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In a 1998 article in the journal Sinai, Ilana Katzenellenbogen examined the history of the division of the weekly Torah portion into seven ‘aliyot. 1 Many scholars, both traditional and academic, had assumed that the division as printed in standard humashim has been in existence since Geonic or even Talmudic times;2 however, ...
There is scarce mention in the Talmud of specific Parshas as we know them. The only Parshiyos named are Tetzaveh, Ki Sisa, and Vayakhel (Megillah 29b-30a). Other than that, there is mention of certain sections of the Torah being read at certain times of the year (for example, the curses of Toras Kohanim before Shavuos - Megillah 31b), but no mention of any ...
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I'm having trouble locating a single source that explains when the names of the books of the Torah occurred, as that would strengthen and shorten my answer. But, I'll provide some sources that I believe support my theory that the style of referring to the 5 books by their 1st name is a carry over from naming parshiot this way. First, there's this article. ...
The prohibition of not drinking wine had not yet been given and so they drank wine hoping to uplift themselves to be able to cleave to Hashem on a higher level. However they became so uplifted and so desired to be with Hashem that their souls could no longer handle being in a body and so they left their bodies known as klos hanefesh. The reason this was ...
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