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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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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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There are many reasons to believe that the father of the Tzemach Tzedek, Reb Shalom Shachna, was a direct descendant of Dovid HaMelech. As a proof for this i will just quote what the The Rebbe Rashab, also a direct descendant of the Tzemach Tzedek, says clearly (Toras Shalom pg. 176): At a farbrengen on Motzaei Shabbos, 21 Kislev 5673, “‘His candle will ...


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