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What is the explanation of And don’t let the evil inclination assure your that the grave will be a place of refuge for you mean

Refer to the Maharal from Prague in his commentary "Derech Chaim": Meaning to say, since we have already said, "and the living are to be judged"; so since he is in the netherworld ...
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Story of a woman hitting a rabbi because husband said

It is in the Gemara Nedarim 66B אֲמַר לַהּ: זִילִי תְּבַרִי יָתְהוֹן עַל רֵישָׁא דְבָבָא. הֲוָה יָתֵיב בָּבָא בֶּן בּוּטָא אַבָּבָא וְקָא דָאֵין דִּינָא. אֲזַלַת וּתְבַרַת יָתְהוֹן עַל רֵישֵׁיהּ. ...
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Does the Talmud talk about Autism?

There is a halachic concept called an "Eastonis". It's basically a fussy person who can't deal with discomfort and gets exceptions from rabinnical stringencies when they bother him. The ...
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The search for invariants

Modern science concludes that nature is always optimizing. Between two points, light takes the path it can cross in the least time. Soap bubbles form so as to minimize surface area. When an object ...
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Chazal contradicting science

This is a very broad and complex topic, with multiple opinions in every direction, and the practical halacha depends on the topic being studied. Entire books have been written on it, so it is not easy ...
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Chazal contradicting science

Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi said that the Sages of Israel were mistaken in their view that the sun travels behind the sky at night. There is broad support from Rishonim and Acharonim on this. See the Gemara ...
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Is there a translation of Rashi on Shas in English?

Yes, I often find myself using Click on the words of Rashi, and the translation of the highlighted line should appear at the bottom of the page.
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Identity of Rabbi in Baba Bathra 14b

Hi and welcome to Mi Yodeya! In this case it's Rabbi Yochanan bar Napacha, and the way to tell is simple: Rabbi Yochanan speaks here in the name of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived a few generations ...
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