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One approach is found in Pirkei Avot 5:2 עֲשָׂרָה דוֹרוֹת מֵאָדָם וְעַד נֹחַ, לְהוֹדִיעַ כַּמָּה אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם לְפָנָיו, שֶׁכָּל הַדּוֹרוֹת הָיוּ מַכְעִיסִין וּבָאִין עַד שֶׁהֵבִיא עֲלֵיהֶם אֶת מֵי הַמַּבּוּל. עֲשָׂרָה דוֹרוֹת מִנֹּחַ וְעַד אַבְרָהָם, לְהוֹדִיעַ כַּמָּה אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם לְפָנָיו, שֶׁכָּל הַדּוֹרוֹת הָיוּ מַכְעִיסִין וּבָאִין, עַד ...


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I found the following source which says that Yael was a righteous convert ילקוט שמעוני יהושע - פרק א - רמז ט . יש נשים חסידות גיורות הגר אסנת צפרה שפרה פועה בת פרעה רחב רות ויעל אשת חבר הקיני: There are pious converts... Yael the wife of Chever the Kenite - Yalkut Shimoni: Joshua 1:9 In this lecture, at 22 minutes, Rabbi Zahtz states that Rav Yaakov Emden ...


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Ketubot 62b says that Rav Yehuda HaNasi was a descendent of King David. This most likely means his father Rav Shimon ben Gamliel (II) was as well. The Wikipedia entry for Hillel says he also was a descendant of King David: According to the "Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon" (a comprehensive history of the composition of the Talmud from the 10th century), ...


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Chori: Shabbos 85a identifies the Chori with the Chivi, the nation listed in Bereishis 10:17 as being the son of Canaan, himself a son of Cham. Moav and Amon: Bereishis 19:31-38 records that they are the sons of Lot by way of his daughters. Lot‘s father Charan was Terach’s son, Avraham’s brother (Genesis 11:27). All of them are descendants of Shem (ibid. v....


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The commentaries I've come across all seem to agree that Zerubavel was indeed the biological son of Pedaya. A number of approaches are offered to explain why he is nonetheless referred to as the son of Shealtiel: Radak to Divrei HaYamim I 3:18-19 understands that Pedaya was a son of Shealtiel, such that Zerubavel was a grandson of Shealtiel. Zerubavel is ...


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In the beginning of his commentary to Genesis Chapter Four, Ralbag enumerates four reasons for the Torah's protracted genealogical/biographical discussions. The first one directly addresses your question: הראשונה לישב לנו אמונת החדוש וכבר זכרה הרב המורה וזה כי מפני שספרה לנו התורה שהעולם מחודש ושהנברא ממנו ראשונה הוא איש אחד לבד יפול ספק חזק לאנשים על זה ...


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No matter which theory that we use, the wife of Moses would of have Hamatic blood. If we assume that Keturah is Cushite, she would have Hamatic blood. If we assume that the Medianite are Ishmaelite, she still would have that Hamatic blood since Hagar is Egyptian. Others are trying to use the Kenite theory saying that the medianite are really Kenites. Well ...


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My own suggestion: Challah of the Diaspora is rabbinic (Rambam Hilchot Bikkurim 5:7). Charamim (except for of land in Israel) applies nowadays (Rambam Hilchot Arachim 8:11) presumably biblically (otherwise I believe that Rambam would have noted its rabbinic status). Thus it makes sense that Maharshal is willing to deprive doubtful kohanim of rabbinically-...


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