Tuesday, April 24, 2012

More on The Last Mishna

update to this post.
Netziv in Meitiv Shir (Rinah shel Torah), Shir Hashirim 3:3 : A kinui for Torah is "mishmarti", and the Mishna at the end of Kiddushin says Avraham kept the Torah - the meaning of "kept" (asah) is not that he kept the mitzvos, because that is not a mishna, rather it is a meimra in Yoma.  The Mishna isn't talking about keeping Mitzvos, it is discussing learning Torah .... Therefore those who learn Torah are called Shomrim....

So the Gemara in Yoma teaches us that Avraham kept mitzvos, and the Mishna in Kiddushin tells us that Avraham learned Torah.

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