Friday, 21 July 2017

sanhedrin 5

who can judge & teach? 
those who get permission from their teacher. 
Provided they don't know too much, and are blemished. 

It is speculated that Rav does not have Rebbe's permission to rule on blemishes found in 1stborn animals, as he is too much of an expert and would permit things that others would forbid. and the untrained eye would not be able to discern the difference, and thus standards would fall... alternatively there could be better teachers out there, teaching accurately so that the community is not kept in ignorance.

Many, many connections to be made about who is a judge, who teaches torah and who decides halacha today...

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

sanhedrin 3

who can sit and judge another? experts only, or those with nothing else to do all day

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

sanhedrin 2

how many does it take to sit and judge? 

3, 5, 7, 9+1, 23 or 71? 

Monday, 10 April 2017

bava batra 78


what is the role of a donkey? 

for riding? 

for carrying? 

to produce and nurture more donkeys? 

or to be a warning to the arrogant ones headed for hell?

bava batra 77


when the abstract defines the physical. 
words acquire words,
and money determines what is for sale. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

bava batra 76

 acquiring a ship by pulling. 
but who would park a ship in an alleyway.