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They were wandering for 40 years on purpose.


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Are there any jokes in tanach? If sarcasm counts as humor; Isaiah 44:13-17 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house. He heweth him down cedars, and ...


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the Ten Plagues were a kind of joke as written (Exodus 10:2) "and that you may tell in the hearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I performed My signs among them, that you may know that I am the LORD"


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I've always thought that Yosef was making a joke when interpreting the baker's dream. He tells the butler ישא פרעה את ראשך - Pharaoh will "lift up your head", meaning, restore him to his position. He then tells the baker ישא פרעה את ראשך מעליך - Pharaoh will "lift up your head" from on you, an unusual way of saying he'll be hanged. Because of the similarity ...


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Ofer's answer mentions that the Bar Ilan program has the complete list. However, this program is costly, and I don't think that most people have it. This functionality is also found in the free Torat Emet program, under the tab "שונות" ("Miscellaneous"), as shown below:


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Yes. It is possible to view digital copies of some of the scrolls on this website, which is maintained by the Israel Antiquities Authority. I don't know if they have all the scrolls yet, but I believe that they intend to have all of them up there, eventually.


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BS"D I have remark..... suppose that the points mentioned by the Maharal and Rabbi Hirsh are right that we, because of the 3 oaths were not allowed to Establish a Jewish state. ג' שבועות הללו למה אחת שלא יעלו ישראל בחומה ואחת שהשביע הקדוש ברוך הוא את ישראל שלא ימרדו באומות העולם ואחת שהשביע הקדוש ברוך הוא את אומות העולם שלא ישתעבדו בהן בישראל יותר מדאי. ...


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This answer is a summary of Rabbi Jachter's writeup on this subject. He provides four (and a half) justifications for why putting pesukim to music is permissible. The first is that the prohibition was only for Shir Hashirim, because if it is put to music, it is more prone to being misinterpreted as a simple love song. (suggested but not accepted by Igrot ...


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I agree with the previous answer. I wanted to add that the Trope Trainer program that I use to learn my weekly Torah reading has a somewhat unusual technique. It has the regular Hebrew font in the right column and the Torah script in the left column. The Regular Hebrew text has the Kri and the Torah text has the ktiv. In most situations, there is a notation ...


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I don't think there is any single "most common way", as i've personally seen several. Some chumashim will print the ktiv without vowels, and the kri next to it. Others will do the same, but in small print, write קרי and כתיב. Still others will only include the ktiv (without vowels) in the text, and have a note in the margin with the kri. Others use the ...


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Sanhedrin 101a תנו רבנן הקורא פסוק של שיר השירים ועושה אותו כמין זמר והקורא פסוק בבית משתאות בלא זמנו מביא רעה לעולם מפני שהתורה חוגרת שק ועומדת לפני הקב"ה ואומרת לפניו רבונו של עולם עשאוני בניך ככנור שמנגנין בו לצים ה"ג הקורא שיר השירים ועושה אותו כמין זמר. שקורא בנגינה אחרת שאינו נקוד בה ועושה אותה כמין שיר אע"פ שמשיר השירים הוא ועיקרו שיר אסור ...


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I did some calculations and came up with the top 5 for each sefer in Tanach, along with the top twenty overall. I also provided my list of top 10 for Torah and Tehillim for comparison with AvnerMil's. For the Tanach source, i used Mechon Mamre's niqqudless Tanach. The code is available here on GitHub Gists. Comes with a README explaining how to run it. ...



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