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No. See Mishnah Sotah, 5:1: כְּשֵׁם שֶׁאֲסוּרָה לַבַּעַל, כָּךְ אֲסוּרָה לַבּוֹעֵל, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שם) נִטְמְאָה, וְנִטְמָאָה, דִּבְרֵי רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, כָּךְ הָיָה דוֹרֵשׁ זְכַרְיָה בֶן הַקַּצָּב. רַבִּי אוֹמֵר, שְׁנֵי פְעָמִים הָאֲמוּרִים בַּפָּרָשָׁה אִם נִטְמְאָה נִטְמָאָה, אֶחָד לַבַּעַל וְאֶחָד לַבּוֹעֵל: Just as [the ...


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Ketubot 19b: אתמר ספר שאינו מוגה אמר רבי אמי עד ל' יום מותר לשהותו מכאן ואילך אסור לשהותו משום שנא' אל תשכן באהליך עולה It is stated: With regard to a Torah scroll that is not proofread [and therefore contains errors] Rabbi Ami says: It is permitted to keep it without emending the mistakes for up to thirty days, and from that time onward it is ...


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The definition you present for svara is incorrect; it is not arguable. Mahartz Chayus (Mavo Hatalmud, Ch. 4) states and proves that svara has the same status as the aforementioned methods. Therefore, the svara presented in the Talmud cannot be argued upon as you propose and wouldn't leave any room for questioning (ie we have an explicit source). עוד יש ...


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Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkay predicted (apparently wrongly, as indicated by the context) that a future generation would change a law, declaring a loaf of third degree impurity to be pure (Sota 5:2). אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, מִי יְגַלֶּה עָפָר מֵעֵינֶיךָ, רַבָּן יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי, שֶׁהָיִיתָ אוֹמֵר, עָתִיד דּוֹר אַחֵר לְטַהֵר כִּכָּר שְׁלִישִׁי, שֶׁאֵין ...


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The source for this is Megillah 21a תנו רבנן: מימות משה ועד רבן גמליאל לא היו למדין תורה אלא מעומד, משמת רבן גמליאל ירד חולי לעולם והיו למדין תורה מיושב. והיינו דתנן: משמת רבן גמליאל בטל כבוד תורה The gemarra says choli, sickness, and not chulsha, weakness. It seems all the manuscripts say choli. However, the Meiri (ad. loc.) quotes (or paraphrases) the ...


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Midrash Bereshis Rabba 60,3 says clearly that Yiftach's daughter did not need to comply as Yiftach's neder was not valid to bring his daughter as a sacrifice and therefore according to Reish Lakish Yiftach also was scot-free, and according to Rabbi Yochanan even though she wasn't a Korban at all and was free, He was obligated to bring her value in money just ...


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Most importantly: דברים לא יב הַקְהֵל אֶת-הָעָם, הָאֲנָשִׁים וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף וְגֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ, לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ וּלְמַעַן יִלְמְדוּ וְיָרְאוּ אֶת-ה' אֱלֹהֵיכֶם וְשָׁמְרוּ לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת. Devarim 31 12 Gather the people—men, women, children, and the strangers in your communities—that they may ...


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Shut Yad Elyahu (of Lublin) (45) says that human flesh was never permitted to be eaten - either to Adam, nor Noah, nor their descendants.


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A Canaanite slave (who's mother is Canaanite and father is foreign) is obligated in all negative Mitzvot which includes keeping Shabbos just like a Jewish woman (and some positive Mitzvot including Kiddush Bentching eating matza and Korban Pesach). He cannot become a slave to a Jew unless he fully accepts the Mitzvot and has to do Mila (circumsision) ...


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The understanding of the gemara I took for granted when I learned it -- and therefore was the "simple" one to me -- is: Rav (as quoted by Rav Yehudah) proves his point that people who (a) cross the sea, (b) or the desert, (c) are healthy after a potentially fatal illness, or (d) freed from prison must thank Hashem from pesuqim in Tehillim 107. Nothing ...


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The svara is explained in several tosfotim in Shas, e.g. in Yevamot 53b, explaining the Gemara in Sanhedrin. When one of two men would be killed anyways, and the one of them has a choice to make a criminal act to kill the second man or to do nothing and be killed, we have a svara. His own life isn't more valuable than the life of the second man. So, to make ...


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I like to point out that the Gemara Sotah 4b gives you multiple options on this: א"ר יצחק בר <רב> יוסף א"ר יוחנן כל אחד ואחד בעצמו שיער והאיכא בן עזאי דלא נסיב איבעית אימא נסיב ופירש הוה ואיבעית אימא מרביה שמיע ליה ואיבעית אימא (תהילים כה) סוד ה' ליראיו Several rabbis were discussing the minimum time that if a woman was secluded with a man, it's ...


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I am very sorry for your loss. Necromancy, or the "channeling" of the dead to communicate with them, is expressly prohibited in Devarim 18:11. This OU article explains why. The rest of your question should be addressed to a rabbi. Baruch Dayan HaEmet


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Rambam, Hil. Yesodei HaTorah 5:5: וְכֵן אִם אָמְרוּ לָהֶם עוֹבְדֵי כּוֹכָבִים תְּנוּ לָנוּ אֶחָד מִכֶּם וְנַהַרְגֶּנּוּ וְאִם לָאו נַהֲרֹג כֻּלְּכֶם. יֵהָרְגוּ כֻּלָּם וְאַל יִמְסְרוּ לָהֶם נֶפֶשׁ אַחַת מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל. וְאִם יִחֲדוּהוּ לָהֶם וְאָמְרוּ תְּנוּ לָנוּ פְּלוֹנִי אוֹ נַהֲרֹג אֶת כֻּלְּכֶם. אִם הָיָה מְחֻיָּב מִיתָה כְּשֶׁבַע בֶּן בִּכְרִי ...


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The introduction to the Chovot Hallevavot (text and translation copied from Sefaria) describes the author's inner struggle on whether to write the book. He originally thought he wasn't worthy to write the book. Then he changed his mind and figured that the reason why he thought he wasn't worthy to write the book was because he was lazy. וכאשר זמותי להסיר ...


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dafyomi.co.il on Ketubot 46 was also asked a similar question and they gave several shitos: (NOTE: some overlap with @chortkov2's answer) 1) The Minchas Chinuch (Mitzva 600) writes, "...and all other cases of where the murderer is not given the death penalty such as where he ties the victim in front of a lion, etc. perhaps since the rotzeach cannot be ...


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Look at the באר היטב here, regarding the Minhag to bang or clap when we hear the name of Haman during קריאת המגילה, which details many conditions a Minhag must have in order to be considered a valid Minhag. One of them is that there must be a source in Chazal (even a Pesikta) to be somech on. (There is also a ש"ך which בלי נדר I will try to find later אי"...


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