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The weekly Torah portion of Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16)

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We don't decide practical rules from our own reading of the text of the Pentateuch. There have been millennia of exegesis, expounding, debates, and decisions by those wiser than us in the ways of the …
answered Sep 24 '15 by msh210
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The weekly "Torah Lodaas" sheet (by Rabbi Matis Blum of Queens, New York) for B'shalach 5771, quotes the book Gan Yosef, by the author of Pardes Yosef, as saying that the duplication is to indicate th …
answered Jan 16 '11 by msh210
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I wrote elsewhere: ספר התודעה asks a similar question, and gives a beautiful answer: Not only שירת הים is in this פרשה; many other ideas are.... Nonetheless, the Jewish people has design …
answered Jan 11 '11 by msh210
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The question is a bit stronger than worded above, so allow me first to restate it. The pasuk has the Jews demanding of Moshe, "Did you take us to die in the desert because of a lack of graves in Egypt …
answered May 17 '12 by msh210
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The maskana (conclusion) of the g'mara in M'gila 10:2 is that "vayhi" is not always a term of pain (though "vayhi bime" is).
answered Jan 23 '11 by msh210
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I noted elsewhere that it's forbidden to feed an animal on שבת, unless that animal is dependent for food upon the one feeding it. For this reason, מג״א writes that the custom of feeding stray bird …
answered Feb 2 '12 by msh210