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 6:14   By the order of Cyrus and Darius and King Artaxerxes The autonomy of the Jewish people has often been subject to the...

Ezra 6:14

 6:14   By the order of Cyrus and Darius and King Artaxerxes The autonomy of the Jewish people has often been subject to the...

 6:14   By the order of Cyrus and Darius and King Artaxerxes The autonomy of the Jewish people has often been subject to the blessings or restraints of foreigners. Cyrus’s edict to allow the People of Israel to return to the Land of Israel...

 5:2   With the full support of the Neviim of Hashem Starting with chapter 4, verse 8, the language of Sefer Ezra switches...

Ezra 5:2

 5:2   With the full support of the Neviim of Hashem Starting with chapter 4, verse 8, the language of Sefer Ezra switches...

 5:2   With the full support of the Neviim of Hashem Starting with chapter 4, verse 8, the language of Sefer Ezra switches from Hebrew to Aramaic. However, the Neviim of the time, Chagai, Zecharya and Malachi, address the nation exclusively in Hebrew....

 3:1   The entire people assembled as one man in Yerushalayim This particular wording recalls the Revelation at Mount Sinai, in...

Ezra 3:1

 3:1   The entire people assembled as one man in Yerushalayim This particular wording recalls the Revelation at Mount Sinai, in...

 3:1   The entire people assembled as one man in Yerushalayim This particular wording recalls the Revelation at Mount Sinai, in reference to which it says: “They encamped in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount.” (Exodus...

 1:11   When the exiles came back from Bavel to Yerushalayim. The beloved Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach would quip, “Did you know that Jerusalem...

Ezra 1:11

 1:11   When the exiles came back from Bavel to Yerushalayim. The beloved Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach would quip, “Did you know that Jerusalem...

 1:11   When the exiles came back from Bavel to Yerushalayim. The beloved Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach would quip, “Did you know that Jerusalem is the highest city in the world?” Many were skeptical, but he was correct – in the spiritual, if not...

12:9   For these words are secret and sealed to the time of the end Generations of commentators have offered...

Daniel 12:9

12:9   For these words are secret and sealed to the time of the end Generations of commentators have offered...

12:9   For these words are secret and sealed to the time of the end Generations of commentators have offered interpretations of the various visions in Sefer Daniel. Many different opinions have been suggested with regard to the specific events...

 11:41   He will invade the beautiful land Many explanations are given for the term eretz hatzvi (ארץ הצבי), used...

Daniel 11:41

 11:41   He will invade the beautiful land Many explanations are given for the term eretz hatzvi (ארץ הצבי), used...

 11:41   He will invade the beautiful land Many explanations are given for the term eretz hatzvi (ארץ הצבי), used in this verse as a description of the Land of Israel. Our translation reads ‘beautiful land,’ while other commentators say...

 10:2   I, Daniel, kept three full weeks of mourning According to Metzudat David, Daniel mourns for three weeks over the...

Daniel 10:2

 10:2   I, Daniel, kept three full weeks of mourning According to Metzudat David, Daniel mourns for three weeks over the...

 10:2   I, Daniel, kept three full weeks of mourning According to Metzudat David, Daniel mourns for three weeks over the cessation of the construction of the Beit Hamikdash during the reign of Cyrus (Ezra 4:24). Similarly, to this day Jews...

 7:1   Daniel saw a dream Lest anyone think that history is coincidental, Hashem shows Daniel a preview of all that will...

Daniel 7:1

 7:1   Daniel saw a dream Lest anyone think that history is coincidental, Hashem shows Daniel a preview of all that will...

 7:1   Daniel saw a dream Lest anyone think that history is coincidental, Hashem shows Daniel a preview of all that will transpire until the end of days. According to Rabbi Yitzchak Abrabanel, Daniel’s visions are meant to comfort the Jewish people...

 4:29   And seven seasons will pass over you  In this verse, Nebuchadnezzar is told that he will live with...

Daniel 4:29

 4:29   And seven seasons will pass over you  In this verse, Nebuchadnezzar is told that he will live with...

 4:29   And seven seasons will pass over you  In this verse, Nebuchadnezzar is told that he will live with animals and act like a beast for a period of seven seasons. One explanation for this, suggested by the Sages,...

 3:30   Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego These are the Babylonian names of Chananya, Mishael, and...

Daniel 3:30

 3:30   Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego These are the Babylonian names of Chananya, Mishael, and...

 3:30   Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego These are the Babylonian names of Chananya, Mishael, and Azarya, given to them by the Babylonian chief of officers after they arrived from Israel (1:7). This reference is the...

Ezra 6:14

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