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What is Palifit mean in the Rabeinu Gershom on Baba Basrah 2a?

BH What does it mean Palifit it this Rabeinu Gershom in Daf B amud Alef in Bava Basra?
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"Lashon yevani" in Rashi

In his commentary on Bava Metzia 21b, Rashi describes זוטו של מים as "לשון גודל ושירוע בלשון יווני"; i.e. a Greek word for size or expanse. But what is this Greek word, exactly, and how is ...
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Rashi and the Pun

A long time ago, I was in someone's house and they had a book about the life of Rashi. In it was a great story, which I will summarise to the best of my memory: Rashi was travelling Europe and in a ...
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What does Rashi mean with "our Rabbis expounded what they expounded"?

B"H In Ester 1:7 when it mentions how the feast had different"vessels", Rashi gives his explanation, then finishes off "our Rabbis expounded what they expounded", a very ...
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Megillas Esther Online text Shiur ideally with Rashi's commentary

Looking for a Megillas Esther text shiur with Rashi's commentary similar to Rabbi Gordon from Chabad.org for Chumash. He goes through each Pasuk and then explains Rashi's commentary inside but for ...
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The legend of Rashi's 4 lines

There is a known legend among Talmudists that each Amud has four lines of Rashi before the beginning of the text of the Talmud to hint to a student to review the Amud four times before continuing. I'm ...
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Martzeia in the eye?

The Torah describes how a slave who doesn't want to leave his master (by Shmitah) has to get pierced through his ear: Exodus 21:6 וְהִגִּישׁ֤וֹ אֲדֹנָיו֙ אֶל־הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים וְהִגִּישׁוֹ֙ אֶל־הַדֶּ֔לֶת ...
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Nevi'im written before they happened

In parshas Nasso Rashi brings a medrash to explain the verse: Numbers 7:23: וּלְזֶ֣בַח הַשְּׁלָמִים֘ בָּקָ֣ר שְׁנַ֒יִם֒ אֵילִ֤ם חֲמִשָּׁה֙ עַתֻּדִ֣ים חֲמִשָּׁ֔ה כְּבָשִׂ֥ים בְּנֵֽי־שָׁנָ֖ה חֲמִשָּׁ֑ה ...
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The beauty of referencing Torah-sources

Rashi, in several places, says "לא ידעתי" - I don't know. It is said that Rabbi Akiva Eiger made a list of the times Rashi said "לא ידעתי" - I don't know, people were bothered by ...
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What is the historic background to the first Rashi?

The first Rashi on Genesis says: Rabbi Isaac said: The Torah, which is the Law book of Israel, should have commenced with the verse (Exodus 12:2) “This month shall be unto you the first of the months”...
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The Staff of Moses

Pirkei DeRabbi Eliezer 40: Rabbi Levi said: That rod which was created in the twilight was delivered to the first man out of the garden of Eden. Adam delivered it to Enoch, and Enoch delivered it to ...
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Is Egypt really a Kur HaBarzel which has the power of cleansing the Gold (Jewish People)?

Devarim 4:20- Rashi מכור — a כור is a vessel in which one refines gold. Explaing that Egypt was as the Torah describes a Kur HaBarzel, an iron crucible, which has the power, explains Rashi to purify ...
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Do anybody wear solely rabbeinu tam tefillin [duplicate]

Many people follow the majority Halacha practice of wearing Rashi tefillin. Some people, especially but not exclusively Sephardim and Hasidism, also wear Rabbeinu Tam, which is seen as an act of piety....
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Why was Yoseph sold to Ishmaelites and then Midianites, rather than Midianites and then Ishmaelites?

The following question and translations are courtesy of Studies in Bereshit by Nechama Leibowitz. In Parshat Vayeshev, some pesukim suggest that Yoseph was sold by his brothers to Midianites, and ...
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Question on Rashi, Bereishis 9:12

In P. Noach (Gen. 9:12) in reference to the phenomenon of the post-deluge rainbow, following Noach's exit from the teivah, the verse states: וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֱלֹהִ֗ים זֹ֤את אֽוֹת־הַבְּרִית֙ אֲשֶׁר־אֲנִ֣י ...
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Did Rashi have Talmud Yerushalmi?

Rashi quotes a couple of times from Yerushalmi but doesn't seem to have had regular access to it. This being from the numerous times Rishonim ask on him from it.
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Why does Rashi say that Lavan covered 7 days worth of distance in one day?

