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This was raised in Europe already - see Taharas Yisrael I think. Note that the painful menstruation which woke women from sleep was much more common. With higher percentages of body fat, they have more hormones perhaps. Joking aside - Perhaps steady low calorie diet when young puts the girl into Strong Pattern. Some women from poor countries such as ...


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The original people of Europe descended from Japeth, but they were conquered by the children of Esau. Basically historians call it the Aryan invasion theory.


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Here is a partial answer to your two part question. I have heard from the Rabbis I learnt shmattas with in the name of Rav Bic & Rav Menasheh Klein who both independently attributed the erratic vestos to the suddenly widespread use of electric lines.


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You have two questions regarding this tale. Is it true? If so, why isn't it mentioned in the Torah? I will answer the second question first. This is indeed mentioned in the Torah. When Moshe names his son Gershom, he gives the following explanation [Shemot 2:22]: וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן, וַיִּקְרָא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ גֵּרְשֹׁם: כִּי אָמַר--גֵּר הָיִיתִי, בְּאֶרֶץ ...


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At the simplest level, it's saying that when Esav chose to sell off the birthright, he had the opportunity to fast-forward history -- boom! Monarchy, nationhood, no muss no fuss. Jacob, on the other hand, had to go on an arduous journey and process of becoming a nation. Thus, "Esav had eight kings while Israel still hadn't gotten to that stage." (If you want ...


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Rashi on that verse brings a medrash Gen.Rabbah 83:2 that says the eight kings correspond to the first eight jewish kings. Edom came to autonomous power only during the rule of the ninth king.


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This is actually still a matter of dispute. Rabbi Yosef Berger, posek of the Yeshiva and Rov of Kehillas Kol Torah in Baltimore, holds that you do not need to make an eruv techumin. R' Tzvi Berkowitz holds that one should still place one, although he agrees it is a stringency. Rabbi Eli Steinhardt, a Rebbe in the Yeshiva, walks from the Yeshiva into ...


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Yalkut Shimoni Shemos 168 does indeed record the story of Moshe being appointed the King of Kush (Kush = modern Ethiopia) and leading them in war, and that he married the Kushite princess. However, the Yalkut Shimoni says explicitly that Moshe did not cohabit with her because she was a descendant of Cham, and Moshe remembered the vow that Avraham had ...


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The Gemara in Megillah 15a says: תנו רבנן ארבע נשים יפיפיות היו בעולם שרה (ואביגיל רחב) ואסתר ולמאן דאמר אסתר ירקרוקת היתה מפיק אסתר ומעייל ושתי The Rabbis taught: There were four beautiful women in the world - Sarah, Avigayil, Rachav, and Ester. And according to the opinion that Ester was green, take out Ester and put in Vashti Lest one say that ...


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Song of Songs 1 describes both the male and the female in the book as beautiful. Song of songs 4 describes beautiful eyes, long flowing hair, a full mouth of white symmetric teeth, red lips, a beautiful voice, rosy round cheekbones, a long slender neck, and a symmetric, well-proportioned bosom as being beautiful in women. Song of Songs 7 adds round hips, ...


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The previous answer (from @skraz13) is complete in terms of explaining where these stones were initially established by Yehoshua and B'nai Isra'el. For what it's worth, see this article which says (excerpts): Israeli papers are reporting the discovery of an underground quarry in the Jordan Valley. Prof. Adam Zertal and a team of archaeologists from ...


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Assuming we use the conventional Jewish chronology, that puts us right during the Babylonian exile. 2414 years ago = 400 BCE; conventional chronology has the first Temple destroyed 20 years earlier and rebuilt 50 years later. (The secular sources have a missing century or so, which would put this instead in early Second Temple years, but that's for another ...


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The verses right before this (27:2–4) explain that when they crossed the Jordan they took along with them big stones. The gemoroh (Babylonian Talmud) in Sotah bottom of 32a says they took (those –Rashi) stones and built the altar and inscribed in it the torah in seventy languages; brought a few korbonos, then dismantled the altar and went to Gilgal, taking ...


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There are no circles like that in a Gemara for censored passages, so I'd probably weigh the reliability of the rest of the information on that website with little credence. There is censorship of the Gemara over the course of many centuries. Scholars have reconstructed the censored passages and the result is a very slim book that contains only a folio page ...


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They were a mixture from other nations that decided to join the Jews at the exodus (Oknkelos, Rashi and pretty much everyone I could find, although some identify them specifically as Egyptians). Rabbi Gansfried quotes various opinions as to their size, based on the idea that the 600,000 number represents one fifth of the total that left. Whether that ...


