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What daf and exact quote is this talking about in the Rashash

BH The Rashash on the Tosfot daf 7B dibur hamaskil VeIbait Eima brings support from a different Gemara somewhere in Brachot. What’s the exact source and lashon of this? Like where is it? In my Gemara ...
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Different publishers of kovetz mefarshim

I'm wondering what the different major publishers of kovetz mefarshim on Gemara are, and if there are any pros/cons to the different editions. In general, and if known regarding Kiddushin specifically....
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Halacha on being attentive to someone when they're speaking to you

BH Does Halacha or any teaching in the Torah address the following scenarios: A) When someone is talking to you, must you be attentive to show them respect that you're listening to what they're saying?...
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Having a Chassidishe Gaiva

BH One of my teachers said once that a student of the Alter Rebbe was in a city filled with so much materialism and sin that he was later asked how he was able to overcome the tests and so he said &...
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What is the source of not to speak dvarim betelim

BH What’s the source and meaning of not speaking dvarim Beteilim purposeless words?
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What is the explanation of And don’t let the evil inclination assure your that the grave will be a place of refuge for you mean

BH What do the main poskim and commentators explain “And don’t let the evil inclination assure your that the grave will be a place of refuge for you” mean in Pirkei Avot 4:22
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Story of a woman hitting a rabbi because husband said

BH I heard there was a story from the Talmud, correct me if I’m wrong, that a man told his wife to hit a rabbi on the head or something and she went hit him and after she hit him he asked: "My ...
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Does the Talmud talk about Autism?

BH Does the Talmud Mention anything about Autism or the Spectrum of any of the symptoms of Autism?
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Does Ramban say anything about eating and nutrition?

BH Does Ramban say anything about nutrition and health? Heard he was a doctor, what to eat or not?
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Does it talk about any Instances of not using sarcasm in conversation in the Talmud

Does the Talmud ever mention any caution against using sarcasm in conversation to avoid hurting another with words?
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Does the Tosafot HaRosh cover all the Babylonian Talmud?

As how the title states, does the Tosafot HaRosh cover all of the tractates of the Talmud. If it doesn't then which tractates does it cover?
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Davening for multiple things

In Taanis 8b, בִּימֵי רַבִּי שְׁמוּאֵל בַּר נַחְמָנִי הֲוָה כַּפְנָא וּמוֹתָנָא, אָמְרִי: הֵיכִי נַעֲבֵיד? נִיבְעֵי רַחֲמֵי אַתַּרְתֵּי — לָא אֶפְשָׁר In the days of Rabbi Shmuel bar Naḥmani there ...
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The search for invariants

In an interview, French Jewish intellectual Jacques Attali claimed that modern science is partly based on Jewish tradition because like talmudic discussions, it is based on the "search for ...
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Must we say that Rabbah was mistaken, and why?

The Gemara (Berachos 61b) tells us, that Rabbah claimed to be a Beinoni, to which Abaye responded that if he were to be a Beinoni, then everyone else would be less than that (G-d forbid) - but does ...
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Chazal contradicting science

I am curious. If there is a contradiction between statements of Chazal found in the Talmud, how are those reconciled in light of contradictory science, and if a Halacha is derived from a non-...
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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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Identity of Rabbi in Baba Bathra 14b

Who is R. Johanan in Baba Bathra 14b? Is this Johanan ben Zakkai or Johanan bar Napcha? And how would we know? There seem to be a mixture of tannaitic and amoraic sources in the gemara. Many kind ...
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Book recommendation: commentaries on aggadah?

Shalom. Does anyone know of a good book/set that collects mefarshim on aggadic portions of the talmud? I am specifically looking for works that summarize or collect various opinions or commentaries, ...
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When rabbis call each other “orphans” in an extended sense, just what is that extended sense?

The Gemara (Kesubos 106a) describes several large conventions at which people would gather to hear Torah discourses. When one of these conventions would disperse, students who remained behind were ...
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What is the tosfos yeshanim?

What is the tosfos yeshanim? It is in brackets and small letters in the vilna shas. How do they differ from the regular tosfos?
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How can Ramban give this reason?

The Gemara in Nedarim 32a gives 3 reasons for why the Jews were put into slavery in Egypt because of Abraham (one is because he made his students fight in the war against the kings, the other is that ...
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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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Summary of mefarshim in back of Gemara

Hey can anyone write a brief summary of some of the most used mefarshim in the back of the Oz VeHadar Gemara for example and maybe a fact on the nature of the commentary. for eg. the Ritva, is he ...
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המבזבז אל יבזבז and the Guarantee of Wealth

It says in Talmud that Chazal made a Takana in Usha that one should not give too much money to charity. Specifically more than one fifth. Does the guarantee of wealth still apply to someone who gives ...
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Where can I find this text from Midrash Tanhuma?

Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo discusses Jesus association with Balaam and offers the following text from the uncensored Midrash Tanhumah : “Bilaam foresaw that a man born from a woman would arise and ...
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Tosefta vs Talmud in Halacha

If the tosefta contradicts the Gemara/Talmud (either Jerusalem or Babylonian), which is more authoritative in Halacha?
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What is HaAshmurah HaRishona in the Mishnah

BH What is HaAshmura HaRishonah? Someone told me it is just a division in the night while someone else told me that it is referring to the Leviim guarding in the temple which ever it is does it speak ...
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Is it "שמן המור", or is it "אנפקינון"?

