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Bar Ilan University's parsha site had a discussion on this several years ago. There, someone wrote that the Samaritans in particular considered Moshe a demi-god and only accepted the first five books of the Torah as authentic. As part of Chazal's post-Churban attempts to establish and maintain a set of core beliefs, Moshe is only incidentally mentioned in ...
The Mishnah Berurah in Siman 682, Ois 4, does write in the name of the Elya Rabbah that one can say Al HaNissim before יהיו לרצון.
You may be interested in my Sefer which includes the Sugyos Eruvim Daf 14,57,76, Pesachim 109., Succos 7,8 . It explains Gemara, Rashi, Tosfos, Marsha, Maharom, Gra,others, and presents every step in equation form and diagrams, also makes corrections and clarifications on diagrams found in the Shas, In includes an Appendix on Basic Algrebra 21 definitions of ...
As a lawyer, I know that rules are to be interpreted by looking primarily to the plain meaning of the words. If the words are a prohibited commandment, then they must be sufficiently clear as to allow no ambiguity or misundestanding. Otherwise, they cannot be enforced. This commandment has always bothered me, because the interpretation is so far from the ...
The Rama in Orach Chaim siman 132 seif 1 says that in Uvah LeTzion (kedusha de'sidra) the parts of the kedusha that are translated into Aramaic should not be said aloud. The Mishnah Berurah sk4 says that the Aramaic should be said as an individual since "everything that is in Aramaic should not be said berabim" The perush Matok MiDvash explains the reason ...
פרקי דרבי אליעזר לז See here: http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A7%D7%99_%D7%93%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%99_%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%99%D7%A2%D7%96%D7%A8_%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A7_%D7%9C%D7%97 And a slightly different version cited by R' Kasher: http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=51482&st=&pgnum=168
A large section of the sefer שבילי אמונה by R. Meir Aldavi, a grandson of the Rosh, discusses in great detail this topic. The sefer is available vowelised.
I don't have any documented sources for this, but as my family has been involved in Chinuch for generations, in Lita, the US, and Eretz Yisrael, I do have an oral tradition of how our system evolved. Until the enlightenment, most of gentile Europe was fairly unschooled and ignorant. However, with the enlightenment came this idea that the one people that ...
Daf Yomi is not emphasized or stressed enough in Chabad circles, but I do not believe it is discouraged either. The question could be turned around -- Why don't mainstream (non-Chabad) study Rambam daily?
According to this source, there is no source: No discussion of Jewish attitudes toward Aristotle can be complete (not that this essay aspires to completeness in any event) without mention of the infamous, scurrilous "Rabbitstotle" legend of the great philosopher being caught devouring a live rabbit, and responding to his surprised observer that ...
I would toss the book away. It sounds like pseudo-scholarship. Look at the end of the book and note the relative paucity of footnotes. Is Winkler credible? While he had some sort of Orthodox education, he also studied with Schater-Shalomi and now declares himself "non-denominational". A brief review of his career indicates he aligns himself with various ...
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