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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 31

The "Isparagus" Remedy

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Intermediate Talmud: Lesson 31: The "Isparagus" Remedy

Among other topics discussed now by the Talmud, the sages debate about the proper use of a natural elixir known as "Isparagus" -- a wine-based drink with medicinal properties.
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Talmud, Tractate Berachot, Zimun

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Anonymous Tx. March 1, 2013

Question for Rabbi: shorash of word isparagus Dear Rabbi,
I would like to know the Hebrew letters for "Isparagus" so that I can explore the meaning of the root. I have Kleins's book " Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language." His dictionary goes into detail re the Hebrew root, plus other Semitic languages which the root is associated with. Reply

Learn how to study Talmud line-by-line and word-by-word. In this intermediate level class you will learn to understand the unique give-and-take style of Talmudic argument. Text for this class is Chapter Seven of Tractate Brachot (folio 45a).
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