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A collection of four medrashim can be seen here along with their translations and an explanation. Pirkay DeRabbi Eliezer, ch. 31. ר' יהודה אמר: כיון שהגיע החרב על צוארו, פרחה ויצאה נשמתו של יצחק. כיון שהשמיע קולו מבין שני הכרובים ואמר, "אל תשלח ידך אל הנער," חזרה הנפש לגופו. והתירו ועמד על רגליו. וידע יצחק תחיית המתים מן התורה, שכל המתים עתידין להחיות. ...


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The first individual to know of the Messiah was Adam HaRishon. This is stated explicitly in Sanhedrin 38b in the name of Reish Lakish, by Yose ben Chalafta in Seder Olam Rabbah 30 and Rabbi Yehuda bar Simon in Bereshit Rabbah 24:2 which teach that Adam was shown all the righteous, each generation and its Sages and those who would teach and explain the Torah. ...


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Tehillim 54 לַמְנַצֵּ֥חַ בִּנְגִינֹ֗ת מַשְׂכִּ֥יל לְדָוִֽד׃ For the leader; with instrumental music. A maskil of David, בְּב֣וֹא הַ֭זִּיפִים וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ לְשָׁא֑וּל הֲלֹ֥א דָ֝וִ֗ד מִסְתַּתֵּ֥ר עִמָּֽנוּ׃ when the Ziphites came and told Saul, “Know, David is in hiding among us.” Tehillim 57 (Thanks, Dr. Shmuel) לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ אַל־תַּ֭שְׁחֵת לְדָוִ֣ד ...


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You may want to check this reference to vol 3, p.263 on regard chanuka: Teach the jewish chanuka, don't feed the child with fairy tales. It does not beguile childhood and youth with the notions of a world that does not exist, it does not seek to win their hearts and minds for a life which reality will never afford them.


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The Kad Ha'Kemach by Rabeinu Bachyei ben Asher, seems to imply that Avraham saw Noach (see footnote ג). It is very possible he met him later on on life since they were from different locations. As was mentioned already in the comments Noach died when Avraham was 58 (siman נ"ח). The Ramban 10:5 also explains that Avraham and his sons knew Noach and the ...


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Rashi Breishis chapter 39, 1 ויוסף הורד AND JOSEPH WAS BROUGHT DOWN — It (Scripture) now reverts to the original subject (and consequently it states ויוסף הורד “Joseph had been brought down to Egypt” before the events last mentioned); it interrupted it only in order to connect the account of the degradation of Judah (Genesis 38:1) with that of the sale of ...


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I checked the index in volume 9 and found a few places where Rabbi Hirsch denigrated fairytales. All are found in volume 7. Pages 113-114, 329, 376, 383-384. None of the objections, as far as I can tell, are for the reason mentioned in the question, paralleling them to medrashim. He only mentioned Cinderella by name, never the brothers Grimm, but did ...


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Keep reading in the Mechilta (in this portion here). It cites this exposition explicitly. ושמרתם את המצות ר' יאשיה אומר, אל תקרא כן, אלא ושמרתם את המצות. ”Guard the Matzos.” R’ Yoshiya says, Don’t read thus, but rather “guard the Mitzvos.” As an aside, this exposition is quoted by Rashi to Shemos 12:17.


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Yes they Avraham stayed together with Noach for 39 years Midrash Sefer Hayashar parshas Noach states explicitely: ויהי בצאת אברם מן המערה וילך לו אל נח ושם בנו וישב בביתם ללמוד את מוסר ה ואת דרכיו... ויהי אברם את נח שלשים ותשע שנים When Avraham went out of hiding from the cave He went to Noah's house where Noach and Shem were, and he learrnt the ...


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Their lives did overlap. Abraham was born in 1948 (by the way, I love that fact given the events that happened in the secular 1948). Noah died in 2006. So Abraham was 58 years old on Noah’s death. An easy theory could be simply that most of us do not have a tradition knowing who our 9x great-grandfather is in eras where history was so much more easily ...


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It's in Bereishis Rabbah 98:15: גָּד גְּדוּד יְגוּדֶנּוּ (בראשית מט, יט), בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁהָיוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל מְכַבְּשִׁין וּמְחַלְּקִין אֶת הָאָרֶץ הָיָה שֵׁבֶט רְאוּבֵן וְגָד עִמָּהֶן וְהִנִּיחוּ אֶת בְּנֵיהֶם קְטַנִּים, מִי שֶׁהִנִּיחוּהוּ בֶּן עֶשֶׂר מָצְאוּ אוֹתוֹ בֶּן אַרְבַּע וְעֶשְׂרִים, מִי שֶׁהִנִּיחוּהוּ בֶּן עֶשְׂרִים מָצְאוּ אוֹתוֹ בֶּן אַרְבַּע ...


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The Yalkut is here. Hagar might be considered "convert", either before Yaakov was born or afterwards - especially if you take the Midrash that says that Ktura is Hagar as a simple fact. About Shifra anf Puah, sometimes Midrashim have conflicts, so it's not much of a big deal. I agree, assuming that they were converts raises questions, since they have ...


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This comes from Bereishit Rabbah 85:2, quoted by Rashi to Bereishit 39:1.


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This is certainly apparent from the contents of Psalm 57.


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I just stumbled across the Ba’al HaTurim on Bereishis 25:30: הלעטיני נא מן - ראשי תיבות המן. לומר כשם שיעקב קנה מעשו בכורו בלחם ועדשים כך קנה מרדכי את המן לעבד בפת לחם ”Pour into me, please, from [this red stuff]” - This initials “Haman,” to say that just like Yaakov bought from Esav his birthright with bread and lentils, so did Mordschai buy Haman ...


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Hagahot 216 to Minhagim (Tirna) on Sukkot quotes this statement. It's also brought in Matte Moshe 957, who seems to have copied directly from Minhagim. Neither explicitly says it's a midrash. However, Pa'neach Raza on Emor, who only makes reference to the first few words, does quote it as a midrash. Here is the text from the Hagahot to Minhagim (I put what ...


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Almost... תענית כה א רבי אלעזר בן פדת דחיקא ליה מילתא טובא עבד מלתא ולא הוה ליה מידי למטעם...חלש לביה ונים אזול רבנן לשיולי ביה חזיוהו דקא בכי וחייך ונפק צוציתא דנורא מאפותיה כי אתער אמרו ליה מ''ט קבכית וחייכת אמר להו דהוה יתיב עמי הקב''ה ואמרי ליה עד מתי אצטער בהאי עלמא ואמר לי אלעזר בני ניחא לך דאפכיה לעלמא מרישא אפשר דמתילדת בשעתא דמזוני אמרי ...


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I strongly recommend the English edition of Midrash Tanchumah (Metsudah Publications, 2007), a beautiful collection of midrashim in 8 volumes translated by Rabbi Avraham Davis.


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My edition of Pirkei d’Rebbi Eliezer contains a commentary called “Tov Ayin” (not sure who authored it) who asks a similar question: רבים ראו כן תמהו על הפליאה הנשגבה הזאת שקורא לאליעזר רשע ואומר כי הוא עוג מלך הבשן. ובגמרא הלא אמרו שאליעזר עומד ומשמש אצל האבות הקדושים (ב״ב נח.), ואיך יתקיימו שני המאמרים האלה.‏ Many saw and were confounded by ...


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The Baruch She’amar brings that while the remembrance occurs in the daytime (eve of shabbat) the observance takes place in the night (of shabbat), therefore the reversed order.


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Although the vast majority of commentators take the view that Adam didn't have physical relations with the animals, there is a minority view that he did. R. Ovadia MiBartenura - http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=40021&st=&pgnum=4 - assumes the animals must have been pregnant beforehand, as Adam's actions would have disabled them from ...


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Rashi on Yeshaya 8:23 says- כי לא מועף לאשר מוצק לה. כי מלך אשור אשר ניתן למוצק ולהצר לה לארצכם אינו עיף ואינו עצל מלבא עליהם עד שלש פעמים אחת בימי פקח (מלכים ב ט״ו:כ״ט) אשר לקח את עיון ואת אבל מעכה ואת קדש ואת הגליל כל ארץ נפתלי והגלות ההיא בשנת ד' לאחז ובשנת שתים עשרה ויער אלהי ישראל את רוח פול מלך אשור ויגלם לראובני ולגדי ולחצי שבט המנשה מקרא זה (בדברי ...


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Noah and Shem were alive during the lifetime of Abraham If we read the Bible literally, Genesis 9:28 says that Noah was alive for about 350 years. At some point in time, the flood occurs. This takes place in the year 1656. After the flood, Noah lives an additional amount of years before his death in 2006. Abraham was born in 1948 and was 58 years old when ...


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The Midrash Shochar Tov (Tehillim #37) relates a fascinating dialogue between Avraham and Shem (Noach's son): Avraham asked Malki-Zedek (=Shem): How did you [merit to] leave the ark? Shem said to him: Through the [merit of] tzedaka that we did. Avraham asked him: What tzedaka was there for you to do? Were there then poor people there? Only Noach and his ...


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The Talleli Oros Haggadah, beginning on page 21, lists several connections between the four cups and the four expressions: I. R' Azariah Figo, Binah l'Itim §26: There were four aspects to the enslavement in Mitzraim: והוצאתי – that they made us poor through heavy taxes. Since they were instituted (in Shemos 1:12) למען ענסו בסבלותם, the passuk states that ...


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Because she was a truth seeker who was no longer interested in idol worship. The Gemorah in Sotah 12B says: ותרד בת פרעה לרחוץ על היאור א"ר יוחנן משום ר' שמעון בן יוחי מלמד שירדה לרחוץ מגלולי אביה “And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe [lircḥotz] in the river” Rabbi Yoḥanan says in the name of Rabbi Shimon ben Yoḥai: This teaches that she came ...


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Shemos Rabba 1:10 אֶת פִּתֹם וְאֶת רַעַמְסֵס, רַב וּשְׁמוּאֵל, חַד אָמַר פִּתֹם שְׁמָהּ, וְלָמָּה נִקְרָא שְׁמָהּ רַעַמְסֵס, שֶׁרִאשׁוֹן רִאשׁוֹן מִתְרוֹסֵס. וְחַד אָמַר רַעַמְסֵס שְׁמָהּ, וְלָמָּה נִקְרָא שְׁמָהּ פִּתֹם, שֶׁרִאשׁוֹן רִאשׁוֹן פִּי תְּהוֹם בּוֹלְעוֹ. Pithom and Ramses: Rav and Shmuel gave different interpretations. One said the real name is ...


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I found a quote from Yesodot Hachinuch pt. 2 (I don't know how that translates into the English version of the collected writings): "על האם להיות 'חוה' לילדה, דהיינו לדובב אליו ולשוחח עמו, שכן הילדים מטבעם אוהבים לשמוע ולהקשיב, והם שותים בצמא כל מילה של סיפור ושל לימוד. את הצמא הזה חבל לרוות באגדות תפלות חסרות כל ערך חינוכי. לפי דעתנו אין מזון רוחני ...


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Although Meir's response is more on the mark in answering your question based on the Midrash itself, another consideration is the Meshech Chochma (Vaera 8) who says ויצום אל בני ישראל ואל פרעה כו' להוציא את בנ"י כו' יתכן כי גם אז במצרים היו גדולי האומה אשר היו שרים נכבדים ואפרתים והם היו משעבדים את בני ישראל לעבדים שמכרו המצרים להם ואולי היו המה ...


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I am providing a source for the answer but one will need further research to better understand it. Gemorah avodah zara 3b states that "He (the Almighty) sits and makes sport with the leviathan" So at least we know that the male leviathan is not dead as opposed to his female counterpart.


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