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Rashi (on the two verses) says that the first is a reference to the bird of the Metzorah which is sent away live. It can be subsequently eaten and doesn't become forbidden as something used in the temple service. The second adds a violation of a positive commandment to the already existing negative commandment about eating non-Kosher birds (there is another ...


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Batel BeShishim - this means means that something is nullified one part in 60. So one part of something forbidden to 60 parts of something permitted. This is derived from a verse, but the idea is that once something is one to sixty you can be assured that the taste is not there. The classic case is if a drop of milk spills into a large pot of meat stew - if ...


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The phrases refer to the nullification of an unacceptable substance (the first, in a larger substance 60 times the amount, the second in general) intentionally. Often, the presence of a forbidden substance can be nullified AFTER THE FACT if there is a halachic method, but one cannot go into a situation introducing a forbidden substance with the a priori ...


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From the Ohr Somayach "Ask the Rabbi" site: We see evidence that Adam spoke Hebrew because he gave Eve two names, each of which makes sense only in Hebrew. He called her isha (woman) because "she was taken from ish (man)," and he called her Chava (Eve) because "she was to be Mother of all chai (life)." The very name Adam is from the Hebrew word ...


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Beloved (Dodi) דודי Love (Ahava) אהבה Lovingkindness (Chesed) חסד Desire (Teshukah) תשוקה Companion (Ra'eyah) רֵעַ Hebrew reads from right to left. Your first four transliterations read from left to right and the last one reads from right to left and in my view includes a Hey ה which should not be there.


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The meforshim show that the order gives an indication of how one should lead. First, to "exit" or "go out". To lead the people out to war or to whatever activities are necessary. It is like the principle of the IDF that leaders lead. After they have led the people in "going out" to perform the necessary tasks, they lead the people back in (they "come"). They ...


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This is a valid way of inserting missing words, as the Shulchan Aruch in Yoreh De'ah in סימן רעו - דין תלית הדלוג Paskens: א טָעָה וְדִלֵּג תֵּבָה אוֹ יוֹתֵר, יָכוֹל לִתְלוֹתָהּ בֵּין הַשִּׁיטִין אֲבָל לֹא בָּרֶוַח שֶׁבֵּין דַּף לְדַף. If he erred and missed a word or more, he can hang it between the lines, but he may not put it in the space between ...


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Like Tamir Evan said in his comments In his introduction to Sefer ha-Mitzvot, the Rambam claimed he wrote the Mishneh Torah in the language of the Mishnah( Leshon ha-Mishnah), to ease the readers' understanding. So the answer would be Mishnaic Hebrew


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Exodus 1:13 uses a word sharing the ayin-vet-yod (e-v-d) root "So the Egyptians enslaved the children of Israel with back breaking labor." The phrase "back breaking labor" seems to point not to a simple worker or servant and the details in verse 14 flesh out that enslavement. Chapter 2 verse 27 shows that the "work" (from the same root) was oppressive (as ...


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Eliezer was an 'eved' of Avraham. An 'eved' goes out after six years. We don't seem to differentiate in terminology. But when the request to leave is denied, we can easily translate his into modern English as slave. What was his point?


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The opinion of the Minchat Shai (and most commentators, from what I can tell), is that a meteg on a short vowel in a closed syllable is almost always a euphonic meteg (there for stress or to stop you from swallowing a syllable, but not for the vowel quality), and thus does not affect the following shva. See also Geoffrey Khan's The Tiberian Pronunciation of ...


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This YUTorah shiur by Rabbi Yitzchok Twersky discusses the meaning of the word "hevel" "הבל" as it is used in קוהלת (Ecclesiastes), and how it relates to the name. Extreme simplification of the lecture follows. Rabbi Twersky quotes the Vilna Gaon as writing that the word "הבל" in קוהלת is a pointer to the story of הבל (Abel) in Genesis. He said that the ...



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