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found this Deut. 28:64-66 And the Lord will scatter you among all the nations, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you will serve other deities unknown to you or your forefathers, [deities of] wood and stone; And among those nations, you will not be calm, nor will your foot find rest. There, the Lord will give you a trembling ...
If what you mean by שנאת חנם is persecution, then I have some sources for you. According to the following sources, the wound that the angel inflicted upon Yaakov was symbolic of the persecutions that his children would have to endure. Some of those who made this point also connect the symbolism at the end of the struggle to the coming of Moshiach. ...
Sefaria.org has the complete Ramban on the Torah online for free in Hebrew, with a small minority of sections so far community-translated into English: Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy They have a channel for submitting requests for translation of specific sections, and the requests are put on a queue for community translation.
You can find it here http://www.publishersrow.com/ebookshuk/cart/shopproductdetail.asp?o=1434949200000&id=10102 This is the text prepared by Finkelstein.
Anti-semitism is not irrational in the eyes of an observant Jew. In modern terms, principals in the Tora relate "Antisemitism" to a "secular" approach by Yisrael. The Tora determines that Mitzvos are mandatory and that in case they are not observed, a punishment in the form of harassments and even war by neighboring nations may be upheld against the Jews, or ...
Kitzur Baal Haturim on Genesis 27:3:3: ציד צידה כתיב ה''א יתירה שלמדו ה' הלכות שחיטה וה' סימני טהרה בעוף, אינו דורס. אצבע יתירה. זפק. קרקבו נקלף. אינו חולק את רגליו. ובחיה, מפרסת פרסה. מעלה גרה. ואין לה שינים למעלה. קרנים. ובשרה הולך שתי וערב תחת העוקץ: An extra "heh" was written at the end of the word to hint that Yitzhak was teaching ...
Radak on Genesis 24:33:1: ויישם, כתיב, וכן ויישם בארון (שמות כ"ה) שרש ישם; וקרי ויושם מבנין הפעל, הושם לפניו לאכול על יד נערי הבית. ויושם , the word is spelled ויישם, “he placed,” although it is read as vayussam, “it was placed.” We find a similar anomaly in Genesis 50,26 when placing Joseph’s remains in a coffin is reported. The root of the ...
Rashi on Genesis 8:17:1: היצא. הוצא כתיב היצא קרי היצא, אמור להם שיצאו. הוצא, אם אינם רוצים לצאת הוציאם אתה: Summary of above: הוצא is written to convey the idea that you should just tell the animals to leave (Who says animals don't understand Hebrew?) However, if they don't leave, היצא, you should (forcefully?) take them out, yourself.
The Ramban writes in his hassagos to shoresh sheni of the Rambam in sefer Hamitzvos that there is not even one extra letter in the Torah: אבל הכתוב יכלול הכל כי אין הפשט כדברי חסרי דעת הלשון ולא כדעת הצדוקים. כי ספר תורת ה' תמימה אין בה אות יתר וחסר כולם בחכמה נכתבו Rather, the verses contain all [of the ideas contained in the d'rshos of Chazal] ...
First of all, the dilemma presented by this question is based on an equivocal use of the word "change". The Orthodox position that the Torah we have today is the same as it was given to Moses refers to the content of the Torah. Our Sifrei Torah display a diversity of styles with regard to the script and are not presumed to be visually identical with the ...
I have found an answer to my question after a long time of copying and pasting. In Tanach, there are 1196825 letters. This does not include kri, but only the ksiv. It includes the 9 inverted nuns.
The origional Torah did in fact have מנצפ׳ך in both forms, but over the generations, their proper use was confused. People forgot which form went in the middle of a word and which at the end, whereupon the צופים, נביאי הדורות, reinstated their proper use. This is found in maseches Shabbos 104a, and Megila 2b.
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