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Generally refers to Avraham (Abraham), Yitzchak (Isaac), and Yaakov (Jacob); the three patriarchs of the Jewish People.

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I think there are two important points to be made in considering this question. 1) Many of the insights provided to us by the midrashim regarding Avraham's "youth" (i.e. up to 70 years old, when we a …
answered Oct 17 '10 by WAF
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Isn't it simply that Avraham had not yet received the promises of land and dynasty when he was in Egypt but he had by the time he was in S'dom? The last thing that happened before he went to rescue Lo …
answered Nov 4 '11 by WAF
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Please see Rav Moshe Feinstein's answer here (linked in the other thread). He says the only reason one may not marry two sisters is the prohibition against קידושין (the preliminary stage of marriage) …
answered Nov 22 '10 by WAF
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I think it bears explanation exactly what the "obvious logical contradictions" are. After all, once one accepts the possibility of prophecy, as arguably one must, the אבות knowing the future is really …
answered Nov 22 '10 by WAF
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According to Rav Naftali Tzvi Y'huda Berlin in his commentary Ha'mek Davar, tithing is a generic term for separating some of one's wealth and giving it away - particularly to poor people. Indeed, we f …
answered Dec 16 '15 by WAF
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I heard (but do not have the citation) that the Izhbitzer says in Mei Hashilo'ach that Hashem was presenting Avraham with doubt by placing him in a situation that did not have a clear solution. The un …
answered Jan 26 '11 by WAF