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The של׳ה found in שער האותיות ק׳ קדושה אות כ׳ח says מפני שפגם הלבנה גרמה האשה הראשונה דהיינו חטא חוה. This is different than the מגן אברהם's wording מפני שהם גרמו פגם הלבנה. The של׳ה can be understood as saying the exact opposite, that the מיעוט הלבנה is connected to causing the original sin. I don't have an out right proof but if you read the section in the ...


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You mention that you heard this in the name of R' Aharon Lewin. He writes something similar to this in his commentary HaDrash V'HaIyun (הדרש והעיון, B'reishis, 95). He remarks that: The mountains (harim) represent one's parents (horim) and upbringing. Heaven and earth represent the potentially negative spiritual influences of one's environment. The sun ...


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One consideration raised by R. M. Kasher is whether one s obligated in commandments on the moon or in outer space at all given the Torah expression “all the days which you are alive on this earth” (Deut. 12:1) in the context of mitzvos. Apparently he concluded that one is obligated see here (which cites this from JD Bleich, “Contemporary Halachic Problems”, ...


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Without getting overly involved in a discussion of interpreting aggadeta and esoteric literature (particularly those that might relate to sod bereishis) I would lay down a few points that are potentially relevant to answering your question. Firstly, Medrash was not written to be taken too literally (see, e.g., the Rambam in his hakdama to the Pirush ...


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I am glad you asked this question, esp. just before Rosh Hashanna! I have been wondering about the same thing. You may want to read this article. It states: In the present era the median length of the lunar cycle is about 29 days 12 hours and 30 minutes, the MSM is slightly more than 29 days 12 hours and 44 minutes, the shortest lunations are about ...



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