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Ralbag has an interesting explanation of the challenge of the Binding of Isaac, which could answer this question. He explains that the challenge was specifically to see how easy it would be for Abraham to sacrifice his son (i.e. not to see if he would sacrifice his son at all). God's command to Abraham was sufficiently vague that Abraham could have sought ...


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Looking through a list of all of the occurrences of Melech in the Torah (really Tanach), here two possibilities: לֹֽא־הִבִּ֥יט אָ֙וֶן֙ בְּיַעֲקֹ֔ב וְלֹא־רָאָ֥ה עָמָ֖ל בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל י״י֤ אֱלֹהָיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וּתְרוּעַ֥ת מֶ֖לֶךְ בּֽוֹ׃ He has not seen iniquity in Jacob. Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel. Hashem his God is with him. The shout of a ...


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This supposed "later time" is that of King Yoshiyahu (Josiah). So a very straightforward piece of evidence against this notion is the following quotation in connection with King Amatziah, about 200 years before Yoshiyahu: But the sons of the assassins he did not execute, as it is written in the book of the Torah of Moses, which the Lord commanded saying: "...


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It is mentioned in the Talmud. Gitin 60a: רבה ורב יוסף דאמרי תרוייהו אין קוראין בחומשין בבית הכנסת משום כבוד צבור Rabba and Rav Yosef both say: One does not read from ḥumashim in the synagogue out of respect for the community. (Sefaria Translation) Likewise in Rambam Hilchos Sefer Torah 10: נִמְצֵאתָ לָמֵד שֶׁעֶשְׂרים דְּבָרִים הֵן שֶׁבְּכָל ...


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I now use the Chorev Tikkun and with the Simanim Tikkun on the side. Benefits of the Chorev: Uses the actual Breuer text. Distinguishes shva nah/nach and kamatz katan. The side of the page without trop looks exactly like the sefer torah - the Simanim has random highlights and other markings on the "torah" side which I find distracting. Both sides of the ...


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The gemara you reported in Nazir 40a taught that Leviim, Nazir and Metsora have a mitsva to shave with a blade(1). This is a Mitsvat asse, the Mitsvat asse pushes out the mitsvat lo taasse, the prohibition of shaving beard with a blade for metsora and leviim who need to shave the beard and of shaving temporal scalp for the nazir who shave the scalp only. ...


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It's a famous dispute in the Gemara. According to Mar Zutra (and some say Mar Ukva), the Torah was originally given in Ktav Ivri. According to Rebbi and Rabbi Shimon ben Eliezer (in the name of Rabbi Eliezer ben Perata, in the name of Rabbi Elazar HaModa'i) the Torah was originally given in Ktav Ashurit. (Comparison photo) See Sanhedrin 21b through 22a for ...


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I think the set of chumashim ‘Torat Haim’ has the most commentaries on the page, specifically classical ones critically edited. They include: R. Saadia Gaon Rabbeinu Hananel Rashi R. Dovid Kimhi Ibn Ezra Rashbam Hizkuni Ramban R. Meir of Rothenburg R. Ovadiah of Seforno Sefer Ha’Hinuch


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Rashi means exactly as he says:do not inquire of the future. Science and natural law do not tell us of the future, they are extrapolations of the present, and that's allowed.


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Heard from רב פדר... A person by nature is insecure about the future. It is scary. Who knows what will happen? He gets worried. He has great fears. So what does he do? He often seeks out a certain method to get a sneak peak at the future. He seeks out a fortune teller or the stars to tell the future. But the point is that those concerns about the ...


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Perhaps mentioning Moshe Rabainu arouses his merit or kvyachol reminds HKBH of his tefilos after the chet haeigel?


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It was asked in a similar question, and I suggested there Dovi's online Chumash, which seems to be a really good quality one with the kamatz katan marked.


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In his commentary on the first instance of the word "Elohim" in the Torah, Genesis 1.1, R' Samson Raphael Hirsch, keying off of the similar word אלה ("these"), says: ... the name of God אלוה could designate the One Whose might and will encompasses all these objects together in unity. The One through Whom all the plurality, by everything being related to ...


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Here's an interesting source (hint) why Eisov is considered [potentially] a forefather: The Pesach Hagaddah (מתחילה עע"ז היו אבותינו): מִתְּחִלָּה עוֹבְדֵי עֲבוֹדָה זָרָה הָיוּ אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, ... וָאֶקַּח אֶת־אֲבִיכֶם אֶת־אַבְרָהָם מֵעֵבֶר הַנָּהָר וָאוֹלֵךְ אוֹתוֹ בְּכָל־אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן, וָאַרְבֶּה אֶת־זַרְעוֹ וָאֶתֵּן לוֹ אֶת־יִצְחָק, וָאֶתֵּן ...


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With the sacrifice, Avraham is given a direct order; orders are supposed to be carried out. With Sodom, God says: "hey Avraham; just so you know, I'm deciding whether to destroy them." Why is God saying this? He is not giving Avraham any orders. At that point, Avraham realizes the hint -- anything you want to say about this?


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The Sifra can be found on Sefaria or HebrewBooks.org. While these aren't physical copies-- as @PopularismIsn'tRight notes in a comment-- you can have a physical copy printed via using PublishYourSefer.


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From Rambam's Iggeret Techiat Hameitim: Now for the answer to the second problem, which is why is the Resurrection not mentioned in the Torah? This is my reply. You must realize that, as is well known, we do not believe that the Torah comes from Moses. No, it is in its entirety the word of the Lord. The problem then becomes a quest of God's wisdom in ...


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The 1861 Warsaw edition has 32 commentaries. It would appear that these are not just on the Torah proper and also that any Mikraot Gedolot with 32 peirushim are based on the this edition. מקראות גדולות עם ל"ב פירושים : הלא המה: תרגום אונקלוס, תרגום ירושלמי, תרגום למגלות , תרגום שני לאסתר עם באור [מאת ר’ חיים פייבל ב"ר דוד זכריה] , פירש"י שלם עם המראה ...


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