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comment Why blessings on Mt. Gerizim and curses on Mt. Ebal?
As I wrote the above I remembered that there is a Sefer which condenses the sefer Niflaos Mitoras HaShem Yisborach. The relevant passage can be found here: beta.hebrewbooks.org/…
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comment Why blessings on Mt. Gerizim and curses on Mt. Ebal?
He tackles that as well. He actually works out very ingeniously that it is clear from Psukim that at the time of King Assa a large part of Efrayim, Menashe & Shimon returned to Malchus Jehuda (See Divrei Hayamim II 15). He also suggests that possibly a large part of Yissachar, the tribe known for being Talmidei Chachomim, also joined (this is admittedly pure conjecture). If so, it was exactly those 6 tribes which stood on Har Gerizim!
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answered Why blessings on Mt. Gerizim and curses on Mt. Ebal?
Nov
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answered How can we bring moshiach if no prior generation could?
Mar
4
answered Why was Mesha king of Moav successful?
Mar
4
answered Mentioning our sins on Shabbos Rosh Chodesh
Feb
18
comment Does a finding of Jewish blood in a DNA test make one Jewish?
Many Dutch Jews came from Spain & Portugal during and after the inquisition and are therefore of Sephardi descent
Nov
12
comment Riches found in a purchased item. Return or keep it?
Besides that, the former owner who had known initially where the money was hidden but subsequently forgot, might well have remembered it again at some future time. Knowing who the new owner was could easily have caused a Chilul H' if it wasn't returned.
Nov
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answered How to understand the Medrash that Isaac's eyes were weakened by the tears of the angels?
Jun
11
answered Elisha, the children, and the bears: what is really going on here?
Jan
15
comment Do angels have jealousy?
The source of non-jealousy by angels is probably the nusach of "venosnim BE'AHAVOH reshus zeh lozeh lehakdish etc"
Dec
12
answered What is the appropriate use of the shamash on an oil menora?
Dec
11
answered Does the Kohen Gadol place his seal on oil used for the Menorah?
Nov
28
awarded  Teacher
Nov
27
answered Leah: Isn't it enough that you took away my husband?
Nov
20
comment Does anyone in Tanach ever get divorced?
The source for Hoshea is presumably the Gemoro Pesochim 87a