Sunday, August 13, 2017
21a - taama d;kra or not. Why not say like Tos Sukkah 6 that the same tana sometimes holds yesh eim l'mikra and sometimes yesh eim l'masors?
Rashi sv mi hava. Implies had she converted before the borth there would be korva. But conception was as a non-Jew so why would there have been korva? Ot's horasa shelo bikdusha!
Lo s'ar beis hashechi. Navi said it was punishment. But how did these genetic changes happen? Kuzari - part of our dna that we can change, adapt looks / physical characteristics of the nations among who we live. 2) from converts introducing other genes into the gene pool
21b Rashi sv lo nisgalu. Why does he only mention Chukim? And see Margolios hayam.
Rash isv al hayichud. Clearly gemara later changes it to al hayu=ichud d'pnuya. But how can Rashi say yichud Eishes ish was decreed then? It was earlier! And Tosfos later, 37a, clearly says that!
Rashi Aspania. This is leshitaso earlier on 18b that king paid soldiers by the year. But Aruch (see margin there) says it is paid month by month.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Then, The Great Sanhedrin;: A study of the origin, development, composition, and functions of the Bet Din ha-Gadol during the Second Jewish Commonwealth1953 by Sidney B Hoenig this book from the 1950s says something like: "Dr. Hoenig, going one step further, believes that there were actually three courts: the great court of rabbis, which dealt with the Law, its development and decisions; the court of priests, which dealt with Temple ritual; and a governing council, which dealt with general administrative and civil matters." I am not supporting or agreeing with any of his arguments, but they are worth noting.