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Q&A Why was Rabbi Eliezer ostracized?

The context here is the aftermath of the debate about the oven of Akhnai. What did Rabbi Eliezer do that was worthy of ostracism? Dissent, by itself, must have happened many times without discipl...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Fred Wamsley‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by robbiefowler‭

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Q&A Inference of Opposites as Halachic process

In the Talmudic discussion of the Sotah ritual, the halacha is derived that, because part of the ritual requires uncovering the woman's hair, the obligation would otherwise be to keep the hair cove...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Can anyone explain the heavenly voice in the oven of Akhnai?

Starting at the beginning, since I don't read Hebrew, how accurate is the translation "Why are you differing with Rabbi Eliezer, as the halakha is in accordance with his opinion in every place that...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Fred Wamsley‭

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Q&A What does it mean to speak of the Jews as a single entity?

tl;dr in what sense did "the people" as a collective do/say anything? In the Artscroll A""Z 5b1, the commentary in note 1 points out that "The Jews referred to the manna as..." and later, that "th...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Dancing in the vineyards on Yom Kippur

The mishna (4:8) in Taanit reads אָמַר רַבָּן שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן גַּמְלִיאֵל, לֹא הָיוּ יָמִים טוֹבִים לְיִשְׂרָאֵל כַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר בְּאָב וּכְיוֹם הַכִּפּוּרִים, שֶׁבָּהֶן בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלַיִם...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by rosends‭

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Q&A Talmudic proverb based on Job 42:10 — source?

I'm trying to locate the source for a rabbinic saying quoted in a Christian commentary on the book of Job by the Hebraist Franz Delitzsch. Here's the relevant bit of the passage: The Talmud has ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why is מוציא לחם more of a problem than מתיר אסורים or מלביש ערמים?

The Gemara (Berachot 38a) cites a dispute whether the blessing on bread is המוציא or מוציא. The issue is that the blessing must reflect the past tense; while everyone agrees that מוציא is past tens...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by simyou‭

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Q&A Have other great Rabbis followed Rebbi Akiva's example for dying as a martyr?

The Talmud (Berachos 61b.9) relates the holy incident regarding Rebbi Akiva's martyrdom. He proclaimed "all my days I have been pained, waiting for this moment of fulfillment". Seeing as his commen...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Miriam‭

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Q&A Why isn't there a source for a widow's time limit?

The Mishnah in Ketubot 57a.10 says: נותנין לבתולה שנים עשר חודש משתבעה הבעל לפרנס את עצמה, וכשם שנותנין לאשה כך נותנין לאיש לפרנס את ‏עצמו. ולאלמנה שלשים יום One gives a virgin twelve months f...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A How did they use to sleep in the shul?

In Eruvin 74b.2, the Gemara rejects a proof by saying: לְעוֹלָם אֵימָא לָךְ קַיבְּלַהּ מִינֵּהּ, וְהָכָא חַזָּנָא הוּא דַּהֲוָה אָכֵיל נַהֲמָא בְּבֵיתֵיהּ וְאָתֵי בָּיֵית בְּבֵי כְנִישְׁתָּא The G...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Understanding the dispute between Rashi and Kallah Rabbasi on singing Song of Songs?

Sanhedrin 101a.2 teaches: תנו רבנן הקורא פסוק של שיר השירים ועושה אותו כמין זמר והקורא פסוק בבית משתאות בלא זמנו מביא רעה לעולם מפני שהתורה חוגרת שק ועומדת לפני הקב"ה ואומרת לפניו רבונו של עולם עש...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Why must there be a contradiction between the seventh day of Passover and the eighth day of Sukkot?

Pesachim 68b teaches: רבי אליעזר אומר אין לו לאדם ביום טוב אלא או אוכל ושותה או יושב ושונה רבי יהושע אומר חלקהו חציו לאכילה ושתיה וחציו לבית המדרש R' Eliezer says, "A person on Yom Tov can either ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Where is Rabeinu Gershom's commentary on the first half of Menachos [in the ancient editions]?

There are instances when I cannot use my Oz Vehadar edition of tractate Menachos, and thus I am forced1 into using an older edition, i.e. the old-fashioned Vilna printings2, from, like, two-thousan...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dr. Shmuel‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user8078‭

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Q&A Longest list of practical differences in shas.

The Gemara in Ketubot 54b.10-55a.2 gives a list of 14 practical differences.1 Are there any other places in Shas that list more than 14 practical differences? The context/background has nothing ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Why aren't weddings on specific days?

In Mishnah Ketubot 1:1, it says: בְּתוּלָה נִשֵּׂאת לַיּוֹם הָרְבִיעִי, וְאַלְמָנָה לַיּוֹם הַחֲמִישִׁי. A virgin is married on the fourth day [of the week] and a widow on the fifth day Why don't...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Dani‭  ·  edited 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A When the Mishnayos were compiled, were they compiled into the perakim we have today, or were they just compiled into masechtos?

Many times throughout Shas, it seems as if the Perakim are sliced in completely arbitrary places. To name a few examples: In Maseches Shabbos, the halachos of Tzad, trapping, are discussed in 13:5-...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Is there a list of the different types of deaths?

The Gemara in Brachot says: It was also taught in a baraita: Nine hundred and three types of death were created in the world, as it is stated: “Issues [totzaot] of death,” and that, 903, is the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Harel13‭  ·  edited 3y ago by Harel13‭

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Q&A What is a “halachic annulment” of a marriage and when is it employed?

