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Instances in Shas where Tosfos quotes the Rambam?

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 ...
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Is there a bracha achrona called "Al Ha'Adama"?

The Bracha Al Haadama is cited in tosfot Brachot in name of the machzor of Rabenu Tam (an annotation written by Rabbenu tam in his Machzor), Tosfot said also that Rabenu Tam further reversed his ...
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Where can the Tosafot of Rabbi Samson of Sens be found?

Tosafot Shants are printed in the margins of Eduyot in the standard Vilna edition of the Talmud (counterintuitively, it isn't usually printed in editions of the Mishna). You can read it online here. ...
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How can we say something is a machlokes Rashi vs Tosfos, if Rashi can't respond or defend himself?

The general assumption made while learning rishonim (and even more applicable to ammoraim and tannaim) is that they meant what they said, they are consistent with their own shitos/halachic positions ...
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Instances in Shas where Tosfos quotes the Rambam?

Tosefos to Berachos 44a, s.v. על העץ, cites the ספר המיימוני. ובס' המיימוני מצריך להזכיר בה מעין המאורע בשבת ובי"ט
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Rabbi who killed children?

This case is mentioned in the Beit Yosef (YD 157): מעשה ברב אחד ששחט תינוקות הרבה בשעת השמד שירא שיעבירום על דת It happened that one rabbi slaughtered many children in a time of persecution for ...
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Is Rabbeinu Tam correct about unique phraseology for specific amoraim?

(I am prepared for all of the downvotes this might get me...) In my understanding of Rabbeinu Tam, this is a non-issue. Rabbeinu Tam rejects Rashbam's opinion because Rav Ashi answers Rav Achai in ...
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Why do Tosafot sometimes say the same thing Rashi said?

This is one of the considerations that led R. Tzvi Hirsch Chajes to question the attribution of Rashi on Maseches Taanis. He writes in the beginning of the Masechta: וברוב פעמים פירושים של בעלי ...
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Looking for a Tosafos

I did a quick and dirty search and came up with this quote תוספות מסכת כתובות דף עא עמוד ב " פירש ר"ח דרגל ראשון היא רגילה לילך ולהגיד שבחה בבית אביה " It is in the last Tos on the page, 5 lines ...
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What available resources identify the reasoning structure of Tosafot?

This is a good book for a beginner and also for last. Learning tosfot is really learning talmud. All the mefarshim, rishonim and acharonim address the limud of tosfot. In yeshivot people say that if ...
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Source for Cremation Specifically Not Jewish

I’d suggest the quote, albeit not exact, is from Tosafot (Chulin 125b s.v. Yachol): בהא דאמרינן בביצה (י.)... דהתם במת שלם דאין דרך לשורפו ולנתחו פחות מכזית
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Who is the voice of Tosafoth?

Following @Yahu's suggestion, I'll summarize Urbach's analysis of the editors of the tosfot of the different masechtot: Brachot - An unknown Ashkenazi (Germanic) scholar who personally knew Rabbi ...
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"Secular" studies in the Rhineland academies of the 11th-13th centuries

It seems Ashkenazi Jews of the time - including the Tosafists - lacked formal secular knowledge. Rabbi Prof. Ephraim Kanarfogel wrote in his essay "The Tosafist Oeuvre and Torah u-Madda": &...
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Why are Tzaddikim protected from improper foods?

This question is addressed in Einei Shmuel, a commentary on Aggadic passages: וכתבו התו' דהיינו דווקא במידי דאכילה ואמר מורי ז"ל הטעם דמה שמשמרין מאכילת איסור דווקא דהלא באמת שוגג אין כאן איסור ...
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List of Tosafists or Geonim?

