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Mishnah Project Live Shiur 1: Why Does the Mishnah Record Rejected Opinions?

Many of the mishanyot that we learn have little connection to the halachah that we observe today. Moreover, even within the Mishnah itself, we find that Rabbi Yehudah HaNasi recorded positions that were ultimately not accepted as the final halachah, or even reversed before the codification of the Mishnah. Why record a non-halachic opinion at all?

In this 17 minute shiur, we address this question through the lens of the first Mishnah in Masechet Sheviit, and the Talmud Yerushalmi that addresses that mishnah.

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