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Does Rashi on Bereshis 7:4 imply that a human can be created against Hashem's will?

Rashi on Bereshis 7:4 says: ארבעים יום. כְּנֶגֶד יְצִירַת הַוָּלָד, שֶׁקִּלְקְלוּ לְהַטְרִיחַ לְיוֹצְרָם לָצוּר צוּרַת מַמְזֵרִים Is Rashi implying that a human be created against Hashem's will? Was ...
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Why does Rashi (most of the time) not quote sources for his commentary?

The Gemera in Meggilah 15a and Pirkei Avot 6:6 says, כל האומר דבר בשם אומרו מביא גאולה לעולם שנאמר ותאמר אסתר למלך בשם מרדכי. My question is, if quoting teachings of other people is very important (...
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Commentary on Rashi

Can can someone recommend a commentary on Rashi? I am looking for a commentary that is a) Hebrew b) contains the text of the Humash and preferably Onkelos c) a clear explanation of Rashi's commentary ...
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Was Shechem a gilgul of Eisav?

The Arizal says (she'ar Hagilgulim) that it's not a problem that Shem and Noach were the same gilgul, although they were father and son, alive at the same time. In Breshit 48:22 Ya'akov Avinu says he ...
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Is a statement against or about the peril of adding or subtracting a letter from the Torah, with a connection to destroying the world, made by Rashi?

Is a statement against or about the peril of adding or subtracting a letter from the Torah made by Rashi ? I recall hearing that Rashi said that if one letter were erased from the Torah, the entire ...
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Source that Rashi doesn't ask "why" questions

I've heard it said many times regarding Chumash and Gemara that Rashi comments only when there is a technical problem with the text, and isn't offering analytic answers to "why" questions. I'...
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Chumash- Yosef really strong?

Rashi explains Yosef was able to carry Ephraim and Menashe on his knees before giving them to Yaakov. How could Yosef carry them both on his knees if they were already old at that time? Is the pshat ...
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Hashem over the lav of not bearing a grudge

Hashem says in Yechezkel 16:59 "For so said the Lord God: I have done with you as you did, that you despised an oath to violate a covenant," to which Rashi comments, "that you despised ...
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Avoiding retzuot of tefillin (shel yad) from tangling while wrapping

I don't know if others have this same issue, but it happens to me often that while wrapping the רצוע of the תפלין של יד around my arm, that it gets tangled up and I need to straighten it every few ...
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Based on Sanhedrin 39a:13 & Rashi commentary on Ezekiel 4:4, how does immobility (motionlessness) atone/cleanse national sins?

Was Yechezkel 4:4 method of Israel's atonement simply : immobility? Sanhedrin 39a:13 The Holy One, Blessed be He, afflicts Ezekiel in order to cleanse the sins of the Jewish people. God instructed ...
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How can we compare a Ba'al Ga'avah who did teshuva to avraham avinu?

It says in Masechet Sotah 5a: דָרַש רַב עֲוְִירָא זִמְנִין אָמַר לָהּ מִשְּמֵיהּ דְרַב אַסִּי וְְזִמְנִין אָמַר לָהּ מִשְּמֵיהּ דְרַב אַמִי כָל אָדָם שֶיֵּש בוֹ גַּסּוּת הָרוּחַ לַסּוֹף מִתְמַעֵט ...
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What's the simple meaning, per Rashi, of the "upper waters", and where are they?

B"H In the simple meaning of the verse of "He separated between the water that is below the sky (/beginning of "outer space"/"firmamemt") to the water that is above it&...
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Shorashim Identifier for Rashi on Tanach

I am trying to identify Shorashim from Pesukim and Rashi. Finding the ones from the Pesukim is easy - I use the concordance from alhatorah. But finding the root of words used in Rashi is not always so ...
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Parshat Lech Lecha - Hagar having a separate malach

Does anyone know a pshat in what is the depth behind Hagar having a separate malach for every single dibbur like Rashi brings, why couldn't there just be one malach for the whole story?
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Who wrote Rashi on Chronicles I & II, Nehemiah, Ruth, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes?

