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Rashi (1040 – 1105)


French Rabbi.
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" From here [we derive] that one should not maintain a dispute." Numbers 16,12
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" [We learn] from this that we tell only part of a man's qualities in his presence, and all of them when he is not present." Genesis 7,1
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Even a blind man realises when he is naked. So why does it say "And they realised that they were naked"? They had one commandment and were now naked of it.




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They were not aware of the way of modesty, to distinguish between good and bad. Even though there had been put in man knowledge to be able to call the animals names, there had not been put in him the drive towards evil.
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We learn from here the humility of the Holy One, Blessed is He. Since man is in the likeness of the angels, and they would be jealous of him, for this reason, He consulted them.
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God knew where he was, but he asked so as to start a conversation with Adam and avoid startling him too much to reply.
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" A falsehood in which some truth is not stated at the beginning, cannot be maintained in the end." Deuteronomy 13,27
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" Yisrael camped there. As one person with one heart (mind)." Exodus 19,2
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" I will make the land [so] desolate- This is [actually] a kindly measure for Israel, for their enemies will not find any satisfaction in their land, for it will be desolate of its inhabitants." Leviticus 26,32
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"Eretz Yisrael is higher than all the countries." Genesis 45,9
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" With your own blemish do not taunt your fellow." Deuteronomy 10,19




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The flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea at Acre is not similar to the flavour of a fish which comes out of the sea in Spain.
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