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The Radak writes an answer distinguishing between Noah's entering and then exiting, and entering permanently: בעצם היום הזה, on this very date, the 17th day of the second month, after Noach had entered the ark. How do we reconcile this statement with the verses 4-6 from which we deduced that Noach entered the ark already 7 days before the onset of the ...


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In keeping with the plain meaning of the text the way Rashi says his commentary does, and in keeping with the Bereshit Rabbah 12:13 quoted, doesn't it seem more likely that he is saying that Avram concealed his wife, Sarai in "a word"? (Like in ראשי תבות, ראשי תיבות) That if her status as his wife was revealed, the Torah would have said, "they ...


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I heard in the name of Rabbi Emanuel Gettinger zt"l the pshat that the "box" was on wheels. It was a carriage. Hopefully they don't peek inside, and if they do, be prepared to say "she's my sister."


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Rashi on the verse of Chanoch explains that although he was righteous, he wasn’t so steadfast in his beliefs and actions and was at risk of being swayed away from his righteous path. (Noach on the other hand was obviously strong enough to go against the current of society and not be swayed) ויתהלך חנוך. צַדִּיק הָיָה וְקַל בְּדַעְתּוֹ לָשׁוּב לְהַרְשִׁיעַ, ...


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In the Yachin UVoaz commentary it writes: שאמר הקב"ה כן לנח, וגלה לו יקרת האדם, וזה מעיד על גודל החבה, עד שמודיעו שמחבבו כל כך, [משא"כ הנך קראי דבראשית שנאמר נעשה אדם בצלמינו וכו', כי בצלם אלדים עשה וכו'. אמר הקב"ה כו' שלא בפני שום אדם]. וכוונת התנא, דמשום כך יראה האדם להיטיב לכל, אפילו למי שאינו בן ברית, וכ"ש שלא יגרום לו נזק לגופו ...


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The Midrash (Bereshit Raba 4:7) is the earlier source וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָרָקִיעַ שָׁמָיִם, רַב אָמַר אֵשׁ וּמָיִם, רַבִּי אַבָּא בַּר כַּהֲנָא אָמַר מִשּׁוּם רַב, נָטַל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֵשׁ וּמַיִם וּפְתָכָן זֶה בָּזֶה וּמֵהֶן נַעֲשׂוּ שָׁמַיִם. "G-d called the firmament heaven", Rav said fire and water, Rabi Aba Bar Kahana said in the ...


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Chagigah 12a: מַאי שָׁמַיִם אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי בַּר חֲנִינָא שֶׁשָּׁם מַיִם בְּמַתְנִיתָא תָּנָא אֵשׁ וּמַיִם מְלַמֵּד שֶׁהֱבִיאָן הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא וּטְרָפָן זֶה בָּזֶה וְעָשָׂה מֵהֶן רָקִיעַ What is the meaning and source of the word “heaven” [shamayim]? Rabbi Yosei bar Ḥanina said: It is an acronym, shesham mayim, meaning: That water is there. It ...


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