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Exegetical interpretation, often of verses in Tanach. The term also refers to books based on these interpretations, e.g., Midrash Rabba, Midrash Tanchuma, et al.

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No answer is complete without the Kabbalistic interpretation Tikkunei Zohar 118,2: הָכָא תָב בִּתְיוּבְתָּא וְאִתְחַרַט, בְּגִין דָּא וַיָּשֶׂם יהו"ה לְקַיִן אוֹת (שם, טו), הָכָא רָמַז אוֹת בְּרִי …
answered Jan 29 '19 by user15464
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You read Midrash Tanchuma (Buber edition) Vayikra 28,1 which says the King of Moav killed Dovid's parents and brothers except Elihu his brother. ויסע משם אברהם. כתיב רעך ורע אביך וגו' (משלי כז י … understanding literally hence the Machlokes arose whether to interperet literally. But in events quoted in Seder Olam or other Midrashim (such as the one above) stating historical facts of when various people died, the Midrash is there to fill in the gaps of factual information not provided in Tenach. …
answered May 13 '19 by user15464
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undertaking, to be the accuser as evident from the Midrash above where he questions the very existence of man and wants G-d to do away with him. He then descends to earth as one of the fallen Angels most …
answered Mar 15 '19 by user15464
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Yes they Avraham stayed together with Noach for 39 years Midrash Sefer Hayashar parshas Noach states explicitely: ויהי בצאת אברם מן המערה וילך לו אל נח ושם בנו וישב בביתם ללמוד את מוסר ה ואת …
answered Nov 5 '19 by user15464
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Sanhedrin 67b ותעל הצפרדע ותכס את ארץ מצרים אמר ר' אלעזר צפרדע אחת היתה השריצה ומלאה כל ארץ מצרים כתנאי רבי עקיבא אומר צפרדע אחת היתה ומלאה כל ארץ מצרים אמר לו רבי אלעזר בן עזריה עקיבא מה לך אצל ה …
answered Apr 5 '18 by user15464
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According to Midrash Sefer Hayashar http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40009&st=&pgnum=163&hilite= Yemuel Yamin Ohad Yachin And Tzochar were sons of Dina and Shaul was the son of a Canaanite …
answered Dec 16 '18 by user15464
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According to Reish Lakish when put into Cheirem by a Chacham, a person's whole Body which has 248 limbs is put in חרם-excomunication gematria 248. Once the Chacham releases him, his limbs must be comp …
answered Dec 9 '18 by user15464
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The Talmud Yerushalmi Sotah Halacha 5,1 derives that the man who cohabited with the Sotah also gets punished when the woman drinks the "cursed" waters because of the gematria: כשם שהמים בודקין אות …
answered Dec 27 '18 by user15464
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See Gittin 68b where Shlomo Hamelech is talking to Athmedius King of Sheidim: כתיב (במדבר כד, ח) כתועפות ראם לו ואמרינן כתועפות אלו מלאכי השרת ראם אלו השדים מאי רבותייכו מינן א"ל שקול שושילתא מינא …
answered Mar 19 '19 by user15464
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There are 2 types of magic with which one incurs a being from the upper realm to fulfil ones wish by creating something/bringing something unavailable, which are both mentioned in the Torah which the …
answered Apr 5 '19 by user15464
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In the Gemara Brochos 5a Rav Levi explains every word in the Passuk's to mean the entire written and oral Law were given at mount Sinai: וא"ר לוי בר חמא אמר ר' שמעון בן לקיש מאי דכתיב (שמות כד, י …
answered Feb 3 '19 by user15464
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The very first source for Techias Hameisim in the Torah is straight away when Adam first sinned and became Mortal (before that there was no need for Techias Hameisim) in Bereishis 3,19 G-d said to him …
answered Jun 12 '19 by user15464
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Og was Noachs slave Pirkei derav Eliezer 23: וישאר אך נח ואשר אתו בתבה וחוץ מעוג מלך הבשן שישב לו עץ אחד מן הסולמות של התיבה ונשבע לנח ולבניו שיהיה להם עבד עולם The only other other survivors of …
answered Dec 15 '18 by user15464
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In this medrash Talpiot written by Hamekubal Rav Eliyahu Hacohen of Izmir about 300 years ago he writes in entry "Eliezer" (the entries are written in alphabetical order) Eliezer did a kabalistic con …
answered Feb 24 '18 by user15464
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Yes Angels make requests of Hashem Zohar Chelek 1, 23,1 see also Pirkei Drabbi Eliezer 13, and Yalkut Shimoni Bereishis 3,1. But they ussually get punished for questioning G-d's decisions by requesti …
answered Mar 21 '19 by user15464