More Discussions for this daf
1. The rain in Chutz la'Aretz 2. Fasting 3. Yisurim
4. Praying for more than one thing 5. Can grain in a silo increase in quantity even if it is Samuy min Ha'Ayin? 6. Praying for more than one thing
7. Same'ach in Yisurim 8. Wealth 9. Is Pegiah really Tefillah?
10. Can there ever be a plague even if there is no famine? 11. Praying for more than one thing 12. Praying in vain
13. Praying for more than one thing

alex lebovits asked:

The Gem. brings a proof that Pegiah is really Tefillah because it says in Yirmiyahu 7:16 tispallel be'ad ha'am.....v'al tifgah bi.

Isn't this really a proof that 'tifgah' doesn't mean tefillah; because it had already said 'tefillah' in the posuk!?

Thank you

alex lebovits, toronto, canada

The Kollel replies:

It is common for the Gemara to bring proofs of this nature, when two words are mentioned in the same context, one of them whose meaning is known whilst the other,is not (i.e. the former reflects on the latter). This means that the basic meaning of the two words is the same, though their connotations may differ slightly. For example, in this case, "Tispalel" means 'pray', and "Tifga" means 'beg' or 'beseech'(see Malbim).

be'Virchas Kol Tuv,

Eliezer Chrysler