The Wikipedia page on Rashi says as follows: Rashi wrote commentaries on all the books of Tanakh except Chronicles I & II, Nehemiah, Ruth, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes. Scholars believe that ...
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Rashi to Yirmeyahu 52:25

How do you translate this Rashi: בספר מלכים אמר וחמשה אנשים (מלכים ב כ״ה:י״ט) השנים חשובים ולא חשובים כ״כ
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Mefaresh on Nedarim - author [duplicate]

I have potential heard that the mefresh on nedarim is not Rashi. If so, who is the author? Is there a clear source that it is not Rashi?
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Rashi in Devarim 27:24

In Parshes Ki Savo Perak 27 Pasik 24 Rashisays מכה רעהו בסתר. עַל לָשׁוֹן הָרָע הוּא אוֹמֵר; רָאִיתִי בִיסוֹדוֹ שֶׁל רַבִּי מֹשֶׁה הַדַּרְשָׁן — י"א אֲרוּרִים יֵשׁ כָּאן כְּנֶגֶד י"א ...
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Rashi on Devarim 6:8 - Why does the Torah use a foreign language?

In Devarim 6:8 Rashi says, והיו לטטפת בין עיניך: אלו תפילין שבראש ועל שם מנין פרשיותיהם נקראו טטפת. טט בכתפי שתים, פת באפריקי שתים: Rashi's English translation is: and they shall be for ornaments ...
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Rashi's Six Question types

I heard (possibly in the name of the Beer Mayim Chaim) that all of Rashi's commentary al hatorah addresses one of six questions: קושי בדקדוק, סמיכת הענינים, לשון מיותר, סתירה, שינוי בלשון, קושי הבנה I ...
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Why does Sanhedrin 95a not list the Kefitzas HaDerech example of the 10 spies in Shelach

Question inspired by R. Elchanan Shoff Oneg Shelach 2019 p.6 Rashi on Bamidbar 13:25 states "They returned from scouting the Land at the end of forty days: But does not the Land measure four ...
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Where is the Rashi found on וְאָֽהַבְתָּ֥ לְרֵֽעֲךָ֖ כָּמ֑וֹךָ?

I don't mean in the Chumash but which Gemera and where does Rashi say what this means precisely? It has been suggested to me that Rashi says רֵֽעֲךָ refers to Hashem. Where might that be?
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Does Rashi say that cats are more Tzanua than dogs?

My friend says there is a Rashi that says this, but I couldn't find it.
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English translation of Rashi Talmud Commentary

Are there any Rashi commentaries in English on Moed Katan? If not, does anyone know where I can find an accurate (non-Google translate) rendition of this: אפילו בספר עזרא - ספר תורה של עזרא ואני שמעתי ...
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Meaning of a phrase in the Chiddushei R Nachum

I'm looking at the Chiddushei R Nachum on Bava Kama 20b פט Rami bar Chama says that there is a case from the Mishna of an animal eating in a rishus harabim and being chayav ma shnehes that proves ze ...
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Where is this Rashi quote from?

I think that I once read something attributed to Rashi that was along the lines of "Any person can say that something is forbidden, but it takes a great person to say that it is permitted". ...
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"Reverend" as title for a Rabbi?

I came across a Chumash Rashi with the supercommentary of Dr. Silbermann and "Rev." Rosenbaum. Does this abbreviation mean "Reverend"? Am I correct to assume that Dr. Rosenbaum was ...
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Devarim 20: division of roles

Devarim 20:1-9 is a list of instructions that must be given orally to soldiers before setting out to battle. Rashi (on verse 8) explains that a priest says the words in verses 3-4, and that they also ...
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Does The Entire Orthodox World Hold Rashi In The Same Regard?

I know how integral Rashi’s Torah Commentary is in the Askenaz community (in their Yeshivot they begin teaching it pretty much as soon as kids can read). I was wondering if this was also true in the ...
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First Rashi on Vayikra 25:46

According to Rashi's first commentary on Vayikra 25:46, what would be the distinct meaning of the verse with "והנחלתם" vs. with "והתנחלתם"? והתנחלתם אתם לבניכם means, you may hold ...
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Question about Rashi being taught by angels

Is there a Torah source (or sources) claiming Rashi was taught his Torah commentary by malachim? I remember hearing this many years ago from one of my uncles, but I haven't been able to find any ...
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טירטוריו"ש in Rashi

In his commentary to Nazir 49b (heading קנטרנין), Rashi gives one word: טירטוריו"ש What does this word mean please?
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Why did the Chachamim change this Passuk?

The Gemara brings in the incident of a king gathering 72 sages to translate the Torah to Greek. They all came with the idea to change some Psukim. One of them was זָכָ֥ר וּנְקֵבָ֖ה בְּרָאָ֑ם ...
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How did Rashi know Ben-Temalion was a small shed (שד)?

In Meilah 17b there's a story about a shed (שד) named Ben-Temalion who assisted Rashbi. Rashi there writes: "בן תמליון - שד שקורין נוטיו"ן". Translation: Ben-Temalion - a type of ...
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Why is a lulav from עיר הנדחת pasul because it lacks a shiur?

