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The Tosafot or Tosafos (lit. "additions") are medieval commentaries on the Talmud. They take the form of critical and explanatory glosses, printed, in almost all Talmud editions, on the outer margin and opposite Rashi's notes. The authors of the Tosafot are known as Tosafists ("ba'ale ha-tosafot").

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How exactly do you find shiurim in tosfos on the daf hachaim website?

How exactly do you find shiurim in tosfos on the daf hachaim website? I am looking for practical help navigating their site to find these shiurim.
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What is Palifit mean in the Rabeinu Gershom DafB Amud A

BH What does it mean Palifit it this Rabeinu Gershom in Daf B amud Alef in Bava Basra?
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Gemoro says contents of a verse must be reversed to understand it. So why did the Torah write it 'backwards'?

The Gemoro quotes Devorim 12 (17) לֹֽא־תוּכַ֞ל לֶאֱכֹ֣ל בִּשְׁעָרֶ֗יךָ מַעְשַׂ֤ר דְּגָֽנְךָ֙ וְתִירֹֽשְׁךָ֣ וְיִצְהָרֶ֔ךָ וּבְכֹרֹ֥ת בְּקָרְךָ֖ וְצֹאנֶ֑ךָ וְכׇל־נְדָרֶ֙יךָ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר תִּדֹּ֔ר ...
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Why on daf 56b in Bavah Kamah, tosafos mymid, is the thief chayiv for whatever mazik that animal does if it is not their animal

Good sources, good clear answers,and very thought through. I already tried with the English but I didn't get it.
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Halacha Pesuka before Tefilla

Rabannan in Berakhot 31a say that we should stand to pray "מתוך הלכה פסוקה". But later the Gemara says that Rabannan acted in accordance with the Mishna (30b; 5:1), while on the other hand ...
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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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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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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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Question about supposed Tosfos

In "The Path of the Torah," the English translation of the Netziv's introduction to Ha'amek Sheila, on page 132, the translator writes in the footnote there, "The Netziv may be ...
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Baalei Batim and Daf Yomi versus Learning Halachah

Today, many baalei batim center their learning around gemara bavli, for example through programs like daf yomi. But the Drisha and Shach write that for those who aren't learning all day it's more ...
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Where is Tosafot about Tarti Dsasri

The Tiferet Shmuel to the Rosh (Berachot 4:3) quotes a Tosafot to allow inconsistant practice (tarti tsatri) as to Mincha after Plag versus Maariv after Plag in a case of torech hatzibbur (...
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Why would contradicting Tosafot be an issue if there were multiple authors?

Often, Rabbis will question why different Tosafot (even in different Mesechtas) disagree with each other, finding a way to make them congruent. If Tosafot was written by multiple authors (at least 100 ...
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Explanation of a Tosfos on Kesubos 111a; ד"ה בבלה

I was reading the Gemara about whether it is permissible to emigrate from Babylonia to Eretz Yisrael (Kesubos 111a). Rav Yehudah holds that whoever ascends from Babylonia to Eretz Yisrael, ...
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Who is Rabenu Yonah Baal Tosfot

In Tosfot Shabbat 39b, they cite Harav Rabenu Yonah: וה"ר יונה מפרש בטלה אפי' בקדירה חייתא והיינו דקאמר בטלה משמע לגמרי מכל דבר:‏ He is not in the list of Baale Tosfot in Wikipedia. He also ...
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Tosfos commentaries available online

‏Could anybody recommend a good book or website available online for free which explains hard points in Tosfos? I would prefer something on Hebrewbooks. I know that Daf Yomi Kollel features a nice ...
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Who is tosfos anshei sheim in mishnayos

Who is תוספות אנשי שם in משניות? When did he live? What was his occupations. Thanks!
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English Words in Tosfot?

