[Avodah] non-existent midrashim

Eli Turkel eliturkel at xgmail.com
Mon Jan 7 05:21:25 PST 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Daniel Eidensohn <yadmoshe at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 1/6/2013 5:23 PM, Eli Turkel wrote:
>> It turns out that some midrashim that we all "know" either have no none
>> source or a very obscure source
>> 1)The Jews in Egypt did not change their names, their language or their
>> clothing - no none source

>> the general psak today is that one can indeed wear clothing from the
>> goyim as long as it has a purpose

> Midrash Rabbah - Leviticus XXXII:5 R. Huna stated in the name of Bar
> Kappara: Israel were redeemed from Egypt on account of four things, viz.
> because they did not change their names, they did not change their
> language, they did not go tale-bearing, and none of them was found to have
> been immoral....

this midrash doesnt mention not changing their clothing

Eli Turkel

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