[Avodah] Mesora only through Rashi

Saul Guberman via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Jul 28 11:10:52 PDT 2015

AIUI the MN "was all that you needed to study".  Are you/RGS saying that
this is only as a codifier?  RAMBAM did not feel that he was passing on the
mesorah? In the end, it does not matter what he wrote, RASHI vs RAMBAM, you
must have RASHI, RAMBAM is nice but without RASHI you come to a dead end?

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Micha Berger <micha at aishdas.org> wrote:

> I took RGS's expansion of RYBS's idea to mean that we got our mesorah
> through all these parallel strands. However, the loss of a codifier who
> stands alone, like the Rambam, is less critical to the survival of
> mesorah than the parshanim. Rambam added a lot to our mesorah. But
> Rashi and Tosafos made it possible for later generations to continue
> understanding the gemara.
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