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.ויהי בארבעה ועשרים שנה ואני בתוך הגולה על נהר הדסן


Apr
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
answered How can two contradictory ideas exist in Matzah?
Apr
6
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
4
comment Why identify personalities in midrash?
@DoubleAA, Wasn't sure. When in doubt, I go with with "who".
Apr
4
revised Why identify personalities in midrash?
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Apr
4
answered Why identify personalities in midrash?
Mar
25
comment Is there a Jewish tradition of commentary on Genesis prior to Philo?
Is there a reason you didn't mention any of the Apocrypha (and Pseudepigrapha)?
Mar
18
comment Marrying a wife that is older than you?
Umm... The passage in Abarbanel that you linked to actually argues exactly the opposite of your conclusion. Abarbanel there argues that while Amram was quite old at Moshe's birth, Yocheved at that time was "only" fifty to sixty years old, making her very much his junior.
Mar
16
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
14
answered From Whence do we derive that Jews must span the political spectrum?
Mar
13
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
answered English Translation of Song “Ka Echsof”
Mar
6
comment changing one's Hebrew name
Re the animal food: Likely R. Chaim was referencing the mishna on Shabbos 76a: "עמיר כמלא פי טלה".
Mar
5
reviewed Reject Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Mar
5
comment What are the consequences of Vashti’s dual nature?
@Yitzchak, בערה בו is not a name, but rather a description. "בערה" = "his beast" (as in "ושלח את בערה" of Ex. 22:4), so that the full phrase "וחמתו בערה בו" means "his mother-in-law, his beast, was with him". This implies that one of Vashti's mothers was an animal that belonged to Achashverosh and that she happened to be with him at the time.
Mar
4
comment Why does the prefix She- appear in only Tehillim, Shir Hashirim, and Koheles?
The article that @RebChaimHaQoton cites to is illuminating: academia.edu/4055983/The_Grammar_of_and_in_Qohelet
Feb
28
reviewed Reject Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)