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Yevamos (62b): שנים עשר אלף זוגים תלמידים היו לו לרבי עקיבא מגבת עד אנטיפרס וכולן מתו בפרק אחד מפני שלא נהגו כבוד זה לזה והיה העולם שמם עד שבא ר"ע אצל רבותינו שבדרום ושנאה להם ר"מ ור' יהודה ור' יוסי ורבי שמעון ורבי אלעזר בן שמוע והם הם העמידו תורה אותה שעה Rabbi Akiva had twelve thousand pairs of students in an area of land that stretched from ...


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In Melachim II, chapter 22 during the time of King Josiah the High Priest Hilkiah found the "scroll of the law" in the temple. This chapter does not imply that it was necessarily the only such copy of the law (and it's not clear whether it refers to the whole or only part of the Torah), but from the reaction of the king we can infer that its contents were ...


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The Gemara in Sanhedrin (14a) tells of when Semicha was in danger of being lost forever. But Rav Yehuda Ben Bava saved it: בטלו דיני קנסות מישראל שפעם אחת גזרה מלכות הרשעה גזירה על ישראל שכל הסומך יהרג וכל הנסמך יהרג ועיר שסומכין בה תיחרב ותחומין שסומכין בהן יעקרו The laws of fines would have ceased to be implemented from among the Jewish ...


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Rambam addresses this in Guide for the Perplexed 2:8. You must not find it strange that Aristotle differs here from the opinion of our Sages. The theory of the music of the spheres is connected with the theory of the motion of the stars in a fixed sphere, and our Sages have, in this astronomical question, abandoned their own theory in favour of ...


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One case is in Temura 16a (translations from Sefaria), where Joshua forgot 3000 laws (other numbers are mentioned too), and Othniel the son of Kenaz restored them: אמר רב יהודה אמר שמואל שלשת אלפים הלכות נשתכחו בימי אבלו של משה ... אמר רבי אבהו אעפ"כ החזירן עתניאל בן קנז מתוך פלפולו Three thousand halakhot were forgotten during the days of ...


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R' Yair Bachrach (1639-1702) in Chavot Yair, teshuva 192 gives a much longer list of Halachot L'Moshe MiSinai (61!) and takes issue with the Rambam and the methodology used to create his list.


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Artscroll (in their edition of Rashi, p. 206) translates your quote as "because he caused one more passage of the Torah to be written" and comments "He caused one more passage of the Torah to be written" does not mean that there was a change made in the Torah. It is a basic tenet of Judaism that the Torah can never be changed. Rather, this means that ...


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Perhaps you are thinking of the following comment of Rambam (based on the Talmud in Sanhedrin 99a): Commentary to the Mishnah, Introduction to Perek Chelek ואין הבדל בין וּבְנֵי חָם כּוּשׁ וּמִצְרַיִם וּפוּט וּכְנָעַן וְשֵׁם אִשְׁתּוֹ מְהֵיטַבְאֵל בַּת מַטְרֵד וְתִמְנַע הָיְתָה פִילֶגֶשׁ ובין אָנֹכִי ה' ושְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ה' אֱלֹהֵינוּ ה' אֶחָד הכל ...


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Abarbanel in his commentary to Bereshit seems to say that this was simply the tradition of the times (and thus we shouldn't read too much into the fact that Chazal got it wrong). שלא תחשוב שלחסרון חכמת חכמינו נפלו באותו דעת, ראיתי להודיעך פה מה שראיתי בדרוש זה כפי קדומי פלוסופיהם. והוא שפליניא"ו פילוסוף קדום בספר טבעי הנמצאים שהוא ספר יקר מאוד אצל ...


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As Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin writes in his essay, The Sun’s Path at Night, the belief was not just Oral tradition, but also Babylonian (secular, scientific) cosmology. As we shall later demonstrate from both general history as well as the interpretations of the Geonim and Rishonim, the view of the Sages of Israel was that of ancient Babylonian cosmology.1 ...


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What does EMUNAT HACHAMIM mean? Originally it meant “the faith OF the sages;” anti-Maimonideans changed the semantics of this term to mean “faith IN the sages.” Since generally their audience is grammatically illiterate, the change remained unnoticed.  Jose Faur www.chayas.com/AntiRAMBAM.pdf footnote 154 Side note: chapter 6 of avoth, where this term is ...


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This question was posed to R. Hershel Schachter in this Q&A forum beginning at about 13:18. He said that there are many such textual discrepancies, and that it is "a big problem" and "a serious problem" and "a serious issue" because it would affect the validity of the Torah scrolls. He quoted the Minchas Chinuch saying that these types of discrepancies ...


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Rabbi Yisrael from Shklov, the talmid of the Gra, relates to Eldad as a Rabbi and calls him a Tzadik. He tried to communicate with the the lost tribes based on this tradition. See here.


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