Talmud Tips

For the week ending 3 May 2014 / 3 Iyyar 5774

Beitza 35 - 40

by Rabbi Moshe Newman
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

"I deserve this punishment for not acting according to the teaching of my Rabbi.”

The Sage Abaye said the above when his mill collapsed due to a flood, but could have been saved had he accepted and obeyed the ruling of Rabah, his Rabbi (Rashi).

  • Beitza 36b

“May it be the will of G-d that the words of Torah that I will say will be accepted.”

Rabbi Aba would say this prayer when he travelled from Bavel to Eretz Yisrael as a petition to G-d that his words would be accepted by the rabbis there and he would not be embarrassed (Rashi).

  • Beitza 38a

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