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Bibil Identifier bibil:216569
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Modern Hebrew, Long) ?קובצי מאמרים בבבלי – פסקי הלכות או בירורים אנליטיים
Author Katz, Menachem
Journal Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (Volume: 8)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language Modern Hebrew
Pages 35-49 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Titre en anglais: "Collections of Halakha or Analytic Clarifications in the Babylonian Talmud?".
Abstract Most of the Babylonian Talmud consists of sugyot, analytical discourses which form complete and closed structures. Another type of structure found in the gemara is the collection of sayings of a particular amora or of the stam. Rashi called sugyot of this type piskei shemu‘ot or piskei halakhot (Sukkah 3b, Pesahim 9b), terms which reflect the nature of these passages – apparently random collections of rulings, edited (according to Rashi) by the school of Rav Ashi.
This article discusses two such collections – Sukkah 3b-4b and Bava Kamma 26a-27a. It argues that these sugyot reflect a remarkable combination of analytical reasoning and complex literary design. In these collections of sayings, the sages of the Talmud discuss real, concrete cases, through which they explore basic concepts of Jewish law. We cannot treat these sugyot as simple collections of shemu‘ot. Rather, we must observe how they analyze in great detail the exact nature of the halakhic concepts they address.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Halakah
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