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Normally we define success as having succeeded in what you set out to do. However with Torah we have a rule nephesh amalah amalah lo - If you learn one part of Torah the Torah can make itself understood to you in a different area. So you may not progress with the area you are grappling with, but you may be currently unaware that the light of the Torah has ...


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Is written in parashat Vaygash (Bereshit 47:20) the following: וַיִּ֨קֶן יוֹסֵ֜ף אֶת־כָּל־אַדְמַ֤ת מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ לְפַרְעֹ֔ה כִּֽי־מָכְר֤וּ מִצְרַ֙יִם֙ אִ֣ישׁ שָׂדֵ֔הוּ כִּֽי־חָזַ֥ק עֲלֵהֶ֖ם הָרָעָ֑ב וַתְּהִ֥י הָאָ֖רֶץ לְפַרְעֹֽה׃ English: "So Joseph gained possession of all the farm land of Egypt for Pharaoh, every Egyptian having sold his field because ...


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He did try. It writes in the Midrash Aggadas Bereishis 25 here that Avraham specifically set up camp opposite Sodom and its surrounding cities so that he could receive those that passed by as Sodom and Amorah did not allow guests to enter the city.


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I am an Italian Noahide who has been attending this great forum for some years. Given that this question concerns us Gentiles, I take the liberty of trying to give my own interpretative answer, even if I realize that I am a mere amateur on the subject. We read in Rambam's Mishneh Torah-Hilchot Melachim 10: 9-10 (English translation by Rabbi Eliyahu Touger): &...


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I don't know halachic implications, but my experience in gerut and as zera Yisrael, that "non-Jew" is categorically a catch-all, and therefore has no real meaning. "Goy" is different than "Ger", and even within these categories textually and temporally have had different meanings that presumably influenced halacha. For example, ...


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In his work The Halahkah: Its Sources and Development professor Ephraim E. Urbach cites the work of professor J.N. Epstein (cited in passing in another answer) Introduction to the Text of the Mishnah (Hebrew) specifically the chapter entitled Hasurei Mehsara where Epstein cites the Pe'at HaShulhan (cited in another answer) that the Talmud is indicating that ...


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