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What's the reference for the line in the talmud that is about a Jewish apostate being put into a pit?

What's the reference for the line in the talmud that is about a Jewish apostate being put into a pit? I know that it gets brought down later in the RAMBAM and Shulchan Aruch. How are we supposed to ...
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Jumping elephants

There has been a conflict for a while between Orthodox Jews, some of them gedolim, concerning works by a certain author. One of the points of conflict is something he said about a Tosefos in Kiddushin ...
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Why is there no differentiation between drashos and asmachtos in shaas?

Similar to this quesion, I have been bothered for a while now with the following question: How is it that the Talmud was written with no indication at all between drashos gemuros and asmachtos?
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Is there a Talmudic source for this saying

I was asked if this saying, or a similar concept is found in the Talmud: "Not everything that one thinks, one should verbalize. Not everything that is said should be written. Not everything that ...
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Until when did the Yeshivos of Beis Hillel and Shamai exist?

We know that Hillel and Shamai themselves lived during the time of the Second Beis Hamikdash. Do we know how long their yeshivos lasted? More specifically, how late in history could the argument ...
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Why did the Chachamim change this Passuk?

The Gemara brings in the incident of a king gathering 72 sages to translate the Torah to Greek. They all came with the idea to change some Psukim. One of them was זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בְּרָאָ֑ם ...
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Hebrew translations [closed]

I would like to know the correct Hebrew translation for the phrase, "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire." I saw two different translations in Hebrew, one in google translator, מי ...
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Three yods in a Get

https://www.sefaria.org/Gittin.85b.12?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en. The gemara says that there are two words in a get (Jewish divorce document) that should be written with three consecutive yods: ...
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Which Talmudic chapter has the most Halachic references by number?

Modern printings of the Talmud include Ein Mishpat glosses at the top outside corner of each page (for the most part). Which chapter reaches the highest number? I think I'd like to delve into that ...
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How in the Talmudic interpretation does עמד mean תפילה?

"וַיַּשְׁכֵּם אַבְרָהָם בַּבֹּקֶר אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר־עָמַד שָׁם אֶת־פְּנֵי ה'" Genesis.19.27 The Talmud concludes (Berakhot.26: "וְאֵין ״עֲמִידָה״ אֶלָּא תְּפִלָּה, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (...
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Mediterranean Talmud

When the Gemarra was composed, there were three areas inhabited by significant Jewish populations - Bavel, Eretz Yisrael, and the other Mediterranean countries ruled by the Roman Empire as far as ...
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Gemara B'iyun - Teaching and Learning [closed]

I want to learn Gemara b'iyun in the same way that it is learned in the great Yeshivos. Please can I have suggestions of source material that will take me forward in this. Where can I get shiurim ...
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Why is a lulav from עיר הנדחת pasul because it lacks a shiur?

In לולב הגזול, the first Mishna says a לולב של עיר הנדחת is pasul. Rashi explains that this is because it "lacks" the minimal length of 4 tefachim, since it is supposed to be burned and is ...
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How should I pronounce עם in עם הדומה לחמור?

I was surprised to hear a lecturer pronounce the word עם in the phrase עם הדומה לחמור with a חיריק. I know that all of my teachers pronounced it with a פתח. When I pointed out the גמרא at the end of ...
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How could Leah daven to change her fetus's gender?

The gemara brachos 60a asks how could Leah daven for her fetus to change genders if the mishna calls that a wasted tefilla. The gemara gives 2 answers.The first is, acts of miracles are different. I ...
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Time runs quicker before the Messiah comes; source?

I remember hearing that the Talmud says that before the Messiah comes, events will occur with decreasing gaps between them as if time was running faster than usual. Where is this stated?
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A response to Rav Reuven - Bava Basra [closed]

In the 6th daf of Bava Basra, we find the following case: מאי איריא ברשות הרבים אפילו רשות היחיד נמי רשות הרבים איצטריכא ליה מהו דתימא נימא ליה סוף סוף הא בעית לאצטנועי מבני רשות הרבים The Gemara ...
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Source for Gemara about learning while sitting on hands?