So as far as the Gaonim the sefer סדר הדורות הקצר pp.123-133 provides an extensive list of all the Gaonim of the period differentiating between those who hailed from Pumbedisa and those from Sura. ...
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Rabbi Avraham Hachozeh and his book

Avraham ibn Ezra was in fact referred to as “החוזה” by earlier authors. The book in question, to which R. Elazar of Worms refers to, is likely Ibn Ezra’s Yesod Mora Ve-sod Torah. While it is not of ...
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Was the Rambam familiar with 'Tosfos'?

The reference is supposed to be not to the Rambam's Hafla'ah, but to the Teshuvot Maimoniyot on his Sefer Hafla'ah 4, which is in fact signed אלחנן ב"ר יצחק (with help from Gross' Gallia Judaica ...
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"People who recite Ashrei many times": a question on Tosafot

Tosfot is disapproving of the practice of including extra verses beginning with Ashrei before Psalm 145. In the roughly contemporary Machzor Vitri (89), we find Psalm 145 introduced with Psalms 119:1, ...
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What are some good resources for deciphering a Tosfos comment that I can't figure out?

An Artscroll Tosafos series now exists. Two volumes have been published to date, one on all of Makkos, the other on the first half of Berachos. It is quite comprehensive.
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Who is called by Tosfot "Harav Porat"

R. Porat (or: don Bendit, הר"י פורת) was named Yosef b. Moshe [of Troyes]. "Porat" or "Bechor Shor" were recognized sobriquets for those named Yosef (taken from Birchot Yaakov, Gen. 49:22 & ...
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Tosafos - Not a mitzvah to live in Israel since can't keep the land mitzvos

TL;DR There are multiple approaches to Rabbenu Hayyim. In summary: Either A) Rabbenu Hayyim's view is incomprehensible and he never said it (Maharit) or B) He did say it. Accordingly, either B1) he ...
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Rashi Biographical Details

Rashi in his commentary to the Talmud quotes his teachers dozens of times, but mostly without telling us their names. There are several instances, though, where he names people as his teachers, ...
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Rambam's son quoted in Tosfos?

The Tosafot on Chullin are based off of tosafot composed by a student of R. Aharon of Regensburg, who was himself a student of R. Yitzhak of Dampierre (see here, based on Urbach's Ba'alei Tosafot). ...
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Tosfos commentaries available online

http://www.tosfosinenglish.com/ They do an amazing job explaining tosfofs. They go line by line explaning each frase and will bring down any relevant gammarah that you need for that tosfos They dont ...
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Who is Rabenu Yonah Baal Tosfot

According to R' Issar Kliger in the introduction to his book Rabbi Yehudah bar Ilai, pp. 32-33 it is indeed Rabbeinu Yonah of Girondi. He brings a list of other places in Tosfot where he's mentioned. ...
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What is the tosfos yeshanim?

There were many versions of tosafos on most tractates. Starting about the time of Rabeenu Tam and his nephew R"I Hazaken -R Yitzchak of Dampierre, many of the senior talmidim of the great ...
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The bear and the lion (Bavel and persia) in Tosfos

Our gemara, at Berachos 13a, is discussing the possibility that the future redemption of the Jews will dwarf the long-ago exodus from Egypt. It remarks that if someone were endangered by (and then ...
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Tosfos vs Tosfos HaRosh

Menahem ben Aaron ibn Zerah writes in the introduction to Tzeidah La-Derech that the Rosh essentially built off of the Tosafos of Rabbeinu Shimshon of Shanz. גם חבר פרישה וקצור תוספו' רבינו שמשון ...
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Looking for a sefer explaining the tosfos of maseches kesubos

Kollel Iyun HaDaf goes through all the Tosfos point by point,its really a great resource for learning,and best part its free. http://dafyomi.co.il/section.php?gid=15&sid=13
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How can we say something is a machlokes Rashi vs Tosfos, if Rashi can't respond or defend himself?

I think the reason is simpler than you might think: it's a problem in translation. When someone says "מחלוקת פלוני עם אלמוני" that should not translate as "a dispute between X and Y&...
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