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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@DoubleAA whatever the midrash is referring to, and often the midrash is not 100% literal as you yourself point out in numerous occasions whenver it suits your needs, we see clearly the western wall of the temple mount is still standing despite jerusalem being destroyed some nine times and 2000 years gone by. like it or not that is significant and is most likely what the midrash is referring to.
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@DoubleAA that is not referring to the temple wall. see matnas kehuna commentary there. and no a wall with 5-8 ton boulders is not going to fall so easily. the western is special because as it says there the shechina is in the west.
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
it's the western wall of the temple mount. obviously that is what the midrash raba Songs 1:9 is referring to since the temple was already destroyed when the midrash was put to writing
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@DoubleAA i know you're not going to like this, but the midrash is right. the western wall still standing today is from temple times. at least the lower part of it. jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/Western_Wall.html see also here aish.com/h/9av/j/48961906.html
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
couldnt this easily be determined by historic records?
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comment Is the “I” consciousness from the body or from the soul
so when they are separated after death, it no longer exists?
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comment A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
you are looking for halacha of punishments?
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comment For how many years was Aliya L'Regel kept?
also, how do you know all the Jews kept the mitzva until shlomo's reign. something like 400+ years, right?
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comment Shaarei Teshuvah by Rabbeinu Yonah online
a copyright on a public domain book?
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comment For how many years was Aliya L'Regel kept?
was there a revival of this mitzva by Elkana (father of Samuel). would be interesting about the security situation during this era. seems they were at war with the philistines and others in that era. did they try to take advantage?
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@msh210 how about the complexity of life. the rambam says life is of wisdom without end. till the discovery of dna, etc the goyim played down its complexity. Erns Haeckel said the cell is just jello like goo. could develop this.
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@DoubleAA yes it has been destroyed and rebuilt 9 times already as above
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comment How do we know that God exists?
great answer...
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
does predictions by the torah count here such as the return of the jews to israel or that the western wall would not be destroyed completely
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comment Is there any reason to deny aliens?
@Daniel the title of the question threw me off
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comment Is there any reason to deny aliens?
how is this a reason that we couldn't believe in aliens.
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comment Where is the website which allows me to set up a daily learning schedule?
also this dafyomireview.com/index.php?seriesid=3 simpler version
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comment Do Jews believe in Heaven and Hell?
have you heard of Gehinom?
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comment Looking for material on how to 'use' Rashi in the gemara
check the back of berachos
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comment Is there any torah study community that allows Non - Jews?
how do you know this was not a one time mitzva specifically to moses?