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Question No. 2113
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 24 Aug 2014
The Question Why did Moshe not bless the tribe of Simeon (Deu 33)? —KUNSKI YEHUDA, India
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Question No. 2112
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 24 Aug 2014
The Question Dear Rabbi, In Genesis 6:2 the "Sons of G-d" took wives from the daughters of men. 1) Who are the Sons of G-d? 2)If they were the bad spirits of G-d, can they have intercourse with the daughters of men? Please explain this. —KUNSKI YEHUDA, India
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Question No. 2101
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 23 Jan 2014
The Question The gemara (Yoma 75a) writes that the more righteous someone was, the closer to them the manna would fall. given that there were two million people encamped in close proximity, how did someone know which portion was supposed to be his? —Anonymous, israel
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Question No. 2088
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 1 Jan 2014
The Question If the Avot kept the mitzvot, why do we see that they refer to their parents by their first names (which is forbidden)? I remember seeing in the Ktav vKabbalah that one time that Yaakov called his father by name he said "My father, Yitzchak" and that was okay. But there are many examples where Yaakov just says "Avraham" and "Yitzchak". This seems to be a lack of kibbud av (chas v'shalom) on the part of Yaakov. —Anonymous, Nof Ayalon
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Question No. 2037
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 28 Mar 2013
The Question Dear Rabbi Leff thank you for shedding light on so many important questions about Judaism. What is the source to the information found in midrashim where did chazal learn it from e.g. many extra details in the Torah's stories which are not mentioned at all in the Torah's text? Is it a form of drush from the psukim? Please explain Thank you —Anonymous, UK
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Question No. 1993
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 26 Nov 2012
The Question Shalom Rav! Why did Rachel Imenu not destroy her father's idols instead of keeping them and hiding them ? —Anonymous, London
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Question No. 1941
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 5 Nov 2011
The Question How can we understand that Shaul killed all of Amalek except for Agag if within two years of this event, an army of Amalekim attack David? —Anonymous, New York
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Question No. 1923
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 3 Sep 2011
The Question How do we say that 10 Tribes were lost, and only Binyamin and Yehuda survived to be the ancestor of today's Jews? How about Levy - they are also with us? The Tenach also describes the tribe of Shimon as getting their portion in the midst of the tribe of Yehuda - and every map I have seen of the tribal territories shows Shimon spread over Yehuda's lands or concentrated in a central part of Yehuda's land. I thus cannot understand how Shimon went into exile with the northern tribes and not with Yehuda in whose midst they lived. Please can the Rav explain. —Shimon Frais, Beit Shemesh
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Question No. 1891
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 17 Jul 2011
The Question In the Torah where it says that the congregation participated in the stoning of an individual, were children included in that as well? —Anonymous, NJ
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Question No. 1796
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 2 Nov 2010
The Question My daughter came home needing to know where it says in Tanach "V'ach L'tzarah Yulad". She was learning Shemos and about Bnei Yisroel's suffering bringing them close together. Can you help? Thank you. —tova lieberman, brooklyn, NY
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Question No. 1708
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 10 Feb 2010
The Question Dear Rabbi Zev, > > Thank you so much for your message. I bless Hashem for your teachings and it would be my honor if is could study Torah with you online. May the Almighty keep you well for many days to come, so that you can spread His light to the world. Shalom to you. > > Janusz Daszuta p.S. I was listening to your message on a web page Torahanytime. —Janusz Daszuta, Kielce, Poland
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Question No. 1655
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 11 May 2009
The Question If Dovid HaMelech "sinned" with Batsheva and got severely punished for it, why did Batsheva need to be punished by her baby dying if she didn't chose to be with Dovid? —Anonymous, Far Rockaway, NY USA
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Question No. 1629
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 9 Mar 2009
The Question If it is considered a tragedy that Ptolemy forced the 72 sages to translate the Torah into Greek (so much so that some hold that 8 Tevet should be a fast day), even though the sages made identical changes in 13 places (where they each felt that a literal translation would constitute a corruption of the Torah's true meaning), then it seems completely bizarre that it is a mitzvah (or widespread custom?) to read the weekly Torah portion twice each week -- and once in translation! Can you please explain this? —Anonymous, Israel
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Question No. 1618
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 12 Feb 2009
The Question B'kavod Ha'Rav, Why did G-d choose Moshe to be the leader of klal Yisroel? —Anonymous, United States
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Question No. 1607
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 4 Feb 2009
The Question If we knew that we were leaving Egypt for at least four days beforehand, and as of midnight we were told to leave, but we didn't go until morning, why is it that we didn't have time to make leavened bread? Thank You —Aaron, Ramat Beit Shemesh
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Question No. 1575
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 10 Dec 2008
The Question We find that Yaakov was punished for not returning to his father right away when he had the opportunity. I was curious if the Rav has any insight into why Yaakov chose to first go to Sukkos and Shechem, and not just go straight back to Yitzhak. —Anonymous, Ramat Beit Shemesh
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Question No. 1552
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 25 Nov 2008
The Question L'kovod Harav Leff - There is a small letter 'chuf' in the begining of parshas chayei sarah. Many commentators indicate because Avraham gave her a small hesped or had minimal public mourning over Sarah's death. However, the Baal Haturim's second pshat seems to indicate (based on a Gemorah in Bava Kama 93a) that Sarah was considered to have brought upon her own death by having Hashem judge Avraham (similar to suicide, the Baal Haturim says). It is hard to understand - how we can view our matriarch like this? Can you give some insight into this perspective? Thank you for all your work. —Chaim Austein, Teaneck, NJ
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Question No. 1530
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 30 Oct 2008
The Question Lichvod Harav. I have learnt that the reason the fish were spared from the flood is they were not affected by man. As well, I noticed when Hashem told Adam to name all the animals he left out ones that live in water. It seems that they are out of the domain of man (goes along with the mashal of r'akiva of the fox and the fish, and why Yaakov's bracha to Ephraim and Manasha was to be like fish. Does the rav know any sourcing on such an idea? As well, it appears to contradict the fact that Hashem commands adam to rule over the all animals including fish in Bereshis 1:28. Does the Rav know of any meforshim that speak on such a topic? —Yaakov, Toronto Canada
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Question No. 1517
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 25 Aug 2008
The Question Abraham had 2 sons, Ishmael and Issac. The Bible always discounts Ishmael as the first born and makes Issac the only/first born son, because of their mothers, Sarah and Hagar.What does Jewish law say? —crystal, PHILADELPHIA, PA
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Question No. 1439
Category Tanach (Bible Topics)
Date Posted 19 Dec 2007
The Question B'Kavod Ha'Rav, I recently heard a drasha in which the speaker claimed that Yoseph Ha'Tzaddik was a Ba'al Teshuva. Are there mephorshim who say he was a Ba'al Teshuva or was this speaker a da'as Yachid? —Anonymous, United States
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