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Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman (1194-1270 CE). A noted medieval rabbi, talmudist, kabbalist, biblical commentator, philosopher, and physician. Most famous for his commentary on the Torah. Also known as Nachmanides.

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Chalitzah where Yibum is forbidden

The Tur, Even Haezer 169 (Hilchos Chalitzah), says that even where Yibum is not allowed, the parts of Chalitzah like "He refuses to do yibum" and "I do not want to marry her" must ...
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How are Birchos Krias Shema blessings on Krias Shema?

The Ramban (Brachos 11b) writes that Birkas Kriyas Shema are blessings over the Mitzva of saying Shema. What's in the text of Birkas Kriyas Shema that has to do with Shema? It talks about angels, ...
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Who was Rav Yonah the grandson of Rabbeinu Yonah and Ramban?

There is a fascinating piece brought in the Shu"t HaRashbash (Rav Shlomo ben Shimon Duran) in siman 291 (although written clearly here) where it relates the following story: Rabbeinu Yonah’s ...
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According to the Ramban, Did all the descendants of all the Sh'vatim observe the Torah before it was given?

From the Ramban in Beraishis 26:5 it seems that not only Avraham Avinu kept the Torah, but also his descendants, including Yaakov, Yosef, Amram, Moshe etc. He derives this from the passuk "that he [...
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"The Disputation" Christian (& Messianic) missionary claims

I have a copy of a book "The Disputation" (1972, Scholarly Publications) which is described in its Amazon page like this: This book is one of the finest books around to use in refuting Hebrew ...
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According to Ramban, why is גזל part of the ז מצות בני נח?

One of the ז מצות בני נח is דינים. According to the Ramban on parshat vayishlach (34:13) the laws that were counted [as one] of the seven commandments that the Children of Noach were commanded is ...
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Source for Ramban's perception on death

I read Rav Gifter's biography, where he states the following: The Ramban, in his introduction to Iyov, asks a question: “Why do we cry at a moment of death? “Why do we shed tears? This is the natural ...
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Mikdash without Aron according to Ramban

Rambam holds that the main purpose of the Mikdash is for avodah etc even subsuming the service keilim under ועשו לי מקדש etc. The Aron—as a non service vessel—is conspicuously absent from hilchos beis ...
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What does Ramban refer to with the term "hidden miracles"?

Ramban posits (many times, see links below) that there are open miracles that don't conform with the laws of nature which are used to establish eternal truths vs hidden miracles which do work within ...
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Ramban and Techelet

Any indication of how the Ramban would hold on the shita of tekhelet (ratio, knots,etc)? I was told there is a Milchamos that alludes to it but can’t find it.
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Where can I find this Ramban on Chanuka?

From the Chabad website: There is a segula1 from the Ramban for after lighting the Chanukah lights to say the verse from Psalms: "May the graciousness of the L·rd our G·d be upon us," (...
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Did Nachmanides believe the Shechinah is God, and uncreated?

I heard couple claims that Nachmanides had the belief that the Shechinah is not a caused and distinct emanation but rather God himself or even a person (hypostasis), the Artscroll edition of Ramban's ...
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Which individuals does Ramban say do not enjoy providential treatment by G-d?

Ramban on Deuteronomy 11:13: ""בכל לבבכם ובכל נפשכם" - והלא כבר הזכיר בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך אלא אזהרה ליחיד ואזהרה לצבור לשון רש"י מספרי (עקב יג). ובאור הענין כי השם לא יעשה הנסים ...
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Indexed Hilchos Niddah of the Ramban

At the end of the Chiddushei HaRamban on maseches Niddah, there is a small concise summary of the Ramban's halachic conclusions in hilchos niddah. Topics are grouped together in chapters, but there is ...
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Does Ramban say anything about eating and nutrition?

BH Does Ramban say anything about nutrition and health? Heard he was a doctor, what to eat or not?
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Based on Ramban [Shemot 20:10] גֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ , Noachides observe Shabbat by not serving B'nei Yisrael (but can work for Noachides)?

Should Noachides be reminded Ramban's commentary on Shemot 20:10? - Based on Ramban analysis of Shabbat laws : גֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ , Noachides must observe Shabbat by not serving/benefiting B'...
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Looking for a printable version of Iggeres haRamban in Hebrew

I am looking to print out a picture of the Iggeres haRamban in its original Hebrew so I can have it with me in my home. Ideally I want one that looks nice, but bare minimum any picture of the full ...
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Why is the resurrection for all of Yisroel, but the Garden of Eidin is only for some?

It says in the first Mishneh of the chapter Chaeilik in Sanhedrin, "All of Yisroel have a portion in the world to come etc...", Which is referring to the world of the resurrection, as it ...
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Ramban’s interpretation of the expression "leshem zenut" in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Ishut 1: 4

We read in Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Ishut 1:4 “Before the Torah was given, when a man would meet a woman in the marketplace, and he and she desired, he could give her payment, engage in relations with ...
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