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Wise saying in the Netflix series 'Shtisel'

Rav Avigdor Miller (Tape: Happy Is He Who Ignores) explains that the idea behind this is that one should not pay attention to such thoughts of what other think of you. Why not? Because that will "...
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"Purimfest 1946" and the ten sons of Haman

In Ish Chamudos (biography on the life of R' Michoel Ber Weissmandl, pg 282), this idea is quoted from R' Chaim Alexander Neiman, who claimed to hear it directly from R' Weissmandl. The book quotes a ...
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The Klausenberger Rebbe: Parah Aduma and Torah study

I think he's reading it like this: This is the purpose of Torah study - זאת חוקת התורה That you should fulfill what Hashem has commanded - אשר צוה ה' לאמר
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I want to study all 613 Mitzvot in depth. Can someone recommend a good book for me to read dedicated to that topic?

One of the classics is Sefer HaChinuch. It's available online here in Hebrew and English.
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I want to study all 613 Mitzvot in depth. Can someone recommend a good book for me to read dedicated to that topic?

This is a wonderful intention, I did it a few times both alone and with my daughter and it is a great way to acquire broad knowledge. As Joel K indicated, the classic way to acquire this learning is ...
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Can someone please translate this commentary by Malbim on Psalm 84:7

On the preceding verses, Malbim has explained that this chapter of Tehillim is in the voice of a Levi who is in exile in Bavel, and who longs desperately to once again return to the Beis Hamikdash and ...
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What is the source of not to speak dvarim betelim

As @Deuteronomy said there is no prohibition of talking דברים בטלים but we have sources that tell us not to: The Nefesh Hachaim talks about how one's words have an effect on the spiritual worlds, and ...
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Eretz Yisroel as G-ds palace

There are several instances. Firstly, note Rabbeinu Bachaye on Devarim 32:43 on the words "וְכִפֶּ֥ר אַדְמָת֖וֹ עַמּֽוֹ" - "And atone His people’s land" writes: וכפר אדמתו עמו. ...
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Chanukah and Purim as two friends: insight of the Shaloh

There are a possibly a few ways in which they can be deemed "friends", or in other words, share a similar connection. The first, from a most basic level, is that they are both Rabbinic ...
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The Plague of Darkness and the Light that rectified it

To summarize the question: Maharal of Prague: 10 מכות of Shemos || 10 מאמרות of Bereishis Shem MiShmuel: within the Maharal’s idea - מכת חשך || the statement of ויהי אור Q. How did darkness in מצרים ...
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"Purimfest 1946" and the ten sons of Haman

This idea from Rabbi Weissmandl does not appear in any of his writings. According to this article, this claim is attributed to a variety of different people. In a letter to the newspaper Shearim, ...
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Looking for Rabbi Bentzion Sternfeld's Shaarei Tzion

You can find whole piece on Hebrewbooks here The pertinent passage begins here by the letter vav.
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The teaching of the Baal Shem Tov: Healing and Vayikra El Moshe

As per my comment above where I placed the link (see my comment above) I would like to translate, summarize and explain some ideas in order to make sense of this deep teaching of the Bal Shem Tov (...
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Why did only Pinchas (know how to) respond?

The Midrash says: When Cozbi came along, [Zimri] desired her, but she said to him: “I will not yield to you, because my father told me that I must yield only to Moses.” To which he replied: “I am ...
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Tzafnat Panei’ach

There are several details in what the Rogatchover is pointing out that are not so simple. He emphasizes that unlike Yitzchok whose circumcision was for the mitzvah of Milah of a Yisrael, Avraham's ...
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Tzafnat Panei’ach

Basically, the answer is that although Avraham circumcised himself before he circumcised his household members, nevertheless being that Avraham’s Geirus wasn’t yet completed at the time that he ...
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Why does G-d, blessed be He, say that something did not enter His mind when He is all-knowing?

My understanding is that it did not enter His mind as a valid action. I.e. this is not something that He would ever consider a valid course of action. That's basically correct. Metzudas Dovid ...
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Ibn Ezra on Vayikra 26:45

In sefer ילקוט מאמרים ומכתבים (Yalkut Maamarim Umichtavim, p. 135), Rav Elchonon Wasserman cites the same posuk in Malachi as the Agra DeKalah, as mentioned in my comment. The Torah says: For I am ...
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Ibn Ezra on Vayikra 26:45

He probably means לעולם as if to say "no matter what happens" something akin to the ramban: וטעם וזכרתי להם ברית ראשונים שאזכור להם כן בין בארץ בין בחוצה לארץ בגלות הנרמזת כאן וכן בכל ...
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Masei: spiritual rectification through the encampments

My understanding of this is based off of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's explanation of sin, in this sicha. The answer is that there are two ways to rescue a spark. The first is to be tempted by an aveira, ...
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Do the sages give any sort of insight as to why humans and land animals were created AFTER birds and fish?

It seems that you have two questions: First, "Why weren't all types of animals (mammals/birds/fish/swarming creatures) created on the same day, and the creation of humans reserved for a day of ...
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Summary of mefarshim in back of Gemara

These are the basic Meforshim in the back of the Gemorah. (I don't know which additional Meforshim your Oz V'Hadar edition adds.) Maharsha This is a go-to. It mostly explains difficulties in Tosafot. ...
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The parallel of 6000 years and the six days of creation

The Ramban is mentioned as the source for the idea in your sefer above, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe goes through it (see "Keeping in Touch Vol 4: Parashat Noach" for example). Firstly, what's ...
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Lech Lecha: Avraham fulfilled G-ds mitzvos with joy

Midrash Tehillim 112:1: Abraham fulfilled the entire Torah from Aleph to Tav, as it is written, "Because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees ...
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English translation of Ibn Ezra's Torah commentary

Hi welcome to Mi Yodeya Ibn Ezra's commentary on Chumash is available translated into english in this book: https://www.amazon.com/Ibn-Ezras-Commentary-Pentateuch-Bereshit/dp/0932232078 Ibn Ezra, ...
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How did the Greeks make the menora-oil impure?

Tosafos on the gemara explains: שהיה מונח בחותמו של כהן גדול - אם כבר גזרו על הנכרים להיות כזבים (נידה פ"ד לד.) צ"ל שהיה מונח בחותם בקרקע שלא הסיטו הכלי That was paced with the seal of the ...
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Chanukah and Purim as two friends: insight of the Shaloh

The Targum Simcha Here (English Here) mentions four similarities and connections between Purim and Chanukah. Although he does not mention the Shelah which you quoted, he does provide his own ...
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Parshiot names together & meaning

The Gutnick Chumash has a short introduction before each parsha discussing the name according to chassidus. Here's a sample:
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Kovetz Mefarshim by daf

You should consider אוצר מפרשי התלמוד It references in extenso rishonim and aharonim al seder hadaf. I think it corresponds to what you are looking for. You can see here one page of the sefer
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Chanukah and Purim as two friends: insight of the Shaloh

The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Shabbos Parshas Mikeitz 27th Day of Kislev 5744) explained that Purim represents the body, e.g. mitzvos, and Chanukah represents the soul, e.g. Torah. On Purim, we "...
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