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Did Bartenura really mention this minhag?

עוד מנהג ליהודים מארץ ישמעאל בערב שבת הולכים כלם לבית המרחץ ובשובם מביאות נשותיהם לפניהם יין ומרבים בשתיה ואחר מביאות התבשיל שהכינו לסעודת הערב אוכלים מבעוד יום עד שתחשך ואחר באים כולם לבית ...
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Machshirin 1:6: Chazon Ish's defence's of Bartenura's peirush

The Chazon Ish (2:2) is saying that moisture leaving the mouth is an intrinsic part of the act of blowing from the mouth. The fact that you blew intentionally means that the moistening was part of the ...
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Is grain from outside Israel usable for offerings or not?

The Mishna says "כל הארצות היו כשרות אלא מכאן היו מביאין" and tells about Omer and shti Halechem, which need to be from Erets Israel. So the Bartenura is right when he adds "של ארץ ישראל" The ...
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What's so special about the Bartenura on Mishnayos?

Artscroll and Siata dishmaya are themselves using the Bartenura. Bartenura is concise, cover the Shass from brachot to Uktsim. is based mainly on Rashi and Rambam perushim. Is known as mastering ...
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Which manuscript of the Mishna did the Bartenura check?

It means precise, as noted above by Josh Waxman in the comments (here and here), and is not a specific manuscript. The evidence for this is that such a phrase is used many times by other Mishnah ...
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How can a table be a sheni l'tum'ah?

Rambam Hilchot She'ar Avot HaTumah 7:2-3 (my emphases): אֵין לְךָ וְלַד טֻמְאָה שֶׁמְּטַמֵּא כֵּלִים אֶלָּא מַשְׁקִין טְמֵאִים בִּלְבַד. וְטֻמְאָה זוֹ מִדִּבְרֵיהֶם ... כֵּיצַד. אִם נָפְלוּ לַאֲוִיר ...
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Why does Bartenura quote Rabbi Meir as holding "we learn yes from no", when the gemara says the opposite?

Thanks שלום. Bartenura is not mistaken, the gemara in Nedarim is. This mistake is corrected in another gemara (Shevuot 36a): והא לית ליה לר"מ מכלל לאו אתה שומע הן איפוך But doesn't Rabbi Meir ...
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Why does רע"ב on עירובין א י not simply say the הלכה is like רבי יהודה?

Rav Ovadiah of Bertinoro was 15th century and likely did not come up with this on his own, to say in Aramaic והלכתא כותייהו. Rather, he's channeling an earlier source such as the Rif, in the 11th ...
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How can a table be a sheni l'tum'ah?

Chazal were גוזר that a כלי that comes in contact with משקין that are a ראשון become a שני לטומאה. והכלים שנטמאו במשקין כלים דאיטמאו במשקין דמאי אילימא במשקין דזב דאוריי' נינהו דכתיב (ויקרא טו, ח) וכי ...
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Stringing nuts together: a question on the Bartenura, Uqtzin 2:5

פרק ב - משנה ה חִבּוּר. הִתְחִיל לְפָרֵק, אֹכֶל שֶׁהִתְחִיל בּוֹ, אֵינוֹ חִבּוּר. ‎‏ הָאֱגוֹזִים שֶׁאֲמָנָן‏ ‎‏ הָאֱגוֹזִים וְהַשְּׁקֵדִים, חִבּוּר, עַד שֶׁיְּרַסֵּס:‏ ר"ע ...
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Stringing nuts together: a question on the Bartenura, Uqtzin 2:5

Maybe that's why he says "שגדלן" (which otherwise seems out of place when talking about stringing things together. I mean, yeah, by doing so you're making something that's bigger, but that's not ...
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Why arent the bartenura and the tur haaroch commentaries on chumash quoted/printed more?

The standard Baal HaTurim in the Mikraot Gedolot Chumash is just the Gematriot the he wrote of, but he actually did write much more. I've heard that the publishers had room for an additional small ...
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What's so special about the Bartenura on Mishnayos?

see- [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/3171-bertinoro-obadiah-yareh-b-abraham] - an article written by (Rabbi?) Louis Ginzberg and I quote (from paragraph titled "Literary Activity")- "Its ...
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