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answered “If God had not delivered us from Egypt we would still be slaves”? Really?
2d
answered How did the plagues symbolize God's rule?
Apr
11
answered How can two contradictory ideas exist in Matzah?
Apr
10
comment Why did Pharaoh try to kill Moshe?
@msh210 Thank you for the comment. I added two sources to the answer to bring partial support. However, it is a bit speculative. I could not find my source for Pharaoh knowing that Moshe was an Israelite directly. It is an assumption for the answer to work.
Apr
10
revised Why did Pharaoh try to kill Moshe?
Enhanced with sources based on Msh210's comments
Apr
10
comment What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
@Fred The duplicate didn't come up when formulating the question. Should I erase the question or allow for some new ideas that may emerge now?
Apr
10
comment What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
@DoubleAA Thanks for the comments. It was lazy writing. I have updated the question.
Apr
10
revised What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
I formulated the question in a lazy and unclear manner without sources.
Apr
10
asked How can two contradictory ideas exist in Matzah?
Apr
10
answered Why did Pharaoh try to kill Moshe?
Apr
10
asked What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
Apr
10
answered why do the festivals of sukkot and pesach last seven days
Apr
10
comment May one eat eggs purchased on Passover?
@Fred I understand. Rabbi Abadi does talk about it in different places. I just linked to the simplest one which he says you can. No bounty needed. =)
Apr
9
answered May one eat eggs purchased on Passover?
Apr
7
answered How do we know that the God we encountered at Sinai is the single, infinite God?
Apr
7
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
@devirkahan I think the point is that if it were stated in the positive you would not be highlighting the issue of Mitzvot. By saying "making me free" that is a positive quality. The emphasis is on the quality of freedom. If it is stated in the negative it allows for the quality of Mitzvot to emerge and then a progression. In other words, to say thank you for not making me a gentile, slave and woman it begs the question "What quality in each of these are we thankful that we don't have?"
Apr
7
comment Why do you have to kasher kitchen counters for Pesach?
@NoachmiFrankfurt Assuming as you said, Chametz did get on to them, wouldn't the only concern be if you would put something very hot onto the counter during Pesach? For example if extremely hot food landed on the counter during Pesach? Otherwise there should be no problem. Correct?
Apr
4
comment Does God's providence extend to all people or only righteous people?
@Yossi Divine Providence is a deep subject. It really is the study of the entire Torah. I am merely focusing on one aspect of this deep and complex issue. Does Divine Providence when extended to individual man (as opposed to the nation) apply to only righteous people or even your average person? However, your point is well taken that Divine providence applies to more things than man.
Mar
27
asked Does God's providence extend to all people or only righteous people?
Mar
25
answered Why does the Haggadah interpret ביד חזקה as referring to דבר?