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Oct
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comment Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
@SethJ for that statement, I have the words of my teacher Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld z'l in a shiur.
Oct
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comment Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
No source, but that's because there isn't one.
Oct
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answered Is the number triple-6 good, bad, or neutral in Judaism?
Sep
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asked Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
Sep
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comment When is the latest time you can daven minchah bedieved?
Anecdotally, I learned from my teachers that it was ok to daven mincha until tzeis but not to say tachanun after shkia
Sep
18
comment How to convince your Jewish athiest friend to become shomer mitzvot?
If so, is such an answer in keeping with the nature of this site?
Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA Rambam is also right. :)
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA yes, because, again I absolutely believe the Torah is true. If you have doubts, that's fine, everybody has doubts. My doubts are not about the veracity of our mesorah. Therefore, when there is a contradiction between mesorah and science, my doubts would necessarily fall on science. I don't really think you doubt our mesorah either, nor do I think AL does. This makes me wonder why you have these questions in the first place. Intellectual exercise?
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
To be more clear to you both (I hope), just because the sun revolves around the earth doesn't mean the earth does not also revolve around the sun.
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL answers that explain the allegorical nature of the Torah are also true. I forget who but there is a rebbe who made the point that really the Torah is only metaphor for the higher worlds, and our reality is made manifest in that way. Right, science does not understand how the firmament in which the stars are set surrounds the earth and how the sun revolves around it. But it still does. Someday science will figure out what exactly that means in an actual physical sense.
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA I edited my comment to remove that, but yes, I do. I disagree in the strongest and most vehement way that a traditional reading of the Torah and of the vast majority of its commentators among our Sages is "not thinking".
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL rather I'm saying maybe science just doesn't know what to look for because they aren't taking in to account the existence of miracles. I haven't given it a lot of thought because I don't really care. Where science and Torah don't line up, I side with Torah and let science worry.
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA it's R' Kaplan's assumption, but I like your source.
Sep
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comment Intermarriage and Jewish status of their children
What if a single Cohen has a child by a single Jewish woman? Maybe we would rule bdieved that the consummation effected marriage?
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA whether he was discussing the world or the universe, I don't know. As with pseudo-humans, I also don't know. As with G-d's precision, what is imprecise about the counts used?
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA maybe the animals simply migrated back to their original locales? I don't know. It's an interesting question regardless.
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL With regards to geology, science also claims there were no 40 years in the desert because there would be evidence, but our tradition makes clear that there was no evidence on account of the various miracles. Science by its very nature does not take into account the possibility of miraculous variances in expected results. Likewise for archaeology, anthropology, and genetics. I don't need to say that diversity was miraculously added. I'm just saying science doesn't know what to look for, because the scientific method doesn't believe in miracles.
Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
I can't really answer any of your questions because I don't hold of the answer I posted in the first place. That said...
Sep
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revised How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
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Sep
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
As an aside, this position has a big problem (in my opinion) in that the Arizal explicitly states that Sefer Temuna's shmita cycles were spiritual cycles and not physical.