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The Shulchan Aruch 428:3 explains the mnemonic: סימן לקביעת המועדים א"ת ב"ש ג"ר ד"ק ה"ץ ו"ף פירוש ביום א' של פסח יהיה לעולם ת"ב וסימן על מצות ומרורים יאכלוהו ביום ב' בו שבועו' וביום ג' בו ר"ה ביום ד' בו קריאת התורה שהוא שמחת תורה ביום ה' בו צום כיפור ביום ו' בו פורים שעבר: The way it works is the first letter of the ...


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Rambam writes in his Introduction to The Mishnah: Afterwards, he [Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi] divided the material in the Order of Women [Nashim]. And he started with Tractate Yevamot (Levirate Marriages); and the reason that required him to start with Yevamot and not to start with Tractate Ketubot (Marriage Contracts) – and the investigation of the intellect ...


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Pesachim 113b: ארבעה אין הדעת סובלתן אלו הן דל גאה ועשיר מכחש וזקן מנאף ופרנס מתגאה על הציבור בחנם Four types of people cannot be endured by anyone: An arrogant pauper; a wealthy person who denies monetary claims against him; a lecherous old man; and a leader who lords over the community for no cause.


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Praise be the Lord Food to poor award Doubtful tithes just to be sure Mixing seed's a no Seventh year don't grow Heave offerings must stay pure One tenth to Levi's kin Another to Jerusalem From each dough a loaf apart Three years per tree First fruits I can see Weekly rests we surely guard Defining the domains Annual paschal lambs Half a coin the Temple's ...


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The first Tosofos Yeshanim in Mesechtas Yevamos asks why Yevamos comes first. We don't start with tragedies so Kiddushin should be first. He gives two reasons for why Yevamos was put first (1) Because Seder Nashim follows Seder Moed. Seder Moed ends with Moed Kotton (according to their ordering) so we put and study the tragedies near each other. (2) Because ...


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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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It is in the Yam shel Shlomo to the fifth perek of Bava Kamma


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From this site: "This celebration is commonly referred to as the "Siyum HaShas," but technically speaking, this term is inaccurate. The word "Shas" is an acronym for the words, "Shisha Sedarim," referring to the six sections of the Mishna. The Daf Yomi program completes the entire Talmud Bavli, but the Talmud Bavli does not cover all six sections of the ...


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A messianic interpretation of the "suffering servant" passages was known in Jewish tradition, as you point out from Sanhedrin 98b. This interpretation is also found in the Targum on the verse, as well as Midrash Tanchuma, Toledot 14. In other words, this has been interpreted as a passage about the Messiah for a long time. This isn't the only place that a ...


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I believe the story you’re looking for is in Bava Metzi’a 83b: אשקיוהו סמא דשינתא ועיילוהו לביתא דשישא וקרעו לכריסיה הוו מפקו מיניה דיקולי דיקולי דתרבא They gave him a sedative to drink, and they brought him into a house of marble, and cut open his belly. They removed baskets upon baskets of fat from it.


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Tosafos (Gittin 68a, ד"ה וכתיב) addresses this very point, and refers to that episode in Bava Basra: אף על פי שזה הפסוק לא נכתב עדיין היו יודעין כמו ארור עושה מלאכת ה' רמיה בפ' לא יחפור (ב"ב דף כא:) גבי יואב Even though the posuk hadn't yet been written, they knew [the concept] already, as with [the verse in Yirmiyah in the episode with] Yoav. As ...


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All orders [with the exception of Zeraim] are sorted by the size of the tractates, and Yevamot (16 chapters) is bigger then Ketuvot (13 chapters).


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I recommend studying the entire tractate. The majority of it does, in fact, discuss actual idolatry. For example: MISHNA: And these are the festivals of gentiles: Kalenda, Saturnalia, and Kratesis, and the day of the festival of their kings, and the birthday of the king, and the anniversary of the day of the death of the king. (Avodah Zara 8a) This mishnah ...


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Your answer is within the sources in your question. Torf means an exposed place, that should be covered. מקום התורף - woman's genitalia should be covered if exposed. Document's תורף - Are the exposed blanks, that should be covered (by writing) [Also, leaving those blanks open make the document dangerous sometimes]. תורפה של ירושלים - Jerusalem's ...


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It's in נוסחת הריב"ן on the side of the page in Nazir there, near the end of note Vov (referenced within the text of the Rashi). Here's what it looks like in the Vilna Shas, with the relevant parts highlighted:


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Rashi to Shabbat 115b explains that it is because these two verses are considered a complete book of the Torah on their own (quoting the gemara later on 116a).


