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Jul
3
comment Why Choose Talmud Bavli For The Daily Study
I believe you are correct in implying that the volume of Mishna taught in school is not meant to be comprehensive, but it is probably designed to give the student the tools to continue studying Mishna independently. Daf yomi, on the other hand, is something usually engaged in by adults, presumed all the more competent in their independent learning after getting Mishna under their belts in their youth.
Jul
3
comment Why Choose Talmud Bavli For The Daily Study
I'm pretty sure the answer to this historical question will turn out to have been heavily influenced by the answer to your other historical question about why so much emphasis is placed on G'mara learning. In fact, you show that you believe they are closely related as well by using the insufficient study of Mishna in school as part of your argument regarding learning G'mara on one's own time.
Jul
3
comment Why do Yeshivos learn Talmud Bavli so extensively?
I second @Matt's recommendation, especially chapter 3, to answer the question "what makes G'mara more worthwhile than other halacha texts?" It is parallel to an amazing discourse in אורות הקודש by Rav Kook in which he explains how halacha and agada are inextricably linked.
Jul
3
comment How are nazir and sota connected?
@DanF There are certainly roots that are both Hebrew and Aramaic that appear in Tana"ch.
Jul
2
revised How are nazir and sota connected?
Clarified that the question is a grammatical one, not a lexical one.
Jul
2
comment How are nazir and sota connected?
To clarify, I made up "swear off". The question is only about the mode of the imperfect י in this case, not the lexical value of the root ז.ר.
Jul
2
asked How are nazir and sota connected?
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
revised Can a woman lead bentching/birchat hamazon?
edited tags
Jun
30
comment The new book about the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l
Same here @Tatpurusha. In fact, he has been praising all 2 or 3 of the recent biographical works on the Rebbe.
Jun
29
comment What word has the highest numerical value in Tanach?
biblewheel.com//GR/GR_Database.php?SearchBy_Gematria=1500
Jun
24
revised Is there positive proof that the Rambam did not accept Kabbalah?
Untypo
Jun
23
revised Is there positive proof that the Rambam did not accept Kabbalah?
typos
Jun
17
comment Which benchers have the harachaman for the state of Israel?
Just being pedantic about syntax.
Jun
17
comment Which benchers have the harachaman for the state of Israel?
You mean Birkon Koren?
Jun
17
comment Yichud with surveillance cameras
One of those makes the distinction explicit. The other does not. The answerers seem to all but ignore it, and it is not clear that it has any bearing on the question here. Perhaps a comprehensive answer to any one of the three would address that difference.
Jun
16
revised derech hashem and daath tevonos, same thing?
Typos, tags
Jun
16
comment What is a Parzuf?
chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380804/jewish/…
Jun
16
comment Yichud with surveillance cameras
Dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5287/3 And dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1482/3