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Sep
2
asked What is the Hebrew term for the drawing of the hands inward during lighting of Shabbos candles?
Jun
30
comment What is the interpretation of Genesis 19, 5-8?
@josh waxman: Pardon, but what leads you to believe that their request was anything but a demand to have sexual relations with Lot's guests? If indeed the men of Sedom were asking Lot, "Bring them outside so that we can get to know them, and chat with them, and ask them what they do for a living, and maybe drink some tea, etc.," why does Lot respond with, "My brothers, please do not do evil!" (אַל־נָא אַחַי תָּרֵֽעוּ) as if just talking to people and getting to know them is considered evil...? Christian translation or not, it's spot on. They men of Sedom wanted to have sex with Lot's guests.
Apr
12
comment Do people who are Jewish by ancestry but are descendents of apostates need to convert?
Very good read @Double AA.
Apr
11
comment Are Christians and/or “Messianic Jews” considered Jewish by Jews?
Once a Jew, always a Jew. There's nothing that can change that. Jews who practice Christianity (which is what Messianic Jews are (and by "Messianic Jews," I mean people who are actually Jewish by birth but practice the religion of Christianity) are simply considered to be Jewish apostates by mainstream Judaism. (And, for the record, I am not a Messianic Jew by profession. I am Jewish by birth but refer to myself as a Christian in the context of religious discussions where my beliefs require acknowledgement to others).
Apr
11
comment Is programming against Judaism?
I'd say you "make," not "create." And, I think it's not merely a distinction without a difference.
Apr
7
accepted A quote of Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Apr
7
comment A quote of Shlomo ibn Gabirol
The difference between מודה and מורה seems to be a scribal error as a result of confusion between ד and ר. As I'm sure you know, such confusion was even common in the Tanakh. Great answer btw.
Apr
7
asked A quote of Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Mar
31
asked Mishna, Brakhot 2a: When the kohanim enter…where?
Mar
24
comment Why was there a covenant cut with the benei Yisra'el at Sinai, then at Chorev, and yet again at Mo'av?
@Menachem: I will certainly accept that. Yet, there's still the matter of a covenant at Chorev/ Sinai and another at Mo'av.
Mar
24
revised Why was there a covenant cut with the benei Yisra'el at Sinai, then at Chorev, and yet again at Mo'av?
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Mar
24
asked Why was there a covenant cut with the benei Yisra'el at Sinai, then at Chorev, and yet again at Mo'av?
Mar
23
revised Infinite Chain of Cause/Effects
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Mar
23
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Mar
23
answered Infinite Chain of Cause/Effects
Mar
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
22
revised וַיהוָה נָתַן אֶת־חֵן הָעָם בְּעֵינֵי מִצְרַיִם (Exo. 12:36): How did Adonai give “favor” (חֵן)?
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Mar
22
comment וַיהוָה נָתַן אֶת־חֵן הָעָם בְּעֵינֵי מִצְרַיִם (Exo. 12:36): How did Adonai give “favor” (חֵן)?
Basically, how is it that God caused the Egyptians to look upon the Israelites favorably? It seems to me that He had to work upon their heart or something. You know...the text implies a change of disposition. How did God affect that change?
Mar
22
asked וַיהוָה נָתַן אֶת־חֵן הָעָם בְּעֵינֵי מִצְרַיִם (Exo. 12:36): How did Adonai give “favor” (חֵן)?
Mar
22
comment Ezekiel 16:4: לֹא הֻמְלַחַתְּ — what practice does this describe?
@jake: Well, Christianity.SE wasn't an option no matter what, because it's not a question one would ask there (i.e., it's not related to Christian doctrine, per se). I think it obviously refers to a Jewish practice. A Jew (Ezekiel) wrote about it, and the implication of the particular pasuk is that it was a common practice during that time. So, yes, Jewish practice indeed. I know of no Christian sources that have ever mentioned Christians practicing that. Now, I suppose I could have asked on BH.SE, but, I don't think the answers would have been as plentiful. It's kind of a judgment thing.