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The Chidushei Agadata of the Maharsha points you to the same memoir in Sanhedrin 20a. There he explains that the Mizbeach - usually - gets the bird offerings that a wife brings, mostly from the first wife. I.e. once she is divorced, the Mizbeach gets fewer offerings, hence the Mizbaech being upset over their divorce. I guess "second marriages" tend to be ...


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No, goodness no. Rambam finishes Ch. 15 of Laws of High Courts and their Punishments with the complete list of sins that theoretically warrant the death penalty, and it's not on there. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, Igros Moshe OC4:117 (addressing "Mr. ABC"), says its punishment is less than kares, which itself is less than court-conducted capital punishment. "As ...


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Ben Yehoyada sidesteps the issue by positing that either they were not directly behind her, or that there was more than four amos between them. ואין להקשות איך היה הולך אחרי אשתו? דאפשר היה מצדד צידודי. אי נמי היה יותר מארבע אמות ביניהם דמותר כמפורש בדברי רבינו האר"י ז"ל בשער המצות. Maharsha says that a host has to enter first because of Derech ...


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The Talmud states (Sanhedrin 17a) that one can only be appointed to the Sanhedrin if he can prove that a sheretz is pure (despite the fact that a sheretz is impure): אמר רב יהודה אמר רב אין מושיבין בסנהדרין אלא מי שיודע לטהר את השרץ מה"ת Rab Judah said in Rab's name: None is to be given a seat on the Sanhedrin unless he is able to prove the cleanness ...


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Rambam, the most prolific rishonic author of laws of Zeraim, writes as follows in his introduction to Mishneh Torah: ומשני הגמרות ומן התוספתות ומספרא וספרי (ומן התוספות) מכולם יתבאר האסור והמותר הטמא והטהור החיוב והפטור הפסול והכשר כמו שהעתיקו איש מפי איש מפי משה רבינו מסיני From the entire [body of knowledge stemming from] the two Talmuds, the Tosefta, the ...


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The OU website notes a good reason: While Masechet Yevamot focuses on the rules and regulations concerning levirate marriage, nevertheless, it involves an examination of forbidden sexual and marital relationships, as well as the severity of those prohibitions. Thus, the study of Masechet Yevamot becomes a basic source for all of Seder Nashim.


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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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You can find the following editions of חדושי רבי חנום on the Otzar website. Bava Kammah Bava Metziah Bava Basra Gittin Yevamos It will allow you to have 150 pages of free access and the remaining pages will come with a charge. Likewise you can access the שיעורי רבי נחום there as well: Bava Metziah & Bava Basra (first 150 pages free) Yevamos & Gittin ...


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The Rashei Galusa in Bavel were descended from David, and we know that some of them were among the Amoraim. They include the earlier Rav Huna (a contemporary of R' Yehudah Hanassi, and possibly a teacher of Shmuel), Mar Ukva, and Rav Huna brei dR' Nosson. Also R' Nosson (the Av Beis Din in the time of Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel II) was a son of the Reish ...


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Maimonides in his Introduction to the (his) Commentary on the Mishnah explains that Ravina and Rav Ashi, the authors of the Talmud, wanted a way to pass on the inner-most secrets of Torah (known as Torat Ha'sod) so they hid it in the Talmud by use of code. And that's the reason there are many many odd stories in the Talmud - they aren't meant to be taken at ...


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I understand your question, but at the same time I need you to understand that it's basically impossible to know since I don't know you. Though, it's always a good idea to look at what Chazal (Sages) have to say about the matter... Make sure that your Chavrusah (Teacher I presume) is a pure fellow - Moed Katan 17a The use of Mnemonics is important, it ...


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You understand that “for the sake of heaven” implies to “have influence on Heaven's sake one way or the other, for good or for bad ?” You see an action undertaken for the sake of heaven meaning that the action has influence on heaven. Consider מחלוקת לשם שמים  Wikipedia defines it as מחלוקת לשם שמים היא מחלוקת עניינית, שהעוסקים בה חותרים להגיע לחקר האמת, ...


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Manuscripts tend to be unique. Everyone can come out different. The manuscript versions didn't even have daf numbers and there was definitely no universal dafim. That is why the rishonim never mention dafim. They say things like "it says in the begining of perek xyz...". When Bomberg printed his Rashba he writes that he added the dafim in ...


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I would read as follows: "Don't read it as 'in the villages' (בַּכְּפָרִים) but rather as 'heretics' (בַּכּוֹפְרִים). This is why we mention about non-Jews 'let us lodge' (נָלִינָה) and about the Jews it says 'let us get up early' (נַשְׁכִּימָה) (Song of Songs 7:13). It appears to me with heavenly assistance, that when our Rabbis of blessed memory said ...


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