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The Torah\Tanach (Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings) contains several literary styles, which include narrative, poetry, instructions and legal particulars, and speeches and dialogue. The majority of the Pentateuch and Early Prophets are written from the perspective of a third person omniscient narrator. Most of the Later Prophets, and some of the ...


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the Torah's style is as its name suggest. Torah comes from the word "Hora-ah" which means "teaching" or "instruction". The torah is packed with hidden meaning as this letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbi explains. When studying it in hebrew, you get the impression that the hebrew language, which lends itself to enigmatic interpretations and hidden meanings ...


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It can probably best be described as Philosophy via narrative. This is essentially the thesis of a 2012 book by Yoram Hazony, called The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture.


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נפש החיים שער ד פרק יב: וכל שכן חידושין אמיתים דאורייתא המתחדשין ע"י האדם. אין ערוך לגודל נוראות נפלאות ענינם ופעולתם למעלה. שכל מלה ומלה פרטית המתחדשת מפי האדם. קב"ה נשיק לה ומעטר לה. ונבנה ממנה עולם חדש בפ"ע. והן הן השמים החדשים והארץ החדשה שאמר הכתוב. כמ"ש בהקדמת הזוהר ח"א ד, ב (my translation) How much more so every chiddush in Torah made by ...


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In most cases, you would learn the one that is on the top in the Vilna Shas. The second Rashi, as you said, is רש״י כת״י, or רש״י כתב יד. The "Rashi K'tav Yad" means that it was found in a manuscript. However, for many years, the standard version was used, however different it was from the old manuscript. Therefore, I would advise on learning the first ...


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Rabbi Yehuda Herzl Henkin, shlita, mentions that quotation on page 37 of his essay "Contemporary Tseni'ut" (Tradition Fall 2003), disagreeing with it quite sharply. He says it's found in Rabbi Falk's Oz VeHadar Levusha page 40, but I don't know if Rabbi Falk cites anyone on it. So that's a first step. (I can't help but mention that the family's biography of ...


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The way that I understand the difference between Torah and 'Chochma' (wisdom), is mainly a difference in source. 'Torah knowledge' refers to knowledge that is sourced from the Divinely given Torah (Written and Oral). Wisdom is sourced in human logic and experience. (Maharal, Netzach Yisrael ch. 31) Therefore, non-Jewish wisdom might come to similar or even ...



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