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See the introduction to R' Ya'akov Emden's siddur (bottom of the page). R' Emden is continuing from his discussion of the persistent survival of the Jewish people through great adversity and the appropriate conclusions to draw from this regarding HaShem's involvement in the world and His care for the Jewish people: By the life of my soul! When I ...


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There are a couple of indirect references in the Bavli: Rav advised his son not to take drugs habitually (Pesachim 113a). Rabbi Judah son of Rabbi Hiyya compared the drugs of humans to the drugs of HASHEM: "When a man administers a drug to another it may be beneficial to one limb but injurious to another, but with the Holy One, blessed be He, it is not so: ...


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As far as I know only the term שנאת חנם appears in this context until Rav Kook wrote: אם נחרבנו, ונחרב העולם עמנו על ידי שנאת חנם, נשוב להבנות והעולם עמנו יבנה, על ידי אהבת חנם" (אורות הקודש ג שכד).‏


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In Saadya Gaon's Siddur, the phrase shows up again with the desired variation at the end of the blessing and seems to have been transplanted from there to the beginning of the blessing in Siddur Sim Shalom. Here is the full text of the blessing from your linked-to pdf (emphasis added): שים שלום טובה וברכה חן וחסד ורחמים וברכנו כלנו כאחד במאור פניך כי ...


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One can see how the Frankists interpreted a passage, with an admittedly sexual subtext, to rationalize their own devious behavior: "The Righteous One of the world, gave Malkhut permission to abide among the righteous in this world, and She dwells among them as a bride in all Her jewellery, and the Righteous One of the world sees it, and is happy. But She ...


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UPDATE: Having finally traced down a searchable text of the [majority of the] Zohar, I can confidently say that it DOES NOT seem to reference the phrase "Ahavat Chinam" in Hebrew at all, and certainly not in contrast to "Sinat Chinam." [Though it may be in the few still-unavailable volumes in Devarim.] Thus, the earliest traceable reference to this issue is ...


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Not specifically to Sephardim/Ashkenazi split, but there is a derivation of "flock" from “Ha’emet Tiheye Ne’ederet” that during the times before the advent of Moshiach, Jews will be split. From a discussion on Devarim The Gemara describes certain negative qualities that will characterize the generation before the arrival of Mashiah, one of them being ...


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The following is a quote from Michtov Me'Eliyahu chelek 5 page 70. (I've replaced some of the words 'he' with 'you' in the last paragraph to avoid confusion. Even concerning a person who one is allowed to hate, a person whom one should stay away from (for example he is a known Avaryan), be careful not to come to actual complete hatred, as brought in Tosafos ...


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Regenerating bird Genesis Rabbah 19:5 – A bird named Chol (עוף אחד ושמו חול) האכילה את הבהמה ואת החיה ואת העופות, הכל שמעו לה חוץ מעוף אחד ושמו חול, הה"ד (איוב כט) וכחול ארבה ימים, דבי רבי ינאי אמרי אלף שנה הוא חי, ובסוף אלף שנה אש יוצאה מקנו ושורפתו, ומשתייר בו כביצה וחוזר ומגדל אברים וחי, ר' יודן בר"ש אומר אלף שנים חי ולבסוף אלף שנים גופו כלה וכנפיו ...


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This expression is found in Midrash Lekach Tov1 (Esther 4:17): מה שאלתך מלמד שלא היתה אוכלת עד שאמר לה מה שאלתך והוא אמר מהרו את המן וביום י"ו בניסן נתלה המן לא עמד גזירתו אלא ב' ימים וביום ג' נצלב כי נדדה שנת המלך בליל שמורים. ישועת ה' כהרף עין יחיינו מיומים וביום השלישי יקימנו ונחיה לפניו Translation: "What is your request" (Esther 5:6): This ...


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This is actually one of the examples in the user manual that comes with the Bar-Ilan DVD (or used to, anyway). People think it's Biblical and it's not. It's definitely a later rabbinic aphorism ... would have to run the search later bli neder. There's a Sforno comparing how Joseph was rushed out of jail -- and the Jews rushed out of Egypt -- that addresses ...


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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer: The Ashkenazic and Sephardic Rites (Macy Nulman) has the following on the beating of the heart during Viduy When saying Ashamnu we stand somewhat bent over, without leaning on any kind of support, just as in reciting Modim (MB, 607:10 ; Magen Avraham 607:4), a position of abject humility and contrition. One should ...


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Rav Eliyahu Dessler (Michtav Me’Eliyahu Volume 1, Kuntres HaChesed, pages 35-38) says, “Every positive emotion stems from giving and flows outward from us to others, whereas every negative emotion revolves around taking for selfish motives.” Indeed, the root of the Hebrew word for אהבה, love, is הב, to give. In other words, “Giving leads to Love."


