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Kesuvos 111b: (Art Scroll 11b3) has the following: Rami bar Yechezkel traveled to Bnai Brak. He saw certain goats that were eating under the fig trees, and [fig] honey dripped from the figs while milk dripped from [the udders of] these [goats] and [the two] mixed together [to form a flowing stream]. [Rami bar Yechezkel] said This is a [literal] ...


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Ikar Siftei Hachamim on Deuteronomy 8:4:2 (excerpt): ואם תאמר והא בפרשת כי תבא כתיב ונעלך לא בלתה מעל רגלך שמע מיניה שהיו להם מנעלים ויש לומר דהתם קאי איוצאי מצרים שהיו להם מנעלים אותם מנעלים לא בלו מעל רגליהם ומה שפירש כאן היינו אותן שנולדו במדבר שלא היו להם מנעלים. (My translation): If you would say that in parshat Ki Tavo it says, "Your shoes ...


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The addition of a nun is referred to in some grammars as "nunation"; this particular type of nun is the "paragogic nun", and its usage is controversial. It appears over 300 times throughout Tanakh (mostly in Deuteronomy, incidentally - 56 times), primarily on the ends of 3rd person and 2nd person plurals, but sometimes also on the end of a 2nd person ...


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First of all, from a strictly grammatical perspective, the use of this numeral is not particularly strange. While it also might not be particularly common, it does occur like this in other contexts as well. So, for example, שנים חדשים in 1 Kings 5:28, שנים כרֻבים in Exodus 25:18 and שתים נשים in 1 Kgs 3:16. If you want to see some grammars that mention this ...


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Two possible explanations, according to Rash"i's commentary (who, BTW, cites 2 others - so it's not his own idea :-): Rashi on Psalms 27:4:1: ולבקר בהיכלו . ליראות שם בכל בקר ובקר כך פירשו דונש , ומנחם חברו עם לא יבקר בין טוב לרע ( ויקרא כ"ו ) , אבל דונש פתר לשון בוקר : My partial translation & expansion of Rash"i: To be seen daily (i.e. from ...


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I asked this question to one of the rebeim in my grade school and he answered that the passuk was going down the list based on how common the subject was. Children are most commonly found, servants less so, animals even less, and finally geirim which were the least common.


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The Bnai Yisrael needed to be reminded of the intrinsic danger of the midbat through which they traveled because they themselves did not see. The ananei hakavod took care of the snakes and scorpions. It was intrinsically a land in which thirst was a major danger, because of the heat and dehydration that would occur, and there were no oases in which they ...


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Shadal on Genesis 11:4:2: ונעשה לנו שם: הבאים אחרינו יהללו אותנו על המעשה הגדול הזה, או העיר עם המגדל הם עצמם שם, כלומר דבר מצויין ומפורסם (Monumento), ואולי ככה ויעש דוד שם בשובו מהכותו את ארם (שמואל ב' ח' י"ג), ואולי ככה וקברו כל עם הארץ והיה להם לשם (יחזקאל ל"ט י"ג) קבורת המון גוג תהיה דבר מצויין ומפורסם. (The text comes from sefaria.org, ...


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Note that the definition of the seventy nations occurred in the Dor Hahaflagah (dispersion after the Migdal Bavel). As a result, the nations of Moav, Ammon, Yishmael, and Edom would not have been in existence at that time. I have seen references to the Vilna Gaon, such as in Nefesh Hachaim and this reference that the reference to ruling over 35 each, means ...



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