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It is not that the power is in the hair itself, however, he was granted the power as long as he kept the vow of the nezirus. Letting his hair be cut, caused him to break the vow. It was breaking the vow that caused him to lose his power. Shoftim 13:5 Because you shall conceive, and bear a son; and a razor shall not come upon his head, for a Nazirite to ...


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The simple answer is that this determination is not much different than other determination about the meaning of a text, which is made on a case-by-case basis. One has to use logical analyses of the information presented, both inherently (regarding clues in the text itself) and in a broader context, including whether or not there is a relevant and reliable (...


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Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 445:2: ואם שרפו קודם שעה ששית הרי זה מותר ליהנות בפחמין שלו בתוך הפסח אבל אם שרפו משעה ששית ולמעלה הואיל והוא אסור בהנאה הרי זה לא יסיק בו תנור וכירים ולא יבשל ואם בישל או אפה אותה הפת ואות' התבשיל אסורים בהנאה וכן הפחמין שלו אסורים בהנאה הואיל ושרפו אחר שנאסר בהנאה:‏ If one burns it [chametz] before the the sixth hour [...


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The credit card company doesn't care why you spend money on your credit card. They make money from transaction fees, paying back only a portion of what they make as rewards. The more you spend, the more money they make. So no, spending money on your credit card for someone else with the intention of being paid off isn't defrauding the credit card company. ...


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Ralbag explains that growing his hair physically contributed to his strength, but God also granted him additional strength on account of him being a nazirite. He proves this from the fact that when Samson cut his hair he lost his strength immediately – had the strength been solely from growing his hair it would have dissipated over time: ועם שבזה הענין ...


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