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There is also an opinion (R' Yitzchak Aizik Halevi, Doros Harishonim) that almost all halachos that seemingly derive from the wording of the Torah (gezeirah shavah, extra letters or words, juxtaposition, etc.) are really strictly oral traditions given by Hashem to Moshe, which our Sages then associated with various pesukim. (In other words, he claims that ...


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I don't know that we can make any implications from the Maharatz Chiyus alone (or Chijes, as your link states. The Rambam states in his hakdama to mishnayos that all Torah was given with all of its detailed halachos at Sinai, as well as the laws for how to darshan. It doesn't necessarily mean that they knew how each halacha was darshaned, but that yechidim ...


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It would seem there are two covenants established between the Bnei Yisroel and Hashem. The first was at Sinai or Chorev. Chorev is another name for Sinai (See Rashi 3:1) This covenant constitutes the "ספר הברית" that commits the nation of Israel to keep all the commandments that are commanded to them. (See Ramban Exodus 24:1 for a timeline and ...


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According to Talmud (Yevamot 71-72) the reason circumcision was not practiced in the desert is: Because of the hardships of the way - a 40 year journey is no joke. Since is would have been dangerous for someone right after circumcision to get on the road, and they had no choice but to be on the road, they waited until the trek was over. Because there was ...


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The Ramban to Bamidbar 33:1 quotes the Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim to answer your question. In a sentence, all of the locations are recorded so that the future generations know that our existence in the desert was maintained miraculously.


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The Chuddushei Harim answers the significance of the encampments are that they are stops along the road of life. Somtimes we camp at Marrah(bitterness),somtimes we are in Miskah (sweetness).At times we are in Makheilos,surronded by friends and confidants. At times we feel we are at the K'tzei Hamidbar-lonely and in isolation at the desert's edge.There are ...


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Rashi to Shemot 16:21 says: and [when] the sun grew hot, it melted: What remained [of the manna] in the field melted and became streams from which deer and gazelles drank. And the nations of the world would hunt some of them [these animals] and taste in them the flavor of manna and know how great Israel’s praise was. — [from Mechilta] It is possible ...


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The Ramban understands it to be explaining why they would have gone that way- it is a parenthetical statement explaining why it needs to be justified to not go that way. The Ramban reads the verse as follows: ...G-d did not lead them by the way of the Philistines, which should have been the logical choice for it is near, because G-d said...


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The sefer אמרי שפר here explained in parshas Vayeira in the name of his father that when someone accompanies somebody on the start of their journey, the merit of the one accompanying influences the escortee. See this answer on a previous post for more background. And just as the merit of a righteous person affects in a positive way the person whom he ...



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