In Parshas Vayeitze, Rashi comments on the words דרך שבעת ימים, quoting a midrash, saying כל אותן ג' ימים שהלך המגיד להגיד ללבן הלך יעקב לדרכו, נמצא יעקב רחוק מלבן ששה ימים, ובשביעי השיגו לבן. למדנו ...
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Maharal on lentils

Rashi says that Jacob made lentils for Esau as they are round like a wheel as this day was the day Abraham died and aveilut is the wheel(galgal) of the world. The Maharal from Prague comments that ...
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Rashi's comment on Abraham's gifts

The Torah says: וְלִבְנֵ֤י הַפִּֽילַגְשִׁים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לְאַבְרָהָ֔ם נָתַ֥ן אַבְרָהָ֖ם מַתָּנֹ֑ת וַֽיְשַׁלְּחֵ֞ם מֵעַ֨ל יִצְחָ֤ק בְּנוֹ֙ בְּעוֹדֶ֣נּוּ חַ֔י קֵ֖דְמָה אֶל־אֶ֥רֶץ קֶֽדֶם׃ -- but to Abraham’...
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Does Rashi bring contadictory opinions?

Rashi on chumash is based on chazal. Sometimes Rashi appears to bring contradictory opinions and some mefarshim say that its machlokes midrashim. Is there a source or mesorah that Rashi's shita in ...
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Is wheat bad for animals?

Rashi on Bava Metzia 90a D"H UMatrezes (a few lines from the bottom) says that if an ox has a certain stomach disease, wheat worsens the ox's condition. However, the Gemara says on Bava Kamma 20a ...
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Is there a translation of Rashi on Shas in English?

BH Where is there a translation of Rashi on Shas? I know there is one for Tosfot using summaries on Daf Yomi is there something like this for Rashi?
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Rashi with sources in context

Is there a sefer chumash with Rashi's commentary which brings Rashi's sources in context? For example, if Rashi were to quote a gemara, this sefer would print the relevant text of the gemara in the ...
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How to reconcile Rashi's view/logic with Rabbi Ulla's three Noahide commandments? Who is correct?

In Sanhedrin 59a, Rashi writes (s.v. לזה ולזה נאמרה): כי יהיב קודשא בריך הוא תורה לישראל לא שקלינהו להנך מבני נח וכדקיימי להו קיימי When Hakadosh Baruch Hu gave the Torah to Yisroel, he did not take ...
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What was the serpent’s plan?

According to Rashi, the serpent desired Eve and his plan was that Adam eat from the tree and die so that he can have her [Rashi Genesis 3:1, Bereishis Rabbah 18:6]. If that was his plan, why would he ...
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List of "most important" Rashis on the Torah

There is a list of the most fundamental Ramban al ha Torah commentaries which someone has compiled (I uploaded it here), sorted by parasha, with a short index on the last page. Does something similar ...
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Source for the practice of messianic interpretation of calamity

I seem to recall a Rashi somewhere in Nach which explains a Pasuk as praising B’nei Yisrael, who see every calamity that befalls them as heralding Mashiach. Can anyone source this?
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Did Rash"i hold like the Gr"a or like Rabbeinu Tam?

NOTE: Most of these time calculations assume the day is either the autumnal or vernal equinox, where there are 12 hours of sunlight and therefore Neitz is at 6:00 AM and Gra's shkiah is 6:00 PM There ...
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If Hebrew was the target language, what was the source language in any of the Psalm in which “maskil” is mentioned?

If Hebrew was the target language, what was the source language in any of the Psalms in which “maskil” is mentioned? Rashi on Psalms 88:1 wrote: משכיל: כל מקום שנאמר משכיל ע"י תורגמן נאמר שהיה ...
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The second Brit - Parashat Ki Tavo - three set of stones? (Rashi)

I am little confused trying to understand a Rashi. To Devarim 27:2, Rashi explains that there are three "memorial stones" of this ratification of the Brit between Israel and G-d. I don't see ...
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"And you shall place My words upon your heart" - even in exile

In parasahas Eikev (Devarim 11:18), the Torah instructs us that we: shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they will be as frontlets ...
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Who are the "rockmen" and "adnei hasadeh"?

Job 5:23 : כִּ֤י עִם־אַבְנֵ֣י הַשָּׂדֶ֣ה בְרִיתֶ֑ךָ וְחַיַּ֥ת הַ֝שָּׂדֶ֗ה הׇשְׁלְמָה־לָּֽךְ׃ For you will have a pact with the rocks in the field, And the beasts of the field will be your allies. ...
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Why is a black skin strange, unusual or weird?

Why is a black skin strange, unusual or weird? This question developed after reading the following: כוש: מה כושי משונה בעורו אף שאול משונה במעשיו Cush: Just as a Cushite has unusual skin, so did Saul ...
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How Prophets Reply and Help with Rashi

In Ezekiel 37:3 Then He said to me; "Son of man, can these bones become alive?" And I answered, "O Lord God, You [alone] know." Ezekiel replies by saying Hashem knows. In 2 Kings ...
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Did Rashi die while working on multiple tractates?

