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Little known facts...According to Jewish tradition, based on Midrashic and Talmudic teachings.
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Rabbi Eytan Yehudah Dzikowski
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Were the Cheruvim of the Mishkan and the Temple similar?
וְהָי֣וּ הַכְּרֻבִים֩ פֹּרְשֵׂ֨י כְנָפַ֜יִם לְמַ֗עְלָה סֹכְכִ֤ים בְּכַנְפֵיהֶם֙ עַל־הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת וּפְנֵיהֶ֖ם אִ֣ישׁ אֶל־אָחִ֑יו אֶל־הַכַּפֹּ֔רֶת יִהְי֖וּ פְּנֵ֥י הַכְּרֻבִֽים׃
February 26, 2020
How heavy was the Aron?
בְּטַבְּעֹת֙ הָאָרֹ֔ן יִהְי֖וּ הַבַּדִּ֑ים לֹ֥א יָסֻ֖רוּ מִמֶּֽנּוּ׃
The poles shall remain in the rings of the ark: they shall not be removed from it.
Although it appeared that the bearers of the Aron were carrying it...
February 25, 2020
How much space did the Aron take within the Temple?
וְעָשׂ֥וּ אֲר֖וֹן עֲצֵ֣י שִׁטִּ֑ים אַמָּתַ֨יִם וָחֵ֜צִי אָרְכּ֗וֹ וְאַמָּ֤ה וָחֵ֙צִי֙ רָחְבּ֔וֹ וְאַמָּ֥ה וָחֵ֖צִי קֹמָתֽוֹ׃
They shall make an ark of acacia wood, two and a half cubits lon...
February 24, 2020
What did King Solomon build, planning for the future?
וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר ה' אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃
The LORD spoke to Moshe, saying:
King Solomon knew that the Temple would eventually be destroyed and ransacked, so he built underground tunnels to hide...
February 21, 2020
What was the executed’s family custom following the burial?
מַכֵּ֥ה אִ֛ישׁ וָמֵ֖ת מ֥וֹת יוּמָֽת׃
He who fatally strikes a man shall be put to death.
After an execution, the relatives of the executed were required to go to the court and inquire...
February 20, 2020
Did the executed person’s family sit a regular Shiva?
The relatives of a person who was executed by the court would not sit shiva or observe any of the ot...
February 17, 2020
Where would the court’s executed person be buried?
Those executed by the courts would be buried in a separate exclusive cemetery.
There was one cemetery fo...
February 16, 2020
Can there be a re-trial of a condemned person?
There was an officer appointed by the court whose job was to quickly bring a condemned man back to the cour...
February 13, 2020
Who was taught the Torah first? Men or women?
בַּחֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ הַשְּׁלִישִׁ֔י לְצֵ֥את בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם בַּיּ֣וֹם הַזֶּ֔ה בָּ֖אוּ מִדְבַּ֥ר סִינָֽי׃
On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone forth from the land of Egy...
February 12, 2020
Who converted along with Yitro?
וַיְשַׁלַּ֥ח מֹשֶׁ֖ה אֶת־חֹתְנ֑וֹ וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ ל֖וֹ אֶל־אַרְצֽוֹ׃
Then Moshe bade his father-in-law farewell, and he went his way to his own land.
Yitro converted his entire family that had stayed back in Mid...