Audio Roundup 2020:35

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by Joel Rich

From the Art Scroll Talmud – I find the English and Hebrew comparison fascinating. Which translation do you think he’s referring to? Why?
HaRav Elyashav said “Because of the times we live in it is a mitzvah gedolah, a great mitzvah to proceed with this project”. He requested that the following be inserted into this volume in his name:
(my free translation of the original Hebrew) Since we live in a undisciplined generation (dor parutz) to all types of different translations by the uneducated (kalei deah) who raise their hands (poshtim yadam) (against) the holiness of the Talmud and the oral law, thus, in my opinion there are no greater exigent circumstances (eit laasot lashem) then this, and it is a great mitzvah to continue this enterprise.


I’m collecting explanations as to why the Rambam starts hilchot talmud torah with a list of those exempted.
Any contributions appreciated


Please direct any informal comments to [email protected].

About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent local lecturer on various Torah topics in West Orange, NJ and supports his Torah listening habits by working as a consulting actuary.

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