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Ovadiah the prophet, at the time of his prophecy, was Jewish, not a gentile. He had converted. See Sanhedrin 39b: מר אפרים מקשאה תלמידו של רבי מאיר משום רבי מאיר עובדיה גר אדומי היה והיינו דאמרי אינשי מיניה וביה אבא ניזיל ביה נרגא That is, Efrayim Miksha’a, a student of Rabbi Meir, said in the name of Rabbi Meir: Obadiah was an Edomite convert. ...


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Rambam in his introduction to Mishneh Torah provides the chain of transmission from Moses through the end of the Talmud. He lists Hillel as a seventh-generation student of Ezra: בית דינו של עזרא הם הנקראים אנשי כנסת הגדולה והם חגי זכריה ומלאכי דניאל וחנניה ומישאל ועזריה ונחמיה בן חכליה ומרדכי בלשן וזרובבל והרבה חכמים עמהם תשלום מאה ועשרים זקנים האחרון מהם ...


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From the Talmud, tractate Brachot, 7a: (450-550 CE) And Rabbi Yoḥanan said in the name of Rabbi Yosei regarding Moses’ request that the Divine Presence rest upon Israel as it once had: Moses requested three things from the Holy One, Blessed be He, at that time, all of which were granted him. He requested that the Divine Presence rest upon Israel and not ...


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The gemara says in Berachot 6b: אמר רבי חלבו אמר רב הונא כל הקובע מקום לתפלתו אלהי אברהם בעזרו וכשמת אומרים לו אי עניו אי חסיד מתלמידיו של אברהם אבינו R. Helbo said in the name of Rab Huna : Whoever fixes a place for his prayer has the God of Abraham for his help : and on his death, it is said of him, "Where is the humble and pious man, of the ...


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According to the Ben Yehoyada commentary, being a disciple of Ezra was not meant as a literal student, but as one who learned from the positive traits of Ezra the Sofer, in that he was meshamesh (attended) that greats, Shmaya and Avtalyon, just as Ezra attended Baruch ben Neryah. ואומרם תַּלְמִידוֹ שֶׁל עֶזְרָא כלומר למד ממדתו של עזרא הסופר לעשות כמוהו כי ...


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The next line on that page answers your question. G-d's prayer is to Himself, like it says: Rav Zutra bar Tovia said that Rav said: God says: May it be My will that My mercy will overcome My anger towards Israel for their transgressions, and may My mercy prevail over My other attributes through which Israel is punished, and may I conduct myself toward My ...


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English Wikipedia is generally not a good source for in-depth, accurate understanding of Jewish topics. Often, the overlap between those who get it right and those who enthusiastically edit Wikipedia is small. In this case, you are interpreting the word choice of a secondary source, that is, what some random Wikipedia editor understood of the underlying ...


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(Note: this answer should not be construed as accepting the premise of the question. It is merely explaining why the conclusion would be rejected even if the premise is correct.) I’m not sure if the laws you want to abolish are referring to Biblical laws or Rabbinic laws, so let’s address both. Regarding Biblical laws, Maimonides in Guide for the Perplexed ...


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An even better source than the one in my first answer is the verse of Deuteronomy ch. 18 v. 15: נָבִ֨יא מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ כָּמֹ֔נִי יָקִ֥ים לְךָ֖ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ אֵלָ֖יו תִּשְׁמָעֽוּן׃ A prophet from your midst, of your brethren, like me, will Adonoy, your God, establish for you; heed him. According to the Midrashic Biblical commentary known as ...


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The Talmud (Gittin 4a) says that all anonymous Mishnas are attributed to Rabbi Meir. Possibly because he was a devoted student of Elisha ben Abuyah, the apostate rabbi usually mentioned only as Acher (the Other One) in the Talmud. It is said of R. Meir that he knew how to separate good from bad teachings.


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The Talmud in Tractate Megillah 14a says there were 48 Jewish prophets who are part of the Bible. While the Talmud does not list them, the commentaries Rashi and Rabbeinu Chananel do. Neither has Job in their list, even though Rashi says he can only find 46 prophets and is missing two. In relation to your earlier question, the non-Jewish prophets ended in ...


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The passage in Sanhedrin 98b,can't be taken as one of the claimed proofs that in the Jewish tradition ,exits an individual messianic interpretation,of Isaiah 53. from Wikipedia "Isaiah 53": "Sanhedrin 98b in the Babylonian Talmud speculates rather ironically about the undisclosed name of the unrevealed Jewish Messiah to come, so as to say it ...


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