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The Gemara in Baba Kama 102a says that there was no specific order for the compilation of the Mishna. Let us explain what that means. The Mishna was not written at one time as a single project by one author or team of authors. There were layers and layers of compilation, with the older material being incorporated into the new layers, sometimes with ...


Welcome to Mi Yodeya! According to the Gemara in Bava Kama, we do not assume there is an order to which tractate of the Mishnah was originally written first. This makes a difference because within one tractate, if there is a discrepancy in the Mishnah, we follow the later one, because we assume that was the author's (Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi) final intent. But if ...


Exactly. You read the last verse of the first section. As the translator is translating that single verse, you skip ahead to the second section. You have to be able to start reading the first verse of the second section by the time the translator finishes translating the last verse of the first section.

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