I think it is in seder moed, where a tanna or amora learns while sitting on his hands and possibly has a disputation with a min? Anyone remember this Gemara?
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Why is the Gemara using tautology?

The Gemara in Masechet Megillah says: אֶלָּא שֶׁהַכְּפָרִים מַקְדִּימִין לְיוֹם הַכְּנִיסָה׃ א״ר חֲנִינָא חֲכָמִים הקילו עַל הכפרים לִהְיוֹת מַקְדִּימִין לְיוֹם הַכְּנִיסָה כְּדֵי שיספקו מַיִם ...
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Developing ability: thinking in learning [closed]

It says in Tosafot Sotah 21a - זה תלמוד חכם: סתם תלמיד חכם תורתו אומנתו, ועוסק בה ומהרהר כל שעה. ואינו הולך ד' אמות בלא תורה Is there any detailed, practical guidance available about developing an ...
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Six fundamental disagreements - The Rogatchover

I heard (in the name of the Rogatchover) that there are six fundamental disagreements upon which all the disagreements in Shas are based. Assuming that this is true, does anybody know what they are?
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Can the definitive article, הַ וְ, be used in demonyms found in the Talmud?

Does the Talmud use the definitive article, הַ וְ, in demonyms? For example, in English we can say both, "David the New Yorker" and "David of New York", the first form using the ...
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What's a good quote from Chazal to use as a constant reminder? [closed]

I am looking for some of Mi Yodeya's favorite quotes from Mishna, Gemara, works of Chazal, etc. that can be used as constant reminders to always be doing the right thing and trying to grow. I am aware ...
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Instances of Angels by name in Shas

I am curious about a list (does not need to be exhaustive) of various places where Angels are mentioned by name in Shas/Talmud. I am so far aware of two: the angels listed by name that visited ...
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Source for a rabbi warning his student/son?

I distinctly remember a passage in the Talmud that went something like this: A Rav advises his student (or son) that he should ensure that he uses the correct Torah scroll or chumash when praying/...
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Why is Masechta Yoma not entitled more clearly after Yom Kippur like other masechtos reflecting the relevant yom tov

When it comes to Shabbos, Rosh Hashanah, Succos and Pesach, their corresponding masechtos are all called after the shabbos/festivals (i.e. Masechta Shabbos, Rosh Hashanah, Succah & Pesachim). Yet ...
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When should we not to correct the ignorant? Search for sugya in Masechet Shabbat

I am searching for a sugya in Masechet Shabbat relating to two Rabbis who did not correct the towns people in relation to wearing certain type of footwear because they were concerned that if corrected,...
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What advice do you have for learning rishonim?

In my yeshiva, I've joined a b'iyun shiur that makes extensive use of a variety of rishonim. I find its hard to keep track of differences in the language of each specific rishon. What advice do you ...
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From where do we get the birthplace of R Nehunia Ben Hakana?

According to Aryeh Kaplan in his introduction to the Bahir, R Nehunia Ben Hakana is from Ammaus (Emmaus). This is also indicated on the Jewish Virtual Encyclopedia and Wikipedia. None of these sources ...
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Gemoro Aliba Dehilchoso Guides

Is anyone aware of a resource (book/website) that is a guide/reference for someone learning pieces of Gemoro in the context of it's halachic ramifications (Aliba Dehilchoso). For example it will take ...
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Is wearing Covid-19 masks idolatry for a Jew? Why or why not?

Are Covid-19 masks idolatry why or why not? I heard from an evil source (this guy is a freemason: https://www.bitchute.com/video/PHqFlPqV8AZV/ and a messianic Jew (according to his website)) that ...
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Is there a source that lists halachic sugyot in a given masechta with suggested rishonim to compare?

