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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2017, 01:03:02 AM »


Obviously. I'm sure he is asking in golus...

Does he mean from a spiritual or physical perspective?

I don't think Jews have ever been so surrounded by enemies and concentrated in one place in such a state of constant danger like they are in Israel today....

In the times of the Rashbi over 50% of the Jewish population in Spain converted to Christianity...


You should pick up the book Sand and Stars. Pretty light but goes through the golus years

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:56 AM »
Raises an interesting question as to how future generations will refer to our gedolim (beginning sometime in the 1800s, post-achronim).Maybe the Roshei Yeshiva.
I'd say post achronim started end of 1800's, beginning of 1900's. Maybe after the Chofetz Chaim.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2017, 02:45:51 AM »
I'd say post achronim started end of 1800's, beginning of 1900's. Maybe after the Chofetz Chaim.
Many consider the war the cutoff

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #43 on: July 26, 2017, 08:00:29 AM »


Never realized how "close" Rashi was to the Amoraim..

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #44 on: July 26, 2017, 01:46:35 PM »
Was referring specifically to the lack of seforim which have remained with us

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2017, 02:08:30 PM »
Was referring specifically to the lack of seforim which have remained with us
How many do we have from the period of amoraim
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2017, 02:12:51 PM »
Robert Brody is an expert on this, from the close of the talmud (including the compilation of it etc) to the period of the early gaonim is very blurry, we know about the Savoranim but we do not know who they were andhave very little in terms of Sheilot and Teshuvot though we do know that the savoranim were the last in dictating the oral law interpretations and were sort of in between the Amoraim and the Horaa of the Gaonim.


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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #47 on: July 26, 2017, 02:15:27 PM »
How many do we have from the period of amoraim

A lot of manuscripts and scrolls were passed on though much was lost

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2017, 03:04:36 PM »
Neh תחתונים

Either this or the מלקטים

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2017, 03:53:55 PM »
Robert Brody is an expert on this, from the close of the talmud (including the compilation of it etc) to the period of the early gaonim is very blurry, we know about the Savoranim but we do not know who they were andhave very little in terms of Sheilot and Teshuvot though we do know that the savoranim were the last in dictating the oral law interpretations and were sort of in between the Amoraim and the Horaa of the Gaonim.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2017, 04:32:46 PM »
Either this or the מלקטים
how about just גדולים?

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2017, 05:02:52 PM »
Either this or the מלקטים
Most of those won't be around for it to be nogieah.
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2017, 05:36:24 PM »
Machmirim... Mesorah be damned, we need more chumros.

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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2017, 01:01:22 AM »
Don't forget that prior to the destruction of the 1st B"H 75% (עשרת השבטים)of our nation is exiled/abolished into oblivion - never to been heard of since...
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2017, 04:20:19 PM »
How many do we have from the period of amoraim
You're asking from a time when writing was mostly avoided.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2017, 05:20:12 PM »
You're asking from a time when writing was mostly avoided.
That was my point. What was the shita about writing in the times of the geonim?
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2017, 05:41:25 PM »
That was my point. What was the shita about writing in the times of the geonim?
I don't know.
If you don't care why would you comment?
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Re: When did the Jews have it best?
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2017, 08:58:59 PM »
How many do we have from the period of amoraim
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