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This is brought down in Mussar Seforim, based on the phrase in Zecharia 3:7 וְנָתַתִּי לְךָ מַהְלְכִים בֵּין הָעֹמְדִים הָאֵלֶּה And I will go give you a path - (an ability to advance - and improve) amongst these angels (who don't go anywhere; they have no free will and cannot improve - spiritually - as they cannot be awarded for their actions as they ...


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It is not physical but nor is it allegorical. It is very real. It even has something called 'legs', four of them. Being that it is not physical it obviously can't have physical legs or sides, but it does have legs. What a physical leg is to a physical object, meta-physical legs are to a meta-physical being. The legs are its support. On the contrary, the ...


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Baal aTurim means the Jews saw the spiritual order, making up the spiritual worlds. As a result, they wanted to instill the order they saw above in their own world below, to reflect the higher order of the organization they saw the angels subject to. In other words, the Throne of Glory is a purely metaphysical concept, but it has physical implications. One ...


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Very interesting question! However, Rashi is relying on the Midrash in Bereshit Raba (75:4): מלאכים - אלו שלוחי בשר ודם. ורבנן אמרי מלאכים ממש. Rashi interpreted as Rabanan that the meaning is actual angels, not messengers.


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This answer demonstrates that the messiah must be human. See also Sanhedrin 98a in the Babylonian talmud, which -- in the midst of a discussion of signs that the messiah has come -- calls the messiah the "son of David" several times. "Son of David" -- that is, a Jewish man descended from King David. A man, not a supernatural being. From the Soncino ...


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Rabbi Yonasan Wiener asked this question of the Lubavitcher Rebbe when he was nine years old. This is his recollection of the answer: The Rebbe said, “If you notice, the first two stanzas seem to be redundant. The first one says, ‘Peace unto you, ministering angels,’ and the second one says, ‘May your coming be in peace, angels of peace.’ It seems that ...



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