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Olam Hazeh refers to the state of the world we are currently in. Acharit HaYamim and Yemot HaMashiach are synonymous, referring to the Messianic Age. Techiyat HaMetim is the Resurrection of the Dead. Olam Haba refers to the the last stage of existence after what would be 7000 AM. There is some confusion as some sources switch names around when referring ...


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According to the Malbi"m Arar refers to curses that actually cause a negative change. Kalal refers to cursing someone in a degrading manner.


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Rav Kook (Olat Reiyah, 249) seems to suggest that me'odecha refers to Neshamah. In it's association with the body, ruach is tied to the lev or 'heart'. Maimonides connects ruach as movement to movement of the heart. 'The heart' He writes, 'is in constant motion,and the source of every motion noticed in the body.' (Read it in genocide in jewish thought - ...


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First of all, there's no one "true" explanation of a Mishnah. There could easily be more than one explanation of a given Mishnah. This is the benefit of the Gemaras that have "Likutei Rashi" or "Musaf Rashi" on the sides that quote Rashi from other Masechtos that discuss the same phrase/Mishnah brought in the current Gemara. Oftentimes Rashi will have more ...


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Rav Hirsch points out that each of the three teaches a different lesson. The heart is considered the seat of the will. Rav Hisrch says on the pasuk Thus, the conception of תפילה is given as "work on yourself" as being a penetration of one's whole being with enlightening thought ans ennobling feelings. The soul in the first paragraph of the Shma is ...


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Rav Yaakov Emden wrote a commentary to Perek Shira entitled Zimrat Ha’arets, which is found in his Siddur.


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See Sanhedrin 74a: דתניא ר''א אומר {דברים ו-ה} ואהבת את ה' אלהיך בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך ובכל מאדך אם נאמר בכל נפשך למה נאמר בכל מאדך ואם נאמר בכל מאדך למה נאמר בכל נפשך אם יש לך אדם שגופו חביב עליו מממונו לכך נאמר בכל נפשך ואם יש לך אדם שממונו חביב עליו מגופו לכך נאמר בכל מאדך ‏ Rashi: כלומר תהא אהבתו חביבה לך יותר מכל החביב לך ‏ For ...


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It is not that "love" of Hashem different, it is that the willingness and understanding of what Hashem means that causes us to belong to Hashem needs the complete subjugation of one's יצר (both טוב ורע) to the conscious determination as to what one's purpose in life is. We need to do this, not through fear, not through duty, but through the free willed ...


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With all due respect, I think you've misunderstood Rashbam's commentary on this verse. He is not delineating when a day starts or ends, but indicating how six days passed. He maintains (1:4) that the first day of creation started in the morning; if so, how do we have six days of creation?[1] He answers that even though we don't have six exact calendar days, ...


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Rashbam never decide Halacha following his Perush on Chumash. He was one of the greatest "Maatike Hashmua", see his fantastic work on Gemara in Baba Batra and Arve Pesachim.



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