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adapted by Chaim Miller Lubavitcher Rebbe

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According to Rashi, the words "Ascribe greatness to our G‑d" teach us to say "Blessed be the name of his glorious Kingdom" after a blessing recited in the Holy Temple. How does Rashi know this?
Rashi takes a look at reality, notes that Noach survived the flood and we are still around to read about it, and translates the verse accordingly.
Although the Talmud says that Adam sinned and was banished from the Garden on the very first day of his existence, Rashi allows that more time may have passed before the Sin of the Tree of Knowledge.
When G‑d told Adam that he could eat any herbs and fruit, He was not telling him to keep a vegetarian diet. He was teaching him a lesson in humility.
Why does the Torah start with the story of the creation of the world? If it is a text of instruction for Jews, why not just start with the first mitzvah? Rashi explains the deeper message behind the stories of our pre-national history.
Rashi offers three explanations for why "the vision of [Yitzchak's] eyes had dimmed." But the verse before has just stated, "Yitzchak had grown old." Isn't that a good enough reason? And why does Rashi need to bring three different explanations?
Yitzchak found a hundredfold increase in his crops and became wealthy. But an increase compared to what? At what point in the growing process did the crops increase so dramatically?
Rashi explains that Eisav would deceive his father into thinking he was righteous by asking him how to separate ma'aser from salt and straw. But it seems obvious; one separates ma'aser from anything by separating off one tenth of it. What was Eisav really...
When Rivkah was having difficulty with her pregnancy, why did she go to Sheim and not to her husband Yitzchak or her father-in-law Avraham?
Avraham had already proven that he was willing to die to sanctify G‑d's Name, and Jews throughout history have likewise given their lives. With the Akeida, Avraham showed that he would be faithful to G‑d even when it meant ensuring the failure of everythi...
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