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Questions regarding Rav Yaakov Emden, z"l, (1697–1776), leading rabbi and talmudist

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Rav Yaakov Emden's attitude towards the Zohar

Rav Yaakov Emden infamously wrote a scathing polemic against the Zohar called Mitpachas Soferim. My impression is his conclusion is that it is neither ancient nor authoritative, and is a forgery by ...
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Question about Megillas Sefer [closed]

In the English translation of “Megilas Sefer,” on page 169 line 4, there is a fragment of a sentence in which the first part of the sentence is missing. This fragment has nothing to do with the ...
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On which precise halachic source did Rambam claim that the pilegesh is forbidden to all Jewish men except the kings of Israel?

I’m an Italian noahide. This question covers my exclusively intellectual curiosity, being an halachic case that does not concern the Gentiles but only the Jews. We read in Mishneh Torah -Melachim ...
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The greatest prophet after Moses

R. Jacob Emden, in his comments to Eruvin 43a, refers to Elijah the Prophet as the greatest prophet after Moses: אליהו הנביא הגדול בנביאים אחרי משרע"ה That Moses was the greatest prophet is hardly ...
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Rav Yaakov Emden and the Survival of the Jewish people

Rav Yaakov Emden says, "By my life, the survival of the Jewish people in this golus is a greater miracle than the Splitting of the Sea" Where does he says this?
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May one mix-and-match to create their own Hebrew pronunciation?

In the introduction to his siddur (down the bottom of the linked page), Rabbi Yaakov Emden emphasises the strict importance of a proper Hebrew pronunciation when davening. In particular, he ...
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Sabbateanism and Rav Yonasan Eibshitz

Is there any real substantial evidence that Rav Yonasan Eibshitz was a Sabbatean? On what basis did Rav Yaakov Emden hound him?
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