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The only one other than the Oz Vehadar set that I came across was the pocket Hamaor set - I imagine though due to it being a Mikraos Gedolos, it is likely to be quite thick and therefore somewhat cumbersome if you need it for travel purposes, although it does market it as being a 'pocket' set.


R. Hayyim Joseph David Azulai twice refers to the American Revolution in his diary. Both times he is talking about the negative effect the war was having on the finances of Jews in Amsterdam who had money invested in the London markets. He does not discuss whether the goals of the war itself were good or bad. In the entry for March 9th, 1778 he wrote: And ...


The expression is traced to mishnaic times as mentioned in the other answer. The concept however is older. See Koheles 2:14 הֶֽחָכָם֙ עֵינָ֣יו בְּרֹאשׁ֔וֹ A wise man has his eyes in his head As Rashi there explains: The wise man, his eyes are in his head. In the beginning [=בְּרֹאשׁוֹ of the matter, he contemplates the end results.


Not a full sefer, but it's worth highlighting the Chida's comments on Eruvin 21b: שמא תאמר אם יש בהן ממש מפני [מה] לא נכתבו א"ק עשות ספרים הרבה אין קץ ולהג הרבה יגיעת בשר. אפשר לפרש דהא דכתיב ולהג הרבה חוץ מדרשא דבסמו' הוא טעם שני למה לא נכתבו דעל ידי שהם בע"פ וצריכי רבנן למגריסינהו תדיר ולא פסיק זה גורם להתקדש ולהשתעבד שעבודא דאורייתא כי חיים הם ...

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