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They generally followed the Geonim and other Halakhic Authorities in Bavel, and then when Rambam came along, whom the Rabbis in Bavel opposed, they only accepted after he wrote to them Iggereth Teman and Iggereth Te'hiyath HaMethim, the latter was in order to answer to them after the Rabbis in Bavel accused Rambam of not believing in te'hiyath hamethim. See ...


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this book p. 93 mentions something about the orthography and phonology of "Yerushalayim". Summarizing some points: He seems to indicate that a full spelling with the 2nd yod would inidicate a tripthong making the pronunciation ayim. However, because the full spelling is rarely seen in Tanac"h, and the missing yod is the more common format, the author ...


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I believe the fusing of two pieces of wood into 1 in Yechezqel (haftarah for Vayigash) occurs in Galus Bavel (the Babylonian Exile). But then, the 10 plagues and the crossing of the Red See also occurred in Exile. Yonah's experience with the fish and his overnight growing plant were outside Israel, but not during a time of exile. Megillah 14a discusses ...


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Example of a miracle during the exile Boba metiya 59b On that day R. Eliezer brought forward every imaginable argument,3  but they did not accept them. Said he to them: 'If thehalachah agrees with me, let this carob-tree prove it!' Thereupon the carob-tree was torn a hundred cubits out of its place — others affirm, four hundred cubits. 'No proof can be ...


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See Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's Inner Space chapter 1 (through page 7) along with footnotes. His basic argument is that all of Jewish mysticism (works like Sefer Yetzeira, Bahir, Heichalot material, Zohar, etc.) were transmitted to Moshe at Sinai and were orally transmitted after that. Throughout the time of prophecy this knowledge was guarded and only really ...



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