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The idea is discussed in hatorah.net There under קיב ע"א, he notes that Talmidei Chachomim only took their shoes off on Friday night. He records Yoma 78b and says (my translation of an extract) it can be explained through Rav Nachman bar Yitzchok's maamar in Gittin 57b on the possuk (כי עליך הורגנו כל היום" (תהלים מד"  which he says refers ...


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I think that the best you can use in this sort of case of safek (which not append every day ) is use hazakoth... Just like if you have 2 witnesses who are saying dead and 2 who are saying alive. In general witnesses are see the as reality itself. here a example. I need to find the exact source but in talmud, but there is this case of eshet ish. If 2 are ...


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Yaakov was 99 when Rachel died. He outlived her by 48 years. The Talmud (Megilah 17a) says that Yaakov was away from his father for 36 years. The first 14 were at the Yeshiva of Ever, 20 were spent at Lavan's house, and the last two were spent along the way home (at Sukkos and Beis-El), after which Rachel died. Since Yosef was born six years before Yaakov ...


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in principle yes, as the verse you quoted says. But God has foresight and knows how to plan things so that it never happens. It's kind of like playing chess with a chess grandmaster. Although, you have free will, he can nevertheless force you into any situation he wants. How much more so for God who knows ahead of time what you will think and do, that He ...


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Bava Basra 121b says that the age of 60 was the upper limit. ומשאר שבטים לא עייל....אלא אמר רב אחא בר יעקב לא נגזרה גזירה לא על פחות מבן עשרים ולא על יתר מבן ששים לא על פחות מבן עשרים דכתיב מבן עשרים שנה ומעלה ולא על יתר מבן ששים גמר ומעלה ומעלה מערכין מה להלן יתר מבן ששים כפחות מבן כ' אף כאן יתר מבן ששים כפחות מבן עשרים Did none of the ...


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Your quote is what Eve responded to the serpent which was not accurate. She added the touch and softened the punishment. Hashem said in 2:17 "on the day that you eat of it you will surely die" which did come true since "a thousand years is but a day" and they died within that "day". Thus, what Hashem said came true. See Rav Hirsch on 3:2-3.


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Megillah 28b (English) ההוא דהוי תני הלכתא סיפרא וסיפרי ותוספתא ושכיב אתו ואמרו ליה לרב נחמן ליספדיה מר אמר היכי נספדיה הי צנא דמלי סיפרי דחסר there was a certain man who used to repeat halachoth, Sifra and Sifre and Tosefta, and when he died they came and said to R. Nahman, Sir, will you deliver a funeral oration for him, and he said, How are ...


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See Leviticus 11:29. Animals that walk on four paws, with their bodies clearly high off the ground (e.g. a dog or cat), have carcasses that would make you "ritually impure." The only smaller animals with this property are the seven "creepy-crawlies" listed there, e.g. a mole or mouse. So if you killed a mole or mouse and then touched it (or touched a dead ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that every event in the parsha represents the triumph of Sarah's view and approach. First, the purchase of Ma'aras HaMachepeilah shows the actualization of G-d's promise in the world. She passed away unable to take the news that Yitzchak was almost sacrificed because her focus was on serving G-d within the world, not negating ...


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msh210 is correct but... al pi drush one can say the main part of the parsha revolved around Yitzchok's finding a wife. This happened in large part as his emotional replacement for his mother as the Torah attests at the end of chapter 24 'and Yitzchok was comforted after his mother'. Another point is kabbalisticaly speaking, as brought in Chida and others ...


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Like the colloquial name of every other parasha, Chaye Sara's comes from its initial words.



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