Audio Roundup 2024:18

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by Joel Rich

“It is my personal tragedy that the people I daven [pray] with, I cannot talk to, and the people I talk to, I cannot daven with. However, when the chips are down, I will always side with the people that I daven with; for I can live without talking. I cannot live without davening“. R’ David Weiss Halivni

Does this resonate?


Chulin 102 a tells separately of rav yakov and rav ashi who posed rivit sized containers (one glass, one clay) so that (per Rashi) people could measure their own containers (for hand washing purposes). It made me think of a general editorial intent question. Why report two seemingly equivalent cases? Were these the only two rabbis who posted measures? Was there something materially different about the cases? Similarly, in the other cases, why does the same exact story appear in more than one mesechta. Any thoughts appreciated.


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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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