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answered Shelosha Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
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comment Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
The Gemara says "just as you entered the world without sin, so may you exit the world without sin." (The blessing of baruch ata b'voecah uvaruch ata b'tzeisecha). The Gemara was taking for granted that we enter this world without sin; but Gilgul talks about reincarnated souls in need of correcting previous life's flaws.
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answered 40 Days Before Conception
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revised Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
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answered Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
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answered How is “Jerusalem” pronounced when reading a Ketubah?
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asked How is “Jerusalem” pronounced when reading a Ketubah?
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revised Shnayim Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
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answered Shnayim Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
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comment Sleeping on Food without a Bed
TV's link then says: "while you shouldn't store food under a bed, if you did put the food under a bed/etc. and someone slept there, most poskim allow you to eat the food." See the link for references.
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accepted What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
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comment Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
Okay, 50 times the square root of 2 is about 70.7107. Do I round down, or up (and reuse this for 71?) Isaac, any interest in irrational-numbers-mi-yodeya?
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comment Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
Passing off the hard work, eh Isaac?
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comment Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
Bonus question, when this is all done: plot a diagram of which of these answers connect to other ones in some way.
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answered Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
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comment Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
"70 facets to the Torah" therefore becomes the title of this book: mi.yodeya.com/questions/2365/shivim-mi-yodeya/2393#2393
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answered Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
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comment What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
Yes that's what I meant, based on the Cantor Goffin piece.
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answered Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
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comment What are the oldest Jewish songs (tune plus words) that are still popular today?
Right; so a handful of tunes used in the davening -- e.g. half-kaddish before Shabbos musaf -- can be tracked clearly to the 1400s. What about non-davening songs? Zemiros, Ani Maamin, Shalom Aleichem, anything like that?