Deuteronomy 23:3 states that a Moabite was not to enter the congregation of the Lord until the 10th generation. How was King David allowed to enter and King Solomon allowed to build the Temple when they were only 3 and 4 generations from the Moabite Ruth? This has puzzled me.
Last week’s Torah portion brings up brief mention of two people described as prophets: Eldad and Meidad. What comes to mind is that Eldad’s name comes first, before Meidad. Obviously, when two people are described, one’s name has to be mentioned first. But nothing in the Torah is random. Is there any particular reason Eldad comes first before Meidad? And if so, what would that be?
In Exodus 34.7 it says, "He does not remit all punishment, but visits the iniquity of parents upon children and children's children, upon the third and fourth generations." Can you please tell me what this means to you? Will my children be punished for my sins? Will their children be punished for my sins? Will their children's children be punished for my sins? Please explain in as much detail as you can. Do you have anything on this topic?
Thank you very much.
Hi Rabbi. My question is - does listening to recorded shiurim count (or considered) as the mitzvah of learning Torah? Basically, is it a mitzvah to listen to podcasts about the Torah and Talmud? Thanks so much! All the very best, Stephen.