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comment Jesus Christ , Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, and Discernment, and Strength
They'll never get it, will they? ...and the lack of respect!!! Do we go on their SE site and put questions up with titles like " Yet Another False Moshiach, Stupidity, Ignorance, Misquotes, Mindless Compliance, and Logical/Intellectual Weakness"? Shabbat Shalom, Brothers and Sisters!
Apr
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comment The life of Jochebed
Exodus might be considered some of the original "Rabbinical literature", but I think he's looking for later stuff, Talmud, Midrash, etc...
Apr
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revised Under whose rule was the second Beis Hamikdash destroyed?
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revised Under whose rule was the second Beis Hamikdash destroyed?
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Apr
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comment Under whose rule was the second Beis Hamikdash destroyed?
@Double AA - it's basically all from the Wiki pages, which mostly point back to Josephus, and some encyclopedias, which also are probably based on Josephus. I noticed the other answer didn't really address the history in detail, so I figured I'd put it up here.
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comment Did Sadducees consider themselves Jewish?
Also, unlike the Sadducees, the Essenes absolutely used Nach to make laws for their Community, further differentiating themselves from the "Sadducee Party". They regarded them extremely highly - using them as a basis for the Peshers and quoting them frequently in the Damascus Document and other writings of theirs. There were enough differences for Josephus to describe them as the third major division of Jews, and spend some ink describing their peculiarities that set them apart
Apr
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comment Did Sadducees consider themselves Jewish?
Reading through this and the following answer, and with all respect to Dr Shiffman, even though the Essenes might have shared some halachic views with "normative Sadducees", they were more like an extremely fundamental branch of Sadducees. They were against the non-Zadokite priesthood ruling in Judea, and broke off from the main Sadducee Party, as it were. The Sadducees were collaborators with all the Hasmoneans until Queen Alexandra, who, at least according to Josephus' version, made the Pharisees the dominant party according to King Alexander Yannai's deathbed wish.
Mar
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comment Why does HaShem refer to Himself in the third “person”?
this is answered elsewhere around here somewhere--it's the "Royal We"..and there's a lot of its usage in TaNaCh..
Mar
26
comment double wrapping. kashrus in my mouth
"some flavor remains in the digestive tract" ESPECIALLY with White Castles(urp)! And that distinctive digestive-tract-sourced pickles/ketchup/onions umm...aroma... can last far longer than any waiting period...if you MUST eat something from there, go for the chicken rings or breast sandwiches-your digestive system and nearby friends(any bystanders, actually) will thank you later on.
Mar
24
comment Speaking badly about a deceased person
There seem to be exceptions to the rules given in the answers, especially concerning persecutors of Jews - I remember reading about Hadrian and Chelmenicki and the accounts had "may their bones be ground in an iron mill" after each mention of their names.
Mar
24
comment Is the Arcturan _kdopht_ kosher?
@Mark A. Mandel -okay, just making sure. In that case, shecht away if you can and I'll try a plate of kdopht tikka masala...or a skewer of shish-kdopht-bob.. or a U-bone kdopht steak.. ,,or kdopht and eggs....or whatever the usual way it's prepared.
Mar
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comment Is the Arcturan _kdopht_ kosher?
@Mark A. Mandel - How intelligent is this thing, anyhow? Does he recite poetry with one throat while humming an accompanying tune with the other? ....just saw the Twilight Zone's "To Serve Man" episode the other day....maybe there's better food choices?
Mar
23
comment Is the Arcturan _kdopht_ kosher?
Two throats? Doesn't this create a difficulty, since one throat might be properly being shechted while, the other one is screaming bloody murder...>
Mar
21
comment Joining a synagogue after two generations non-practising
Potentially dumb question - would having your cousins who are active act as witnesses by writing a letter/email or phoning the synagogue folks help things out fir you? Especially if it's from your Rabbi cousins?
Mar
16
comment Which side was the Llama of Yetziat Mitzrayim on?
Thanks! ...just couldn't resist. Hello Deli got me thinking...
Mar
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