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Moshe rabbeinu made a couple, according to Rashi: Shmos 32:18 וַיֹּאמֶר, אֵין קוֹל עֲנוֹת גְּבוּרָה, וְאֵין קוֹל, עֲנוֹת חֲלוּשָׁה; קוֹל עַנּוֹת, אָנֹכִי שֹׁמֵעַ. (The dagesh on עַנּוֹת drives the point home.) Bamidbar 21:9 וַיַּעַשׂ מֹשֶׁה נְחַשׁ נְחֹשֶׁת Which, according to Rashi, was a bit of a pun. Yeshaya 5:7 וַיְקַו לְמִשְׁפָּט וְהִנֵּה מִשְׂפָּח, ...


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The idea that Moses' wife (Tzipporah) was Hamitic comes from a comment Miriam made about him. Moses was spending a lot of time with God and since one had to be in a state of purity to talk to God, Moses was rarely intimate with his wife. Miriam refers to Moses' wife as a Cushite (Ethiopian) This is explained as either being idomatic or as being to a ...


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The gemara in Megila 14a says there were many many more neviim than the 48 men and 7 ladies we have recorded in tanach. But we only have record of the ones who's nevuos were needed for future generations.


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According to this site you can download a german translation of the Tanach by (Reform Rabbi[1]) Dr. Ludwig Philippson from here.


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"It does not say that the purpose of creation of this world is as an arena for man's free will." That is correct. However, that is not what you paraphrased from the lecture, i.e., the purpose of nature. Where does it say this? In the word itself! The word teva means coin, meaning the same thing in Hebrew as it does in English. A coin is something agreed ...


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Rashi brings the description of the Leviathan as unique sea creature that was not allowed to reproduce. There are many opinions that the meal served to the righteous will be a physical meal, so we are talking about a unique kind of fish that would not normally be seen. The Baal HaTanya describes the idea of the Leviathan (and the Shor HaBar) metaphorically. ...



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