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comment What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
This also has a video of a chorus performing the song. May not be 9 days appropriate.
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answered What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
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comment Academic review of Steinsaltz Gemara
In the context of religious studies perhaps, but he has no credentials in history, linguistics, or archaeology which are the areas I'm asking about. Also, it is the same NIRC R' Feldman.
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comment stop benching at al-yichasiranu?
You definitely can, the question is if that is halachically appropriate :p
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comment Academic review of Steinsaltz Gemara
@SherylAbbey - The Koren edition did pique my interest. It would be very relevant to my question if you could provide more information about the team of scholars you mention
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
-1, please provide at least one actual source. You link to a the journal's site, but not to an article.
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comment Sarah's treatment of Hagar and Ishmael
@Maxood, how is what I said anything but a simple reading of the Torah? Also, what does that have to do with the historicity of the Torah? Are you proposing that the Torah is crystal clear about all the implications of every incident therein and requires no thought or analysis to understand it?
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answered Sarah's treatment of Hagar and Ishmael
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answered Shifting subjects and objects in Gen 12:15
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
My well-source point is that JONAH is based on a false premise that you can do that sort of therapy. This gets back to my point that if you aren't going to accept a long running scientific study by recognized experts as basis for my assertions, then you're just dismissing my point of view a priori and won't take any evidence at all. Please take an objective P.O.V. instead of downvoting me because you don't like what I have to say.
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
To reiterate - I answer both your claims. "Empirically" JONAH has never 'cured' a gay person, as that's impossible as per qualified experts. Since their entire premise is faulty and they have been accused of various types of malpractice and abuse, they're not doing something that would be qualified as 'good'. You're getting stuck on my description of a preferred treatment for these people as 'accepting their sexuality'. I think that this is the only other treatment to give a closeted homosexual and that however you view it, it is not at all part of my main point or deserving of a downvote.
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
You said I wasn't answering the question well enough. When I pointed out that I was answering all your questions you downvoted me and said (to summarize)'You should answer by explaining why that is what they need!' I provided ample proof to my assertions. Now that I've pointed that out, you're saying that irrelevant because the question wasn't asking for that. Please explain where my answer has any objective shortcomings.
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
@DoubleAA If the scientific opinion of trained psychologists formed by two years of research doesn't hold enough weight for me to say that 'cures' are impossible, then it's unfortunately apparent that you are not going to take any level of proof.
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comment Do JONAH and similar organizations successfully help those with same-gender attractions?
I answered for both of the two options you present in your comment: 1. They do not 'cure' gay people, as that is impossible 2. Their aims are not worthwhile as "[a]t best, they are giving false hope to people who really need help accepting their sexuality. At worst they are actively exploiting and abusing those people."
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comment Does anyone know where one can buy a hebrewbooks harddrive?
Now, that is good research.