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Why Don't The Israelites Eat Their Animals in the Wilderness?

The Seforno on Bamidbar 11:22 writes (based on Tehilim 78:18), the reason why they asked for meat was to test G-d's capabilities (apparently not like the "riffraff" who actually desired meat ...
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Why Don't The Israelites Eat Their Animals in the Wilderness?

The Ibn 'Ezra suggests that they did in fact eat their flocks (Exodus 16:2): וילונו. במי מרה הלינו על משה לבדו כי הוא לבדו הסיעם וכל ישראל לא התרעמו רק קצתם. על כן כתוב וילונו העם. ועתה במדבר סין ...
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Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?

Both Ben Sira writing in the 2nd C. BCE and Josephus writing in the first century CE (Contra Apion) identify 22 books of the biblical canon. These conform to the 24 books in Tanakh we know today with ...
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Re-articulate a sound repeated after a maqaf?

There is some discussion about the matter in Berakhot 15b, relating to the precise reading of the Shema and it's subsequent sections. The phrase בְּכׇל־לְבָבְךָ֥ is cited as an example of where one is ...
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Re-articulate a sound repeated after a maqaf?

From what I learned from my Aramaic speaking Torah teacher. In this instance you repeat the sound. The maqaf serves to indicate these words grammatically should be taken as one word in terms of ...
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