Pilpul

Pil'pul noun [ Aramaic pilpūl ; confer Hebrew pilpel to spice, to season, dispute violently.] Among the Jews, penetrating investigation, disputation, and drawing of conclusions, esp. in Talmudic study. -- Pil'pul*ist noun -- Pil`pul*is'tic ...
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Pilpul

• (n.) Among the Jews, penetrating investigation, disputation, and drawing of conclusions, esp. in Talmudic study.
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pilpul

pilpul An ingenious, hair-splitting, penetrating argument, especially in Jewish Talmudic study.
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Pilpul

The Hebrew term pilpul (Hebrew: פלפול, from `pepper,` loosely meaning `sharp analysis`) refers to a method of studying the Talmud through intense textual analysis in attempts to either explain conceptual differences between various halakhic rulings or to reconcile any apparent contradictions presented from various readings of different te...
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