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Volume 37: Number 47

Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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Message: 1
From: Rabbi Meir G. Rabi
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 09:10:29 +1000
[Avodah] 2 can mean many

Can anyone assist with sources which use the figure 2 to actually mean 2
out more?
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Message: 2
From: Marty Bluke
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 12:41:17 +0300
Re: [Avodah] How many bones in the human body?

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Marty Bluke <marty.bl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The Gemara there has a story that they counted the bones of an executed
> person and ended up with 152. They asked R' Yishmael about the extra bones
> and he asked was it a woman and they said yes. We see from this story that
> they actually counted the number of bones.

In fact the Gemara a little later quotes R Akiva that women have 253 bones
so we have a dispute whether they have 252 or 253 bones.

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Message: 3
From: Lawrence Levine
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 18:10:59 +0000
[Avodah] The Halachic Challenges of the Cheesecake

Interestingly, the upcoming holiday of Shavuos nowadays might be best known
for the minhag that even many non-practicing Jews are stringent for: eating
cheesecake. Yet, did you know that by abiding by this time honored and
delicious custom, you are actually commemorating a korban? And what does it
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