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8h
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.
8h
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").
8h
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 [...]'.
9h
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.
9h
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".
9h
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.
9h
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.
10h
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.
10h
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.
10h
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.
13h
comment Matrilineal Descent
Which "derasha from a pasuk in chumash" are you referring to? It might improve this answer to provide some background there.
13h
comment Matrilineal Descent
Also, sadly, the yeshiva.org.il discussion link is broken. Can you try to find an updated link?
13h
comment Matrilineal Descent
Terrific answer; but, I don't see how verses 1-2 are so relevant. Would you object to me removing them from the answer to make it more concise? Thanks for the research!
20h
comment Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
I realize this answer may be insufficient as it's simply a link. If necessary, I can remove it.
20h
comment Are Synagogues “holy ground,” offering protection from evil creatures?
You may consider Berakhot 5A for another source regarding Qeri'at Shema' warding off negative forces.
1d
comment Quote from the Chazzon Ish about “Mizrachim”
@Yehoshua I think it's probably best for us all to take a hard look at what was actually stated/written/intended before coming to any conclusions.
1d
comment Quote from the Chazzon Ish about “Mizrachim”
If it helps, I heard this directly from a local Talmid Hakham. I don't remember if he cited a sefer; but, I thought it might add credence to the question to include my personal experience.
Jul
27
comment What is the Jewish position on aggressive acts of war?
You might consider HaRaMBa"M's stance in Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Melakhim U'Milhhamotehem, Ch. 5 particularly halakhot 1 and 2
Jul
27
comment What is the purpose of life on this earth
@cham1 Firstly, it's not that "I" need citations. I try to bear the less-informed reader in mind when writing/reading questions/answers. Secondly, some suggestions: 1) From where do we know that "[HaShem Created] the whole world only for the purpose of [humans] on [Earth]" and that thus "everything else is there for [humankind's] benefit"? 2) From where do we know that "[the woman's] purpose is mainly to help the man obtain his"? 3) From where do we know that "some men [...] help other men obtain [their goal]"?
Jul
27
comment Kamtza bar Kamtza
Some background to the question's premises, or sources thereof, could greatly improve the question's user-friendliness.