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Old 08-21-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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I just started reading about Rabbo Akiba Eiger, and he sounds like a very impressive and humble man.

One website said this about him:

"Rabbi Akiba Eger's writings are many, mostly on the Talmud, in which he analyzed and explained the most difficult and complicated problems of the Talmud and Jewish law in his own way (Chiddushim). His brief remarks and notes on the Talmud are part of every standard edition of the Talmud, and his writings are ardently studied by most students of the Talmud, because difficult passages are so closely explained and simplified."

To me, this means that he added to the Talmud around 1800, which is pretty recent.

Does that mean it is possible to add to the Talmud today?
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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He's not adding to the Talmud; he's expounding on it, explaining it, and commenting on it.
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