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comment Jewish saying: “To be lenient when you should be firm is to be cruel when you could be kind.”?
It sounds like this question would be better-suited for a Yiddish/Hebrew SE site.
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comment Why no ashrei in maariv?
I believe this is taken from the Maharsha.
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comment If a non-religious person is of Jewish heritage, can one wear the Star of David?
Dear @Maria, welcome to Mi Yodeya and thanks for the interesting question. You might be interested in learning that Judaism is an "identity" passed down matrilineally (through one's mother). Unlike in Christianity, where a child must be baptized to become a Christian, Judaism is an identity one inherits from one's mother (or chooses when converting to Judaism). That makes you a Jew! Congratulations! As such, there are hardly any cases I can think of in which a Jew wearing a Star of David would be forbidden by Jewish law.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Shokhet I think you're right. We've harped on the "אין א אלא ב" and have forgotten to address SethJ's / R"L's statement.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Shokhet Yeshayahu 55:1 (the pasuq from Bava Qama 82B you cited) also doesn't follow the same pattern as Mishlei 23:5 (i.e. there isn't really an indirect object like "בו").
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
If it would improve the question to incorporate the feedback to @SethJ answer (i.e. to rephrase the question as 'How do we know that "אין א אלא ב" shouldn't be read literally?'), I'm happy to do so. Nevertheless, even if that's true and there are sources to prove it, I would still need a source to support SethJ's statement that '"אין א אלא ב" means metaphorically [...]'.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Shokhet IMHO, it's just another example of the same pattern. If someone can provide a source that these Gemariyot should not be read literally, then my question is not well-founded.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@SethJ A possible counterpoint to your claim that "אין א אלא ב" should not be taken literally is the same phrase being used in our Tefillah: "אין [לנו] מלך אלא אתה".
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@SethJ Very well. This conversation has contributed little. If you can provide sources for your claims, I will accept your answer.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@SethJ I've never learned Gemara before. I don't know what to take literally and what not to. Your accusatory and insulting statements (i.e. "you're mistranslating", "that's a little unusual") add nothing to the question. Provide sources for your wild claims or they will continue to be just that.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
These conjectures point in the direction of a thorough answer. If someone can include a source corroborating Seth's claims, I think we could all go home happier.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@IsaacMoses Good to know! But, it doesn't quite address how עוף could be understood as Torah in the pasuq. Unless, of course, you didn't mean for it to.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
I don't see how this answers the question as your "TLDR" states "Torah isn't the 'עוף' in the verse [..., it's] the 'it'", whereas the Gemara clearly states that "אין עוף אלא תורה". Also, sources could greatly improve your answer.
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