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Jun
11
comment Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
A primary source remains so even if you question its credibility, and it does not require independent contemporaneous corroborating evidence to be credible (or we would have virtually no credible sources older than a few hundred years). The fact that present-day descendants of the people involved believe a source lends added credibility. The comments are not a place to explain the historical method and what a primary source is at length, so please see the Wikipedia entries on the subject.
May
19
awarded  Informed
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
comment Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
I corrected the link to the full letter this is from. Look there for further details.
May
16
revised Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
Corrected erroneous link
May
15
answered Why don't most American orthodox Jews send to public school?
Apr
20
comment Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
@Shmuel - The Torah is a first-hand account of the event at Sinai, which makes it a primary source. It is a particularly credible source because the many people who would know if it is true (i.e. those who were present and their descendants) believed it.
Apr
9
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
[Edited] This is not my reasoning, but that of the Chayei Adam, a classic authority on Jewish law. These blessings are not for providing one with more mitzvot as you suggest, they are for the level of mitzva obligation that one has as compared to what one could have had. Therefore, the options are not binary, more or less mitzvot, rather they are the three others levels besides the one that one has.
Apr
8
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
@DoubleAA We try to avoid situations that lead to making superfluous blessings, but we do try to say more warranted blessings(www.chabad.org/987904). That's why the blessings needed to be worded in the negative so they would not overlap and be superfluous.
Apr
7
answered Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
Apr
1
comment As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
@XAleXOwnZX My point is not merely semantic. It is that Judaism clearly has a place in heaven for such a person, and their atheism is no impediment to that.
Mar
24
answered As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
Mar
24
revised Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
clarification of additive part of question
Mar
24
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@DoubleAA Reading the link in your comment yields the following quote: "Since bosons with the same energy can occupy the same place in space, bosons are often force carrier particles. In contrast, fermions are usually associated with matter..." In other words, particles that can occupy the same space are not considered matter.
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Mar
24
answered Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
Jan
13
revised Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Clarified answer in attempt to resolve question in comments.
Mar
22
answered Where can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Mar
22
awarded  Excavator
Mar
22
revised How do you CYLOR after posting on judaism.stackexchange.com?
Minor grammatical corrections