Hot answers tagged

2

Megillah 10b: אמר רב אשי כל ויהי איכא הכי ואיכא הכי ויהי בימי אינו אלא לשון צער R. Ashi replied: In all cases, vayehi sometimes has this signification and sometimes not, but “vayehi in the days of” always indicates trouble. In fact, a few words earlier in the Gemara, the verse 'ויהי ערב ויהי בקר', 'Vayehi morning Vayehi evening', from Breishit 1, ...


2

The prophet Ieshaiahu perek 51 pasuk 4 says: "Attend unto Me, O My people, and give ear unto Me, O My nation: כי תורה מאתי תצא". Chachomim explained this as referring to the time of geulah. In the words of midrash vaycra rabba 13:3: תורה חדשה מאתי תצא, חידוש תורה מאתי תצא Or as stated by Yalkut Shimoni 429: עתיד הקב"ה להיות יושב... ודורש תורה חדשה שעתיד ...


2

I thought this was an interesting pshat from Erel Segal-Halevi (a fellow Yodeyan!). In context, the psukim (Yeshayahu 54:11-17) are talking about building Jerusalem. So bonayikh means the builders of Jerusalem. Later on (Yeshayahu 60:10), the pasuk says וּבָנוּ בְנֵי-נֵכָר חֹמֹתַיִךְ And aliens shall build up thy walls From this, we learn that ...


2

Here's an old chidush of mine which addresses your question. Many times, if not always, Neviim make a vague statement or perform an act which requires the person or people they are addressing to concentrate on the message. Leaving someone to figure it out themselves seems to be a practical way of having someone accept a message. So we find prophets placing ...


1

The emphasis of the drosh is on scholars in particular, bringing peace to the world, and there was already an established metaphor likening scholars to builders - see the Mishna, Mikvaot 9:6, where "בנאים" is constrasted with "בור" (and the Bartenura there, who explains).


1

There are meforshim who connect the חֲמוֹר with the word חֹמֶר (matter). This means that the entire location of the mizbeach was a holy place and only animals that were acceptable for korbanos could be brought there. This is similar to the halachos of the Bais hamikdash or the Mishkan. I should note that Yishmael and Eliezer seem to have felt that there was ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible