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Bava Kamma 60b recommends quarantine. ת"ר דבר בעיר כנס רגליך שנאמר ואתם לא תצאו איש מפתח ביתו עד בקר ואומר (ישעיהו כו, כ) לך עמי בא בחדריך וסגור דלתיך בעדך ואומר (דברים לב, כה) מחוץ תשכל חרב ומחדרים אימה The Rabbis taught: A plague in the city - draw in your legs, as it says (Shemos 12:22), “And you, let no man go out from the entrance of his house ...


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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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Let's do one better: where is G-d's name concealed in all of Tanach? I'm looking for שם הוי"ה backwards and forwards, equally spaced from the beginning and end of four consecutive words (first letter, second letter, last letter, second to last letter, etc.), similar to most of the answers and comments posted so far. I'm not going to pretend to understand ...


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According to the Pri Etz Chaim of Rav Chaim Vital, the instances of G-d's name encoded in Megillat Esther are: "היא "וכל" הנשים "יתנו, ר"ת הוה"י. לבדו עותה המלכה ושתי, ס"ת והה"י. ושתי המלכה לפניו ולא באה, ס"ת יהו"ה. "ומלכותה "יתן "המלך לרעותה "הטובה, ר"ת ויה"ה. "יום "ובמלאות "הימים "האלה, ר"ת יוה"ה. יהודי היה בשושן הבירה ושמו, ס"ת יהה"ו. כי כלתה אליו הרעה,...


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Chapter 5, verse 4. In the initials of the 4 words יבא המלך והמן היום


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Thanks to @Meir, I found that the Rambam in Sefer HaMitzvos Shoresh § 9 brings this concept. In the Shabsi Frankel edition they list the following twelve places: Exodus 20:10 Exodus 23:12 Exodus 31:13 Exodus 31:14 Exodus 31:15 Exodus 31:16 Exodus 34:21 Exodus 35:2 Leviticus 19:3 Leviticus 23:3 Leviticus 26:2 Deuteronomy 5:12 After checking out the Rav ...


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I don't know about God's name being "concealed", but Mordechai tells Esther confidently that if she does not do her part, "release and liberation will materialize for the Jews from some other source". What could that other source be except one engineered by Hashem? כִּ֣י אִם־הַחֲרֵ֣שׁ תַּחֲרִישִׁי֮ בָּעֵ֣ת הַזֹּאת֒ רֶ֣וַח וְהַצָּלָ֞ה יַעֲמ֤וֹד ...


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Rav Avigdor Miller explained https://torasavigdor.org/rav-avigdor-miller-on-the-ebola-virus/ "...The first thing is that we should say, Mah zos asah elokim lanu? That’s number one. It didn’t just happen — Hashem made it happen. That’s the first thing to understand. The next thing is, what’s the purpose that Hashem had in mind? Then you can start using ...


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Modern "Ari script" has the right head of the Tzadi facing to the right, while modern "Beit Yosef" script has it facing left. Historically, the head has been written facing all sorts of ways (even upwards) even in Ashkenazi lands without qualms. In the early 20th century, the Chazon Ish famously [allegedly] was concerned that the modern "Ari script" way was ...


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Aruch Hashulchan OC 576:12 כתבו הגדולים דכשאבעבועות שקורין פקי"ן פורחים בתינוקות ומתים – יש לגזור תענית. וכל אחד מחוייב להרחיק מן העיר בניו ובנותיו הקטנים, ואם לא עשה כן – הרי זה מתחייב בנפשם (מגן אברהם סעיף קטן ג בשם השל"ה). ובגמרא איתא: דבר בעיר – כנס רגליך (בבא קמא ס ב). אך האבעבועות הוי מחלה מתדבקת, ולכן החוב להרחיקם מן העיר.ועכשיו אין זה מצוי, כי זה ...


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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 ...


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R. Yitzchak Barda in Shu"t Yitzchak Yeranen 7:204 does mention that the "wings of eagles" may refer to airplanes. He notes that it is not really possible to sit on eagles without falling off, and therefore it might mean airplanes, flying beds, flying carpets, flying staffs, etc. He then strengthens the idea that it is specifically airplanes from the fact ...


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Shemot 15:26 says וַיֹּאמֶר֩ אִם־שָׁמ֨וֹעַ תִּשְׁמַ֜ע לְק֣וֹל ׀ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ וְהַיָּשָׁ֤ר בְּעֵינָיו֙ תַּעֲשֶׂ֔ה וְהַֽאֲזַנְתָּ֙ לְמִצְוֺתָ֔יו וְשָׁמַרְתָּ֖ כָּל־חֻקָּ֑יו כָּֽל־הַמַּֽחֲלָ֞ה אֲשֶׁר־שַׂ֤מְתִּי בְמִצְרַ֙יִם֙ לֹא־אָשִׂ֣ים עָלֶ֔יךָ כִּ֛י אֲנִ֥י יְהוָ֖ה רֹפְאֶֽךָ׃ (ס) He said, “If you will heed the LORD your God diligently, ...


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Rabbi Yaakov Emden in his siddur (Siddur Ya'avetz, also known as Beis Yaakov), has a list of sheimos, names of Hashem that are found in the Megilla. These include the Tetragrammaton (שם הוי"ה) in order (as in יבוא המלך והמן היום) and out of order (such as לבדו עותה ושתי המלכה and זה איננו שוה לי) as well as sheimos, often one of the 72 3-letter sheimos of ...


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In his Sefer Ner lemeah al inyene Purim, R. Yeraḥmiel ben Zvi says that there is an allusion in Esther 7:7 by the final letter of four consecutive words read forward: כי כלתה אליו הרעה ki chaltah ailav hara’ah “that his fate had been determined.”


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Zohar (3:221a) דלית לך מלה זעירא דלא תשכח לה באורייתא


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In Shu"t Ohr Yitzchak (2:17:9) R. Yitzchak Abadi writes as follows: Can one rely on the minhag of the world to use regular vessels in a one-time manner, and then tovel them? For example, if it is difficult for him to tovel them now, or for any other cause. This question is very painful. Is anything that some people do or did called a minhag such ...


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