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Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 18
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא gives three explanations for the Mishna’s term, בני מרון: 1) like sheep (being counted for מעשר בהמה purposes 2) like those going up a narrow path of a mountain that allows only a single-file passing 3) like the soldiers of דוד המלך (who were counted individually before going out to […]
Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 17
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא quotes the מימרא of ב”ש who says there are three groups “ליום הדין”. See the ריטב”א here who explains that there are three distinct times of judgement for a person. The first is every ראש השנה when Hashem judges how a person’s physical existence in this world will be for […]
Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 16
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא says that we blow extra תקיעות on ר”ה in order to be מערבב את השטן. תוספות asks why this isn’t a violation of בל תוסיף? He answers that doing a מצוה multiple times is not a violation of בל תוסיף. See the רשב”א here who says there is no בל […]
Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 15
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא asks if ט”ו בשבט follows the lunar cycle or the solar cycle. The גמרא answers that it follows the lunar cycle. תוספות asks how that can be when the growth of a fruit seemingly follows the solar cycle. תוספות even brings a פּסוק to prove it. His first answer is […]
Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 14
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא says the reason ראש השנה for trees is ט”ו בשבט is that’s the time when רוב גשמי שנה have already fallen. See the ר”ח who offers an interesting explanation of this: we know from the גמרא in תענית that the rain is supposed to start on י”ז חשון. If it […]
Resources for Rosh Hashana daf 13
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא says that רב ירמיה asked whether the חכמים were really בקיאין in the precise time that wheat is ready to be harvested. He was told by ר’ זירא that “כל מדות חכמים כן הוא” –that חז”ל gave specific שיעורין and meant it to be precise. See the ריטב”א who says […]