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According to this link: According to the Minchas Elazar of Munkacs (Divrei Torah, eighth edition, 31), his grandfather, the Bnei Yissaschar, had a tradition that the greatest Baalei Tosafos (most of whom were killed al kiddush Hashem) wrote their long tosafos on perek Meruba of Bava Kamma the night before being called to judgment by their wicked enemies. ...


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Try Cherethim and Pelethim and Melchisedek and a good Hebrew concordance and the cold fact that the Spartans were early Japanese (See Herodotus'çomments )


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Mizrahis ululate even in present day. My fam Iraqi Jew and we stay ululating for any joyous occasion or just when we get together and get rowdy


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In addition to @SabbaHillel's answer, this site appears to show streams flowing into the Dead Sea from all directions:


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The map on page 923 showing the borders of Eretz Yisrael does not show that line. It appears to be an artifact of the cut and paste method used to create the map or of the boundary line between the east and the west in order to show the three cities of refuge on each side.


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My inference from Joshua 5:11-12: וַיֹּ֨אכְל֜וּ מֵעֲב֥וּר הָאָ֛רֶץ מִמָּֽחֳרַ֥ת הַפֶּ֖סַח מַצּ֣וֹת וְקָל֑וּי בְּעֶ֖צֶם הַיּ֥וֹם הַזֶּֽה׃ וַיִּשְׁבֹּ֨ת הַמָּ֜ן מִֽמָּחֳרָ֗ת בְּאָכְלָם֙ מֵעֲב֣וּר הָאָ֔רֶץ וְלֹא־הָ֥יָה ע֛וֹד לִבְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מָ֑ן וַיֹּאכְל֗וּ מִתְּבוּאַת֙ אֶ֣רֶץ כְּנַ֔עַן בַּשָּׁנָ֖ה הַהִֽיא׃ (ס) And they did eat of the ...


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Rabbi Berel Wein has good lectures on this. here's an article based on his lectures First, was to have a central place of learning. Until then, the system of learning in Eastern Europe was that boys went to cheder (literally “a room,” but more broadly an elementary school) from about the time they turned three until about bar mitzvah. Some stopped ...


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First of all, it's worth noting that, with only certain key exceptions, there weren't really any yeshivas in Eastern Europe before Volozhin, their having been replaced by the beis midrash, and by a system known as kest. This was a phenomenon by which young, married men were supported by their fathers-in-law to learn Torah; they would typically live with him, ...


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The alternate answer is also found here as posted by @DoubleAA. I am not sure if this is a duplicate or not. Why is Shmita only Rabbinic nowadays? Rambam Shemitta veYovel 10:10,12 משגלה שבט ראובן ושבט גד וחצי שבט מנשה, בטלו היובלות--שנאמר "וקראתם דרור בארץ, לכל יושביה", בזמן שכל יושביה עליה: והוא שלא יהיו מעורבין שבט בשבט, אלא כולן יושבים כתקנן.‏ ...


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See the כסף משנה says on the Rambam in הלכות שמיטה ויובל - פרק רביעי. The Rambam says: כה: אֵין שְׁבִיעִית נוֹהֶגֶת אֶלָּא בְּאֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּלְבַד שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (ויקרא כה-ב) 'כִּי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ' וְגוֹ'. וְנוֹהֶגֶת בֵּין בִּפְנֵי הַבַּיִת בֵּין שֶׁלֹּא בִּפְנֵי הַבַּיִת‏ Making it seems that Shmita is always Biblical. The כסף משנה ...


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My Kinos Hameforash notes that indeed this one belongs after the following one. Since Az Bahaloch has the phrase שואג היה ירמיהו הנביא. על מכפלה נוהם כלביא. תנו קול בבכי אבות הצבי. תעו בניכם והרי הם בשבי. Yirmiyahu Hanavi yelled/ Like a lion he roared/ Raise your voices and cry, fathers of the Jews/ Your children veered and are now in ...


