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A classic ancient source that discusses the revelation of the Shechinah is the Hagada Shel Pesach. During Magid we say וּבְמֹרָא גָּדֹל - זוֹ גִלּוּי שְׁכִינָה - and with Great Fear - this refers to the Revelation of the Shechina. When one merits a revelation of the Shechina one is overcome with great awe and fear of the almighty. Some of the prophets ...


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The effects are often seen and are different. In the מדבר, the presence of the Shechina was noticed when a cloud would form. In the בית המקדש it was noticeable through the steady miracles. In the Beis Din the idea is that it guides the judges. In exile, over the sick and at a large gathering, it refers to acceptance of the Tefillah. When a father smiles at ...


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The Ramchal in his book, Derech Hashem, understands the "Shechina" to be the revelation of G-d's presence. The Shechina is present in different degrees in various circumstances, including the ones you mention. The Shechinah is a perceivable phenomena. However, there are two major influences on the perception of the Shechinah: 1) The quality or degree of ...


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It's called nesachim, as in Pesachim 42b: "When they used to bring nesachim from Yehuda, their wine wouldn't spoil."


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El means power. It is used as a descriptiona as well as a name for G-d, humans, angels and even pagan gods. The plural of el is elim (powers or gods), and not “elohim." Hebrew has a full conjugation (with different forms for 1st, 2nd and 3rd person, singular and plural, masculine and feminine). A noun by itself isn't plural (so an "im" ending doesn't ...


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It is a gemara in Pesachim 112a which talks about advice from the chachamim (I don't believe this is quoted in the poskim-not sure ): לא תבשל בקדירה שבישל בה חבירך מאי ניהו גרושה בחיי בעלה דאמר מר גרוש שנשא גרושה ארבע דעות במטה ואי בעית אימא אפילו באלמנה לפי שאין כל אצבעות שוות Do not cook in a pot that your friend already cooked in.What does this mean: ...


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Toras Nistar teaches (especially the writings of the Ramchal) that just like before creation, there was only the unity of the Creator, and creation seemingly brought multitudes of creations, with separations and differences, and these are (seemingly) increased through not doing the Will of HKBH, which distances us from Him, it is our job through serving HKBH ...


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Bogeress is essentially an independent, mature woman. This happens 6 months after the physical, Halachic signs of puberty, but not before 12 and 1/2 years old. This the category she remains in for the rest of her life. If a woman's puberty is delayed to 30 days into her 20th year (or another opinion is 30 days short of 20 years old) and she shows the ...


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Bogeress in Hebrew literally means one who has matured and grown into a woman. She is a woman at that point; from then on. In other words, you stop referring to her as a bogeress the instant she becomes a bogeress because you cannot become an adult a second time.


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I'm having trouble locating a single source that explains when the names of the books of the Torah occurred, as that would strengthen and shorten my answer. But, I'll provide some sources that I believe support my theory that the style of referring to the 5 books by their 1st name is a carry over from naming parshiot this way. First, there's this article. ...


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If I understand correctly, the Mishnah is discussing a case where someone (Reuven) stole from one of two people (Shimon or Levi) but doesn't remember which is the victim. Shimon claims he's the victim, and Levi claims he's the victim. The Mishnah rules Reuven must give the full amount to both plantiffs. The Gemarah notes that it seems that the court will ...


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I merely excerpted certain parts in my answer to the question you linked to. If you read the whole story in Avot D'Rabbi Natan, it is obvious that this encounter occurred prior to his learning Torah, as it says in that story, that as a result of his "metaphoric" conclusion, he immediately went with his son to locate a children's teacher. bet midrash appears ...


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Tosafot Yom Tov on Pirkei Avot 3:2:4: ועוסק כו'. שיחיד אינו רגיל להוציא ד''ת מפיו, ולפיכך לא שייך לומר אצלו ועוסק בד''ת כמו שהוא אצל שנים שהם מדברים זה עם זה: My translation / paraphrase: An individual studying alone will not verbalize words of Torah. Therefore, (I'm questioning if there is a misprint, here?) it says "He is involved (your translation says ...


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Eiruvin 54b א"ר (אליעזר) מאי דכתיב וענקים לגרגרותיך אם משים אדם עצמו כענק זה שרף על הצואר ונראה ואינו נראה תלמודו מתקיים בידו ואם לאו אין תלמודו מתקיים בידו ואמר ר"א מאי דכתיב לחיו כערוגת הבשם אם משים אדם עצמו כערוגה זו שהכל דשין בה וכבושם זה שהכל מתבשמין בה תלמודו מתקיים ואם לאו אין תלמודו מתקיים אמר רב מתנה מאי דכתיב (במדבר כא) וממדבר מתנה אם משים ...


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The Gemara in Megillah 11a says שמואל א יז-יד: ודוד הוא הקטן הוא בקטנותו מתחילתו עד סופו כשם שבקטנותו הקטין עצמו אצל מי שגדול ממנו בתורה כך במלכותו הקטין עצמו אצל מי שגדול ממנו בחכמה "And David was the small one": He remained continually in his smallness. Just as in his youth he lowered himself in from of one who was greater than him in Torah, so too ...


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See the Gemara in Nedarim (55a-b) Rav Yosef says to Rava: מאי דכתיב {במדבר כא-יח} וממדבר מתנה וממתנה נחליאל ומנחליאל במות א''ל כיון שעושה אדם את עצמו כמדבר שהוא מופקר לכל תורה ניתנה לו במתנה שנאמר וממדבר מתנה וכיון שניתנה לו במתנה נחלו אל שנאמר וממתנה נחליאל וכיון שנחלו אל עולה לגדולה שנאמר ומנחליאל במות ואם הגביה עצמו הקב''ה משפילו שנאמר {במדבר ...


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A beraita (Tana d'Vei Eliyahu §17, Kallah Rabbati §8; cf: Avot 6:6) lists amongst those things that enable a person to acquire Torah patience, acceptance of suffering, recognising one's place and relinquishing any desire for greatness. In a similar fashion, the midrash (Tanchuma, Noach §3) notes that one only acquires Torah if he abandons the pursuit for ...



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