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According to the Talmud God's statement to Moses actually came true, so we just have to check what they are actually called. Berachot 7a וא"ר יוחנן משום ר' יוסי כל דבור ודבור שיצא מפי הקב"ה לטובה אפי' על תנאי לא חזר בו מנא לן ממשה רבינו שנא' הרף ממני ואשמידם וגו' ואעשה אותך לגוי עצום אע"ג דבעא משה רחמי עלה דמלתא ובטלה אפ"ה אוקמה בזרעיה שנא' בני משה ...


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Rambam Yesodey Hatora 2 gives one way to do that: But how may one discover the way to love and fear Him? When man will reflect concerning His works, and His great and wonderful creatures,1 and will behold through them His wonderful, matchless and infinite wisdom, he will spontaneously be filled with love, praise and exaltation and become possessed of a ...


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Rav Yaakov Emden -Shilas Yaavetz 1:17 writes that a pet needs to be fed first and fish are included. It is important to note that if the animal has a feeding schedule and your pet wouldn't be hungry you would be allowed to it first, see teshuva inside. Text:


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While Josh did an excellent job, I'd like to add my two cents based on some research I did on this a few years back... Also: It's worth reading to the end. If you have any questions on any of this, please comment below. Rabbi Kaplan, based on Onkelos and others identifies it as follows (Living Torah Ex. 23:28): deadly wasps Some authorities ...


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Moses prayed for Aaron, but he also prayed for the forgiveness of the entire Children of Israel, both for this sin and for many others (for the golden calf in Exodus 32:11, for the sin of the spies in Numbers 14:13, for the rebellion of Korah in Numbers 16:22). The verse in its context (Deuteronomy 9:18-20) is one of those cases in which Moses prayed for ...


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Firstly, many "precise" or more literal translations (e.g. the JPS translation) translate this word as "stranger" both times. In truth, it is possible that the meaning of convert comes from the meaning of stranger, since converts come from another nation, and are outsiders to some extent. When we look at it like that, the translations don't differ so much. ...


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This is an excellent question and forms the basis of the end of chapter 49 and the beginning of chapter 50 in section one, Likkutei Amarim of the Tanya by the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, discussing the 2nd blessing preceding the recital of Shema where he explains: To quote [again] "As water mirrors the reflection of a face": As the Holy ...


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Chayei Sarah 24:19 shows that one is allowed to drink before he gives water to his animals. And she finished giving him to drink, and she said, "I will also draw for your camels, until they will have finished drinking." Chayei Sarah 24:32 shows that Eliezer took care of the camels and fed them before he went into the house and allowed Laban to offer ...


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Firstly, it is highly unlikely that the Jews were in fact greater in numbers and strength than the Egyptians. Many Mefarshim there in Shemos 1:9 (e.g. R' Avraham ben Harambam, Malbim, Hakesav Vehakabbalah, and more) note that רב ועצום ממנו does not literally mean that there were more Jews than Egyptians. Even according to those who do interpret it that way,...


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ANSWER BY LEVI: Rav Shimshon Rafael Hirsch zt"l comments that 'going in all Hashem's ways and loving Him' are the result of yiras shomayim. Fear of Hashem leads a person to walk in His ways. He benefits and grows from this, as the verse states, '(The Torah's) ways are ways of pleasantness' (Mishlei 3:17). They fill a person's heart with richness and ...


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