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Menachot 29b – Moshe in Rabbi Akiva’s Beit Midrash and the Authority of the Oral Torah

The daf yomi on Menachot 29b relates the classic story of Moshe Rabbenu asking God what the need was for the “crowns” on the letters.  God responds that there will be a man in the future – Rabbi Akiva – … Continue reading

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

Now that we have presented the background to the position of Rabbeinu Tam regarding two shkiyas, and the opposing position of the GR”A, the question remains whether the visible, “first,” shkiya has any halakhic significance for Rabbeinu Tam.  Here is … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Sacrifices

In anticipation of the end of Zevachim and the reading of Vayikra this Shabbat, it is appropriate to reflect on the different reasons given for animal sacrifices, and their relevance today.  The following is from my source sheet, The Reason … Continue reading

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