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Understanding Moshe's use of his staff

When Moshe came to Pharaoh and Pharaoh asked for an os (a sign), Moshe told Aaron to throw down the staff and it became a snake - Shemos 7:10. There is an apparent machlokes meforshim as to whose ...
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Reconciling the merits of Moshe, Aharon & Miriam in the desert vs the merit of Avraham?

In Parshas Chukas we are told that following Miriam's death, the be'er, the water source for the Bnei Yisroel, dried up. It writes in 20:1-2: וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ בְנֵֽי־יִ֠שְׂרָאֵ֠ל כׇּל־הָ֨עֵדָ֤ה מִדְבַּר־...
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How did prophets know when God will speak to them, to separate from their wives?

Rashi on Numbers 12:4 comments in explanation of the word פִּתְאֹ֗ם (suddenly) that Aharon and Miriam were shouting for water to purify themselves because God had revealed Himself to them suddenly. So ...
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Moshe taught Aharon the services of the Mishkan

I heard that Moshe Rabeinu taught Aharon Hacohen and his sons how to perform the services of the Mishkan during the first seven days after it's inauguration. Is this correct? If so, where is it ...
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Why was the "pure olive oil, beaten for the light" brought to Moshe and not to Aharon?

In parashas Tetzaveh, we read that G-d instructs Moshe Rabbeinu to instruct to Jewish people to bring him pure olive oil: And thou shalt command the children of Yisra᾽el, that they bring thee pure ...
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What was Miriam's Lashon Hara?

I heard that the problem with Miriam's Lashon Hara about Moshe was that she compared him with other prophets. With this comparation, she downgraded him, as he was a much bigger prophet and even ...
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Why did Ahron Hakohen not daven to be allowed to Enter E"Y?

How come Ahron Hakohen didn't pray to enter E"Y like moshe did? Did he have less of a desire to enter?
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Question on the Drashos HaRan

The Ran in his drashos (drush 5) explains Moshe's speech impediment as bolstering the emunah that klal yisroel had in the Torah, because someone with slick speech could easily convince a group of ...
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Who explains Aharon not deviating in this way?

In the beginning of Be'haaloscha, Rashi explains that Aharon lit the menorah in the same fashion each time. Which meforash elaborates on this pshat, explaining that he did it with the same vigor ...
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How did Moshe, Ahron and all the Jews find out about Nadav and Avihu's death?

In Parshas Shemini, Perek Yud, Psukim Alef-Beis, it relays what Nadav and Avihu each did. And Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon, took each of them his censer, and put fire in it, and put incense on ...
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Why isn't Moses mentioned teaching Torah to his sons?

The Torah says: This is the line of Aaron and Moses at the time that the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai. These were the names of Aaron’s sons: Nadav, the first-born, and Avihu, Eleazar and ...
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Why didn't Aharon sacrifice his life to avoid making the Golden Calf?

The commentaries say he made the golden calf cause he was scared they would kill him as they did Chur. But aren't you supposed to let yourself be killed rather then commit/create idolatry?
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Moshe and Aharon never sinned

The gemarra in Shabbos 55a says a rule: אין מיתה בלא חטא, no one dies without having sinned. As an attempt to refute this rule, the gemarra brings a baraisa that says: מֵיתִיבִי: אָמְרוּ מַלְאֲכֵי ...
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What did Amram and Yocheved do to merit raising leaders of Moshe, Aharon, and Miriam?

Although Amram and Yocheved were influential leaders in their own right (seen in Sotah 12a where Klal Yisroel followed their lead in divorcing from their spouses), do any Chazal or Torah commentators ...
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Connection between accidental murderer and Kohen ha'gadol?

Rashi does note that the Kohen ha'gadon should have prayed that there be no accidental murders. But I'm wondering if anyone has heard of a more direct relationship between the life of the murderer and ...
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Wearing a birthstone or simply a gemstone as a man

Is a birthstone or any gemstone for that matter kosher for a man to wear (e.g: around the neck) according to the Rabbis or is it prohibited as 'You shall not wear a woman's garment as that is a ...
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Why would the Jews dwell in booths specifically while fighting Sichon and Og?

The Rokeach § 219 (brought by Eliyah Rabbah 625:1) brings those who say that when Rabbi Akiva (Sukkah 11b) says that Sukkos commemorates the sukkos that the Jews dwelled in, it's referring to when ...
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When and how did Aharon make the peace between people?

We just read that the people grieved after Aharon much longer than after Moses and the Midrash infers that Aharon was involved in bringing peace between people and especially couples. When and how ...
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Why didn't Moses and his siblings ask to be buried in Israel?

It appears that the merit of being buried in the Holy Land of Israel is huge and our forefathers, as well as numerous prominent Rabbis, demanded to be buried here. Why didn't Moses, Aharon and ...
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Did each Kohen Gadol wear his predecessor's garments?

