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Thank you for your sensitivity. The issue with "old" and "new" isn't just what you said about "old and outdated, new and shiny". It's also that, to us, the latter isn't a "testament" at all. God made a covenant with Israel at Sinai and God does not break His word, so to say that He set aside that covenant to make a new, contradictory one is problematic. ...


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It's not always like this as Double AA points out. The reason why you would want to precede them in that order is hinted to by Rashi on the first verse in Bereishis -- Elokim is connected to Judgment and 4-letter Name - to Mercy, and Hashem precedes Mercy to Judgment, hence the names expressing this precedence come in that order.


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Derech Pikudecha (Bnei Yisoschor)- page 162 - paragraph starting with Gimel says that one has a limit on the amount of words in his lifetime and if he speaks too much is shortening his life. קיבלנו מרבותינו בפסוק: 'נפשי יצאה בדברו', שיש שיעור לאדם כמה ידבר כל ימי חייו, ואם ירבה לדבר שלא במקום מצווה, הנה ממעט החיות Sefer Darkei Tzedek - page 10 - #54 ...


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Derech Pikudecha (Bnei Yisoschor)- page 162 - paragraph starting with Gimel says that one has a limit on the amount of words in his lifetime and if he speaks too much is shortening his life. קיבלנו מרבותינו בפסוק: 'נפשי יצאה בדברו', שיש שיעור לאדם כמה ידבר כל ימי חייו, ואם ירבה לדבר שלא במקום מצווה, הנה ממעט החיות Sefer Darkei Tzedek - page 10 - #54 ...


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I can see how Christian books could be useful; however, there are so many Christian books out there; Christian books may just be too broad. You might still find yourself having to explain and search for more specific adjectives. Here are some additional suggestions: The 27 Books Primary Apostolic Writings Primary Christian Writings Reading ...


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The Babylonian Talmud has several references in this regard. First, in b. Baba Mezi'a (Folio 59a) we read the following with regard to instigating conflict with ones wife - R. Hanina, son of R. Idi, said: What is meant by the verse, Ye shall not wrong one another [עֲמִית֔וֹ] (Lev 25:17)? — Wrong not a people that is with you in learning and good deeds. ...


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Rav Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer was the first to coin the phrase: Zera Yisrael He used this in reference to someone born to a non-Jewish mother but had a jewish father. He referred to them as Zera Kadosh - Holy Lineage. The most vocal and bold Halachist to apply this concept was the Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel Rav Ben Zion Meir Chai Uziel ...


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In ancient Semitic languages such as Akkadian and Sumerian, the root P-L-N means an anonymous person. Both of these languages are contemporaneous with or older than Megillat Rut. This is the case in Arabic and Farsi as well. Source: I heard this from someone familiar with these languages.



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