Audio Roundup 2020:43

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by Joel Rich

The Rama frequently use the term bmidinot eilu to describe where a practice exists. Much less frequently the term aratzot is used in the same context (actually – see Y”D 39:18). Any ideas as to the (halachic) difference and why just in this one case?

Rabbi Y. Sacks notes that the targum for “vayeavek” (as in “vayeavek Ish Ito”) is vishtadel I see that. Other meforshim there focus on the intensity of the struggle. Worth keeping in mind when thinking of Yishtadel to daven with a minyan (ongoing, intense effort?) [the other places this term appears in S”A are Shabbat preparations and finding the right wife]

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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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