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Oct
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comment Israel Am v.s. Goy
@YEZ good point, updated the answer a bit.
Oct
22
comment Israel Am v.s. Goy
@DoubleAA I'm sure that "traditional" scholars would date Deuteronomy earlier inasmuch as they reject the documentary hypothesis. Most reputable academics today will support, generally speaking, the concept that Deuteronomy was written by a different author than the rest of the Pentateuch, no matter how many authors there were totally. And I don't think that the idea that language changes over time is "hand waving." If language changes over time and the Bible was the product of a number of authors from different times and thus different cultures, then they would use the same words differently.
Oct
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revised Israel Am v.s. Goy
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answered Israel Am v.s. Goy
Jul
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comment Which of the Napoleonic wars had no casualties?
Which, exactly, is "our side"?
Jul
24
asked Test tube meat: Pareve?
Nov
12
awarded  Student
Nov
12
comment Was chicken originally considered pareve? If so, when and why was this changed?
Why don't you write these up as an answer for the respective questions?
Nov
12
asked If we don't cook a calf in its mothers' milk, why can we use eggs with chicken?
Nov
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asked Was chicken originally considered pareve? If so, when and why was this changed?
Nov
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comment Origin of Reform/Conservative “scarf” talleisim
The "scarf" tallit is not related to Reform or Conservative Judaism specifically. I know a lot of conservative and reform Jews (especially the rabbis!) who wear a "larger" tallit gadol. It actually arises from the German Jews, not a specific movement.
Aug
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comment Why were there no Jewish philosophy tracts until the Rasag?
What about Philo? Does that not count?
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May
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comment Why is Avraham's monotheism not mentioned in the torah?
@DoubleAA "Ur can mean fire" -- OK, fine, perhaps that's where the midrash comes from. But that doesn't infer any of Abraham's beliefs directly; it is still based on extratextual evidence. Where is the direct link? The OP is interested in where Abraham's theological beliefs are reflected in the p'shat, not in a deeper interpretation.
May
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comment Why is Avraham's monotheism not mentioned in the torah?
"it does allude that he was thrown into a furnace at Ur Kasdim" -- Where, exactly? The verses that you quoted don't say anything about a furnace. Much of what we know about Abraham is from the midrash or Talmud, not from the Bible itself.
May
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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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May
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answered How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
May
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revised First steps for someone considering conversion
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