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The Magain Avraham (O.C. 156) quoting the Yam Shel Shlomo says that it is to not say something disgusting (and it should be said in general, not specifically about the Mesechta name). The Teferes Yisroel (beginning of the Meschta) doesn't like that explanation and suggest instead it is to avoid confusing it with the word בצע which caused a mistake in ...


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This is an excellent question! I don't think that I can answer it definitively, but the following information might be of use to you. If you have a look at Avraham Grossman's Rashi (trans. Joel Linsider; The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2012), you will see that he features a bit of a discussion of this issue on pp145-147. He quotes various ...


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The most important part of the perush of the Raav is: ה"ק - הכי קאמר That is to say that the Mishna is NOT explained according the simple pshat. The simple pshat is the Hava Amina of Abaye in Beitza 15a - this corresponds to your 2nd pshat. However the Maskana of Gemara is הכי קאמר , and corresponds [roughly] to your 1st pshat. Raav and Kehati follow the ...


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The rule the mishna gives relates to the state of an object, but specific objects will be prohibited regardless of their state. Unfinished items may not be sent, while finished items may generally be sent, and the rule for determining if an item is completed is if you can use it as-is. Spiked sandals are something which are specifically prohibited as an item ...


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1) The reason I have heard is that it is a matter of etiquette. בצים is a Hebrew euphemism for testicles, so some people, especially chasidim, are careful to use the Aramaic word for egg instead. 2) No, because the Aramaic word for egg is ביעא with a silent yud.


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A boy can become impure as a zav from one day old, and a girl from ten days old (Nidda 5:3). I don't know about the medical aspect, but the Talmud (Nidda 32a) does mention cases of a baby girl seeing blood, which implies that she could become a zava, and if she were a zava she would be equally capable of making the cart impure in the case of the Mishna in ...


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Perhaps these two quotes from Mavo Hatalmud (33) could provide some insight. Perhaps the Yerushalmi is an older version. נשאר אצלנו לבאר ולדבר מענין חתימת המשנה והתלמוד, וכבר ידענו דסדר המשנה היה עוד קודם רבינו הקדוש ואמרו (שבת קכ״א ע״א) משנה זו בימי נחמי׳ בן חכליה נשנית, ראינו דכל המשניות בפ״ק דביצה, יבאו אלינו עוד מזמן נחמי׳ בן חכליה בתחלת בית שני ...


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With the article, it's "one who slaughters… should…". As in English, this is grammatically present tense but refers to an action completed. In particular, it doesn't imply that the slaughtering was permissible. Without the article, it's "one slaughters… [and should…]". Again present tense, but now it signifies permissibility by stating generally that one ...


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Even if Shamai made a Neder it was a Neder betaus i.e he mistakenly regarded this food as the best quality available but then he realized there was better This is a Gemara in nedarim 65b where the definition of a mistaken neder is described and does not need hatoro (absolving) מתיב רבי אבא קונם שאיני נושא לפלונית כעורה והרי היא נאה שחורה והרי היא לבנה ...


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The Rambam never permitted cooking Nevelah meat with milk. He only permitted deriving benefit from the mixture. Cooking Nevelah meat with milk is still prohibited (Maachalot Asurot 9:6).


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Tosfos agrees that boneh is assur min hatorah when it is not for yom tov. As such, there is a maris ayin to carry a ladder since an observer may very well suspect the ladder carrier of fixing a roof for a non yom tov need.


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