I’m stunned that this question wasn’t previously asked. The Gemara (Gittin 33a) discusses the concept of כל דמקדש אדעתא דרבנן מקדש - anyone who marries does so with the consent of the Rabbis. As di...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A Why was King Hezekiah allowed to hide the Book of Healing, thereby causing otherwise preventable deaths?

Berachot 10b.5-7 teaches:1 מַאי ״וְהַטּוֹב בְּעֵינֶיךָ עָשִׂיתִי״? ... רַבִּי לֵוִי אָמַר: שֶׁגָּנַז סֵפֶר רְפוּאוֹת. תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: שִׁשָּׁה דְבָרִים עָשָׂה חִזְקִיָּהוּ הַמֶּלֶךְ, עַל שְׁלֹשָׁ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Is one in violation of Lifnei Iveir for setting himself up to sin later?

Avodah Zarah 6a.16-6b.1: והתניא: אמר רבי נתן, ״מנין שלא יושיט אדם כוס של יין לנזיר ואבר מן החי לבני נח? ת"ל (ויקרא יט, יד) ולפני עור לא תתן מכשול.״‏ It was taught in a Braisa: R' Nassan said, "Fro...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by robev‭

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Q&A Is there a source that the Shechina rests where there is peace between husband and wife?

I've heard many times (for example https://matzav.com/where-hashem-is-found-in-our-marriage/ https://www.aish.com/f/rf/Intimacy_in_Marriage.html https://www.jewishpress.com/judaism/torah/is-hashem-...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by eliyahu‭

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Q&A Explanation about story in Maseches Shabbos.

The last story in Maseches Shabbos 157b:2 brings the following story: עוּלָּא אִיקְּלַע לְבֵי רֵישׁ גָּלוּתָא. חַזְיֵיהּ לְרַבָּה בַּר רַב הוּנָא דְּיָתֵיב בְּאַוּוֹנָא דְמַיָּא וְקָא מָשַׁח לֵיהּ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Dani‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Dani‭

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Q&A Determining Reshus Harabbim if a street is not busy on Shabbos

If a street has 600,000 people travelling on it during the week, but on weekends it does not since people aren't working, is it considered a Reshus Harabbim? Do we say that just because there are 6...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by eliyahu‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by eliyahu‭

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Q&A Why is "chinam" translated as "baseless"?

Everywhere that the term חנם appears, as far as I can tell, it always means "without personal benefit": a שומר חנם (Bava Metzia 7:8) watches an object without receiving anything in return; a Jewish...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Dev-iL‭

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Q&A Is there any connection between the Sotah, the Mizbeiach, and the Beis HaMikdash keychain?

In exactly three contexts, the Mishnah notes that there was an amah square marble slab with a ring, using exactly the same language each time. The first is in Sotah 2:2, regarding the Sotah procedu...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Why does the incense offerer get a chosen buddy?

Mishnayot Tamid 6:3 says that the kohen who wins the right to offer the daily incense brings a buddy with him to hold one of the vessels and help him retrieve any dropped incense: מִי שֶׁזָּכָה בַ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A Different reading of Rashb"i story

At the end of Rashb"i story of being in the cave (Shabbat 34:a), Rabbi Shimon causes the death of an elder that "misbehaved". I always read it like this: words in [] are added to the Gemara text A ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Alaychem‭  ·  edited 4y ago by Alaychem‭

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Q&A Why was Tisha B'av chosen as the day of crying for naught, when the Jews had cried previously?

ותשא כל העדה ויתנו את קולם ויבכו העם בלילה ההוא (במדבר יד, א) אמר רבה א"ר יוחנן אותו ליל ט' באב היה אמר להן הקב"ה לישראל אתם בכיתם בכיה של חנם ואני אקבע לכם בכיה לדורות (סנהדרין קד:, תענית כט.)‏ "...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A How did accidental killers sustain themselves while living in the cities of refuge?

An accidental killer flees to one of the cities of refuge for an indeterminate time (until the death of the kohein gadol, or even longer if the timing is unfortunate). The cities of refuge are cit...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Alaychem‭

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Q&A Are there guidelines to define if something is an aggada

It is often clear when a portion of the gemarah is written as an aggadah (ie, non-legal), however there are times where it may be unclear if a statement is aggadic, halachic, or none of the above. ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by withoutatrace‭

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Q&A What is the status of a human-mermaid offspring?

Bechorot 8a discusses a species called dolfinim, which, in Rashi's understanding, are merpeople and can bear viable offspring with humans. Let's suppose that merpeople actually exist as Rashi descr...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Does a husband have to maintain his wife's bondwomen?

A mishna on Ketubot 59b lists the household tasks a husband may demand of his wife (grinding corn, baking bread, washing his clothes, etc). It then goes on to say that if she brought a bondwoman (...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by PinnyM‭

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Q&A Has anyone proposed to recreate the system of 24 ma'amadot, since the Dispersal?

The Mishna, in Ta'anit 4:1-4, describes an institution called ma'amadot: Just as the Kohens and Levites were divided into 24 clans, which each handled the Temple service for two non-holiday weeks o...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A Who got to have the leftover flour from the Omer?

The Mishna reports in Menachot 10:4 that, after the required amount of premium flour had been extracted from the barley set aside for the Omer, the considerable amount tof leftover, mixed-quality f...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Isaac Moses‭

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Q&A What prompted the absent-Sanhedrin-head decree in Rosh Hashana 4:4?

R' Yochanan ben Zakai, in leading the Jewish people during and immediately after the Destruction of the Second Temple, issued many decrees aimed at responding to the new post-Temple reality and pre...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Isaac Moses‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Isaac Moses‭