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When the Torah singles out special cases as exceptions to a more general rule. Principles 8-11 are covered in this lesson.

Rules Eight to Eleven of Torah Elucidation

Rules Eight to Eleven of Torah Elucidation

13 Principles of Torah Elucidation - Lesson 4

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Rules Eight to Eleven of Torah Elucidation: 13 Principles of Torah Elucidation - Lesson 4

When the Torah singles out special cases as exceptions to a more general rule. Principles 8-11 are covered in this lesson.
Rules Eight to Eleven of Torah Elucidation
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Rabbi Immanuel Schochet (1935–2013) wrote and lectured extensively on the history and philosophy of Chassidism and topical themes of Jewish thought and ethics. He was a renowned authority on Jewish philosophy and mysticism. He was rabbi of Cong. Beth Joseph, and professor of Philosophy at Humber College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Mr. michael harshberger November 23, 2011

answer correct, in answer to my own question? The singled out case infers that if it is scalp or chin hair that has turned white, the afflicted person is actually not ritually impure, thus creating some leniency. Reply

Mr. michael harshberger November 22, 2011

question Beautiful presentation! Question: In discussing rule #10, it was stated that, in regards to tzara'at, we infer that the singled out case is "more lenient, for the stringency in the general statement that white hair is a sign of ritual impurity does not apply here." I'm misunderstanding this, as it sounds more stringent- those with yellow hair are also ritually impure, as covered in inference #2. How is inference #1 more lenient? Reply