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Nishmat Avraham vol. 2 p. 262 answers your question


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R. Yisrael Salanter explains that there are two distinct aspects of studying Torah: “learning” Torah and “knowing” Torah. He explains that these two aspects are derived from different scriptural sources. הנה במצות תלמוד תורה יש בזה שני ענינים אחד למוד התורה שני ידיעות התורה מצות למוד התורה הוא מן הכתוב והגית בו יומם ולילה וכמו שכתב הרמב״ם והטור ושלחן ...


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See SA OC 47.4 המהרהר בדברי תורה האינו צריך לברך. והוא הדין ודיכול זלפסוק דין בלא נתינת טעם לדבריו (ר"ן פרק קמא דשבת ופרק כל הצלמים כתב דהוי כהרהור): ‏ The SA says in name of the Ran in Masechet Shabbat that one who is thinking tora doesn't need to bless for this Tora activity. The Ran is based on the principle that thinking is not equivalent to ...


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The Sifrei, commenting on the verse to love the LORD your God, states: שמא תאמר הריני למד תורה בשביל שאעשיר בשביל שאקרא רבי בשביל שאקבל שכר לעולם הבא תלמוד לומר לאהבה את ה' אלהיכם כל שאתם עושים לא תהו עושים אלא מאהבה Lest one say "I will study Torah in order to become wealthy, in order to be called 'rabbi', [or] in order that I will receive reward in ...


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Background: According to the basic halacha in Shulchan Aruch (O.C. 106), women are obligated in praying Shchris and Mincha like men. There are poskim who say that they do not have to say the full prayers, just some request with praise before and afterwards (Magen Avraham ibid.). In Halicos Bas Yisrael, chapter 2 note 2, Rav Yitzchok Fucs brings in the name ...


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Obviously, if Adam was the only one informed about a commandment that others were obligated in, he would have an oblgation to share it with others who needed to follow the commandment. And indeed, that is what he did. While this is obvious and logical, there is at least one source that explicitly describes Adam's teaching of the commandment to Chavah. It is ...


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The possibilities are endless. We will go through a few (but of course not all) as to why Adam seemingly did not pass on the commandments. (1) It is possible, that the Torah or Oral Torah [oral law] did not exist in the time of Adam. The seven Noahide commandments are a rabbinical invention. It is not in the Torah. No court existed in the days of Noah. ...


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It is understood from the creation of the sun and moon. They establish the paradigm that is later expressed via the creation of Adam and Chava. The sun shines on the moon, which then reflects the light received from the sun. The moon is a source of reflected light. In the same way, Chava lost her direct memory of G-d's teachings when she was built from Adam ...


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I would suggest that the distinction here is between things that were commanded to "Jews", and things that were commanded to everyone. Let's first look at the actual wording of Rashi's comment: אמר ר' יצחק לא היה צריך להתחיל התורה אלא מהחדש הזה לכם שהיא מצוה ראשונה שנצטוו ישראל R. Isaac said: The Torah need not have started but from "this month is ...


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