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In the new documentary “The Giant” by Project Witness, at around 45 minutes, there are three clips of footage totaling about 30 seconds in total.


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Ketubot 62b says that Rav Yehuda HaNasi was a descendent of King David. This most likely means his father Rav Shimon ben Gamliel (II) was as well. The Wikipedia entry for Hillel says he also was a descendant of King David: According to the "Iggeret of Rav Sherira Gaon" (a comprehensive history of the composition of the Talmud from the 10th century), ...


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There are two animation videos on youtube, one about Rashi and one about Rambam. The one on Rashi's story is called "Rashi A Light After The Dark Ages" (English) and the one on Rambam's story is called "Rambam The Story Of Maimonides" (Hebrew).


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The Torah brought the notion that there is only a One true G-d. A universal G-d for all people, all ages, and is eternally the same. This invisible, incorporeal G-d is moral and just. Contrary to the many pagan gods who were capricious, bound within the limits of nature. The Torah also brought human worth and love, created in the image of G-d (intellect), ...


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Maimonides writes: "He [G-d] who is everlasting, constant, and in no way subject to change; immutable in His Essence, and as He consists of nought but His Essence, He is mutable in no way whatever; not mutable in His relation to other things: for there is no relation whatever existing between Him and any other being, as will be explained below, and ...


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Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkay predicted (apparently wrongly, as indicated by the context) that a future generation would change a law, declaring a loaf of third degree impurity to be pure (Sota 5:2). אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, מִי יְגַלֶּה עָפָר מֵעֵינֶיךָ, רַבָּן יוֹחָנָן בֶּן זַכַּאי, שֶׁהָיִיתָ אוֹמֵר, עָתִיד דּוֹר אַחֵר לְטַהֵר כִּכָּר שְׁלִישִׁי, שֶׁאֵין ...


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I know several people who are in this position. Most of them are called "Rabbi {last name}." If you know them very well and can be somewhat casual, you might use Rabbi {first name}. A rabbi (this one was a congregational rabbi for many years. Now he is semi-retired) explained to me that the notation "rabbi" is used to anyone who has Semicha. It has nothing ...


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I might have an interesting direction of thinking on this topic. My answer is a bit philosophical but I think it nails it: A man was created deficient: Men's expectations or desires always fall short of reality on every subject - both physical (food, shelter, health, sex) and spiritual (respect, fulfillment, etc). Let's call it "ideal vs real". The goal of ...


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