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comment “עם לבן גרתי”? Really? “עם לבן ברתי” maybe
Please see Da'at Zekenim meBa'alei Ha'Tosfot (Breshit 32:8)ויירא יעקב. ירא היה שיועיל לעשו זכות שכבד אב ואם והוא לא קיים כבר עברו עשרים שנה. אי נמי שיועיל לו זכות ארץ ישראל והוא היה בחוצה לארץ. He was afraid that Esav had an advantage because Ya'akov didn't perform for 20 years Kivud Av and because he lived outside of Eretz Yisrael.
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comment “עם לבן גרתי”? Really? “עם לבן ברתי” maybe
If it is Wednesday and for the last 20 years you were not able to keep Shabat, the most you can say about yourself is that you intend to keep next Shabat. When asked why, you may answer that you were "anus" and couldn't keep Shabat. But the fact is that you didn't do it for 20 years. The commentators deal with why was Ya'akov so afraid of Esav. The reason given is that he felt he was lacking in those mitzvot he couldn't perform.
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comment “עם לבן גרתי”? Really? “עם לבן ברתי” maybe
At the time he said "Im Laban garti" for about 20 years he was away from Israel and about 34 years away from his father. So he wasn't able to perform those mitzvot. What you said happened afterwards, when he was able once again to perform those mitzvot.
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answered What is the difference between a Kohen Gadol and a Kohen Rosh?
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comment Did Melchizedek create a yeshiva?
When speaking about Rivka, Rashi calls it the "Torah of Shem and Ever". Doesn't this mean that there was one Yeshiva? Do you think there were 2?
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answered Is one allowed to fold the corner of a book on Shabbos?
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answered Can I cause a Melacha to happen in a place where Shabbat has already started?
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comment Meaning of the name Sivan
Checked for the word Sivan in Tanach, Talmud Bavli and Zohar. It appears only as a month.
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comment Why do we find two adjacent pesukim stating what seems to be the same?
Keep in mind that this Torah, not Nach. In Torah we learn from every word (even leter) that is either missing or redundant.
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answered Why did Yonah run away?