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The Mishna recites how G-D’s presence is amid those who study Torah. However the MAHARAM AL-SHAKAR ZT’L ZY’A observes the cited proof texts show a relationship between the number of participants and the intensity of G-d’s presence.
The proof text brought to demonstrate that even a solitary Torah student merits the D-vine Presence visiting and bestowing blessing appears to be taken completely out of context. The Second half of Shemoth 20:21” . . . [I]n all places where I cause my name…Continue
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The spies’ report upon their return from reconnoitering the Land of Israel described a fantastic land that cannot be conquered (see Bamidbar 13:31-33). The spies concluding barb is most interesting “And there we saw the Nefilim, the sons of Anak, who come from the Nefilim; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so were we in their sight.” (BaMidbar 13:13)
Rashi ZT’L ZY’A poses the obvious question how did the spies know how the those living in the Land of Israel perceived…Continue
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