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Menachot 29b – Moshe in Rabbi Akiva’s Beit Midrash: Some Additional Thoughts

Moving beyond the implications regarding the authority of Torah she’b’al peh, as we explored in the previous post, it is worth considering some additional points that emerge from the story of Moshe, R. Akvia’s beit midrash, and God’s tying crown … Continue reading

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Menachot 20b – Two Shkiyas and Rabbeinu Tam’s Tzeit HaKokhavim – Part II

In a previous post we discussed the two major positions regarding bein ha’shemashot – that of the Geonim and GR”A who state that it begins at sunset and ends 13.5 minutes later; and that of Rabbeinu Tam who states that … Continue reading

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