I've seen printed in some גמראs that רש"י died, and another פרוש follows. Is there any evidence to support this? Is it possible that רש"י's commentary was partially lost in some tractates?
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Source(s) that Rashi's daughters gave shiur in gemara to men, from behind a mehitza or curtain?

Rabbi Breitowitz says so in a shiur here, starting at 1:19:40, https://podcasts.ohr.edu/episode/60 He says "It is brought down in some mekoros..." Anyone know the mekoros?
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Please help with this Rashi

The Gemara Megillah 12a says that Achashverosh wore the bigdei kohen gadol. Rashi comment I dont understand why rashi uses the terminology that he uses בגדי כהונה - שהיו בידו שם בגדי כהן גדול שהביאן ...
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Rashi, Yebamoth 55b:7

Is my translation of this Rashi on Yevamot correct? It deals with impurity due to contact with a dead body - in case a man has sex with his dead wife it is not impurity because the latter is always ...
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Difficulties with Rashi on Mishlei 8:23

Rashi quotes a pasuk (נסיכי בני אדם) supposedly from Yechezkel 35, but its really a pasuk from Micha 5:4 (נסיכי אדם) without the word bnei. Is there any explanation (with evidence) for this besides a ...
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Why does Rashi discuss ants instead of grasshoppers

The verse in Parchat Shlach (13:33) says וְשָׁם רָאִינוּ אֶת הַנְּפִילִים בְּנֵי עֲנָק מִן הַנְּפִלִים וַנְּהִי בְעֵינֵינוּ כַּחֲגָבִים וְכֵן הָיִינוּ בְּעֵינֵיהֶם:‏ And there we saw the giants and ...
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Missing vav or not in Bamidbar 7:2

In parshat Nasso (Bamidbar 7:2), the Torah says וַיַּקְרִ֙יבוּ֙ נְשִׂיאֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל רָאשֵׁ֖י בֵּ֣ית אֲבֹתָ֑ם הֵ֚ם נְשִׂיאֵ֣י הַמַּטֹּ֔ת הֵ֥ם הָעֹמְדִ֖ים עַל־הַפְּקֻדִֽים׃ On this verse, the Minchat ...
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Who carried the aron which traveled in front of the camp?

Rashi describes how the aron (which contained the broken pieces of the first luchos and which was taken out with the Jewish army in times of battle) would travel in front of the camp in the desert. ...
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Why does רש"י sometimes say "בגמרא מפרש", and sometimes say "בגמרא מפרש טעמא"?

For example, Rashi on Mishnah on Bava Kama Daf 27a: ושברה פטור - בגמרא מפרש טעמא 'בעל החבית חייב - מפרש בגמ
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Is Yaacov Avinu implying that Hashem only fulfils His promises to those who are worthy? (Rashi)

קָטֹנְתִּי מִכֹּל הַחֲסָדִים וּמִכָּל־הָאֱמֶת I am unworthy of all the kindness and all the truth...(Bereshit 32:11) Rashi on "truth": ומכל האמת. אֲמִתַּת דְּבָרֶיךָ, שֶׁשָּׁמַרְתָּ לִי ...
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Is there a Midrash around Rashi's claim of Terah's forefathers being from Canaan?

Rashi's commentary on Tractate Sanhedrin 44b implies that Terah and his forefathers originated from Canaan. He references the mention of 'your Amorite father' - presumably citing Ezek 16:3 - 'Thus ...
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Does Rashi on Bereshis 7:4 imply that a human can be created against Hashem's will?

Rashi on Bereshis 7:4 says: ארבעים יום. כְּנֶגֶד יְצִירַת הַוָּלָד, שֶׁקִּלְקְלוּ לְהַטְרִיחַ לְיוֹצְרָם לָצוּר צוּרַת מַמְזֵרִים Is Rashi implying that a human be created against Hashem's will? Was ...
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Why does Rashi (most of the time) not quote sources for his commentary?

The Gemera in Meggilah 15a and Pirkei Avot 6:6 says, כל האומר דבר בשם אומרו מביא גאולה לעולם שנאמר ותאמר אסתר למלך בשם מרדכי. My question is, if quoting teachings of other people is very important (...
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Commentary on Rashi

Can can someone recommend a commentary on Rashi? I am looking for a commentary that is a) Hebrew b) contains the text of the Humash and preferably Onkelos c) a clear explanation of Rashi's commentary ...
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Was Shechem a gilgul of Eisav?

The Arizal says (she'ar Hagilgulim) that it's not a problem that Shem and Noach were the same gilgul, although they were father and son, alive at the same time. In Breshit 48:22 Ya'akov Avinu says he ...
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Is a statement against or about the peril of adding or subtracting a letter from the Torah, with a connection to destroying the world, made by Rashi?

Is a statement against or about the peril of adding or subtracting a letter from the Torah made by Rashi ? I recall hearing that Rashi said that if one letter were erased from the Torah, the entire ...
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