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Little known facts...According to Jewish tradition, based on Midrashic and Talmudic teachings.
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December 12, 2019
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December 11, 2019
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December 10, 2019
January 31, 2019
Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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What would a condemned person be given before being executed?
מַכֵּ֥ה אִ֛ישׁ וָמֵ֖ת מ֥וֹת יוּמָֽת׃
He who fatally strikes a man shall be put to death.
A condemned person would be given an intoxicating potion to drink before his or her execut...
January 30, 2019
What happens to the fetus of a sentenced-to-death, pregnant woman?
A pregnant woman who was sentenced to death would be executed like all others.
January 29, 2019
Who who authorized to kill, a convicted criminal on the loose?
A criminal who was sentenced to death but manages to escape, may be killed by the witness...
January 28, 2019
Which member of the Sanhedrin was to speak up first?
The younger members of the Sanhedrin were always invited to speak first, lest they be shy or intimi...
January 17, 2019
Did the Jewish people performed the Brit Milah while travelling in the desert?
וַיִּקַּ֥ח מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶת־עַצְמ֥וֹת יוֹסֵ֖ף עִמּ֑וֹ כִּי֩ הַשְׁבֵּ֨עַ הִשְׁבִּ֜יעַ אֶת־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר פָּקֹ֨ד יִפְקֹ֤ד אֱ-לֹהִים֙ אֶתְכֶ֔ם וְהַעֲלִיתֶ֧ם...
January 16, 2019
Who told the King?
וַיֻּגַּד֙ לְמֶ֣לֶךְ מִצְרַ֔יִם כִּ֥י בָרַ֖ח הָעָ֑ם וַ֠יֵּהָפֵךְ לְבַ֨ב פַּרְעֹ֤ה וַעֲבָדָיו֙ אֶל־הָעָ֔ם וַיֹּֽאמרוּ֙ מַה־זֹּ֣את עָשִׂ֔ינוּ כִּֽי־שִׁלַּ֥חְנוּ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מֵעָבְדֵֽנוּ׃
When the king of Egypt was told t...
January 15, 2019
Who took care of Yosef’s remains and how were they located?
וַיִּקַּ֥ח מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶת־עַצְמ֥וֹת יוֹסֵ֖ף עִמּ֑וֹ כִּי֩ הַשְׁבֵּ֨עַ הִשְׁבִּ֜יעַ אֶת־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר פָּקֹ֨ד יִפְקֹ֤ד אֱ-לֹהִים֙ אֶתְכֶ֔ם וְהַעֲלִיתֶ֧ם אֶת־עַצְמֹתַ֛י מִז...
January 13, 2019
Why did the Jewish take a detour when leaving Egypt?
וַיְהִ֗י בְּשַׁלַּ֣ח פַּרְעֹה֮ אֶת־הָעָם֒ וְלֹא־נָחָ֣ם אֱלֹהִ֗ים דֶּ֚רֶךְ אֶ֣רֶץ פְּלִשְׁתִּ֔ים כִּ֥י קָר֖וֹב ה֑וּא כִּ֣י ׀ אָמַ֣ר אֱ-לֹהִ֗ים פֶּֽן־יִנָּחֵ֥ם הָעָ֛ם בִּרְאֹתָ֥ם מִלְחָמָ֖ה...
January 10, 2019
What miracle took place for the Jews during the plague of darkness?
לֹֽא־רָא֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ אֶת־אָחִ֗יו וְלֹא־קָ֛מוּ אִ֥ישׁ מִתַּחְתָּ֖יו שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָמִ֑ים וּֽלְכָל־בְּנֵ֧י יִשְׂרָאֵ֛ל הָ֥יָה א֖וֹר בְּמוֹשְׁבֹתָֽם׃
People could not see one anot...
January 9, 2019
What were the reasons for the plague of darkness?
וַיֵּ֥ט מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶת־יָד֖וֹ עַל־הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וַיְהִ֧י חֹֽשֶׁךְ־אֲפֵלָ֛ה בְּכָל־אֶ֥רֶץ מִצְרַ֖יִם שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת יָמִֽים׃
Moses held out his arm toward the sky and thick darkness descended upon all...