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There are a few opinions about the order of the names on the stones (Rashi says that they were ordered by age, from top-right to bottom-left), while Da'at Zekenim miBa'alei haTosfot think that the order is by their mothers (i.e. first all of Leah's sons, then Bilha, etc.). These two opinions can be found here. As for the connection of each stone to a ...


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My family tree on my mothers side and indeed my heritage can be traced back directly to King David of Israel of the Tribe of Judah ! King David of Israel / דוד המלך is my 99th great grandfather ! Obviously I am not alone... It is reckoned that there are about 8 million of us who have a similar heritage and this makes me feel very proud of who I am !


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The Meshech Chochma to that verse writes that Hashem went to great lengths to make it clear that the Jewish people were not mindless followers of Moshe and Aharon. Therefore, the Torah identifies that there were a series of detractors who questioned Moshe at every step of the way. The Torah mentions right here, at the beginning of the confrontation with ...


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Without getting into any refutations of the JEPD theory, of which there are, Baruch Hashem, an abundance, here is the Ramban's answer to your question: ולחצי שבט מנשה בן יוסף מתחלה לא באו לפניו שבט מנשה אבל כאשר חלק הארץ לשני השבטים ראה שהיא ארץ גדולה יותר מן הראוי להם ובקש מי שירצה להתנחל עמהם והיו אנשים משבט מנשה שירצו בה אולי אנשי מקנה היו ונתן ...


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See Meshech Chochma commentary #43 on Bemidbar (Numbers 32:33). It is a long, so I don't want to copy or translate everything. The gist of it is that part of the tribe of Menashe afterwards decided to join the other two tribes. Prior to giving the them the land, Moses bound them by the same conditions as Reuven and Gad. This is a Talmudic principle that ...



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