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First of all, don't take it so literally. Exaggeration is allowed for eulogies, and I assume for an epitaph as well. Consider the fact that Rambam himself called his masterpiece Mishna Torah, the rabbinic name for Deuteronomy, he seems to have made this connection himself. But especially let's remember that Moshe Isserles has this same quote on his Epitaph, ...


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The Rambam explicitly lists the pre-Sinai commandments kept by the abhoth in Hil. Melakhim 8:1: Six precepts were commanded to Adam; the prohibition against worship of false gods, the prohibition against cursing God, the prohibition against murder, the prohibition against incest and adultery, the prohibition against theft, the command to establish laws ...


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How are the tzitzit made? One begins from the corner of a garment - i.e., the end of its woven portion. One ascends upward no more than three fingerbreadths from the edge, but no less than the distance from the knuckle of the thumb to its end. [A hole is made] and four strands inserted, [causing them] to be folded in half. Thus, there will be eight ...


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The Maharal in Nesivas Olam (Nesiv Hoavoda 12) discusses the issue of Machnisei Rachamim. He is completely in line with the Rambam that it is absolutely Assur to pray to angels. However, he writes that it would be ok to say it as a command rather than a prayer. In our case, this 'prayer' is actually telling them to wait rather than begging or praying to ...


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Never did the Rambam understand this declaration as a "prayer" nor at any time did he deem requests or favors be permissible to ask of mal'akhim ("angels"). In an article written for the monthly newsletter of Makhon Mosheh and Halikhoth `Am Yisra'el - Or HeHalikhoth - by Rabbi Dr. Hhananel Sari (Shevat, 5773), the position of the Rambam from his own ...


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This is a reference to the 4 humors. A warm constitution I one with a disproportionate amount of blood vs. Phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile.



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