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The gemara on Yoma 26a explains that there was just one lottery that covered both services: א"ר יוחנן אין מפייסין על תמיד של בין הערבים אלא כהן שזכה בו בשחרית זוכה בו ערבית Rabbi Yoḥanan said: They did not hold a separate lottery for the slaughtering and sacrifice of the daily afternoon offering. Rather, the same priest who won a particular ...


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Mishna and Talmud are not books x and y. There are kind of learning. BM 33ab ת"ר העוסקין במקרא מדה ואינה מדה במשנה מדה ונוטלין עליה שכר תנו רבנן רבו שאמרו רבו שלמדו חכמה ולא רבו שלמדו מקרא ומשנה דברי ר"מ The Gemara enumerates different learnings, learning Mikra, Mishna, … the rav who teach Mikra, Mishna, Chochma. Rashi explains this. מקרא - ...


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You might as well have asked: There are books and courses on studying the Mishna. Just the Mishna. Why would anyone want to study the Mishna by itself, without studying the commentary of R. Ovadya of Bartinura ("Rav") at the same time? Practically speaking, when you study the Mishna, don't you also study the Rav on the side, to understand the Mishna? It's ...


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Most of the commentators agree with the premise you state: there is no need to study the Mishna alone. The Mishna clearly held no independent standing in the eyes of Rashi as in his commentary he would not flesh out the concepts presented in the Mishna, but rather said “it is explained in the Gemara,” ("בגמרא מפרש"); in other words, the concepts and ...


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Pirkei Avos 5:21 states how the study of Mishnah should proceed the study of Talmud: הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, בֶּן חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים לַמִּקְרָא, בֶּן עֶשֶׂר לַמִּשְׁנָה, בֶּן שְׁלשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה לַמִּצְוֹת, בֶּן חֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה לַתַּלְמוּד [R' Yehuda Ben Teima] used to say: At five years of age the study of Scripture; At ten the study of Mishnah; At thirteen ...


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Here's my personal semi-metaphorical understanding of the problem. I asked this question a lot but I didn't find a Rabbi that deals with it so I propose my own (very allegorical though). We compare the Torah to a tree as in Mishleh 3: "עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר" Ideally, a tree has roots, a stem, branches, smaller branches, ...


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In Menachos 37a, Rebbi offered to excommunicate Pelimo: בעא מיניה פלימו מרבי מי שיש לו שני ראשים באיזה מהן מניח תפילין א"ל או קום גלי או קבל עלך שמתא אדהכי אתא ההוא גברא א"ל איתיליד לי ינוקא דאית ליה תרי רישי כמה בעינן למיתב לכהן Pelimo asked of Rebbe, “Someone who has two heads - on which of them does he place tefillin?” He said to him, “Either go ...


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The Talmud is wont to ask this very question. So is Tosafot at the start of many tractates (See discussion in Bava Basra 2a among others). A few Talmudic examples which come to mind are: Taanit, Sotah, Shevuo etc. The basic formula observed is תנא מ- סליק, the Tanna has concluded the laws of X. Therefore, the Talmud argues that laws between one tractate and ...


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Shortest Amud 1st place: Bava Kama 77a has 9 words of gemara on it and is thus the shortest amud with words of gemara on it in shas. The Tosfos that fills the page is very VERY big. A close 2nd place is Yoma 56a with 12 words. Shortest Daf The Shortest Daf in shas that has words on both pages is Nedarim 45a-b which has 69 words (not including Hadran ...


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The shortest amud is Nazir 33b which contains precisely zero words of gemara.


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There are no "prerequisite" tractates, but there is a reason why yeshivos start their beginner grades with certain perakim that have easier basic concepts and introduce talmudic reasoning, such as the first two perakim in Bava Metziah, i.e., Shnaim Ochsim and Eilu Metzios, or Pesachim first perek, i.e., Or l'Arba Asar. Also, for all levels of learners, it ...


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Welcome to Judaism, I mean, welcome to the idea of opposite approaches. The contradiction you present stems from two different approaches to the idea of Jewish Justice or Judgement - should it come from G-d or from us. The first approach you cited, is the mainstream following of G-d's law "על פי שנים עדים קיום דבר", i.g. unless a lengthy list of ...


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The answer is, IMO, yes and no. No. With a sufficient introduction, every section of the Talmud (say, Mishna or even "long Sugya") can be taught and studied on its own. Yes. To fully understand any section of the Talmud it helps to have studied the entire Talmud. And Chumash and Mishna and Tosefta. That's a catch-22 situation and is the explanation of ...


