Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

5

The Maharam Shik posed this question in the first teshuva on Even Ha'ezer. (See the second and third paragraphs here). He says that the Avot wanted to have holy descendants and therefore delayed the mitzva of 'peru urvu' until the time that they could find the most suitable spouse. Generally, one is allowed to delay the fulfilment of a mitzva if one will ...


5

The sefer Yalkut HaGershoni here writes in the name of R. Tzvi Yaakov Klein: Ya’akov was very wise as we see from his cunning in dealing with Eisav and Lavan. Therefore he was called an איש תם, a man - a master - of guilelessness, and so according to the needs of the moment he would set aside his guilelessness and use cunning and deceit. However, ...


4

The sefer Asifas HaKohen here says: It seems to me that Rashi learned this from the gemora in Kiddushin 29b where there seems to be a dispute about whether a man should first learn Torah and then get married, or first get married and then learn Torah. The gemora concludes that there is no dispute in the matter, but rather the first way applies to those ...


2

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 ...


1

It's also in Jasher 28:28 Adinah This book is also mentioned in Genesis.


1

Adina. It comes from The Book of Enoch, I believe.


1

During the first time he went into "Yaakov's tesnt" because he was the main person that he suspected. When he went back, since he had already searched Yaakov's posessions completely, he had realized that he had not been thorough enough with Rachel's possessions. Apparently he first suspected Yaakov, then Leah as the "first wife". He then realized that Rachel ...


1

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 ...


1

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 ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible