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Rabbi Avraham Chayim Schorr (Toras Chayim to Sanhedrin 90a) addresses this question and concludes that this refers to people who would merit immediate admission to olam haba without any prior suffering of the soul.1 R' Tzadok of Lublin (P'ri Tzadik, Vayikra, Lag Ba'Omer V'siyum HaShas, §3) provides an alternative explanation. He says that all of Israel is ...


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Bzir Aviezer - Rabbi Chaim Aviezer Morgenstern Zatzal explains as follows based on the Gemara in Taanis 10a which says that Hashem gives rain to Eretz Yisrael by himself and other locations through a messenger. Rabbi Yochanan who was in Eretz Yisrael said that rain comes directly from Hashem. Raba who was out of Eretz Yisrael saw the Malach Ridiya who is in ...


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It seems that the Mishna (the source of what you are quoting) differentiates between an open miracle and a natural miracle. Once one has started measuring one's granary - then if it increases it's an open miracle. Open miracles are too obvious and rarely happen. Before one has started measuring, then an increase is impossible to prove. The Mishna suggests ...


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The Magen Avhraham (119:1) quoting Maharil explains that only when in the presence of the sick person may the name of the sick person be omitted. Otherwise, the name should be mentioned. The Gemara Berachos is where Moshe Rabenu was in Miriam's presence. The Gemara Taanis is when the prayers were not made near the sick person.


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The Sefer Ben Yohoyada explains why Choni drew a circle based on the Gemara in Brachos 4b. The Gemara questions why there is no Pasuk that starts with Nun in Ashrei. The Gemara says that since there is a Nefila for the Jews therefore there is no Nun. The Gemara goes on to say that David HaMelech was Somech it on Ruach HaKodesh as it says Somech Hashem L'Chol ...


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The mishna is speaking on a halachic basis and not on the actual length. That is, we follow the same halachos except that Taanis Esther and Purim are pushed to the second Adar (which was the original month) in order to be close to Pesach. What I meant was the usage of ain bain in the mishnah as expressed talks about the halachos of the month and does not ...


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Tosafos in masechs Nidah 16b s.v. Malach raise this issue and answer that Af Bri is in fact the angel in charge of rain, however he only acts with permission of Hashem. ואף ברי (איוב לז) שהוא שר מטר אין עושה אלא ברשות הקב״ה (This of course implies that other angels have some type of free will in their missions. See this Mi Yodeya Q & A.) The ...


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I had always understood the Gemara as saying that the former was a result of the latter; after Binyamin survived as a result of women dancing in the vineyards, the minhag continued for the daughters to continue doing that.


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It's more practical to give dry wood and by the season of Av, which is 4 months after the end of the rainy season which ends in Nissan (Taanis 2b), the wood is more effectively burnt as it is very dry. This is from Wikipedia info about wood cutting: The moisture content of firewood determines how it burns and how much heat is released. Unseasoned (green) ...


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The heart is considered the seat of the will. Rav Hisrch says on the pasuk Thus, the conception of תפילה is given as "work on yourself" as being a penetration of one's whole being with enlightening thought ans ennobling feelings. The soul in the first paragraph of the Shma is the emotions and desires while "might" is all one's physical resources (see ...


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TL;DR: Tefillah is called avodah sheb'lev because it's the only service that can be done in the heart, as opposed to an actual action. Furthermore, it's reminiscent of the original form of avodah, that of offering karbanos in the Beis HaMikdash. The quote you are referring to is: לאהבה את ה' אלהיכם ולעבדו בכל לבבכם (דברים יא:יג). איזו היא עבודה שהיא בלב? ...


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The Talmud doesn't say that R' Beroka and Elijah traversed the entire market place looking for those that merited the hereafter. Indeed it seems that the question was posed in a milling crowd of people, as Elijah at first says no, and then notices the Jailor, who is hurrying by as R' Beroka must run to catch him. A similar situation occurs with the Jesters, ...


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The rule is אין למודין מן הכללות ואפילו במקום שנאמר בו חוץ - we do not apply general rules absolutely, even if the rule list exclusions - there may be more exclusions. So the fact that there is a specific list of exceptions does not preclude there being others. This is why it is no issue that it doesn't list Meshalach Monos. In this case the רע"ב on the ...


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The Mabit in Beis Elokim says it was to symbolize that the Jewish people were stuck operating in a natural cycle and were thus under the influence of the mazalot (constellations). That is why Choni walks into the circle in the beginning and then when its raining he walks out of it to show that now the Jews are operating outside of the normal system. Taken ...


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