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On that Pasuk, Rashi writes, "על ידי שכתב הכתוב יצחק בן אברהם הוזקק לומר אברהם הוליד את יצחק, לפי שהיו ליצני הדור אומרים מאבימלך נתעברה שרה, שהרי כמה שנים שהתה עם אברהם ולא נתעברה הימנו, מה עשה הקב"ה, צר קלסתר פניו של יצחק דומה לאברהם, והעידו הכל אברהם הוליד את יצחק, וזהו שכתב כאן יצחק בן אברהם היה, שהרי עדות יש שאברהם הוליד את יצחק:" Rashi gives two ...


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The bracha is that Ya'akov is speaking to Reuven and Shimon to state that in spite of what they did wrong, they are still his children and merit the general blessing that he had given to all 12 of them. Additionally, he pointed out (only now) what they had done wrong so that they could fix it and do better. He also pointed it out only now so that they could ...


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When your God has become to you a God that stands far off in times of trouble then you need to determine if your God has been manufactured by yourself. In other words there are many levels of comprehension of God, given that the true God is merciful, we may need to pray that our current perception of a God who stands far off in times of trouble be removed ...


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It is not always good for a person to be saved from a trouble. God looks at what is best for a person in his final end and sometimes does not save him or even actively brings on the trouble. similarly Rabeinu Bachye writes in Duties of the Heart gate 4: But one who trusts in God, is immune from sickness and disease except as an atonement or to ...


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The 1st verse that you cited I Samuel 9:15 says that "Saul will save my people from the hand of the Philistines". That concept goes along with the beginning of the verse that says that Samuel is to appoint him as a "prince" over my people. In the beginning, as in I Samuel 13 (kudos to @Menachem), he did defeat the Philistines and saved Israel from their ...



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