Monday, February 18, 2008
a small הערה on the new perek
the mishna in the new perek calls Rosh Chodesh להבא while calling Rosh Hashana לעתיד. Why the change in description? I think it's very good according to the Gemara that says that Rosh Chodesh is referring to the 1st day of a 2-day Rosh Chodesh, so this day is not yet in the future month but is part of THIS month, just that we give it a din of להבא. The gr"a in many places tries to show how the gemara is hinted too in the mishna, and i perhaps hit 1 such example.