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The Emek Beracha quotes from R' Yisroel Salanter that he held that this was an indication that the Rambam held the mitzvah is to be drunk, not to get drunk. The Rambam held that getting drunk is not an accomplishment that you complete and then are done, but is a continual process throughout the day, and therefore if you sober up, you keep drinking.


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Seems like Rav Hirsch is addressing this. He writes on that verse: בעבור in the transition to something, in the intention to achieve something. לבעבור for this intention: נסות אתכם So that you prove to yourselves whether you are able to receive God's Torah directly from Him, and inasmuch as you yourselves feel the necessity for an intermediary, you will all ...


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I've just been researching pronouns, which I've always had problems understanding, and came across the answer to my own question! The tsere yod being the link between a plural noun and the suffix (in this case 'their'). Hoping perhaps that finding the answer to my confusion will help someone else.


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According to Jewish tradition, there was not a "group of intermediary humans who wrote the Tanach." The Rambam in his 13 fundamentals of Jewish faith, in the introduction to the 10th chapter of Sanhedrin, in the 8th principle, writes the following: כלומר שהגיע אליו כולה מאת ה' הגעה שקורין אותה על דרך השאלה דבור Which means to say that the entire ...


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No. It is an artifact of language rather than a matter of "patriarchal dominance". Many languages have no "gender neutral" pronoun that can be applied to a human being or an animal with a sexual identity. That is, "it" refers to something inanimate and cannot be used for a being. Thus it does not have a term that can refer to Hashem. English does not have a ...



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