The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries on the Bible
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Exodus 12:29 , Mekhilta Pisha 13 , 198 TO THE FIRST BORN OF THE CAPTIVE (
Ex . 12:29 ) . But in what way had the captives sinned ? Rather this was to
prevent them from saying “ Our god brought this punishment upon them . How
If one transgresses a negative commandment and then repents , repentance is
not powerful enough to effect atonement . Rather repentance suspends
punishment and the Day of Atonement brings atonement . It is this case to which
the verse ...
When it says WHOEVER DOES WORK ON THE SABBATH DAY SHALL BE PUT
TO DEATH ( Ex . 31:15 ) we are told of the punishment but not given a warning .
Therefore the verse says BUT THE SEVENTH DAY IS A SABBATH OF THE ...
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