Audio Roundup 2021:16

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by Joel Rich

The following passage in Chulin sparked my interest:
תלמוד בבלי מסכת חולין דף כח עמוד א
ת”ש: כיצד מולקין חטאת העוף? חותך שדרה ומפרקת בלא רוב בשר עד שמגיע לוושט או לקנה, הגיע לוושט או לקנה חותך סימן אחד ורוב בשר עמו, ובעולה – שנים או רוב שנים; תיובתא דרב אדא בר אהבה! תיובתא. מאי הוי עלה? מאי הוי עלה? כדקאמרת! דלמא שאני התם, דאיכא שדרה ומפרקת.
Perhaps I am making the wrong assumption but a statement of tyuvta followed immediately by a mai havei aley seems almost schizophrenic (roughly translated in English – the gemara asks after tyuvta (total rejection of one opinion), mai havei(what was the final determination) and then the gemara is surprised at the question (which seems to be its own question). It then goes on to present a new differentiation (mlika [cohen pinching the birds neck] vs. shechita) which it certainly was aware of when the arguments were being made prior to the tiyuvta.
Could it have something to do with the gemara actually being “edited” over some time period (e.g. ravina, saboraim, geonim)?


“[Yeshiva] has some guys that are good,” says one rival coach, “but there is a reason they went to Yeshiva. Ryan Turell is not one of those guys. He shouldn’t be at Yeshiva. How do you miss on him?”

Yeshiva coach Elliot Steinmetz had a simple enough pitch: to create a culture of Jewish athletic excellence. As Simcha Halpert, a senior guard on the 2020 squad that went 29-1, explained, “We set a trend of coming to Yeshiva for basketball and only for basketball. Me-oy vey – no one ever accused me of that 


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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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