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Rabbi Dr Joshua Waxman

Articles by Rabbi Dr Joshua Waxman

Rafram bar Pappa I: Bava Metzia 80b

The Gemara on Bava Metzia 80b discusses a later mishna (98b): “A borrower tells the lender שַׁלַּח—‘Send me the cow you promised to lend, with

And Abba Agrees: Bava Kamma 11a

If Reuven digs or opens a deep pit and Shimon’s ox falls to its death, Reuven must make restitution, and the animal’s carcass is “his,”

Part I: Rabba Versus Rav Yosef

Rabba (bar Nachmani) and Rav Yosef (bar Chiyya) were third-generation Amoraim situated in Pumbedita, and were frequent disputants. Rav Yehuda (bar Yechezkel) was their teacher

Gittin 34a: Abaye Seldom Wins

By Rabbi Dr. Joshua Waxman Why did Abaye and Rava spend so much time arguing about Halacha, bringing proofs from Mishnayot and braytot, and reinterpreting

Shkoyach! Gittin 14

In shul, after a person has completed his aliyah and is en-route to his seat, I am in the habit of congratulating him by telling

Gittin 2a: Lydda, Oh Lydda

The Mishna in Gittin (2a) begins with a statement that an agent bringing a get from abroad must declare that it was written and signed