Posting for someone else: Rashi occasionally provides Old French words in his commentary to help understand certain terms or concepts. Who is the earliest author to have done the same with (Old) ...
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The size of Jerusalem in the future (Bava Batra 75b)

The Vilna Gaon in Kol HaTor (1:26) writes: The settlement of our Holy Land in general, and the construction of Jerusalem in particular must be according to the principle of equal [balanced/ accurate] ...
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Beis Yosef and Tosafos HaRosh

The Beis Yosef (Orach Chaim § 670) asks the famous question why we celebrate eight days of Chanukah, when there was seemingly only seven days of miracle (the candles being lit the first day was ...
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What's Tosafos' doubt regarding non-Jews and life saving abortions?

Tosafos on Sanhedrin 59a has the following discussion: ועל העוברים דעובד כוכבים חייב וישראל פטור אע"ג דפטור מ"מ לא שרי מיהו קשה דאמרינן בפרק בן סורר ומורה (לקמן סנהדרין דף עב:) יצא ראשו אין ...
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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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Was the Rambam familiar with 'Tosfos'?

Is there any evidence attesting to the fact that Rambam was even remotely familiar with the writings of any of the Ba'ale Tosafot? The reason I ask is because Wikipedia makes the claim that the ...
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Where Can I find this Machlokes about the 13 Middot of Drush?

Several years ago, I came across the following machlokes between Rashi and Tosfot in Shas Bavli. Rashi said that all 13 middos of drush require a mesorah except for Kal Vachomer, and Tosfot said all ...
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Rambam's son quoted in Tosfos?

Tosfos in Chullin on 106b d''h "vechol davar etc." quotes Rav Avraham Ben Harav Moshe. I am wondering whether this is the Rambam's son as this is the same name.
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Who is being referred to in Tosafot

Who is פלוני in reference to, in the following quote from Tosafot: הוה שכיח גביה מלאך המות. דמספר מה שאירע לו כבר דהאי עובדא דמרים מגדלא נשייא בבית שני היה דהיתה אמו של פלוני כדאיתא בשבת (דף קד: ושם):...
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Rabbi Avraham Hachozeh and his book

A friend of mine is looking for information on a rabbi he saw mentioned in the book "Chochmat Hanefesh" by Rabbi Elazar of Worms (most famous for his "Sefer Haroke'ach"). In the ...
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Was there correspondence or references between the Rambam and any baalei tosfot?

The Rambam lived at the same time as many baalei tosfot, including Rabbeinu Tam, albeit on different continents. I am wondering if there was any correspondence or references between the Rambam and the ...
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List of halakhos that are only relevant in the era of Moshiach

In Zevachim 45a (s.v. הלכתא למשיחא), Tosfos provides a list of instances in Shas where the gemara rules in favour of a particular halakhic position that will only be practically relevant in the era of ...
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Is there a Tosofos on Chumash?

I heard from a Rosh yeshiva that there is a commentary from the Tosofos on Chumash that is not widely discussed. Wondering if anyone here is well versed in manuscripts and might be able to comment. ...
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Did the Rashbam write a commentary on the rest of Shas?

Rashi's commentary on the Gemara is incomplete on some tractates. The commentary of his grandson, the Rashbam, is printed in its place in Bava Batra and Pesachim. Did the Rashbam only write a ...
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List of Tosafists or Geonim?

I went through a list of Master Profiles of my ancestors on Geni.com and I saw many profiles which said "tosafist" in their title or description, as well as many which said "Gaon of ...
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Rabbi who killed children?

I recall of a story where a Rabbi during the time of the Tosafists who personally killed many Jewish children in order to save them being raised in the Christian faith. Anyone know source? ...
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How do Tosafos מהו להציל (BK 60) fit in to the Gemara?

In Bava Kama (60:): ויתאוה דוד ויאמר מי ישקני מים מבור בית לחם אשר בשער ויבקעו שלשת הגבורים במחנה פלשתים וישאבו מים מבור בית לחם אשר בשער [וגו'] מאי קא מיבעיא ליה אמר רבא אמר ר"נ טמון באש ...
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Berachot 3a - Did Tosafot mix up the tannaic opinions?

The first couple of pages of Masechet Berachot deal largely with the various tannaic opinions as to the earliest time for the recital of Shema at night. The Talmud tries to figure out which of these ...
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Tosfot quoting the Ri Migash?