In לולב הגזול, the first Mishna says a לולב של עיר הנדחת is pasul. Rashi explains that this is because it "lacks" the minimal length of 4 tefachim, since it is supposed to be burned and is ...
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How can Rashi (Makkos 5a) suggest that a murderer could escape the death penalty by admitting liability?

In Maseches Makkos 5a , Rashi D.H. מאי טעמא דבעידנא דקא מסהדי maintains that ואילו הוה אתי ומודה הוה מיפטר that the accused who stands to be executed by Beis Din could have got out of the punishment ...
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Angels visiting Abraham during Pesach [duplicate]

I start it from the end: regarding Lot it is written (Bereishit 19:3): וַיִּפְצַר־בָּ֣ם מְאֹ֔ד וַיָּסֻ֣רוּ אֵלָ֔יו וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ אֶל־בֵּית֑וֹ וַיַּ֤עַשׂ לָהֶם֙ מִשְׁתֶּ֔ה וּמַצּ֥וֹת אָפָ֖ה וַיֹּאכֵֽלוּ׃...
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New print of Minchas Yehuda

The popular commentary Sifsei Chachamim is a digest of supercommentaries on Rashi on Chumash. One of the commentaries I've frequently noticed he quotes is the Minchas Yehudah, by Rav Yehudah Leib ben ...
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How could Batya convert without a Jewish court?

A follow up to "how-did-batya-know-that-tevilah-is-part-of-conversion". Rashi in place (Sota 12b) proposes that by dipping in the Nile Batya converted (presumably to Judaism). For Rashi, how ...
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When did עבודה זרה start?

Rashi says on the posuk (בראשית,ד,כ) of: וַתֵּ֥לֶד עָדָ֖ה אֶת־יָבָ֑ל ה֣וּא הָיָ֔ה אֲבִ֕י יֹשֵׁ֥ב אֹ֖הֶל וּמִקְנֶֽה וּמִדְרַשׁ אַגָּדָה בּוֹנֶה בָתִּים לַעֲ"זָ, כְּמָה דְּאַתְּ אָמַר סֵמֶל ...
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How did Rashi come to the conclusion that the heavens were created from fire and water?

In his commentary of Beresheith/Genesis 1:1, Rashi states: And a further proof that the heavens and earth were not the first thing created is that the heavens were created from fire (אש) and water (...
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How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month?

How and why does a Jubilee year cause Rosh Hashanah to take place on the 10th day of the month? Ezekiel 40:1 reads "on Rosh Hashanah, on the tenth of the month". Rashi asks and answers, &...
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Apparent contradiction in Bamidbar 35:1-5

I am aware that Sotah 27b and Rashi do not not regard these verses as self-contradictory, although they point to the apparent contradiction. The verses in English: The LORD spoke to Moses in the ...
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דברה תורה בלשון בני אדם

There is a well-known machlokes among Tanaim if דברה תורה בלשון בני אדם. I want to know if there is a final psak on this machlokes, especially according to Rashi. Does Rashi ever say which way to ...
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Gemara with Rashi in "regular" script [duplicate]

I am overseeing the creation of a beis medrash program for high schoolers with zero exposure to traditional texts, and am looking for editions of the gemara--with the standard vilna layout--but have ...
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What is the difference when Rashi says בגמרא מפרש and מפרש בגמרא?

When Rashi comments on a Mishna telling us that the gemara will explain, sometimes he uses the phrase בגמרא מפרש and sometimes he uses the phrase מפרש בגמרא. (see here) Why would Rashi use one over ...
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Where Can I find this Machlokes about the 13 Middot of Drush?

Several years ago, I came across the following machlokes between Rashi and Tosfot in Shas Bavli. Rashi said that all 13 middos of drush require a mesorah except for Kal Vachomer, and Tosfot said all ...
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Did Isaiah deserve to be killed?

In Yevamot 49b the Sefaria translation adds the following words: He was punished for referring to the Jewish people in a derogatory manner. (As far as I can see, this isn't mentioned in the original ...
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Why does Rashi bring the gematria hint of בזאת?

It says on Rashi beginning of Acharei https://www.chabad.org/dailystudy/torahreading.asp?tdate=4/18/2021 with this: בְּזֹאת. Its gematria [numerical value] is 410, an allusion to [the number of years ...
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Death of Nadav & Avihu/ Human Sacrifice?

According to Rashi the death of Nadav and Avihu was (as earlier to to Moshe by G-D) in order to sanctify the Mishkan. So in a sense the sanctification of the Mishkan (i.e. G-D's indwelling within it) ...
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