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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא says there are three people for whom the sun’s daylight hours were modified: משה, יהושע, ונקדימון בן גוריון. There is little discussion here about whether the נס described by our גמרא is meant to be taken literally (which would mean the cosmos changed for a day on behalf of נקדימון) […]
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא discusses at great length the various types of fasts and התרעות that כלל ישראל must undertake at various times of צרה. See the מגן אברהם at the beginning of סימן תקע”ו who wonders why we are not familiar with these in practice? Even if one would say אין תענית ציבור […]
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא mentions the story of פּפּוס and לולינוס who gave up their own lives to spare the lives of the rest of the Jewish people. The גמרא in בבא בתרא דף י says they have a special place in גן עדן in which no one else can stand. It would seem […]
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא says a כהן who does not know from which משמר he originates should never be allowed to drink wine. This is because we hope the בית המקדש will immediately be rebuilt and if that falls out when it’s his duty to do the עבודה, he would be drunk and not […]
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Rabbi Yitzchok Gutterman The גמרא asks why we go out to the cemetery on fast days. The question of the גמרא seems strange since it doesn’t mention this topic anywhere in the משנה. רש”י explains it the question is based on the ירושלמי that speaks about going out to the cemetery. There is an important […]