Monthly Archives: December 2012

Shabbat 81 – Zunin – whats in a name?

Whenever I come across an interesting/unusual name in the Talmud I am pleased to note that the Koren often gives us some insight into the name. On daf 81a we are told the opinion of a sage named Zunin. The … Continue reading

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Shabbat 75 – Knowledge, when is it Kosher

A fascinating piece of Talmud והלומד דבר אחד מן המגוש – חייב מיתה, והיודע לחשב תקופות ומזלות ואינו חושב – אסור לספר הימנו And one who learns [even] one matter from a magosh, [a Persian priest,] is liable [to receive the] death … Continue reading

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Shabbat 66 – First proof of Osteopathy in the Talmud?

ואמר אבין בר הונא אמר רב חמא בר גוריא: מותר לחנק בשבת And Avin bar Huna said [that] Rav Hama bar Gurya said: it is permitted to strangle, [i.e., tightly bandage the neck of one whose vertebra was dislocated in order to … Continue reading

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