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I think you are confusing the different concepts. The discussion about a man being motze his wife on Friday night is a very different conversation to that of Shabbos day. Friday night: This discussion revolves around the dispute whether arvus - the concept that one can exempt his fellow's obligation even after he has discharged his own - exists from a man ...


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Actually, if you look two verses later, it mentions separately ואת המלים אותם (those who circumcised them), and states that they were beheaded (whereas the mothers had their babies hanged from their necks). Presumably, then, הנשים אשר מלו את בניהן means those who arranged for the circumcisions of their sons; they'd be the ones caught red-handed, so to speak,...


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There is no reason to prohibit learning Torah with one's wife, and indeed many husbands and fathers learn with their wives or daughters. Recommendations for what to study is a personal preference, as the gemara in Avoda Zara 19a writes Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi says: A person can learn Torah only from a place in the Torah that his heart desires, as it is ...


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A partial answer: The earliest source I know of which contains the emendation by Beruriah is R. Avraham Saba in his Zeror HaMor (end of Bihalotecha; pub. 1522-23). One can assume either he had a variant reading or he misquoted. R. Gedaliah ibn Yachya in his Shalshelet HaKabalah (p. 32a; pub. 1587) also quotes this emendation but the same assumptions are ...


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