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Which part of Hebrew or textual grammar tells the reader to add to the verb in question the word "habitually"?

Great question! It's not just the "from yesterday"; it's the conjugation on the word "goring", looking very, very carefully at the vowels: נַגָּח That's a patach (straight line) ...
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Why was Shmitta specifically chosen to teach that the intricacies of all mitzvot were given at Har Sinai?

Based on Be'er Yosef to Leviticus 25:1-3 There’s a Midrash which analyzes 1 a verse in Psalms 2. The verse describes גיבורי כוח, the mighty ones of strength, who follow Hashem’s word. Who ...
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We were slaves and now we are free?

We are slaves to Hashem (G-d) in that we are obligated to keep His commandments, and we don't have a choice. We are not slaves to a human being, but to G-d. 'כי לי בני ישראל עבדים, עבדי הם' (ויקרא כ"...
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Is there a reason for the change in word order in Vayikra 25:10?

Rashi actually addresses this issue. (Sources from Sefaria.org) ושבתם איש אל אחזתו. שֶׁהַשָּׂדוֹת חוֹזְרוֹת לְבַעְלֵיהֶן And you shall return each man to his inheritance: (meaning) that the fields return ...
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Why does the Torah write Vayikra 25:51 & 25:52?

The answer given by the Gemara and brought by the Torah Temimah is that the verse is teaching that if the value of the slave changed, we use the more lenient measurement of how much he must pay. So if ...
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Keeping Shemittah "When you enter the land"?

I couldn't find any meforshim who were bothered by this. The Gra writes in Aderes Eliyahu db"h כי תבאו that "כי תבאו אל הארץ" comes to exclude a hava amina that shemitta applies to Ever ...
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Why was Shmitta specifically chosen to teach that the intricacies of all mitzvot were given at Har Sinai?

Ramban here answers that Shemittah was used as an example since it was stated briefly/generally at the time of Matan Torah (in Mishpatim), and the details were said later. This example shows us that ...
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Why was Shmitta specifically chosen to teach that the intricacies of all mitzvot were given at Har Sinai?

Aleinu LeShabeiach, based on the teachings of Rav Zilberstein, quotes two answers to this question (p. 394-395): The Chasam Sofer explains that the reason shemittah and Mount Sinai are juxtaposed ...
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Why was Shmitta specifically chosen to teach that the intricacies of all mitzvot were given at Har Sinai?

Ralbag, seen here, suggests that it is not the particular Mitzvah itself that warrants this statement, rather it's placement in the order of the Torah. He writes: Since the narrative was ...
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In Behar Chapter 25, verse 49, why does the Torah specifically mention 'his uncle or his cousin shall redeem him'

It is talking about those relatives who would normally inherit his property. Lineage follows the paternal (male) line. Thus, moving up the line of inheritance, if his "brothers" cannot redeem him, the ...
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