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Every Forbidden thing has a corresponding opposite

The Talmud says: Yalta said to her husband Rav Naḥman: Now as a rule, for any item that the Merciful One prohibited to us, He permitted to us a similar item. [Chullin 109b] Numerous examples follow.
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What were David's reasons for writing Psalms?

To partly answer your question... One ma'an d'amar says that some of Tehillim reflects that which happened personally to Dovid. Note Pesachim 117a: תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: כׇּל שִׁירוֹת וְתוּשְׁבָּחוֹת ...
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Is it true there was a sage on his death bed and said I wish I used up all my money?

Reish Lakish, in Gittin 47a: כִּי נָח נַפְשֵׁיהּ שְׁבַק קַבָּא דְמוֹרִיקָא, קְרָא אַנַּפְשֵׁיהּ: ״וְעָזְבוּ לַאֲחֵרִים חֵילָם״ When he passed away, he left a kav of saffron. He applied to himself the ...
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Why does Nero convert to Judaism in folio 56a in tractate Gittin in the Babylon Talmud?

Flavius Josephus reports in the Wars of the Jews that Nero reigned "thirteen years and eight days" (contrary to Jerome's report). "Thirteen years" and "eight days" only ...
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