Did the Kohen Gadol wear the same garments his predecessor wore, going back to Aharon HaKohen, or did he have new garments specially tailored to fit him? In other words, were the garments each Kohen ...
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Who did the signs in front of the people in Shmos 4 (30)?

Shmos 4 (30) says וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר אַהֲרֹ֔ן אֵ֚ת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִ֔ים אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּ֥ר ה׳ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֑ה וַיַּ֥עַשׂ הָאֹתֹ֖ת לְעֵינֵ֥י הָעָֽם׃ Aaron repeated all the words that the LORD had spoken to Moses, and ...
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Who was older, Miriam or Aaron?

Do we have any sources addressing which of Moshe Rabbeinu's older siblings, Miriam and Aaron, was older?
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Why would it be disrespectful to G-d to say Miryam died "al pi Hashem"?

The Torah states that both Moshe (Devarim 34:5) and Aharon (Bamidbar 33:38) died al pi Hashem, by G-d's mouth. Rashi quotes the Talmud (Bava Basra 17a) that this means they died by a neshikah meitah, ...
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How Did Aharon Change Moshe's Words to Par'oh?

Moshe's message to Par'oh was to be communicated through Aharon, as per Sh'mot, 7:2 אַתָּ֣ה תְדַבֵּ֔ר אֵ֖ת כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר אֲצַוֶּ֑ךָּ וְאַהֲרֹ֤ן אָחִ֙יךָ֙ יְדַבֵּ֣ר אֶל־פַּרְעֹ֔ה וְשִׁלַּ֥ח אֶת־בְּנֵֽי־...
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For how long was Aharon Moshe's spokesman?

In Sh'mot 3 and 4, God instructs Moshe to speak (variously) to both Paro and the people. Moshe then objects that he is not a good speaker, and in Shemot 4:15-16 God says to use Aharon, literally that ...
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What does the name אהרון/Aharon mean? [duplicate]

What does the Hebrew name אהרון, or "Aharon" translate as into English? And does that name have any meaning or significance?
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Reuben, Simeon, Levi...But what about the other tribes?

Exodus 6:14 - 26 lists the genealogy of the tribes of Reuben, Simeon and Levi. However, after listing the family tree of Levi, the Torah does not continue listing the other tribes - Judah, Joseph, etc....
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No mention of Aharon

In שמות ב:ו it says, "והנה נער בכה" - "and behold a lad was crying". The basic interpretation is that this refers to the crying baby Moshe who sounded older than he was (Rashi) ...
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Why did not Moshe tell Hashem that he would not accept the leadership out of respect for Aharon?

Shemos 4 (10) - The possuk says that Moshe turns down the leadership position because of his speech impediment. Rashi says: “All this [reluctance] was because he [Moses] did not want to accept a ...
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Moshe losing kehuna

After Moshe asks Hashem to 'send by the hand of whomever You will send' (Shemos 4:13), Rashi notes on (14) that Moshe loses the kehuna to Aharon. Why does Moshe deserve to lose the kehuna based on his ...
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Why are Moshe, Aharon, David and Shlomo mentioned in the prayer for the sick?

Based on Nusach Ashkenaz, it seems that when there is a prayer beginning with the words מי שברך , that only the 3 fathers (Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya'akov) are mentioned. Two examples: Mi Sheberach for ...
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Why aren't Aharon's sons or B'nei Yisra'el mentioned in Vayikra 21:17?

Compare Leviticus 21:17 and 24: דַּבֵּ֥ר אֶֽל־אַהֲרֹ֖ן לֵאמֹ֑ר אִ֣ישׁ מִֽזַּרְעֲךָ֞ לְדֹרֹתָ֗ם אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִהְיֶ֥ה בוֹ֙ מ֔וּם לֹ֣א יִקְרַ֔ב לְהַקְרִ֖יב לֶ֥חֶם אֱלֹהָֽיו׃ Speak unto Aaron, saying: ...
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Why is Aharon the only person in Tanac"h who's death date is specifically mentioned? [duplicate]

AFAIK, Aharon is the only person in Tana"ch whose death date I specifically mentioned. See Bamidbar 33:38, I know that Aharon was a Chashuver Yid, but was makes him so special that only he of all ...
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Sefas Emes on Aharon lighting the Menorah

According to this article on Parshas Beha'aloscha on the Aish website, the Sefas Emes says that: Aaron lit the menorah, day in and day out, with the same degree of fresh enthusiasm. The same task ...
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Did Aharon have his own stick, like Moshe?

In a few places, the Torah seems to imply that Aharon had his own stick. Some examples: Shmot 7:9 "Tell Aharon take your stick..." verse 10 "... Aharon cast his stick..." verse 12 ... "Aharon's ...
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Did Aharon speak Lashon Hara?

In Parashat Ki Tisa (Shemot 32:21-22) it seems that Aharon spoke Lashon Hara about Am Yisrael. Are there are any commentaries that discuss this? Do they discuss his punishment if he recieved one?
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