This might be quite a basic question, but there’s a passage from Rabbi Samson of Sens’s commentary on Mishnah Eduyot 1:5 that I’ve seen quoted in a few books eg here.

(Sometimes it’s quoted as being from Rabbi Samson’s Tosefta Sens or Tosefta Shantz, but always from Eduyot, which seems slightly odd since Eduyot is Mishnah rather than Gemara).

I can’t find this commentary anywhere, eg Shas, Hebrew Books, Responsa Project... Can anyone help nudge me in the right direction, even if it’s only available on paper would be helpful to have a title or some other information to help find it?

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Tosafot Shants are printed in the margins of Eduyot in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud (counterintuitively, it isn't usually printed in editions of the Mishna). You can read it online here. His commentary to tractates in Zera'im, Middot and Tahorot is also printed with the Talmud.

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    Perfect, thank you so much! (I didn't think of looking in a counterintuitive masechet.) Surprising that it's not on Responsa Project but then life is surprising...
    – Zarka
    Jun 13, 2019 at 9:45
  • BTW, the Rash on Middos is Rabeinu Shimayah, not the Rash MiShantz.
    – Mordechai
    Dec 16, 2019 at 19:39
  • There are editions of the TOS santz on ketubot
    – kouty
    Apr 3, 2022 at 17:47
  • beta.hebrewbooks.org/home#gsc.tab=0 the first three
    – kouty
    Apr 3, 2022 at 18:57

Rash MiShantz commentary on Mishnah can be found (in certain Bavli Talmud) printed in Brachot (for Zeraim) and Niddah (for Tahorot). It can also be found in certain printings of Rambam's Mishnah commentary.

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    Thanks minhag but I think you misunderstood the question.
    – robev
    Apr 3, 2022 at 17:30

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