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Rema Orach Chaim 585:4 writes that it is preferable that the one who blows shofar before musaf also blows during musaf because of this principle.


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The "history" that many early authorities discussed (see Rambam's commentary on Pirkei Avos where he distinguishes between useful speech and useless, who cares what king such-and-such built?) was hagiography focused only on the greatness of particular kings, with a very flimsy commitment to the truth at best. That's very different than (hopefully) ...


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So far I have only comes across the mishnah in Gemara Brochos 42b where it mentions saying grace over meals over a cup of wine. It writes the following: בָּא לָהֶם יַיִן בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּזוֹן — כׇּל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד מְבָרֵךְ לְעַצְמוֹ. אַחַר הַמָּזוֹן — אֶחָד מְבָרֵךְ לְכוּלָּם. וְהוּא אוֹמֵר עַל הַמּוּגְמָר, וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁאֵין מְבִיאִין אֶת הַמּוּגְמָר ...


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Just wanting to add a source to what @Shalom said: the Tiferet Lemoshe from the Maharts Hayes, Chapter 1, explain the importance of knowing history, especially that of Israel. He asked why then did the Rambam write what he did; that Chronicles of Arabs, their Politics and genealogies, is waste of time. He answered that those were impossible stories and also ...


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