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Rashi asks why was Joshua mentioned, if he did not ascend the mountain with Moses. He answers that he accompanied Moses up to the allowed limits, and waited there alone ("נטה שם אהלו") until he came back (he was the first to greet him upon his return). The Malbim think so as well. So, as Rabbi Shelomo Amar explains, the plural tense can be understood such ...


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According to Rashi this is the machlokes between Rabbi Yose and the Rabbanan in Maseches Shabbos 87a. However, Rashi says that "on the third day" according to Rabbi Yose means the same as the statement by Moshe Rabbeinu to "separate for three days" Art Scroll 87a1 note 6 says that In the Rabbi's opinion there were only two days of abstinence before ...


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Written Torah and Oral Torah are different in kind. Written text is static, an orality is dynamic. Hashem didn't want to hand us halakhah, He wanted us to figure our which path we will take to redeem ourselves. This is an aspect of what it means when it says "these [the positions of Beis Shammai] and those [of Beis Hillel] are the Ideas of the 'Living' G-d. ...


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Because it would be impossible to have written all the details of everything that had to be done. In fact there are many things that did not have words available to describe the details of the laws at that time. As an example, consider electricity or using a fax machine on the sabbath. It would have been impossible to write done every detail of every case of ...



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