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This is an excellent question, and is asked in many places such as here, here, here, here, and many other places. By far the best set of answers are found in the second link above, from Daf-yomi.com, with my rough summary below: א. דבר ה' ליהושע היה בגילוי נבואה, והיא מדרגה עליונה של דבקות בקדושה. רק על גילוי נבואה נאמר שאין בו פחיתות ערך של דילטורין. ...


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Rashi indeed says that the 7th day of encircling Yericho was on Shabbos. Rashi on Yehoshua 6:15: "ביום השביעי" - שבת היה This siege was permitted on Shabbos for the Sake of Milchemes Mitzva (Conquering Eretz Yisroel in the time of Yehshua) as the pasuk says "Until the city Falls"(Devarim 20:20) which means as long as it takes to subjugate the City ...


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The Hebrew word translated as "read" here is "קָ֣רָא" which doesn't only mean "read." In fact, if you look throughout the entire Tanakh, it about 95% of the time doesn't mean "read" but instead "called" or "proclaimed": https://biblehub.com/hebrew/kara_7121.htm Therefore, here it should be translated as (paraphrased) "there was not a word of all that Moses ...


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As explained in Rashi, Rav Hirsch, and the Art Scroll Chumash, the words of the blessings and the curses were spoken by the Kohanim and Leviim in the middle. The command on what to do and what to say was given in the Torah. When it was actually carried out, in Yehoshua 8:33](https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/15792#showrashi=true&v=33) the ...


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The Art Scroll Chumash explains that the bulk of the tribe of Levi stood on Har Grizim, while the elders of the tribe, the Kohanim, and the Ark were in the valley between. Six tribes would stand on one mountain and six tribes on the other, with the Ark, the Kohanim, and the elders of the Levites in between. Note that Rashi is a bit unclear as he has ...


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Open your Bible to Joshua chapter 2, cover the word harlot in verse one, reread the chapter and ask yourself if you are reading about a harlot or a Canaanite innkeeper who just happens to also be a weaver of fine cloth, a woman of great faith in the omnipotent G-d of Israel and a heroine who risked her very life for two men simply because they were Hebrew. ...


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