New answers tagged words
The best translation in the context here is: A)...and is nullified (loses its identity) with respect to a public domain or a private domain, and so transfer between the public or private domain is permitted. B)...and is nullified even with respect to a public domain.
The Gemara refers to Tzaraas as "Davar Acher" - "lit. Something else".
I think in the Sdom story, it serves to emphasize that there's an angry, dangerous crowd outside and it's just barely safe inside. In the Haftorah, Malbim and others point out that if we're asking G-d for a miracle, we attempt to make it as non-disruptive as possible, thus the fewer people who observe it the better. Hence miracles are done behind closed ...
The following is my understanding based on things I've read, but I can't give any sources at present. On a physical level, a doorway or a gateway is the dividing line between one domain and another. If there is a door, opening it allows people or things to go from one domain to the other, and closing it effects the opposite. (And bolting the door adds ...
Rashi means that although they obstensively went to pasture their father's flock, the Torah hints to us that their main intention was to feed themselves. The Terumas Hadeshen in his sefer באורי מהרא"י explains as follows: We can explain that the logic behind this teaching is that although some words are dotted to teach us that there is hidden meaning, ...
The sefer Arvei Nachal on this parsha explains that a rise to power and wealth can sometimes lead to a person becoming arrogant and thus neglect his observance of Torah and mitzvos, and so the rise in fortune can be the cause of a person's downfall. But if Hashem makes a person powerful or wealthy as a reward for a mitzvah that he has done, then he can be ...
Top 50 recent answers are included