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There is a somewhat lengthy discussion of this in the Talmud: אמר רבי אבדימי דמן חיפה מיום שחרב בית המקדש ניטלה נבואה מן הנביאים וניתנה לחכמים אטו חכם לאו נביא הוא הכי קאמר אע"פ שניטלה מן הנביאים מן החכמים לא ניטלה אמר אמימר וחכם עדיף מנביא שנאמר ונביא לבב חכמה מי נתלה במי הוי אומר קטן נתלה בגדול אמר אביי תדע דאמר גברא רבה מילת' ומתאמר' משמיה דגברא רבה ...


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The Moznaim edition found at HebrewBooks.org does indeed have the text: מזין על הבהונות It would seem that the version you were looking at contains a misprint.


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I am a Gentile like you. Maimonides himself states, in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Melachim 8:11 "Anyone (Gentile) who accepts upon himself and carefully observes the Seven Commandments is one among" the Righteous of the Nations of the World ", and he has a portion in the World to Come. This is if he accepts and performs them because the Holy One, ...


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Rabbi Tovia Singher and Jews for Judaism both brought me back to my heritage. Judaism is the only religion I have found that does not think you need to be converted to be saved or you are devil possessed if you don't believe what we do. The Torah and commandments are universal. Jews of course have a different standard than non Jews but that is a choice any ...


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Presumably the argument between Rabbi Zechariah ben Avkulas and the other sages over what to do with Bar Kamtza's korban. It sounds like they were arguing right there in the Mikdash.


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myriad = 10,000 †רִבּוֹ S7239 TWOT2099e GK8052, רִבּוֹא S7239 TWOT2099e GK8052 n.f. Ezr 2:64 ten thousand, myriad (later (Aramaizing) synonym of foregoing; perhaps for Aramaic רִבּוּ(ת), Kö. 1, 221 f., but Palm. רבו Lzb 367);—abs. רִבּוֹ 1 Ch 29:7(); Jon 4:11 (? cstr.), + cstr. Ho 8:12 Kt (v. infr.); רִבּוֹא Ezr 2:64 = Ne 7:66; Ne 7:71 (van d. H. v 72); du. ...


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Denounced as pure antisemitic propaganda: https://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/30/books/chapters/never-again.html Muslim student groups at the University of California's Berkeley and San Diego campuses posted flyers featuring bogus anti-Semitic quotations from the Talmud, including statements such as "A Gentile girl who is three years old can be violated&...


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The derasha in Bemidbar Rabba (which is indeed "thought to be considerably later") includes the derivation from the verse in Divrei Hayamim, which would serve as a check from the name shifting. Meanwhile, the statement in Bava Batra does not include a derivation from a pasuk, and indeed, some commentators (such as Shteinsaltz) take the Talmudic ...


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It may be a reference to the following Talmudic passage: אמר ריש לקיש כל הזהיר בציצית זוכה ומשמשין לו שני אלפים ושמונה מאות עבדים שנאמר כה אמר ה׳ [צבאות] בימים ההמה אשר יחזיקו עשרה אנשים מכל לשנות הגוים [והחזיקו] בכנף איש יהודי לאמר נלכה עמכם וגו׳ Resh Lakish said: He who is observant of fringes will be privileged to be served by two thousand eight hundred ...


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ArtScroll Eruvin 43b1 note 8 explains this citing Ben Yehoyda. In the translation of the gemara, the bolded text is the translation of the gemara while the unbolded text explains the meaning. because as soon as the Messiah arrives, all the world will recognize Israel as the chosen people and they will all be servants to Israel 8 My comment: not slaves, ...


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These quotes are all variations of the basic quote in the Bible, that when the Messiah comes all the non-Jews will want to be Jewish (because they will see all the benefits) and will do whatever they think will get them there, without any coercion: Thus said the Lord of hosts: In those days, it shall come to pass that ten men shall take hold, out of all the ...


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It seems rather strange that the Torah lists a huge genealogical tree from Adam to Noah. Why does it seemingly waste so much time doing this? How is this at all relevant? Perhaps the answer lies in interpretation. Rabbi Akiva said that the most important verse of the Torah was Leviticus 19:18, that you shall "Love your neighbor as you love yourself.&...


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In general, this will be addressed by the commentaries to the talmud. A very useful resource is the sefer Torah Temimah which deals with the Talmudic interpretations on a verse by verse basis. Nevertheless, I will try to give a few general rules as to when one might learn two halachos from one passuk. The basic idea is that one could only learn the minimum ...


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In his work The Halahkah: Its Sources and Development professor Ephraim E. Urbach cites the work of professor J.N. Epstein (cited in passing in another answer) Introduction to the Text of the Mishnah (Hebrew) specifically the chapter entitled Hasurei Mehsara where Epstein cites the Pe'at HaShulhan (cited in another answer) that the Talmud is indicating that ...


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