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Neiros Shabbos - No 95 shows a picture of a Chanuka Menora from the 15th century in Sicily. Jewish Art Museum of Minessota has 2 pictures of Menoras from the 13th century. One from Avignon and the other from Germany /Northern France. According to this press release - The Living Torah Museum has the oldest known Chanuka Menora on display. I spoke to Rabbi ...


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in sefer hayashar parshas vayeishev page kuf ayin beis (172) "(transltated from the hebrew) ...and to yovav ben yokton two daughters the older one was adinah and the younger was aridah and levi took adinah and yissachar took aridah" so the answer to your question is acording to sefer hayashar the name of levis wife is adinah


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In parshas Vayeishev the Seffer Hayashar says her name was Adina.


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Sedei Haaretz Volume 3 - Orach Chaim Siman 38 was published in the year 5544 = 1784. This was written by Rabbi Avraham Bar Shmuel Meyuchos Zatzal who was a Rabbi in Jerusalem in his times. In Siman 38 he has a question from Rabbi Eliezer Nachum Zatzal who was the author of Chazon Nachum. In the question he asks regarding something which is called a Chanukia ...


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Kli Yakar on Breishit 24:16 mentions that the Rabbis stated that if a woman has beautiful eyes, nothing else needs to be physically checked, even if the rest of her is ugly. I could not locate any reference to where he obtained this expression. There appears to be some support for the notion of checking the eyes as Le'ah eyes were described as "delicate", ...


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physical human beauty has to do with proportion and symmetry. as it says regarding abshalom "In all Israel there was not a man so highly praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the top of his head to the sole of his foot there was no blemish in him." (samuel II 14:25) and disproportion is also a kind of blemish. but the real beauty of a ...


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Wikipedia’s article on the History of Male Circumcision gives evidence of circumcision Sixth Dynasty (2345–2181 BCE) tomb artwork in Egypt has been thought to be the oldest documentary evidence of circumcision, the most ancient depiction being a bas-relief from the necropolis at Saqqara (c. 2400 BCE) with the inscriptions reading: "The ointment is ...


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The Medrash Tanchuma (on Noach 6:5) says that 7 were born circumcised, including prior to Abraham: Adam, Seth and Noah. Complete text as brought there: תמים זה אחד משבעה מהולים שנולדו בעולם: אדם הראשון נברא מהול. ושת בנו נולד מהול, דכתיב: (שם ה) ויולד בדמותו כצלמו. נח נולד מהול, דכתיב: תמים היה בדורותיו. יעקב נולד מהול, דכתיב: (שם כה) ...


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There is a spot on a mountain slope in the Western Golan region of Israel, right next to the border with Lebanon. It is called Mount Betarim , and there are various sources to suggest that this is where the "Covenant Between the Parts" really happened. The Kabbalists of Tzfat used to make a pilgrimmage to Mount Betarim, some time around Parshat Lech Lecha. ...


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The question is a matter of Machlokes in Rishonim on the relevant Pesukim. I believe the Ibn Ezra takes the position that the Bris Bein HaBesarim is dated 430 years before the Jews left Mitzrayim. According to that, Avraham's first revelation was while in Charan. (If the 400 years of the Bris Bein HaBesarim is counted from Yitzchak's birth, then he only ...


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There's also "Azulai", which supposedly comes from the initials of: אִשָּׁה זֹנָה וַחֲלָלָה לֹא יִקָּחוּ


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I don't have the full answer, but here's a piece of it. Simla Chadasha writes (18:12) that on erev Yom Kippur, when everyone comes with their kapparos, and if the knife would be checked after every שחיטה (like it should be), it might not be checked with the utmost concentration, there is an allowance to check the knife every set of birds (so that nothing ...


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The Kashau Rebbe was opposed to the practice of factory kashrus in America, and himself would not eat meat unless he knew the shochet and saw the animal itself schected with his own eyes. His Hasidim today do not eat beef from anyone, though they eat poultry sometimes because chelev, which one is chayiv kareis for with domesticated meat, is not an issue ...


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mishnah berura 605.2 translation from feldheim ...There are/ localities where many /people/ gather together /for the slaughtering/ and they push one another. The slaughterers are awake all night with resentment and they do not feel the knife /to test it for notches/ owing to the considerable /amount of/ work /that they are required to do, so that the ...


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Before you mentioned the English requirement, I would have suggested the articles published here, and since they're good articles, I'm going to keep them as part of the answer anyway. Additionally, in Hebrew, there is the great book by Yisrael Yuval, חכמים בדורם... but since you're looking for books in English, I'm afraid the only one that I know of is ...



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