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12:24 AM
Q: How is there "peace" bimromav?

rosendsAt the end of a full(er) Kaddish, and at the end of shmoneh esrei there is a line "oseh shalom bimromav". The meaning seems to be an invocation of Hashem as the one who makes peace in his high places. Rashi and the Malbim on Iyov 25:2 point to "peace" in the sky (the ascension of the constellatio...

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3:44 AM
Q: Were there any Tzaddikim in Sodom?

michaelIn Vayera, Avraham asks HaShem to save Sodom if even 10 righteous people exist. Sodom gets destroyed. Are there any sources that say Sodom had any righteous people, even if less than ten?

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12:00 PM
Q: What is the source for this quote by Maimonides?

ezraI have often heard a quote attributed to Maimonides which goes: “Hear the truth, whoever said it.” What is the source for this quote?

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2:18 PM
I've found this fascinating video lecture of Prof. Dovid Katz about Yiddish dialects for those interested. It is related to this question I answered based on his works: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/92139/15256

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