a question for the History Stackexchange...
Aug
5
comment Bnei Akiva and zionism
Not an answer, but the movement was named by Avraham Kastenbaum. Maybe if you can find information about him, you'll find your answer. (Wikipedia has a Hebrew entry, but I haven't read it).
Aug
5
answered What is the אדר plant, according to Rashi?
Aug
3
comment What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
@DanF - with all of them, "§" means Section, followed by the section number and, where relevant, the sub-section (in that case, "m"). I had a very quick look at the link I sent you and it's quite different to my version at home. Since the PDF edition doesn't have an index, I couldn't find where the treatment of paragogic nun would be. I think you might need to find it in a library, I'm sorry to say.
Aug
3
comment What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
@DanF - I did a quick Google search. This looks promising: archive.org/details/GeseniusHebrewGrammarPdf
Aug
3
comment What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
@DanF - On the contrary, the second of those texts (Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar - aka "GKC") is extremely thorough. I've now provided fuller references, and added a third one for good measure. The first two are more comprehensive, but the third is more readable. Afraid I don't have any links, but if any of them are available online it would most likely be the second. (Which is not to say that it is, mind you).
Aug
3
revised What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
Provided fuller referencing, and added a third source
Aug
2
answered What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
Jul
31
answered How was the Volozhin Yeshiva special?
Jul
31
comment Yeshivas of Modern Times
Firstly, everybody who studied in Volozhin had already spent thirteen-or-so years in heder, at a minimum, had already covered the gemara and certainly the Torah. Secondly, it was a feature of the Netziv's approach to learning that during his tenure, students also studied halakha. Thirdly, so far as only focusing on gemara in yeshiva is concerned, you mentioned both Telz and Slabodka. They were both mussar yeshivas. Have a look at Gil Perl's biography of the Netziv, and Shaul Stampfer's study of Lithuanian yeshivas.
Jul
28
comment What is “piggul”? A question on the Bartenura
Thankyou! That's a little embarrassing, since I actually thought that I'd checked the Tosafot Yom Tov, and I evidentally didn't look hard enough! Now that I do, I see that the Ahavat Eytan and Tiferet Yisrael comment on this too. The latter, incidentally, thinks that חוץ למקומו is a type of piggul. That still doesn't answer why it should be included here if it doesn't cause karet, but I'll see what the Ahavat Eytan has to say. In the meantime, I think your suggestion about a copyist's error makes good sense!