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Like in just about every question of Judaism, there's more than one explanation/opinion. Ramabm (Moreh Nevuchim 2:45) and Radak (intro to Tehillim): Expounding upon the Gemara (Berachos 4, Pesachim 117, Megillah 7), they say that the reason for the difference is that the prophecies of the books of Navi were written in a higher level of prophecy than ...


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The Gemara in Kiddushin (30a) says that a father is obligated to teach his son "mikra, not mishnah." Rava there says "mikra" means "Torah." Rashi explains that this means Chumash, and not Nevi'im or Ketuvim. However, the Rambam codifies this halachah as an obligation to teach one's son "Torah shebichtav kulah," which the Bach, Taz, Shach and Gra understand ...


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It's a shame that the Mesorah is no longer printed in most Tanachs as it was in the past. This particular question is answered by the short Mesorah on Bamidbar 3:39 where it says י' נקודות בתורה. The long Mesorah on the same verse elaborates on where the 10 dots are. It says that there are 10 in the Torah and another 5 in Nach as follows: Torah- Bereishis 16:...


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The gemora in Meggila 3a states that Daniel was not considered a prophet whereas Chaggai Zecharya and Malachi were. Rashi s.v. Inhu Nevii explains that they were sent as God's messengers with a message for Israel, whereas although Daniel saw great prophetic visions, he was not sent as a messenger to Israel. Additionally, the gemora in Meggila 7a seems to ...


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Excellent Question! As far as I can tell, this was first asked by the Geonim (Teshuvos Hageonim Sha'arei Teshuvah 121, according to this article, it was asked by R' Nissim Gaon to R' Hai Gaon, and see also Teshuvas Hageonim Musafia/Lik 27), who answered that the classification of "kesuvim" is not literal here, but rather, that they are "written" because ...


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Since all of Naomi's children had died, Ruth was free of the requirement of yibum and did not perform yibum with Boaz. Indeed, one of the reasons Naomi gave trying to convince Ruth and Orpah to leave her was that there would be no child available to perform yibum. Ruth 1:12 - 13 Return, my daughters, go, for I have become too old to marry, that I ...


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Here an anonymous source sheet for one of the maggidei shiurim in that Yeshiva quotes the Radbaz (שו"ת מכת"י ח"ח סימן י) as saying that it applies to all Torah, Nevi'im and Kesuvim. The Mordechai (ערובין סימן תקיג) says that Haftorah's are part of written Torah that fall under the issue of being said by heart. Sefer HaItim סימן קפח also says that Haftorah'...


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The Shay LaMora Publishing House has published Megilat Eicha with a commentary they call Beit Metzudot, a commentary in the style of the Metzudot for Megilot that don't have them. You can see it on their website here, and you can read the text quoted by @TamirEvan (in his comment) by clicking on the picture. This is included in the Chumash Shay LaMora for ...


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In actuality, the neviim were those who were a. Given a prophesy by Hashem b. Commanded to reveal this prophesy to Bnei Yisrael. This is just like Moshe in the Torah. That is why we constantly see that the Torah says "Vayedaber Hashem el Moshe laimor". That is, Hashem told Moshe something and then commanded him to repeat it to the people and later to ...


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I'll give it a go. The tanakh uses the word megillah in various places. These often appear in works of prophesy, from Jeremiah's burnt scroll (Jer. 36:27) to Zechariah's flying scroll (Zec. 1:1), which imply that they were meant to be addressed to the larger community (interestingly, the events around Esther were inscribed (Es. 9:30) in sefarim). There ...


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The Maharil quoted in likutei Maharil #106 says in the name of Rashi that the rule is, whichever book we read Haphtorah out of is called Navi, and whichever we are not read Haphtora from are called Kesuvim. [The notes on the bottom send to Rashi in maseches Shabbos 115a in the mishna. It's not so clear that this is what Rashi is trying to say, especially ...


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I have found an answer to my question after a long time of copying and pasting. In Tanach, there are 1,196,824 letters. This does not include Kri, but only the Ksiv. It includes the 9 inverted nuns.


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רמב״ם ־ הלכות תלמוד תורה א:יב ודברי קבלה בכלל תורה שבכתב הן Which the Avodas Hamelech sources: ודברי קבלה בכלל תורה שבכתב הן. קדושין מ"ט קרא אנא עד דקרי אוריתא נביאי וכתובי וכו (The Divrei Yirmiyahu also interprets the Rambam in this case as referring both to Neviim and to Ksuvim.)


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I believe that the opposite is true. In the Rambams litterateur דברי קבלה usually refers to the Torah Shebeal Pe (קיבלו במסורת) (although the Rambam view is that Halachot learned from נ''ך is in the status of Drabanan, so he might have referd to them as Divri Kabala as well) while כתבי קודש refers to Torah Shebechtav.


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I did not read the whole article yet (discovered through a comment on this site, it's on my 'to-read' list), but the cheat sheet found on page 15 of this magazine (Kosher Spirit Pesach 5768 [from the OK]) says that "A posuk of Tanach (if it was read)" must be put into sheimos.


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Torah Sh'lemah has a list in parshat Tzav. מאיר עיני סופרים has one as do some editions of tanakh including one of the Breuer/Aleppo editions (Horeb?). Source: Any given table in my yeshiva was likely to have a dozen different tanakhs on it with at least one containing any table or map you were looking for at the moment.


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