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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL can you link to some of the extensive evidence?
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comment Why is the seder “beseder” (in order)?
@DoubleAA not only it's post facto, but these titles were probably given sometime later by someone that just tried to remember it all...
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comment Why is it customary for Jews to grow beards?
@msh210 If so it's called in English then be it. In Hebrew, OTOH, I humbly disagree with Wikipedia that translates Isralite as בן ישראל. It's explicit that an Israelite is also called ישראלי, as in בן האשה הישראלית. And there are well many examples in Orthodox Jewish literature for that, and it's also used in everyday Hebrew in Israel (I should know...).
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comment Why is the seder “beseder” (in order)?
Well, the different seder parts have a nice rhyming: Kadesh uRchatz - Karpas Yachatz, Magid Rachtza - Motzi Matza etc.
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answered Why is it customary for Jews to grow beards?
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comment Chametz u'matza?
crackers? [.15]
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comment Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok see Rambam Shoftim 15:1: אם מת בו יצא ואם לאו רגימתו בכל ישראל שנאמר יד העדים תהיה בו בראשונה להמיתו ויד כל העם באחרונה
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comment Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok read the seifa of the verse (I cited it wholly): ויד כל-העם, באחרונה. That explicitly relates those other people.
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comment Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
If you think I should bring an explicit source for this being not-a-mitzva or a felony - I think that the stark thought, the hava amina, that one should "save" an evicted person's life from a lawful death sentence, is so illogical that there isn't necessariliy such a source.
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comment Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
And the second proof is from the Braita in Sanhedrin.
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comment Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok isn't Devarim 17:7 enough?
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answered Correct response to tizku l'mitzvot
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answered Is it a mitzvah to save someone from execution by Beth Din?
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comment “גוט שבת, גוט שבת”
Well, saying it once, you don't really mean it, do you? So you say it again as in: "no, really, do have a good sabbath!"
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answered What does the word “Karpas” mean?