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answered Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
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comment Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
there you go again assuming you understand God - why not have a look at that lecture by rabbi becher. here's a bonus quote from the shaar bitachon ch.3 The ways of judgments of the Creator are too deep, hidden and lofty for us to understand part of them, and all the more so to understand their general principles. And the verse already says: "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts [higher] than your thoughts" (Yeshaya 55:9).
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answered Why does belief in Judaism require irrationality?
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comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@IsaacMoses dont you think the reliable of the source is relevant here?
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comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@bondonk his approach is what bothers the rabbonim. what he is saying between the lines. read this for example ohr.edu/judaism/nature-apikorsas/natur007.txt which in my opinion has a tone, a between the lines message which is very problematic. very suspicious.
Oct
19
revised What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
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Oct
19
comment What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
@Matt i hear. but there is a special korban on rosh chodesh though it is not brought by individuals like in the chagim where there is a mitzva of veyerae
Oct
19
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
slifkin is a controversial figure. many rabbis hold his views are not reliable. that verse certainly does not sound like a plain old hippo which is not much bigger than a common nile croc
Oct
19
answered What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
Oct
19
comment Is it permissible to post photos of pages of a siddur (containing YHVH) online?
why should it be forbidden?
Oct
18
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
the book of job has some interesting verses which seems to imply that humans had dealings with huge creatures. see also this audio.ohr.edu/track/id=2006
Oct
14
asked emailing from israel to diaspora isru chag
Oct
11
answered Was Adam Jewish?
Oct
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comment What does having a Mehudar Etrog and Lulav mean over just having a kosher set?
ze eli v'anvehu - by honoring the mitzva you are honoring G-d see myjewishlearning.com/holidays/About_Holidays/Types_of_Holidays/…
Oct
7
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Oct
7
comment How could they stone with esrogim without a court case?
@Shokhet I don't either
Oct
7
comment How could they stone with esrogim without a court case?
maybe it is like a mesit
Oct
3
comment What should a Jew do if encountered by ISIS?
could be there are other factors involved today. this is a question for the highest halachic authorities of our times
Oct
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comment Why were the Tanayim and Amoraim so easily offended?
how do you know they were offended personally? (see desert star's answer)
Sep
30
answered Path of the Just - what does שיתברר ויתאמת mean?