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With thanks to Danny Schoemann who pointed me at a reference to what I’d remembered without a source. Here is how the Torah describes the tabernacle altar (Shemot 27:8): נְבוּב לֻחֹת תַּעֲשֶׂה אֹתוֹ; כַּאֲשֶׁר הֶרְאָה אֹתְךָ בָּהָר, כֵּן יַעֲשׂוּ׃ Hollow with planks shalt thou make it; as it hath been shown thee in the mount, so shall they make it. ...


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Nessa is certainly listed as a Jewish name here. But I cannot find it used in the Bible neither in my concordance (Even Shoshan) nor in an online concordance. Nes is a more masculine form and does exist in the Bible – Numbers 26 (10) and Isaiah 11 (10). My concordance lists its meaning as a “sign” (with miraculous associations) – see the translations. ...


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Your hypothesis is wrong. a great miracle happened on Purim, too. Why don't we publicize this miracle? We do, by reading the m'gila. See e.g. http://yodeya.com/a/64482 and http://yodeya.com/q/33371. there's no mitzvah on Pesach to "publicize" it. There is: we drink four cups of wine at the seder. See e.g. ...


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As Avrohom Yitzchok's answer notes, It is usually a masculine noun in the Bible: "nays", meaning banner or sign. Ernest Klein's Etymologial Dictionary gives both meanings: נֵס[nays] standard, ensign, flag, signal, sign נֵס[nays] miracle, providential event, wonder (prob. sense enlargement of נֵס‏ 1) Your feminine form for miracle נֵסָח"nay-sa" ...


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The nuts-and-bolts sources of Jewish law sound like the Third Temple will be built by humans using entirely natural means, when it becomes clear that it is the right time to do so. And the prevalent opinion in the Talmud (which is also codified by Maimonides) is that the Messianic era will have the physical world working exactly the way it does now. There ...


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Perhaps the same way 600,000 could fit between the poles, an extra 2,000 amoth on all sides could fit in as well.


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Rav Hirsch groups the plagues as shown in the Hagadah as three groups. He groups them in three rows each with three columns and explains both the rows and the columns and explains in וארא 7:15 ...דצך remedy Egyptians from the erroneous ideas of גרות עבדות ועינוי by the revelation of Hashem's Power and Almightiness on water and land אדש by the ...


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Interesting question. I have no source, but a possibility may be that the other miracles you mentioned (besides the correct response that we have a different way of expressing it by reading the Megillah) is as follows: With the neis of Purim, the entire kingdom was aware of the impending crisis and the "turnaround," so the neis of Purim was well known ...


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The menorah was relit each evening and lasted until the morning. The westernmost cup remained lit all day as one of the miracles of the first temple. Note that Aharon (in Bha'aloscha) is commanded to relight it each evening. Tamid can also mean regularly or consistently as we also see with the korbon tamid. The miracle of the chanukah lights was that there ...


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Rabbeinu Bechayei on Pirkei Avot 5:8 expands on the Mishnah citation that among the 10 things created during twilight prior to the start of Shabbat, is the mouth of the donkey that spoke to Bil'am. He states that all 10 things in the list were created for the honor of Israel. The main idea to be learned is that the donkey doesn't speak on its own, but ...


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The weather has many variables and is therefore still in the hands of Hashem. We pray for good weather, but we don't pray for the rest of nature to continue. Although Hashem controls the whole world, when something out of the ordinary happens we can't trace it to Hashem unless it stands out in timing or in its wonder. When the wind causes something it is ...


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Ruach was the first herald to the shechinah mentioned in malachim 19:11, followed by ra'ash, then eish, then the kol demamah dakah (shofar). That also seems to follow the structure of har sinai - the cloud came first (ruach), then the ra'ash came before the eish, and right before it says the dibros it says "Kol hashofar halech vichazek me'od." Most ...



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