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Author: Arthur Green
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
For a parable of this motif from the BeSHT, see Toledot Ya'akov Yosef, vol. 3,
vaethanan, 1165. 95. ST, 70; based on the translation in Green et al., Speaking
Torah, 2:172. 96. Perhaps this is the source for Shneur Zalman of Liady's parable
Author: Ariel Evan Mayse
Publisher: Jewish Culture and Contexts
2:7). Onkelos (c. 35– 120) renders “living being” as “speaking spirit” (ruah
memalela), thus suggesting that speech is constitutive of what it means to be
human—a core part of our humanity is our ability to communicate with words.
Author: Shai Held
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
As stated above , one must to give charity or to perform a mitzvah is , strictly
speaking , not a neder , study Torah day and night , to the full extent of his
capability , and since there is no object on which it takes effect ... For in setting
down the Sofer , Yoreh Deah 222 : 2 ; see also Ramban in Sefer HaMitzvos Asei
$ 94 ; parameters of the commandment , the explicit words that the Torah
Teshuvos Maharit vol .
I must tell you that all of my life I have been pained by the predicament of Torah
which no longer is able to force ( sinners to comply ) . ... See also his Derashot ,
vol . 2 , p . 230 , and Derashot Ketav Sofer , p . 44 . CHAPTER 5 1. Resp . Lev
Avraham , p . ... According to halakhah it is permitted to speak words of Torah in a
bathhouse or bathroom in order to prevent another Jew from violating a rabbinic
Author: Moshe Weinberger
Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated
Yet , although wise speech , prophecy , and interpreting the Torah are attributed
to “ divine inspiration , ” one may see a preparation for , but ... 1 , 62 : Adam
invented seventy languages ; vol . 2 , 68 - 69 : Gabriel taught Joseph seventy
languages so that he might be viceroy of Egypt ; 214 : Michael and the angels
taught the ...
Author: Watson E. Mills
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
... halakhic tradition and who do not realize that they are violating halakhah ( see
Rabbi Avraham Sherman , Tehumin , vol . 2 , pp . 267-271 ) . ... It is our obligation
to do our best to bring back the transgressors to Torahwith an attitude of love .
Author: Marc Angel
Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated
Unfortunately for Gersonides ' theories , the Bible explicitly teaches that God
communicates with women ( Sarah , Miriam ) and that Miriam , Deborah , Huldah
and Noadiah were all prophets . The Talmudic ... Note that Nahmanides ,
speaking as an halakhic decisor ( posek ) , writes ( Kitvei Ramban , Vol . 2 , p . 52
) that “ therefore one tears one's clothing ( in mourning ) for any Jew , even a
Author: Menachem Marc Kellner
... who believed that Jewish history was revealed truthfully and completely in the
Torah , but he argued against routine , empty fulfillment of all of the
commandments . ... historische Berechtigung und 98 Simon Dubnow , Die neuste
Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes ( 1789-1914 ) , vol . 2 ( Berlin : Jüdischer
Verlag , 1920 ) 34 .
Author: Sarah Bailey Felsen
We would have expected that the Torah would either write : “ After G ' d finished
speaking to Moses , He gave him the two ... According to our sages in the Zohar ,
volume 2 page 93 all the 613 commandments are somehow contained in the text
Author: Ḥayyim ben Moses Attar
... that one has been ousted from the family , just like a negative word once
uttered can never be recalled or retracted , as the Torah Sages ( Orchos
Tzaddikim , The Gate of Silence , Vol . 2 , p . 358 , ibid . ) intimate , “ When I speak
, my speech ...
Author: Ezra Jacobs
Prophecy was extremely important to the people of Israel and was regarded as a
vital test of " someone speaking for God . " Hence , whenever a prophet spoke in
the name of God ( e . g . " Thus sayeth the Lord " ) it was deemed " of God " and ...
Author: Ralph O. Muncaster
30. M. Waxman , A History of Jewish Literature , Vol . II , 1960 , pp . 641-642 ; S.
Hagai , “ Hadimah Hazakah shel haTehinah ... Magen Avraham to Orah Hayyim
107 : 2 . ... 27 ) that “ he who prays is speaking with God , he who reads the Torah
As Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler byt described it , speaking of the Chofetz Chaim ,
Rabbi Chaim Soloveitchik and Rabbi Chaim ... 28 . See Yevamos 62b . 29 . Alei
Shur , vol . 2 , p . 62 . thinks , speaks and acts for the good of Klal xxii / TORAH
Author: Nisson Wolpin
For a similar approach highlighting the syntactic equivocation in her speech to
her husband and how it differs from the ... Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis and James
Ackerman ( Nashville , 1982 ) , Vol . II , 123 , in which he demonstrates how the
story's ambiguity concerning the events leading up to Joseph's arrival in Egypt
Category: Electronic journals
... speaking as scientists rather than transmitters of the oral Torah . In the words of
Rambam ( Moreh Nevukhim , Pt.3 , end of Chap . 14 ) : 21 Cf. Tosafoth Yoma 776
, s.v. mishum shivta ; Mo'ed Katan 11a , s.v. kavra ) . Also Tashbatz ( vol.II ...
Author: Leo Levi
Category: Bible and science
components of Torah - Scripture , the Mishnah and associated writings alike -
found their proper place and proportion . ... But speaking descriptively what is to
be said ? ... has made those statements in precisely those words , in exactly that
formulation . " Our sages of blessed memory " 182 The Torah in The Talmud .
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University of South Florida