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I would like to add the fact that in my personal opinion, I believe self help does not have a religion, whether Christianity or Judaism, the idea behind the primary conceptions of self help fall within the idea of one being capable of accepting oneself from within. Self help may not be considered as a religious presence, it is a study of self and despite ...


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For many centuries (during the time of the Talmud), Jews used a secular calendar system. Dating based on the 'Creation of the World' only starting in the Medieval period. From "Comparative Jewish Chronology" by Rabbi Simon Schwab: In the spirit of the aforesaid, a new light is shed on the strange fact that - soon after Ezra and Nehemia - a new method ...


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There’s a Rabbi Frand tape on it. It appears that in the Chasam Sofer’s world, the standard Jewish custom had been to write only the Hebrew date on a tombstone, and then some progressives wanted to include the Gregorian date — he railed against that change. But that was that particular application. Apparently there are documents and letters from the Chasam ...


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Dinonline has an extensive essay on this issue. In short, the Tzitz Eliezer and Yabia Omer allow the writing of the secular date, but mention that the Jewish date is preferred when possible. They do have different ideas on how to write it out (see article for details). The Maharam Schik, on the other hand, was against such a practice (I remember learning ...



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