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According to Josephus, during this time Jerusalem was split between three factions fighting over the city and the legitimacy to rule in Jersualem, as well as how to deal with the Romans. Presumably, one of the parties would have advertised the ordeal for political gain, as happens today where people go to the press to advertise some fault in their political ...


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firstly all these persecutions were predicted in the torah. ex. "And the Lord will scatter you among all the nations, from one end of the earth to the other; And among those nations, you will not be calm, nor will your foot find rest" deut.28 secondly, on the contrary the fact that the jews survived more than all other nations despite being the most ...


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The claim that this text was censored and that this is somehow related to Shabbatai Tzvi seems unlikely for two reasons: The text is moved to tikkun 21 and not removed entirely (beginning on 48a in the 1740 Qushta edition) The suggestion that this text be moved to tikkun 21 appears long before Shabbatai Tzvi. For example see this, but unfortunately the ...


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How about the Book of Lamentations? King Nebuchadnezzar? The Assyrians? Sennacherib? The Bar Kokhba rebellion being crushed? The Cossacks? ...Shall I go on? The Jews don't need life to always be positive in order to believe in "our Deity" and we certainly didn't need World War II to tell us that we are susceptible to the wiles of our enemies while being in ...


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Josephus (An. 5:2) writes that the Benyaminite story happened on one of the three pilgrimage festivals. In his rendition, young women, like everyone else in the family, accompanied their fathers making the pilgrimage. They were commonly found playing in the fields, passing the time, but there was no matchmaking institution established then: But when the ...


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The tikkun in question in the original was the long version found in the Mantua edition. The Vilna edition of Tikunei HaZohar with the commentary of the Vilna Gaon mentions this in the main text at the end of the shortened version. The 5th volume of Tikunei HaZohar with the commentary of Ohr Yakar also has the long version. And the long version is also what ...


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It makes sense that the concept of "an eye for an eye" would exist, given that it's a 'logical' principle (mishpat) but this doesn't explain why it is exactly the same sentence. The phrase "eye for an eye", or anything like it, does not actually occur anywhere in the text of the Code of Hammurabi. The closest thing is ¶ 196, which reads*: ...


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The people were accustomed to systems of law in which an eye for an eye was carried out. The Torah therefore says that yes indeed, what is deserved is an eye for an eye. However, along with that verse came an oral tradition: what is deserved is an eye for an eye, but what we carry out is financial restitution instead -- "a hand for a hand" means that money ...


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In this answer (unfortunately, in Russian), R' Eliyahu Essas deals with a similar question. He learns that according to our Tradition, the Torah's existence predated the Creation of the world [although it then existed in a different form], and this Torah, as a set of ideas, was expressed through different descending layers of Creation, coming down to the ...


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When taharah was a priority stone kelim were used. So for example in the preparation of the ashes of the red heifer, Mishna Poroh 3(2) ומביאין שוורים, ועל גביהן דלתות, ותינוקות יושבין על גביהן, וכוסות של אבן בידם And oxen were brought, and on their backs [were laid] doors on top of which sat children with cups of stone in their hands. But for ...


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Non-kohanim couldn't use pottery that had terumah cooked in it, whether it was tamei or not. Kohanim ate terumah, which had to be kept tahor, so they used either stone which couldn't become tamei, or pottery which was harder to become tamei (only from the inside). But once the pottery became tamei, it had to be thrown out because then it couldn't be used for ...


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Many implements that we've excavated in the homes of Kohanim were stone. But you're correct -- they absolutely could and did use brand-new clay pots, and then discard them if they became tamei. This was especially prevalent for cooking sacrificial meat; see for instance Leviticus 6:21.


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Jewish people dont high birth rate as islam and Christian religions. Jewish 1-2 children Christian 1-6 birth rate islam 7+ Hindu 1-4 Buddhist 1-3 I'm Christian and I can tell you most jewish people prefer to work hard and follow God other than have many children they can't manage. Islam religion dons't care if they can manage it or not giving birth ...



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