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comment Looking to purchase a single-volume Mishna
Thank you, Kouty! After looking into it a little bit more, the Mir edition with Kav v'Naki is exactly what I was looking for. (I would prefer a version with no commentaries whatsoever, but I think that might be asking for too much. At least Kav n'Naki is minimal and unobtrusive.)
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comment Looking to purchase a single-volume Mishna
@NoachmiFrankfurt - Danby's translation is excellent, as is Blackman's. I'm only really interested in the Hebrew, however. (I should have noted that in the original question.)
May
3
comment Looking to purchase a single-volume Mishna
@NoachmiFrankfurt - FYI, the Neusner translation of the Mishna is pretty sloppy, but to his credit it's not actually his. He parcelled that one out to his students, which is why it's so shockingly inconsistent.
May
3
comment Looking to purchase a single-volume Mishna
Thank you very much! Very close to what I'm looking for, but (not to be overly picky) it's pretty large (9.75 x 7") and would be a lot smaller if they didn't include the Bartenura. The only reason I'm not selecting this as the best answer is in the hope that someone provides a link to a smaller and more convenient copy... But this is awesome.
Apr
25
comment What subjects did talmud censoring involve and how far back does it go?
So that you're aware, the Soncino Talmud is considerably older than the Vilna Talmud. (The Soncino Talmud was printed in the 15th-16th century, and the Vilna Talmud was printed in the 19th).
Apr
14
comment My observant boyfriend is forcing me to convert? Many Questions?
Kindgal, this post is off topic for our forum, but you ask a number of important questions and I hope you don't feel they're being dismissed. I would very much recommend that you speak to somebody about this. A rabbi might be a good choice (if there's a rabbi you feel comfortable talking to), but therapy can also be very helpful - and is another well-established Jewish tradition :) Wishing you the best of luck; I'm sorry that we can't help you here. If you wish to rephrase any of this and present it as a single question, somebody might be able to answer it.
Apr
13
comment Where can I get the full set of Shadal's commentary on the Torah?
@kouty. You're forgiven. Why do you ask?
Apr
11
comment Is it Halachically forbidden to go to Israel?
Note that your source speaks of moving to the land, but your title suggests a visit. Perhaps you should edit the title?
Apr
10
comment A question on the Mishna, Negaim 11:7
Sure, but in 9:3 it was actually a difficult question. Why didn't R' Eliezer answer it himself here? Seems to me like this was a pretty basic question and the answer so simple that it didn't even need to be asked. In light of that, the praise for R' Yehuda ben Beteyra seems almost comic.
Apr
10
comment Why do the seder on shabbos?
But that's like asking, why aren't the sages concerned that a person might carry his kiddush cup to a rabbi on Friday night and ask him a question about it? Or carry a sefer Torah into the street on Shabbos to find an expert reader? You could then defer any activity that is supposed to occur on a Shabbos for fear that a person might carry something, just because he has a question about it!
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@DoubleAA - maybe. My question wasn't meant as a proof of anything, however. Maybe it did mean converts (or maybe it meant second generation Jews with one non-Jewish parent).
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@kouty - are you saying that a Jew, living in Judea, who has pale skin was referred to as a "German"?? I would be open to that possibility if another mishna used similar language, but see the reference to pale-skinned people in Bekhorot (לבקן, if I'm remembering correctly).
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@kouty - my question is about the laws of negaim, not the negaim themselves. Neg 2:1 speaks of Germans and Ethiopians being assessed by kohanim.
Apr
9
comment Answering questions posed by Egyptians: a query on the Mishna
Doh! Thanks, @IsaacKotlicky. Not sure what I was thinking...
Apr
3
comment How to keep a yoshon kitchen
Great question, but isn't it already answered on the site you linked to? What more information are you looking for?
Mar
26
comment Singing the Mishna: sources
That's the one! Thank you.
Mar
25
comment Does a dead man walking get saved on Shobbos?
Why would this be any different to somebody with a life-threatening, incurable illness? Even a momentary life is still life, and one is still obligated to do everything within one's power in order to save them.
Mar
9
comment Names of the days of the week
Friday is not called erev shabbos; Friday evening is. In the same way that Monday evening is erev yom shlishi, Wednesday evening is erev yom chamishi, Sunday evening is erev yom rishon, etc. Since the day starts when the sun has descended and the stars have come out (rather than at midnight), the evening of Shabbos is Friday night.
Feb
23
comment Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
Thank you for such a comprehensive answer! But doesn't your synopsis of the Baal haTanya's perspective contradict the section of his Sefer Tanya that I quoted above?
Feb
22
comment Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
You are correct - my apologies.