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Gemara Shabbos 20a and in other locations mentions כמאכל בן דרוסאי Rashi explains that Ben Drosai was a thief who ate his food when it was only cooked 1/3. Did Ben Drosai have some sort of Zechus tha …
asked Oct 22 '12 by Gershon Gold
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Was Pharoh's daughter named Basya or Bisya? Sources please!
asked Feb 7 '11 by Gershon Gold
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The Torah tells us that Adam HaRishon lived for 930 years. Is there a source that tells us for how long Chava (Eve) lived? I have been unable to find any source that discusses how old Chava was when …
asked May 30 '14 by Gershon Gold
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Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi was known as the Rif. The Roshei Teivos of his name is רי"א, and as far as I know there is no other historic figure known as the רי"א. Then why was he known as the Rif?
asked Jan 26 '12 by Gershon Gold
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To the best of my knowledge the majority of people that wear Rabeinu Tam Tefilin put it on without a Bracha at some later point in Tefila or after Tefila. Based on this I was wondering is there any so …
asked Nov 7 '17 by Gershon Gold