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R' Eliezer Melamed, in an essay about this blessing on the Beit-El Yeshiva website, formulates the standard thus: חכם מחכמי אומות העולם שידוע כחכם וגאון באחד מן המדעים, כלכלה, מתמטיקה או אחד ממדעי הטבע, ובעבודתו תרם תרומה נכבדה למדע ולאנושות One of the scholars of the [other] nations, who is known as a scholar and a genius in one of the sciences, ...


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I once heard HaRav Aharon Lopiansky quote the following from HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein Zt"l: המתחתן עם הדור הזה מתאלמן מן הדור הבא or, in less-poetic English, One who marries this generation becomes widowed from the next generation. In other words, Creation was something that happened a rather long time ago, it's cryptic and unclear exactly what ...


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Sea Sponge does not have fins or scales so it is not kosher. Please see Vaikra 11:9-13. It says of all living creatures, not just fish. 9 These may ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them may ye eat. 10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of ...


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It does not matter if it is an animal or plant since inedible things are kosher I do not need to bring a source that a sea sponge is not edible until someone claims otherwise http://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/127/Q1/ Now, food which even a dog won't eat loses its status as food. Halachically, it's no different than stones or dirt which are you ...



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