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comment if there was a caliphate established would the jews have to pay the jizya
@msh210 related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/44575/…
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comment if there was a caliphate established would the jews have to pay the jizya
@mevaqesh, There are many, many people in the world who may read this question some day and who may either be interested in answers or even able to answer based on their general interest in and knowledge of the relevant areas of Halacha, completely independent of whether they know what a jizya is. I, for one, am interested in Halachot regarding interactions with government, but I had never heard of jizya.
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comment if there was a caliphate established would the jews have to pay the jizya
@mevaqesh, the question would be a great deal more answerable if it included, explicitly, whatever details about jizya are likely to be pertinent, rather than making would-be answerers read a long WP article. Also, Kedem, the question would be more compelling if you'd include information about why you think jizya compliancemight or might not be required according to Halacha.
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reviewed Looks OK Are there unnecessary words in torah?
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reviewed Close Recommendation for learning Nach with Family
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reviewed Close counting omer for shavuot
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reviewed Leave Open Must one “work” and “deserve” to observe Shabbat?
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reviewed Close Seeking a demographic “pamphlet” of Israeli neighborhoods
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reviewed Leave Open Do the Rishonim that hold G-d can have physical form (e.g Rav Moshe Taku, etc.) also hold he can incarnate?
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comment When Israel and the diaspora are out of sync on parshiyot, why don't we take the first opportunity to re-align?
Haven't read it yet, but this looks relevant: choppingwood.blogspot.com/2016/04/…
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comment How can I distinguish p'shat from interpretation in torah translations if I'm not fluent in Hebrew?
@kouty I plan to, the next time I'm in front of my books, beli neder. :)
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comment How can I distinguish p'shat from interpretation in torah translations if I'm not fluent in Hebrew?
@WAF well, sure. I wasn't aware of those criticisms, but I did deliberately qualify that what such a work (by anyone) would give you is the author's opinion. I can't vouch for the accuracy of every word in OotT, but I do get the string impression, having read parts of it, that the authors did an excellent job of flagging every single instance of what they consider to be an interpretative choice by Onkelos, a very broad set. This alone is very useful for the task at hand.
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answered How can I distinguish p'shat from interpretation in torah translations if I'm not fluent in Hebrew?
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reviewed Reopen Why are we allowed to light candles for second day yom tov if it is not ochel nefesh?
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reviewed Leave Open Hebrew language---pronunciation of the qamets again
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reviewed Leave Open Shabbat, Shabbatot, Shabbaton?
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comment Where did the myth that the *entire* matza process must be done in under 18 minutes come from?
@DoubleAA, give us a hand, wouldja? Which point of the CH"S do you want us to see?
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reviewed Close Were firstborn children born to a mother who miscarried killed during Makat Bechorot?