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comment When Tana“ch uses the phrase ”until today" what does it mean?
II Kings 17:22-23: וַיֵּלְכוּ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּכָל-חַטֹּאות יָרָבְעָם אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לֹא-סָרוּ מִמֶּנָּה. עַד אֲשֶׁר-הֵסִיר יְהוָה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעַל פָּנָיו כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר בְּיַד כָּל-עֲבָדָיו הַנְּבִיאִים וַיִּגֶל יִשְׂרָאֵל מֵעַל אַדְמָתוֹ אַשּׁוּרָה עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה
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comment Belief that a dead man will be the Messiah - Kfira?
@Yishai, Including the Abarbanel who believed that Moshiach would come from the dead?. This is untrue; Abarbanel believed no such thing necessarily. Please see Ch. 5 of Gil Student's book linked to above for clarification.
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answered Were Esav, Yishmael, and Nimrod Evildoers?
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answered How can two contradictory ideas exist in Matzah?
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comment Why identify personalities in midrash?
@DoubleAA, Wasn't sure. When in doubt, I go with with "who".
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answered Why identify personalities in midrash?
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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)?
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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.
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answered From Whence do we derive that Jews must span the political spectrum?
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