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Re: Research query: Rabbi Ishmael's Thirteenth Principle

For the question of Prof. Jacob Adler, in regard to the translation-explanation in the Silverman Siddur (Sabbath and Festival Prayer Book, 1947, p. 48) – of the last of Rabbi Ishmael's thirteen principles: "In like manner when two texts contradict each other, we follow the second, until a third text is found which reconciles the contradiction."
The question is then, from where this edition of "we follow the second" was taken?

Re: Query: A``` Pentateuch that was printed in Sabioneta in 1557 by Tabia Foa

It can be seen in Otzar haHochma (online - or on their disk) which you can find in every good Jewish library.
See in their catalogue:
http://www.otzar.org/booklist.html
no. 8843.
However, if you like to buy a copy of it - it is quite rare and cost fortune. From time to time there is a copy for sale in a rare Jewish book auctions. see here for example:
https://il.bidspirit.com/ui/lotPage/source/catalog/auction/3455/lot/1302...

Admiel Kosman
Potsdam University

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