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May
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comment All people in world are Jews?
Notice how the above answer puts "Jew" in quotation marks when referring to Abraham. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16434/…
May
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comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
PDF of entire text. Indispensable resource.
May
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comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
@SethJ Hmmm, that's in tune with a lot of good stuff.
May
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answered Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
May
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comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
@SethJ What's the "right" question, and what makes it so?
May
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comment What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
@IsaacMoses You are welcome to close this.
May
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revised What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
edited title
May
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comment What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
You are correct - I've changed the title. I was going on a trip and I didn't have enough room to pack my laptop. I asked my roommate to hold onto it until I could retrieve it. No monetary payment for the service. I think this is a chinum example, and he is not responsible.
May
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asked What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
May
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comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
You've got to!!!! :D
May
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comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
Consider your comment: "Pronouns are (usually) used to refer to something that was previously named (i.e. the mishkan, ohel moed) not something that is yet to be named (i.e. the Voice)." That's really the antecedent issue. As to your questions about placement and chronology, that's an issue I thought separate from the antecedent problem.
May
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comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
@AriA Essentially, in order to link pronouns to antecedents that are seemingly absent, Rashi employed a "reference method." This includes analyzing and linking passages that are at a distance (most notably in my example, even looking ahead for something which is normally placed before.) I infer that the distance of seven you mentioned is no barrier for the location of your missing antecedent.
May
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comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
You'd better call in Boba Fett on this one :D
May
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comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
Was there no winner of the bounty? It's my first week here, I don't know the protocol yet.
May
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comment Why does the Yom Kippur service seem to reenact Abraham's treatment of his sons?
TY for reading my comments and conisdering my idea.
May
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comment Why does the Yom Kippur service seem to reenact Abraham's treatment of his sons?
@IsaacMoses Well, I didn't see that as referring to the entire question at large. Your thoughts could point to many things. The question presented implies a a statement of fact, and the question of "why." If I were to write "Why do we not say a blessing when we wash our hands?," it wouldn't be seen as part of one's thoughts, but rather a incorrect statement of fact. I think this title is a little presumptuous. Thank you for showing the clarification.
May
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comment Why does the Yom Kippur service seem to reenact Abraham's treatment of his sons?
Is this a question related to an established fact that this is a re-enactment, or is this question made on the basis of your own interpretation of the passage?
May
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comment Jewish Status of the Patriarch's Wives?
Only synchronically :D
May
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comment Jewish Status of the Patriarch's Wives?
We can say synchronically, neither category of Jew or Gentile is applicable. Diachronically, it is.
May
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comment Jewish Status of the Patriarch's Wives?
I made the distinction of US citizenry. I said nothing about American. Luddites and scabs imply an active choice of non-participation. Someone who doesn't use a computer because he can't afford one isn't then a Luddite. I am referring to a classification of families or nations. Gentile is DEFINED as belonging to the non-Jewish family. If Abraham is not a Jew, he is a gentile. Noach is the same. The term "Native American" didn't appear until much later. Does this mean Geronimo or Squanto can't be called such because of the later emergence? You can't disallow it.