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The reference is the Gemara in Chulin (65a) which discusses that two seemingly different birds are of the same species (min), and they therefore are found near each other. The same thing applies here. In both chapters the laws are enumerated to prevent override biblical law. The woman, because of her very nature may be more susceptible to carrying in public ...


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The phrase "כל הקרב הקרב כי לא לחנם הלך זרזיר אצל עורב" is found in a couple places in Shas (Chullin 65a, Bava Kamma 92b) and can literally be translated as: not for naught that the zarzir went to dwell with the crow, but because it is of the same species ie- birds of a feather flock together. Now It's very easy to see how this can be construed as ...


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Note- This answer does mention some things from Aron's answer and magic's comment, but also addresses the Geiger question too what manuscripts (if any) have Jesus instead of Balaam? none (And your question there would be, what manuscripts, if any, have has Yeshu been replaced by Balaam. Answer is none. There are instances of Yeshu and of Balaam). And ...


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Prophecy is a vision. Bat Kol is the voice of God, which is sometimes given to more than one person at once, while prophecy is personal.


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According to a quote from Rav Chaim Kanievsky, there are only 3 places in Shas where Rambam is mentioned in Tosfos (brought down in the stories at the end of the 29th chapter of the Artscroll English Orchos Yosher, Page 400. Including the 2 already mentioned for the sake of completion): 1: Berachos 44a, Dibur Hamaschil על העץ ועל פרי העץ : ובס' המיימוני ...


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I once heard an explanation (I don't remember the source): If he considers the fact that she burnt the food an issue in their relationship, it is a strong indicator that their relationship is almost worthless, and warrants divorce. If finding somebody else prettier is an issue for him, then it is a sign that something is missing in his relationship. In ...


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I heard a fascinating explanation. You could ask an even better question: Both R' Akiva and Hillel were champions of the "Love your neighbor - don't do unto other" weltanschauung. How could they possibly allow one to divorce one's wife for "nonsense"? The answer given is that by codifying that one may divorce a wife for "nonsense", it essentially ...


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Edit: The longest section of Gemora between Mishayos in the Bomberg edition of Shas is from the first Mishna in Chelek 90a till second Mishna Chelek 107b (about 17.5 daf) The first mishna in Sanhedrin 2a- 2b till the next Mishna in the second chapter 18a is the second longest gap (16.5 daf). Pesachim 99b- 114b (14.5 daf) Bava Basra 42b- 56a (14 daf) Rosh ...


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Here's the list of the longest to shortest Masechtot in the Talmud Bavli (H/T to this helpful answer) based off the amount of daf per Masechta: Bava Basra - 176 Shabbos - 157 Chullin - 142 Yevamos - 122 Pesachim - 121 Zevachim - 120 Bava Kamma - 119 Bava Metzia - 119 Sanhedrin - 113 Ketubot - 112 Menachos - 110 Eruvin - 105 Nedarim - 91 Gittin - 90 Yoma - ...


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Chagiga 3b is the main place in Talmud. This text does not easy lead to clear conclusions. But this is the main source. in psychiatry today perhaps those symptoms are included in the term "disorganized behavior". The Sages taught: Who is considered an imbecile (who has no duty to fulfill mitsvot, has no punishment, who cannot make valid acquirement or ...


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The Tosfos Yom Tov explains that the very fact that woman wouldn't go out at night on their own out of fear, led them to form groups in order to provide safety in numbers, where they would be able to spin flax at night at times of the month when the moon was bright enough to use it's light. Inevitably once together, any rumors about local bad behavior would ...


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"גדול מרבן - שמו" - קריאת הרב בשמו הפרטי, כגון שמואל הקטן, הלל הזקן וכדומה. המושג מציין כי גדלותו של הרב עולה על התארים האפשריים ואין תואר נוסף לכן יקרא בשמו בלבד. יש לציין כי לא בכל פעם שמוזכר שם של חכם ללא תואר כבוד נובעת העובדה מגדלותו המיוחדת של החכם, כמו במקרה של שמעון בן עזאי או שמעון התימני בו הזכרת שמם ללא תואר כבוד נובעת מכך שהם לא הוסמכו על ידי ...


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In general it goes by eras - the first go without title - Hilel and Shamay, next go with "Rabbi", like Rabbi Yehuda and Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Yehoshua, Amoroyim started to use Rav (Mar) like Rav Acha or Rav Ashi. Here's a summary from Wiki: רבן - נשיא הסנהדרין, בעיקר אלו שהם מצאצאי הלל. רבי - תואר המקובל לתנא או אמורא שחי ופעל בארץ ישראל. רב - אמורא שחי ...


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