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According to the Mevo to Oz VeHadar's Maseches Avos Otzar Midrashei Chazal, p. 5, since Avos wasn't written on any specific mitzvah, Chazal never had their usual debates or discussions which are found in the gemarra. Therefore, there was never a tractate put together for the Bavli, Yerushalmi, nor baraisos in the Tosefta. The only baraisa is perhaps Avos D'...


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I heard in this class by Rabbi Anthony Manning on the subject of "The Missing Years" (i.e. the chronological discrepancy between the Jewish chronology and the general chronology) that Rabbi Shimon Schwab once held that the solution to the issue was that Daniel was commanded to distort history in order for the Jews to not be able to guess when ...


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Rabbeinu Yonah writes that the 'them' is Shimon HaTzaddik and Antigonos. Before they studied under Antigonos they studied under Shimon HaTzaddik. It could also mean the Men of the Great Assembly (Tiferes Yisroel). Rashi sees them as students only of Antigonos. Some explain this to mean that 'them' implies the students of Antigonos and his court. It could be ...


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