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Why did Sanhedrin deal with who has a share in Olam Habah?

The Gemmorah (Sanhedrin 104b) describes that the members of the Great Assembly dealt with the question of who does or does not deserve a share in the World to Come. As they demonstratively disagreed ...
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Were redemption related Amida blessings composed for that time or the future?

The members of the anshei knesses hagedolah are said to have compiled the blessings of the Amida prayer (Megilah 17b). Why did they include the blessings that pertain to the redemption (rebuilding ...
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Who wrote the Amidah?

Who wrote the Amidah, and if it was Anshei Knesset Hagedolah in the time of the second temple period, why are there blessings for Rebuilding Jerusalem, Redemption, etc.?
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Halachic status of divrei sofrim

As this answer explains, "divrei sofrim" refers to a category of halachos instituted by rabbis, but understood as having a Divine imprimatur because prophets were involved in their legislation. They ...