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From the Talmud, tractate Brachot, 7a: (450-550 CE) And Rabbi Yoḥanan said in the name of Rabbi Yosei regarding Moses’ request that the Divine Presence rest upon Israel as it once had: Moses requested three things from the Holy One, Blessed be He, at that time, all of which were granted him. He requested that the Divine Presence rest upon Israel and not ...


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R Shlomo Goren and his autobiography (With might and strength) explains that he was at the Dome of the Rock the day it became liberated and saw it as a special one-time opportunity. He writes he went back up to the Temple Mount and went to the Dome of the Rock with sappers. He took a Sefer Torah and shofar with him. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,...


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Indeed, one could ask such a technical question on Rav Zevin's last proof. Yet, in context, the point was that the obvious interpretation of this blessing was the asking for the rebuilding of the Temple, the resumption of sacrifices, and along with it (whether the Shechina had or had not been present before), Hashem's dwelling in Tzion. Footnote 61 can help ...


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I won't answer the question as stated. Instead I will address one premise of the question, which is actually very common with this type of question. The question assumes that Pesach is supposed to be at the time of the regular barley harvest. This come from a mistaken understanding of the Torah. The connection between Pesach and the barley harvest is from ...


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A "Beit Chanin" is mentioned in the gemara in Pesachim 57a: "With regard to the prominent priests and those like them, Abba Shaul ben Batnit said in the name of Abba Yosef ben Ḥanin: Woe is me due to the High Priests of the house of Baitos, woe is me due to their clubs. Woe is me due to the High Priests of the house of Ḥanin; woe is me due to ...


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Short answer: No. If there were any Jews who held such claims, they were not enough to leave behind any record. The Bible is clear that there were Jews who worshipped foreign idols, but they did not claim a Biblical basis for doing so. Rather, they recognized that they were acting AGAINST the Bible's claim that there is only one G-d. The concept of G-d ...


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Shabbat Shirah occurs in the annual cycle of reading the Torah when we reach the parasha of Beshalach. That section of the Torah contains the Song of the Sea. Consequently, that shabbat is called "Shabbat Shirah," meaning "Sabbath of Song." This section of the Torah is read with a special tune in many communities and some communities have ...


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An even better source than the one in my first answer is the verse of Deuteronomy ch. 18 v. 15: נָבִ֨יא מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ כָּמֹ֔נִי יָקִ֥ים לְךָ֖ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ אֵלָ֖יו תִּשְׁמָעֽוּן׃ A prophet from your midst, of your brethren, like me, will Adonoy, your God, establish for you; heed him. According to the Midrashic Biblical commentary known as ...


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Don't think it works that way. The recording isn't the issue. At various times in his life, the prophet received prophecy and wrote it down. It wasn't up to him when or if he would receive more. For instance, in Moses's books, there is an almost forty year gap in the book of Numbers without much notice at all (probably early on in Parshas Chukas near the ...


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In the Sefer Hatoda'ah by Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov he writes here and here that from Yetzias Mitzrayim each person told the story to his family to the best of his ablity, except for the hallel that was said in mitzrayim was said and as time went on they added from the neviim and Dovid HaMelech until the Anshei Knesses HaGedolah came and wrote the main body of ...


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The history of Spanish conversos, from the forced conversions of 1391 until after the expulsion, is complicated and contentious. Nevertheless, while medieval rabbinic authorities broadly did not defend conversion to Catholicism, there are many teshuvot that deal with the practical implications of conversos (e.g., the status of children, marrying someone who ...


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This is discussed in Mishnah Rosh Hashanah 2:2 Initially, after the court sanctified the new month they would light torches on the mountaintops, from one peak to another, to signal to the community in Babylonia that the month had been sanctified. After the Samaritans [Kutim] corrupted and ruined this method by lighting torches at the wrong times to confuse ...


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There is a lot that has been written about the Yaduah / Adnei HaTzadeh, I will attempt to provide more details about what exactly it is and not whether or not it is to be regarded as extinct or not. As pointed out in the Sefer HaChinuch, the starting point is to be found in Mishnah Kilayim 8:5 It talks about having different species pulling a wagon and ...


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So I found the source in the Ohel Elimelech over here on p.66 (second column no. 153) - The only thing that is mentioned as far as the mechanics behind the segulah, and even then I don't think that it is the basis of the Segulah in its entirety, is the mentioning that Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk made a point of dancing for a long time with the chosson and ...


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According to Yalkhut Meam Loez on Pirkei Avot 1:1, Rabban Gamliel did not want to teach students whose motives for learning Torah were not entirely Le Shem Shamayim. In his own words, he stated (David N. Barocas, Ladino _English translator for this volume of Meam Loez quoting Rabbi Yitzchak Magriso), "Any student whose mouth and heart are not equally ...


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