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Volume 06 : Number 159

Saturday, March 17 2001

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:27:47 -0500
From: Gil.Student@citicorp.com
Re: Kapparah

Akiva Miller wrote:
> Can anyone suggest some source material where I can learn about the 
> concept of "kapparah"?

RYBS is quoted as discussing this extensively in Pinchas Peli's Al
HaTeshuvah, which was translated into English as On Repentance.

Gil Student

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:43:29 -0500
From: "Wolpoe, Richard" <Richard_Wolpoe@ibi.com>

From: Kenneth G Miller <kennethgmiller@juno.com>
> Can anyone suggest some source material where I can learn about the
> concept of "kapparah"?

I saw a dvar Torah (could be last year's stuff on VBM - Menachem Liebtag)
that links Kappara and Kopher in the sense of Protection as in the
covering on Noach's Teiva.

It is also the function of the K'tores as a protectivee covering used
by the Kohen Gadol (KG) when entering Kodshei Kodshim on YK...

Kappara might not mean "atonement" so much as a protection from the
negative impacts - iow Onshim.

Here is a way of looking at this:
A Yid sins.
Comes along YK and it is mechaper, in the senese that this Yid is
now insulated from the onesh.
The only way to rid onself of the sin completely, however, is teshuva.

This connection between Kappara and covering/insulation sounds Hirschian -
and I wonder if this idea stems from Hirsch's etymologlical insights.
Richard Wolpoe
(at Information Builders)

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:17:54 -0500
From: Gil.Student@citicorp.com
Re: Rambam, Karaites and the Principles

I haven't seen it, but I saw an article by Gerald Blidstein on this
topic cited in a footnote. It is in Techumim (1988) and IIRC it is called
"Rambam and the Karaites". Anyone have access to it and want to tell us
what he says?

Gil Student

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 18:25:10 -0000
From: "Leon Manel" <leonmanel@hotmail.com>
Erev pesach

Why did RYBS hold that one may not flush the crumbs down the toilet on
Erev Pesach Shechal Bishabos and RMF held you could. Does anyone know?

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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:13:44 -0500
From: Chaim G Steinmetz <cgsteinmetz@juno.com>
Voss IZ Der Chilluk #4: MC vol ! p.52

Uncomplicated terutz: The Gra holds the second reason of the BY ayin
shom, therefore mtzad dovor she'b'lev there  really would be a Brocho.
Lehoir: Many of the answers don't answer the original question, which is
why dovorim she'b'lev of TT has a Brocho unlike dovorim she'b'lev of

Gut Shabbos
Chaim G. Steinmetz

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