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In Emunot V'Deiot 3:9 R. Saadia Gaon explains that prior to the priesthood of Aaron and his sons, there were always specific people appointed to perform sacrificial services: The third [problem is presented by] the fact that God commanded all men to offer up sacrifices and then forbade such activities to everyone except Aaron and his children. But this, ...


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I believe that humanity invented raiding (robbing, stealing, kidnapping) before warfare. warfare demands some kind of society and government. Bearing in mind that Avram was seriously outnumbered (~300 vs combined army of five major kingdoms) and outclassed (herdsmen vs experienced soldiers), going hand-to-hand in a battlefield would be downright suicide, so ...


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I've pondered this question as well. Slavery in any form certainly seems immoral to our modern sensibilities. There are questions about other areas of Torah that raise similar moral concerns. The understanding that I have arrived at is that the Torah balances two factors: The highest ideals. Pragmatism. The Torah ideal is universal rights for all people ...


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