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The reference is the Gemara in Chulin (65a) which discusses that two seemingly different birds are of the same species (min), and they therefore are found near each other. The same thing applies here. In both chapters the laws are enumerated to prevent override biblical law. The woman, because of her very nature may be more susceptible to carrying in public ...


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The phrase "כל הקרב הקרב כי לא לחנם הלך זרזיר אצל עורב" is found in a couple places in Shas (Chullin 65a, Bava Kamma 92b) and can literally be translated as: not for naught that the zarzir went to dwell with the crow, but because it is of the same species ie- birds of a feather flock together. Now It's very easy to see how this can be construed as ...


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Yes, the Moshiach has to be a human being as he has to be a descendant of King David (Rambam Melachim 11:4): "וְאִם יַעֲמֹד מֶלֶךְ מִבֵּית דָּוִד הוֹגֶה בַּתּוֹרָה וְעוֹסֵק בְּמִצְוֹת כְּדָוִד אָבִיו. כְּפִי תּוֹרָה שֶׁבִּכְתָב וְשֶׁבְּעַל פֶּה. וְיָכֹף כָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵילֵךְ בָּהּ וּלְחַזֵּק בִּדְקָהּ. וְיִלָּחֵם מִלְחֲמוֹת ה'. הֲרֵי זֶה בְּחֶזְקַת ...


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This imaginary concept derives from this text in T'hillim: תְּחַסְּרֵהוּ מְּעַט, מֵאֱלֹהִים So the article 'METATRON' in Jewish Encyclopedia: 'The Zohar defines his nature exactly by declaring that he is little lower than God (after Ps. viii. 6; Yalḳ. Ḥadash, 7, No. 51).' Though the Targum translates מֵאֱלֹהִים in T'hillim 8:6 as 'angels,' Aquila ...


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Ritba in Hagada He explains the words Saraf, Malach and Shaliah in Hagada of Pesach. The last is Matat... This is a low level of angel who is intermediate between angels and men. ויוציאנו ה' ממצרים לא על ידי מלאך ולא על ידי שרף וכו'. מכאן ראיה כי מלאך ושרף שני דברים הם, השרפים הם מלאכי אש העומדים תחת הכסא וטובלין בכל יום בנהר של אש ההולך לפני ...


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This was an answer I got from a Rabbi: In the days of old, there was an obligation for people to be oleh regel, to come to Yerushalayim to celebrate the holiday there. With no bes hamikdosh, there is no obligation specifically to 'come together' for the holiday.  Since these days  holy days, one should make an effort not to spend  the day frivolously. The ...


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