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It is brought in the Talmud, tractate Sanhedrin 90b in the name of Rabbi Yochanan that we are taught about the resurrection of the dead explicitly in the five books of Moshe. (BeMidbar 18:28) אמר ר' יוחנן) מניין לתחיית המתים מן התורה שנאמר (במדבר יח, כח) ונתתם ממנו [את] תרומת ה' לאהרן הכהן וכי אהרן לעולם קיים והלא לא נכנס לארץ ישראל שנותנין לו תרומה אלא ...
The rest of the story tells about his parents agreeing, coming down from the hills towards the coastal regions to arrange the marriage. So, evidently, asking them was a good move on his part.
In Jewish thought (ha), it's not the brain that thinks, but rather the Neshamah. (See this article from Chabad.)
In respect to Nochum/Nachum, Yerachmiel/Yerachm'el, Yerucham/Yerocham, and Tuviah/Toviah, my personal experience has been that people are lazy and would rather botch up the name with a vowel that's easier to pronounce than to say it properly. Try it for yourself: it's much easier to say a /uh/ sound than /ō/ or /ah/ - it requires less effort since you don't ...
Traditionally Karaites have not celebrated Hanukkah. (sources). In modern times, assimilation being what it is, there are undoubtedly some who do, but it's not on the Karaite calendar. The Karaites had two main objections: The Rabbis did not have the authority to establish a holiday (Purim is different, you can read about the karaite take on that here). ...
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