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I heard today in the name of Meshech Chochma (but I have no precise citation) as follows: When one has these two choices — fulfilling the thou-shalt, which forces him to violate the shalt-not, and obeying the shalt-not, which forces him to ignore the thou-shalt — one is forced to violate a command. In a case of coercion, one is absolved from ...


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You are only obligated to keep the seven mitzvot bnei Noach/seven laws of the children of Noah. If you desire, you may do more, only if you do them properly(Hilchot Melachim 10:10, Raavad on Hilchot Issurei Bi'ah 14:7-8, Avodah Zara 64b, Krisos 9a). You are only obligated to do more mitzvot than the seven if you take upon yourself the whole Torah. There may ...


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God expects Jews to follow the torah and gentiles to follow the Noachide laws. Until you've converted you're still a gentile and don't have additional heavenly obligations. Perhaps you have heard of people in the process of conversion being required to do more. If so, it's likely a misunderstanding. Once you are studying with a rabbi he will guide you to ...


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Maseches Shabbos 117 amud beis: We learn it from the verseויאמר משה : אכלוהו היום כי שבת היום לה', היום לא תמצאוהו בשדה This verse, said regarding the man (manna), speaking about Shabbos, says the word Hayom 3 times (the man was their meals in those days), so the גמרא says that we learn it from there. This is the verse you were referring to in your question. ...


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tl;dr: There is some basis for the Christian interpretation in Jewish sources, but it is not the only reason for the prohibition. In the Bavli it is stated: ת"ר החוסם את הפרה ודש בה לוקה ומשלם ד' קבין לפרה וג' קבין לחמור(Bavli Bava Metzia 91a) Our Rabbis taught: If one muzzles a beast and threshes therewith, he is flagellated, and pays [to the ...


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"one would be able to see the words and be inspired." Is by tzitis, but there is not command (from the holy one blessed be he) to see the mezuza the command is to write it and set it on your door/gate post _--------------------- It might be because is needs to be a scroll Menachois 32b Rab Judah said in the name of Samuel, If one wrote it like a ...


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While the rabbinic understanding is sourced in Talmud Bavli Berachot 35b, it is based on the specific biblical (albeit, Ketuvim) application of 'to gladden/be happy' found in Psalms 104:15.



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