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A Rosh Kollel told me that he was told the reason is because, in the middle of a long debate between Abaye and Rava, we find תרגמא רבא אליבא דאביי, Rava interpreted on behalf of Abaye. Namely, Rava answered a challenge to the opinion of Abaya even though he was the "nemesis" in the debate. This teaches a fundamental lesson in learning the Talmud, which is ...


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One place this is mentioned is the Chafetz Chaim's Toras HaBayis (ch. 10). The Chafetz Chaim notes the symbolism in how the angels on the ladder in Ya'akov's dream were either ascending or descending but could not remain static on the same level (B'reishis 28:12). The Chafetz Chaim generically cites "the holy sefarim" for this interpretation of the verse, ...


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Taz Yoreh Deah 293 (s'if kattan 4): דחייו של אדם תלוי בשתית שכר


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Here's my guess from Maseches Avos. פרק א - משנה יג וּדְלָא מוֹסִיף, יָסֵיף The Bartenura explains ודלא מוסיף. מי שאינו מוסיף על לימודו: יסיף. יסוף מפיו מה שכבר למד וישכח תלמודו. Whoever doesn't add to his learning will forget what he already learnt.


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The second quote is based on the Sermon of the Mount, from the Christian gospel book of Matthew (5:17). As to the first quote, the Soncino writes that "There is no passage in any known Gospel that a son and daughter inherit alike." Modern religious (eg., Steinsaltz) and academic scholars understand the philosopher living near Imma Shalom, who is quoted in ...


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ת"ר עלובין ואינן עולבין שומעין חרפתן ואינן משיבין עושין מאהבה ושמחין ביסורין עליהן הכתוב אומר ואוהביו כצאת השמש בגבורתו :שבת פח אמר רבי אילעא אין העולם מתקיים אלא בשביל מי שבולם את עצמו בשעת מריבה שנאמר תולה ארץ על בלימה חולין פט Read Top Left


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I hear this a lot in hespedim (eulogies) of gedolim. Rabbi Nissan Kaplan said this regarding Rav Elyashiv and also Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel. The source I have often heard quoted for this idea is in Melachim II 2:9: When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, "Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?" "Let me inherit a double portion ...


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The Maharsha on your Gemara states that he believes Yonatan ben Uziel did not translate the Torah. אלא שלא היה יונתן חש לפרש התורה אז מטעמא דלקמן דמפרש' מלתא ולא היה מפרש רק נביאים דאיכא מילי דמסתמן עד שבא אונקלוס ופירש לדורו גם התורה The Chida (שם הגדולים: תרגומים, pg 33-34 here) discusses the question of the origin of Targum Yonatan, bringing ...


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There are actually several places in the Pentateuch where this idea is mentioned, e.g.: Exodus 12:49 תּוֹרָה אַחַת יִהְיֶה לָאֶזְרָח וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר בְּתוֹכְכֶם - One law shall be to him that is native, and unto the sojourner that sojourneth among you. Leviticus 19:34 כְּאֶזְרָח מִכֶּם יִהְיֶה לָכֶם הַגֵּר הַגָּר אִתְּכֶם וְאָהַבְתָּ לוֹ ...


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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. ...


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Does Vayikro (Leviticus) 19:34 suit? כְּאֶזְרָח מִכֶּם יִהְיֶה לָכֶם הַגֵּר | הַגָּר אִתְּכֶם וְאָהַבְתָּ לוֹ כָּמוֹךָ כִּי גֵרִים הֱיִיתֶם בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם אֲנִי יְקוָֹק אֱלֹקיכֶם The stranger who sojourns with you shall be as a native from among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am ...


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The author is unknown but it appears in a Seder Birchat Hamazon printed in Venice in 1663 (see Edut L'Yisrael p. 62 and in the addenda in the back; see also Shulchan HaEzer 2:7:4:6; http://www.bhol.co.il/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=2504783&forum_id=771). It is based on Shir HaShirim Rabbah Parasha 2 : Perek 2 about the verse "כשושנה בין החוחים" - "Like a ...


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menachos 64a shabus 116b nefesh Hachaim shaar 1 very end of perq 9 ספר עבודת הקדש: המכונה מראות אלקים By מאיר בן גבאי‎, גוסף כהן-זדכ‎ שמות כט-מו on הרמב''ן click here


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As with many questions, we can say that it is a machlokes. The Rambam says that it is from the Torah while Rabbeinu Tam says that it is rabbinic. Havdalah in Davening . Is havdalah a biblical or rabbinic obligation? Opinion of the Rambam. The Rambam (Hilchot Shabbat 29:1) writes that the biblical commandment of “zachor et yom hashabbat l’kadsho” ...



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