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You can find the story of Rabbi Akiva in both Nedarim 50a-b, as well as in Kesuvos 62b-63a. The Avos D'Rav Nosson (6-2) also has the story with some other details filled in. In English, you can find a historical novel called "And Rachel was his wife" written Marsi Tabak and Ben Zion Sober which recounts and coalesced all the sources pertaining to Rebbe ...


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I'm not sure that this what you're looking for, but the Gmara in Baba Batra on daf 15 writes: בתר דשכיב משה מי שריא שכינה על עובדי כוכבים והא אמר מר ביקש משה שלא תשרה שכינה על עובדי כוכבים וניתן לו, שנאמר: "ונפלינו אני ועמך". Although it doesn't specify that this was a result of Bilaam but rather a request to make Israel more unique. This Gmara is more ...


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A weapon with a long blade for cutting or thrusting (source) Or this one (Avoda Zara 20b), a more fascinating description here אמרו עליו על מלאך המות שכולו מלא עינים, בשעת פטירתו של חולה עומד מעל מראשותיו וחרבו שלופה בידו, וטיפה של מרה תלויה בו As mentioned here, by Mida KeNeged Mida, Hashem punished the Egyptians with a sword since they thought to ...


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Sifre (on Bamidbar and Devarim) https://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A1%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%99 Netziv - assuming you mean HaEmek Davar (and not Davar HaEmek or one of the others), Sefaria has most of it: http://www.sefaria.org/Haamek_Davar_on_Genesis http://www.sefaria.org/Haamek_Davar_on_Exodus http://www.sefaria.org/Haamek_Davar_on_Leviticus Bamidbar will be ...


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Early Rabbinic Views on Understanding Aggadah/Midrash Rav Sherira Gaon 906-1006, head of the Pumbedita Academy Sefer Haeshcol, Hilkhot Sefer Torah, p. 60a Those points brought out from scriptural verses called Midrash and Aggadah areassumptions. Some are accurate such as Rabbi Judahs statement that Simeons portion was included in that of Judah, for we find ...


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Building the Mishkan did not override Shabbos. Operating it (avoda) did. Presumably the inaugural sequence was considered avoda.


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You can find a good summary in Avot D'Rav Nattan ch 6, mishnah 2. Summarizing some of the story cited there: He was a shepherd and began learning at 40 years old. Once he passed by a well and noticed a carved stone. He asked who carved this stone, and they told him that it was the water that constantly dripped on it. From this, he said that if water was ...



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