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62. See the aforementionedPT sugya, and note the remarksof R. 9, 43b, which seem to imply that a house is an "appurtenance"(a place for storing idols). 63. g. the sourcesanddiscussion in BerurHalakhah,in TalmudBavlicImHalakhahBerurah... MassekhetSanhedrin(Jerusalem:MakhonHalakhahBerurahU-VerurHalakhah,1991), p. 3. 64. 66 5: This prooftext,which deals with the puritylaws, is particularlyproblematic. 9, the locus classicus about this issue, states: All utensils descend [=become susceptible]to ritual impuritythrough to] ritualimpuritythrough thought,buttheyonlyascendfrom[susceptibility physicalchange.

Urbachcomments,in discussingthe same maxim, "Conceptsderivedfrom foreign sources, and for which there is no Biblical authority,were bounded by the belief in rewardand punishmentand the postulate of free will" (Sages, 224). This contrast also appearsin comparingphilosophic and rabbinicorientationstowardsdeath. Hadot discusses various forms of "trainingfor death,"rangingin time from Socratesto Plotinus,in which one contemplates a universalperspectiveor totality in orderto transcendstates of subjectivityor individuality;Philosophy as a WayofLife, pp.

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