Tosfot in Yevamot 83b seems to address the comment of Rabbi Yosef Ibn Migash on Baba Batra. ול"ג דתניא כמו שגורס הרב אבן מאגש ואומר דתניא גבי בכור דלא היה לו לרבא להניח המשנה ולהביא הברייתא שאין ...
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Sefardim and Ashkenazim switching traditional sources

The Taz in siman 671:1 writes concerning how many menorahs to light in one's household, the Sefardim who light only one act in accordance with Tosafos and the Ashkenazim who light one for each family ...
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Why only ask about תרומה and שחיטה? (in גטין ב׃ תוד״ה עד)

The Bavli, Gitin 2 amud 2, says that one person is believed when he testifies about isurin (prohibitions), and it immediately limits that to the case that the person is not testifying against an ...
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Looking for a Tosafos

I remember seeing a Tosafos in Ksubos a while back which states that when a man gets married, he should go to his in-laws for the chag that follows his wedding. Does anyone know exactly where I can ...
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Why are Tzaddikim protected from improper foods?

Tosfos on Chullin 5b explains that Tzaddikim get a special protection from eating improper foods: צדיקים עצמן לא כ"ש - תימה דהא אשכחן יהודה בן טבאי שהרג עד זומם בפ"ק דמכות (דף ה:) ור' ישמעאל שקרא ...
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Tosfot quoted Rabbi Yom Tov Myiuni

For the first time I seen in Tosfot Yevamot 57b הרב רבי יום טוב מיוני I didn't find in Wikipedia about him. Does someone know who is this Chacham, what is his place in Tosfot constellation?
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Has the corpus of Tosafoth been printed in one volume?

The Talmudic commentary called Tosafoth has been printed together with the Talmud text itself for many centuries. For example, even Maharal testifies (in 1595) to this in Nesiv Hatorah ch. 5: והכל ...
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Where can the Tosafot of Rabbi Samson of Sens be found?

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 ...
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Do Tosafos and Rambam completely agree regarding "the blessing of the house"?

If a woman chooses to be supported from her dead husband's estate, she can; but if the heirs live in the deceased's home then they can (usually) compel her to do so also, or forfeit her upkeep. The ...
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God's Nichum Aveilim

Asking for a friend: On Kiddushin 38a, Tosfos s.v. Tzei, explain that Hashem didn't approach Yehoshua until after the 30 days of mourning for Moshe had elapsed, since the Shechinah does not descend ...
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Instances in Shas where Tosfos quotes the Rambam?

I'm aware of one instance where Tosfos quotes the Rambam: Menachos 42b- Tosfos dibbur ha'maschil "תפילין יש להן בדיקה" where right at the beginning we see Tosfos write "וכן פי' ה"ר משה בר מיימון". ...
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Source for Cremation Specifically Not Jewish

A respected Rabbinic figure recently mentioned that one of the Rishonim - maybe Tosfos - writes that אין דרך בני ישראל לשרוף מתיהם: burning a Jew's lifeless body is not the Jewish way. Where is this ...
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How to understand this Tosfos in Megila 5b

This is a Tosfos from Megilah 5b which is talking about lessening the different type of work(s) of simcha on Purim. However, I'm a bit troubled on understanding the last 6 words. What does Tosfos mean?...
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Why would I have thought that healing contradicts the will of Hashem?

Bava Kamma 85a: תניא דבי ר' ישמעאל אומר (שמות כא, יט) ורפא ירפא מכאן שניתן רשות לרופא לרפאות It is taught in a Braisa: The academy of R’ Yishmael says: “Heal, he will heal” - from here [we learn] ...
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Understanding תוד״ה תפילין on קידושין דף לו ע״א

The Talmud (Kiddushin 36a) cites a view that women are exempt from the prohibition on balding themselves in mourning. Rava there says that we know of this exemption because the same words "between ...
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How can we say something is a machlokes Rashi vs Tosfos, if Rashi can't respond or defend himself?

Many Tosfos contain questions about what Rashi says, followed by them giving their own answer. But how can we honestly say something is a "machlokes Rashi vs Tosfos" when Rashi doesn't get a chance ...
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