In Megilah 13a we bring down a פסוק which talks about what the woman did before going to אחשוורוש to try + become king: "For six months, they anointed themselves with "שמן המור" We then ...
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The 10th Month Is Obviously Teves!

In Megilah 13a - we bring down a פסוק from the מגילה which says: “So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus into his royal house in the tenth month, which is the month Tevet” (Esther 2:16). Why did the ...
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Which tractate talks about the horses of Persia?

I'm looking for a section in the Talmud which I have read before but can't remember where I read it. The section describes how a Rabbi requests that he be buried deep in the land of Israel because ...
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How did the whole world know about אסתר's beauty?

In Megilah 13a it says all the nations of the world knew that אסתר was beautiful? How did they even know who אסתר is? Let alone, her beauty!
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Why is מרדכי the only one called a "יהודי?"

In Tractate Megilah 13a - it explains that מרדכי was called an איש יהודי, since he went against עבודה זרה. If so - then why is he the only one called a "יהודי?" Why not משה? Or אברהם? Or דוד?...
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Why does "שוכו" change into "סוכו?"

In Tracte Megilah 13a - it lists the children of בתיה - the daughter of פרעה. One of the children's names is חבר - father of שוכו. The Gemara then explains that all of these names of the kids - are ...
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Listing of amount of Blatt per perek of Shas [duplicate]

Where can I get a listing of how many blatt / pages are in each chapter of gemarah talmud bavli? I found a post with a spreadsheet that has the amount of mishnayos per perek and I am looking for the ...
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Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos Shiurim to Download

Hi I’m a buchor in yeshiva and I want to download shiurim that go in depth including Gemara, Rashi and Tosfos. Does anyone know any shiur I can listen to? Is there anyone that gives daf yomi with ...
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Proof of Hashem via Talmud/Amora/Tanna

Does anyone know of the places where a Tanna/Amora offers a proof for the existence of Hashem. ie: Bereshit Rabbah 39:1 Avraham Avinu passes a castle on fire (see below) Is there perhaps a list, or a ...
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What's the source of Gerut Lechumra and what is it

BH I heard there is a concept called Gerut Lechumra. What does this mean and what are the sources of this in Shulchan Aruch, Rambam and Gemara?
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Are there any significant differences between the censored Talmud and the uncensored Talmud? [duplicate]

Are there any significant differences between the censored Talmud and the uncensored Talmud? And are there tools to study this topic?
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From where do the words ad sh'yevulu sifoisechem mi lomer dai

I know where the beginning of the song comes from (malachi 3 10) but I always wonder where does the later part come from. I looked in the rashi nothing I looked up a gemara nothing I looked radak and ...
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Does the Talmud have any wise sayings about people who used to be rich but then lost all their money?

My Dad told me he once learned from a Rabbi that the Talmud talks about an Istanis who was rich but lost all their money. I am looking for wise sayings about people who were rich but lost it all. I ...
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Did the Himyarite Kingdom (Jewish state from c. 380 CE till 530 CE) have the Talmud/Oral Torah? If they converted without it, are they valid converts?

The Himyarite Kingdom became a Jewish kingdom in what is today Yemen, from around 380 CE at the earliest and continued to be Jewish until around 500 CE with the 530 CE date being the very latest date ...
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Four Tzaddikim died only because of Snake's advice and never commited a sin!

The Gemara in Shabbos 55b and Bava Basra 17a quotes a baraisa that says: There were four who died because of the advice of the snake and never commited a sin. They are the following: Binyamin the son ...
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Ein Mishpat in opposite direction

The Ein Mishpat commentary notes where the topic in Mishna or Gemara is referenced in the Rambam or Tur/Shulchan Aruch (other relevant question here). Is there a work that reverses the order with the ...
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Why do Rabbis say that HaShem was mistaken and HaShem states that He was defeated and that He must obey the Rabbis?

I've been reading an article on an Islamic website called Muslim Skeptic and came accross the following: The way that Jews depict God, they celebrate the notion of debating with God, winning ...
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Does the Gemara teach that Jews are allowed to kill gentiles but not vice versa?

The Gemara challenges: But wherever there is liability for capital punishment, this tanna teaches it; as it is taught in the first clause: With regard to bloodshed, if a gentile murders another ...
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Difference between aggadah in gemara and midrash

Much of the non-halachic aggadah quoted in the gemara overlaps with aggadah from the midrash such as midrash tanchuma or midrash rabbah and others. Yet there are some aggadah that are only found in ...
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Submersibles and Submarines

Is there any place in Talmud Bavli or the Rishonim where it speaks of an individual going under water using a submarine or submersible type vessel or tool?
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How to learn Tosefta

For those that do, could you share how you learn(ed) Tosefta? How do you fit it into your learning program of Mishna/Gemara? Also, what edition of the Tosefta do you use? The ones published at the end ...
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Why does Bartenura quote Rabbi Meir as holding "we learn yes from no", when the gemara says the opposite?

Mishna Shevuot 4:13, towards end of mishna, explains that if someone says "May God not strike you if you testify on my behalf", Rabbi Meir deems him liable for cursing someone, because, ...
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