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Feb
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
13
comment How did a virgin decide upon her marriage in Israel 2000 years ago?
Generally speaking, people got married in their early teens and a woman can deny a marriage proposal according to halakha. If she is betrothed by her father when she is a minor, from my recollection of the halakha, she can choose to accept or reject when she is of age.
Jul
8
comment Is paintballing alowed
no, it requires you throw things out and deny physical realities and sometimes ignore hishtadlut and action.
Jul
7
comment Is paintballing alowed
Do you realize how none of these people's Christian-like opinions on violence match the Tanakh, nor the Gemara? Pathetic!
Jul
7
comment Is paintballing alowed
Great reply Bear!
Jul
5
comment Arabic and Angels
I agree with that, since both Aramaic and Arabic are very close to Hebrew. However, certain words WOULD be understood because they are valid ways to pronounce the Hebrew word. For example, tishma3 in Hebrew and tisma3 in Arabic. Shevet Efraim pronounced shin "sin" always, so this is how they would say it, and we know "s" is one of the two authentic sounds of the letter shin. Ata and inta are hardly different, and the -ak and -ik suffixes aren't really different than -akh, -kha, -ekh, ayikh suffixes in Hebrew. These are just some examples.
Jun
29
comment Amalekim's disguise as Canaanites in Chukas
@ShmuelBrin, because I've been told by my Rav who has a masora. Many Jews, especially from Yehuda and Binyamin shaved their mustaches which is seen in Arabic culture today. Many Jews were nazirim and all kings were, at least from Beit Yehuda. Shaul's "height" was his locks wrapped up around his head. He was praised and "handsome" for being a long-haired nazir, not necessarily because of physical height.
Jun
29
comment Amalekim's disguise as Canaanites in Chukas
An eved Kenaani becomes a Jew when he's freed.
Jun
28
comment Amalekim's disguise as Canaanites in Chukas
Why are you quick to say Kena`anim were black and Amaleqim were white? Israelites were of mixed complections, varying from tribe to tribe in general, as there are differences today. Still, you may find an Ashkenazi darker than a Sefaradi or even a Temani. All Jews usually look semitic, regardless of their eda. I assume it might have been similar back then with Amaleqim and probably even the Kenaanim. And also, the Kena`anim no longer exist and have been absorbed by us.
Jun
27
comment Can someone kindly explain the Malachi 3. 23 -24?
An accepted answer without even one up-vote. Where is the badge for that?
Jun
21
comment Davening with an Egalitarian Minyan
@AdamMosheh I'm not afraid of offending people if there happen to be problems, or things I am convinced are problems.
Jun
21
awarded  Editor
Jun
20
answered Can someone kindly explain the Malachi 3. 23 -24?
Jun
19
comment בְּתוֹךְ and בְּקֶרֶב are used in different places and both translated “in the midst”; what's the difference?
@DovF That's interesting, I'd never heard that before.
Jun
19
answered בְּתוֹךְ and בְּקֶרֶב are used in different places and both translated “in the midst”; what's the difference?
Jun
18
comment May converts migrate to Israel?
Converting outside of Israel, it would be better for the person just to get a statement from their Rabbi stating they are a member of the community and that he knows them to be Jewish. That will clarify things for the secular state.
Jun
18
comment May converts migrate to Israel?
Halakhically, anyone who is a Jew, Kehen, Lewi, Yisroel, or Jer/convert should move to Israel. The secular State of Israel doesn't even accept many, even Haredi, conversions made within Israel, because they need to have their own people and/or specific groups or authorities to put their stamp of approval on a conversion.
Jun
8
answered Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
Jun
8
comment Our Father who art in heaven
I would up this answer a million times if I could.
May
24
comment What's a good technique for a not-so-strong person to do [Ashkenazi] Hagbaha?
I actually gave this a one up. Jews used to be warriors, in fact, that is and should now also be part of being a Jew. It states in Tanakh that Shimshon ripped open a lion as someone would rip open a goat. I don't see many Jews today ripping open animals with their hands nowadays, unfortunately. Jews have a very Christian ideals in their minds now, in how a Jew is supposed to act. I am all for getting rid of galut mentality, and I think anyone who wants to be honest in his daily tefilla - and observance of Torah - should be as well.