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In Guide for the Perplexed 3:48 Rambam identifies the opinion of a Mishnah (at least according to one interpretation in the Talmud) as being one of two philosophical opinions he discussed earlier: When in the Talmud (Ber. p. 33b) those are blamed who use in their prayer the phrase, "Thy mercy extendeth to young birds," it is the expression of the one of ...


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See Kesef Mishna who explains that "her knowledge" must mean her consent, or it would be meaningless.


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Ran in his eleventh derashah understands that one of the fundamental purposes of appointing the king is to act as a separate source of judgement (outside of the courts which need to act within specific strict rules of justice) in order to maintain the well-running of society. Thus, implicitly included in the commandment to appoint a king (in Devarim 17:25) ...


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R. Chaim Ilson has a lengthy series of shiurim on this, with several hours per shoresh. These shiurim are available on YUTorah. From the linked website: Rav Ilson studied the Shoroshim with Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt”l and has been delivering shiurim on the Shoroshim for more than two decades. These shiurim are the basis of the project, a Sefer ...


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The Kesef Mishna (Rav Yosef Karo 15-16 century author of the Shulchan Aruch) qualifies when out of wedlock relations would be liable to Lashes in Naara Besula 2,17: יש לדקדק דמשמע מדברי רבינו הכא דאינו לוקה משום קדשה אא"כ היא מוכנת לכך ובפ"א מאישות כתב כל הבועל אשה לשם זנות בלא קידושין לוקה מן התורה לפי שבעל קדשה וצריך לדחוק שסמך שם על מה שכתב כאן ...


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Note that there are three mitzvos according to the Rambam that have to do with Amalek. Destroy the remnant of Amalek (Positive #189) Remember what Amalek did (Positive #188) Don't forget what he did (Negative #59) The Ramban agrees. The Semag also counts these three (Asin 115, 116, Lavin 226). Rav Yerucham Fishel Perlow points out that Rav Saadiah Gaon ...


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An Amalekite facilitated the assisted suicide of King Saul according to 2 Sam 1:4-10. According to tradition, that Amalekite was Edab, who was conceived just prior to the execution of his father, King Agag. As Bible students will recall, the prophet Samuel executed King Agag according to 1 Sam 15:7-9. In other words, King Saul had correctly remembered "...


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The Ramban, in his letter, directs us to his commentary on Sefer Hammitsvot (footnoted in the edition of this letter in Kitvey Haramban to root 5). However, in his commentary there, he argues against the Rambam and doesn't seem to expand on his understanding of the Rambam's position (in fact, he seems to be oblivious to any possible distinction between a ...


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Rabbi Yaakov Emden was so incensed by what was written in the Moreh Nevuchim that he refused to believe the Rambam wrote it. He says anyone who claims Rambam wrote it is a liar. In particular he points out Rambam's innovative ideas mixed with non jewish theology about the miracles mentioned in Torah and Neviim and the Merkava. אך לבעל ספר מורה נבוכים לא ...


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A little complement to the previous answer of @Alex, regarding Kiddushe Kesef. An interesting Rashi in Yevamot 90b reports that some rabbanim ruled by an interpretation of this Gemara that Kiddushe Kesef is Derabanan. ואית דאמרי תינח קדיש בכספא דקידושי כסף דרבנן קדיש בביאה דקידושין דמדאורייתא נינהו מאי איכא למימר וטעות גדול הוא בידם דקידושי כסף דאורייתא ...


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The answer is in the Sifre Parashat Bechukotay. I will quote it from the Sefer Hachinuch Mitsva 603, who follows the Rambam count of Mitsvot (Asim 189, Lavim 59). מדיני המצוה. מה שאמרו זכרונם לברכה (מגילה יח, א) שחיוב זכירה זו היא בלב ובפה (עי' מצוה של), וכן הוא בספרי (ריש פ' בחוקותי), זכור את אשר עשה וגו' יכול בלבבך? כשהוא אומר לא תשכח הרי שכחת הלב ...


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