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The Ramban (B'reishis 30:9) comments that this was a means for Leah to ensure that the majority of Ya'akov's destined twelve sons would emanate from her or from her maidservant who was under her domain: ותרא לאה כי עמדה מלדת - לא ידעתי מה המעשה הזה ללאה, ולמה נתנה שפחתה לבעלה, והיא לא היתה עקרה שתבנה ממנה, ואין דרך הנשים להרבות נשים לבעליהן. אבל נצטרך ...


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According to the interpretation of these verses in R' Samson Raphael Hirsch's commentary, perhaps this break serves to underscore something that the text already tells us with the repeated "and he said" - that Lavan paused after Verse 24, hoping for a response from Ya'akov, and continued only after he saw that Ya'akov wasn't going to respond. According to ...


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The Rashba explains: With regards to the issue of Yaakov marrying two sisters, you should know that the Torah rests on three pillars - time, place and items. Time - not on all days is doing work forbidden like Shabbos and Yom Tov, or is eating chametz forbidden like Pesach, or are obligated in the having of a succah and a lulav like Succos. Place - not ...


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ולמאן דאמר פרצוף הי מינייהו סגי ברישא אמר רב נחמן בר יצחק מסתברא דגברא סגי ברישא דתניא לא יהלך אדם אחורי אשה בדרך ואפי' אשתו נזדמנה לו על הגשר יסלקנה לצדדין וכל העובר אחורי אשה בנהר אין לו חלק לעולם הבא תנו רבנן המרצה מעות לאשה מידו לידה כדי להסתכל בה אפילו יש בידו תורה ומעשים טובים כמשה רבינו לא ינקה מדינה של גיהנם שנאמר יד ליד לא ינקה רע לא ינקה מדינה ...


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I'm not sure if my math or logic is correct, plus this isn't really a complete answer, but here it is: The Rambam, Hilchot Beis Habechirah 1:2 says: The Mishkan moved to Shiloh when the Shmitah calculations started (14 years after they entered the land. The Mishkan was in Shiloh for 369 years. It then moved to Nov, and then on to Givon, where it spent 57 ...


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If there was a paragraph break in the scroll, I'd have a bigger problem, but there isn't. I presume it's due to the rule of the Yerushalmi Megillah (Perek Benei HaIr 7) quoted in OC 139:1, "This fellow who gets up to read from the Torah needs to begin [his portion] with a good thing & seal it with a good thing." Lavan's acknowledgement that Yaakov has ...


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The Madregas Haadam by the alter of Novardok, quotes the ramban as saying that Yakov was at such a high level of trust in god, that it was as if "reality/natural order" did not exist. And therefore when a person is at such a level, there is no reason for the facade of nature. And therefore god changed the colors/patterns of the animals, even after they had ...


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mocdeg answered on another question over here: One of the answers is that Rachel and Leah were born to Lavan from two different wives and therefore not prohibited to Yaakov.



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