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Makkat mardut in Hebrew. The standard punishment for violating a rabbinic prohibition, vs. the more serious biblical ones. Thus: knowingly, purposely, ate beef boiled in milk despite witnesses' warnings? 39 biblically-mandated lashes (assuming he can take 39 of them). Knowingly, purposely ate chicken boiled in milk? Makkat mardut. Enough lashes that the ...


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The Gemara (very end of Sukkah) gives a different example: the group of Kohanim called Bilgah was punished, according to one opinion, because of a single person, Miriam bas Bilgah. The Gemara asks exactly your question: why should everyone be punished for the actions of an individual? It answers: "oy l'rasha, oy l'shecheino; tov l'tzadik, tov l'shecheino," ...


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According to Rabbi Soloveitchik, the reason God responded so badly is because eating meat is actually something God abhors very much, and therefore tries to put as many restrictions on it as possible. According to Soloveitchik, one of the reasons that God flooded the world was because mankind started eating meat, which is why God allows eating meat after the ...


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The Talmud (Yevamot 121a) expounding on the verse "it is very stormy round about Him" (Tehilim 50:3) - "this teaches that "the Holy One blessed be He scrutinizes judgment on His pious ones to the degree of a hair's breadth" Those who left Egypt with Moses are known as the Dor Deah (Vayikra Raba 9:1), the Generation of Knowledge. This generation, which ...


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From Shulchan Aruch Harav 475.28 It seems that it will depend if it is a mitzvah that his body gets benefit from I.e. Matza, moror, and the Korban Paisach If yes, then he has done the mitzva. But if it is no pleasure for his body I.e. shma, shofar, lulav (and tefflin) then he has not yoitze the mitzva and it is not called that he did a mitzva (even if ...


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Although not explicit on this point, it would seem that according to Rashi the Torah DOES describe the World to Come at the beginning of Parashat Bechukotai. When Hashem says in Vayikra והתהלכתי בתוככם 26:12 - "I will walk in your midst" as part of the reward for keeping the mitzvot, Rashi comments that Hashem is saying: 'I will stroll with you in Gan Eden'. ...



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