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Different layout for Horayos

This is because when the pagination of the Talmud was standardized, no Tosafot were printed on the page for Horayot. Here's the first page of the Venice edition of the Horayot that standardized the ...
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Does this prove that the children of converts are not Israelites?

The Tiferes Yisroel Yachin 35 there answers your question. Long story short, in some ways the Nesinim are worse than regular converts. As such, the descendants of converts are full fledged Jews, like ...
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Aveira Lishma: Is it permissible to make a decision that contradicts Halacha because it is for the greater good?

This topic is dealt with extensively by Rav Asher Weiss on his website. The following is a summary. To begin with, two major authorities have already said that today there is no practical application ...
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Further Lomdus/Research on Horayos

R. Avraham Kaplan, Birkas Avraham on Horiyos; R. Moshe Rosmarin, Devar Moshe on Horiyos; R. Avraham Genechovsky, Cheder Horasi; R. Efraim Garboz, Har Efraim; R. Binyamin Yuzhuk, Yosher Horai/Imrei ...
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Yerushalmi Horoyos in Shas Vilna

Okay, so a little bit of digging reveals that the main reason the Yerushalmi was put there was because of the commentary at the bottom of the page, simply titled "פירוש". This commentary is ...
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Further Lomdus/Research on Horayos

R. Aharon Lichtenstein's students published notes of his shiurim on Horayot. They are available for free in the VBM or for purchase as a sefer.
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Aveira Lishma: Is it permissible to make a decision that contradicts Halacha because it is for the greater good?

In the book Orchot Chaim (also called Keter Rosh) R. Asher Ashkenazi collected stories/rulings/teachings from his teacher R. Chaim of Volozhin, many of which in turn came from R. Chaim's teacher R. ...
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Why do we still not mention Rebbi Meir's name?

I am not clear on the question... "Rav Meir" appears in the mishnah often. The tanna is referenced three ways in the mishnah: 1- Stam mishnah keRav Meir -- a plain (unnamed) mishnah is like Rav Meir....
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Why would becoming king or kohein gadol exempt one from atoning for past sins?

The Yerushalmi to this Mishnah brings two explanations for R’ Shimon’s opinion: חברייא אמרין טעמא דר"ש משם שהגדולה מכפרת אמר ר' יוסי שאין חטאו וידיעתו שוין The Chaveirim say: The reason for R’ ...
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What is a majority that forces the Sanhedrin to bring an offering?

The Mishna states I'm curious how you know this particular clause from the Mishnah and not know that what you state is actually subject to a Tannaic dispute. Is this an absolute majority? See ...
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Why does the mishna prescribe an indirect measure of whether somebody knew about a court ruling?

I think that the rule you assumed is written in Mishna 1.1. זה הכלל: התולה בעצמו, חייב. והתולה בבית דין, פטור. ‏ This is the rule, one who follows his own opinion needs to bring a personal Chatat, ...
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