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Chizkiyahu’s seal and Archeology

Question: Archaeologists recently discovered a seal stamped with the signet of Chizkiyahu HaMelech. This seal features an image of the sun with wings. How could the righteous king Chizkiyahu have a celestial image on his seal? Answer: Firstly, the images present no halachic prohibition of drawing celestial images as this is not a drawing of the sun, rather a body with wings that represents the sun. Why a Je ...

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T’cheiles from Murex Truncules

Question: What is the Rav's opinion about wearing the "new" Tcheiles derived from the Murex snail? The archeological evidence seems quite convincing, and there seems to be nothing to lose by wearing it on the chance it's the real T'cheiles. Answer: The sources from which we derive our direction for kiyum hamitzvos is the Torah. Our classical Torah sources, namely the Talmud, Midrash, the early commentaries ...

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