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We later find out that this nurse was called Devorah as we learn about her death in Bereishis 35:38. The pasuk over there expressly calls her the nurse of Rivka. It would make sense to assume that she was sent at the time to care for Rivka, owing to the fact that Rivka got married at such a young age. Indeed the Targum Yonasan translates the word '...


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I think your question is based on an inaccurate assumption. You are assuming that these Amalekite children are being killed-punished- for the sins of their ancestors. That's not 100% correct. In Judaism, suffering can come for multiple reasons. These reasons can be categorized loosely into two categories: Past and Future. For a great introduction and ...


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Negaim i.e Tzaraas skin disease - takes effect against our will whether we sin or not even without prior warning (despite the fact that sometimes one is warned as questioner assumes)Yalkut Shimoni Vayikra 247* ומה נגעים שטמא בהן אנוסין* Indeed the Gemara Nedarim 35b states that all under-aged mechusrei Kapara (those who need to bring a Korban inorder to ...


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There's a halachah that in certain cases, A can hand something to B, who then hands it to C, etc., such that no person carries it more than four amos. When the Mishnah (Eruvin 95b) presents this halachah, it mentions וכן בנו (and so too with his child). Rashi there (based on the Gemara, ibid. 97b) explains that this means a baby who was born in the field on ...


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As long as putting the baby in the swing would not cause any extra melacha to be done, this would be permitted. The same is true of the Shabbos elevator - those who forbid its use do so only out of concern that the force of the person entering the elevator may cause lights to illuminate and such like.


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