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Berachot 57b תנו רבנן הרואה מרקוליס אומר ברוך שנתן ארך אפים לעוברי רצונו Our Rabbis taught: If one sees a statue of Hermes, he says, Blessed be He who shows long suffering to those who transgress His will. (Soncino translation) The footnote explains: Heb. Markolis, the Latin Mercurius. This was the commonest of the heathen images. If we accept this ...


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Whilst not an outright mention... In Avoda Zara 8a it lists some of the festivals that the non-Jews observed: ואלו אידיהן של עובדי כוכבים קלנדא וסטרנורא וקרטיסים ויום גנוסיא של מלכיהם ויום הלידה ויום המיתה דברי רבי מאיר And these are the festivals of gentiles: Kalenda, Saturnalia, and Kratesis, and the day of the festival of their kings, and the birthday of ...


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The question boils down to, why does a convert today have to go through a lengthy education process and be required to move into a physical jewish community when the classic halacha clearly does not require this. I don't have a source, but I would say that in today's society a greater level of background is needed for one to honestly say that they can accept ...


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There is Quick Daf by Rabbi Zecharia Resnik which can be found on All Daf app. He is very clear and quick. Each shiur is different but average is like around 10-15 minutes.


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You might want to consider the Time4Mishna site which methodically goes through all the mishnayos in shas with a full range of overviews and key terms etc. So for example in Zeraim, if you look at Mishna Berachos here, you will note: An overview Key Terms and a summary I hope this helps!


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And some say that [in order to be pious] one should keep the laws of damages. For man is naturally social, and loves to be in a group, due to his many deficiencies.


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Sanhedrin 39a אמר ליה ההוא מינא לרבי אבהו אלהיכם כהן הוא דכתיב ויקחו לי תרומה כי קבריה למשה במאי טביל וכי תימא במיא והכתיב מי מדד בשעלו מים אמר ליה בנורא טביל דכתיב כי הנה ה׳ באש יבוא ומי סלקא טבילותא בנורא אמר ליה אדרבה עיקר טבילותא בנורא הוא דכתיב וכל אשר לא יבא באש תעבירו במים A certain Min said to R. Abbahu: Your God is a priest, since it is written, ...


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This is not a direct answer to what you asked, but there is very good reason for the lack of mention of Roman or other foreign gods in the Talmud. As Maimonides wrote: The idolaters compiled many books of worship, defining its principle manner of service, its works and its laws; but the Holy One, blessed be He! charged us not to read those books at all, not ...


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Aside from my comment above where I list a number of source that answer your question as to what Lilis represents, to answer your final question about where we know that she was first Adam's wife and then went to becomes Samael/Satan's wife: The Otzar Meforshim brings down the midrash of Ben Sira here It says that when Hashem states that it is not good for ...


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See this article from Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein ar Ohr.edu: One of most famous passages in the entire Bible reads: “Moses commanded us the Torah, a heritage (morashah) for the Congregation of Jacob” (Deut. 33:4). The Rabbis exegetically interpreted the word morashah in this passage as if it reads me’orasah (“betrothed woman”), which teaches that the Torah’s “...


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והא מדכתיב ״והיא לא נתפשה״ מכלל דפשיטא לך דנטמאה From the fact that it says והיא לא נתפשה we can infer that it is obvious to you that she was נטמאה והיכי קאמר והיא לא נתפשה אועד אין בה So how can you say that והיא לא נתפשה goes on ועד אין בה (because you are saying that והיא לא נתפשה means it is obvious that she is נטמאה but ועד אין בה means that we do not ...


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