Machshavah Lab

What is Kareis? Part 2 (Tosafos, Rambam, Ramban)

May 18, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 8 Episode 7
Machshavah Lab
What is Kareis? Part 2 (Tosafos, Rambam, Ramban)
Show Notes

This evening (5/18/22), in our aptly named "Chumash Exploration," we began continued learning the Abravanel's hidden miniature treatise (in Parashas Shelach) on kareis, in which he surveys all the views of his predecessors and expresses his objections to them, and then presents his own view. After reviewing opinions #1-3, we then learned opinions #4-6, along with the Abravanel's objections to them, plus our objections to his objections. All we have left is the seventh opinion: that of the Abravanel himself! That shall have to wait until next time.
אברנבאל - במדבר טו:כז-לא
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר שופטים, הלכות סנהדרין והעונשין המסורין להם יז:ז
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות תשובה ג:ה-ו
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