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The Imposter of the Rambam and Living in Egypt Today
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“כי אשר ראיתם את מצרים היום לא תוסיפו לראותם עוד עד עולם…” When the Rambam signed letters he signed it as “Moshe ben Maimon who every day of his life violates three transgressions” because he lived in Egypt. The Rambam lists it as one of the 613 mitzvot. Yet many gedolim including the Bet Yosef lived in Egypt! Ten answers […]
Secrets of D’TZACH ADASH B’ACHAV
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Rashi: why do we need a mnemonic to remember the makkot – it’s in the Chumash and in the Haggadah! Mnemonics are usually comprised of actual words, דצ”ך עד”ש באח”ב is not a word, it’s just the first letter of each one! David HaMelech describes the 10 plagues out of order in Tehillim 78 and […]
Magic in Halacha
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According to the Malbim there was a fundamental difference between what Aharon did with his staff and what the חרטומים did; they didn’t make their staffs into snakes, they dressed up like snakes so quickly that it looked like they made snakes. Is one permitted to perform a magic trick? What about doing a trick […]
Where to be Buried (Part 1)
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Three reasons are given for being buried in Israel: The Rambam writes that one who lives in Eretz Yisrael or is buried in Eretz Yisrael, his sins are atoned. There are five reasons given. However, the Zohar warns that if one doesn’t live in Israel they shouldn’t be buried there. Watch part 2 Download the […]