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How did anyone study the Talmud before Rashi?

There were many commentaries written to the Talmud before Rashi and even a generation or so afterward. The best known is probably Rabbeinu Gershom's Peirush, which is preserved for some tractates. ...
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Why does the Gemara often mention that certain Amoraim were asleep?

The word מְנַמְנֵם means dozing, rather than sleeping. In a long day, people may occasionally take a nap, even while the learning goes on. But the teacher here isn't fully asleep, because he is aware ...
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Why does the Gemara often mention that certain Amoraim were asleep?

B"H As mentioned in the Talmud being asleep is a "taste of death" because the soul is returned to הקב"ה while sleeping and only connected through a little "thread" to the ...
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Did Rashbi Write the Zohar?

Furthermore, included in the Zohar there seem to be references to historical events (such as the Crusades in Zohar II, 32a and III, 212b), Hebrew orthographic conventions (eg. Zohar I 24b, III 65a), ...
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