I'm looking for a source that I was once shown that outlines the major halachic sugyot of a masechta along with the important rishonim to know to be aware of the gist of the machloket and any ...
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Position on young women working

Are unmarried Jewish women allowed to work? (Volunteer or not volunteer, paid or unpaid) Why or why not? Please provide your sources accordingly. Please also provide which sects (if they are multiple ...
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Suggested books of the development of the Mishna, Gemaras, and Talmud

What solid books on the historical and intellectual development of the Talmud would you recommend? e.g.: David C. Kraemer - A History of the Talmud - Cambridge (appears a bit light and intended to a ...
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Is hell a concept in judaism? [duplicate]

Hell is a culturally pervasive term referring to a metaphysical location where a person after death may eternally suffer at the judgement and wrath of non-human entities. Is there a basis to this ...
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Talmid Rabbeinu Yeĥiel of Paris on Moed Katan

Steinsaltz edition of Moed Katan cites a comment on daf 17a from Talmid Rabbeinu Yeĥiel of Paris. This doesn’t appear in Tosafot. Does anyone know where I might find it?
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Yeshiva-style shiurim on Maseches Megillah

I'm looking for yeshiva-style shiurim on Maseches Megillah, esp. the last perek, and more esp. the sugya of kedushas beis haknesses. Can anyone recommend either an online link or a specific sefer?
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Satan does not "work" On Yom Kippur

The Gemara in Nedarim 32B states; הַשָּׂטָן בְּחוּשְׁבָּנֵיהּ תְּלָת מְאָה וְשִׁיתִּין וְאַרְבְּעָה The letters of the term the Satan [haSatan] in numerical value is 364, which equals the number of ...
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Why Hebrew wasn't the spoken language in the Gemara times?

Why was Hebrew NOT the spoken language of the Jewish people after the Mishna? And why was a scholarly text, which was created for individuals who also obviously understood Hebrew, written in Aramaic? ...
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Yeshiva Mir Mesechtas

What is the Mir Yeshiva’s (Yerushalayim) cycle of mesechtas? What are they learning for next zman? Does the Mir Yeshiva in Brooklyn follow the same cycle?
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Rav ha Meiri's interpretation of the term "notzrim" in Talmud Bavli-Avodah Zarah 6a and 7b

According to the legal determination established in Talmud Bavli -Avodah Zarah 6a and 7b, the halachic status of christians (“notzrim”) appears to be that of idolaters: Avodah Zara 6a Avodah Zarah 7b ...
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Getting Masechtos for Daf Yomi

Is there a subscription service (ala Chayenu) for Daf yomi where I can receive an easily transportable Gemara for the upcoming week(s)
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Is photosynthesis discussed in halacha?

There is a discussion in the talmud/halacha about if a plant grows between an upper floor and lower floor, who does the plant belong to. [I don't have the source, I only heard part of a class in ...
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What is a Dofen Akuma?

The gemara in Sukka 4 speaks of Dofen Akuma (literally a "bent wall"). How does this halacha look/work?
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42 Levite Cities as Cities of Refuge

Bamidbar 35 discusses the cities that are to be given to the Leviem, and says that in addition to the 6 cities of refuge they are to be given 42 cities. Numbers 35:6 וְאֵ֣ת הֶֽעָרִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֤ר ...
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A place with illustrations of Gemara Sukkah?

The beginning of Sukkah (4a/4b) describes different scenarios where platforms are built alongside the three walls of the Sukkah. I am having a very tough time picturing how they are built and ...
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May one write in a Gemara? [duplicate]

The top answer to this question states that l’chatchila one should not write in a sefer torah. What about a Gemara? Would one be allowed to use a pencil in it? What if it’s directly on the words like ...
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Gan Eden has gates and keepers?

According to Wikipedia: In the Talmud there are two types of spiritual places called "Garden in Eden". The first is rather terrestrial, of abundant fertility and luxuriant vegetation, known ...
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Is this image visualizing the hierarchy of religious authority accurate?

I found this image titled Spiritual hierarchy in Judaism and it seems possibly accurate, but there's so much packed in and I don't know enough to point out deficiencies. I love infographics, and it'd ...
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Who was the father of Rav Aha Bar Rav?

Rav Aha Bar Rav was a talmid-haver of Ravina (6th generation of amoraïm), and also a contenporary of Ravina II (7th) (source). So it's seems that Rav Aha is not the son of Rav (ie Rabbi Abba bar Aybo, ...

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