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Aug
26
comment Does Judaism encourage secular learning?
Thank you. This in particularly addresses something I was wondering about as I feel some people I know shun/disdain secular knowledge because they think it is a kiddush HaShem.
Aug
26
comment Does Judaism encourage secular learning?
Thank you. I feel like this provides a good way of thinking about it. What are the '7 secular sciences'?
Aug
26
comment Does Judaism encourage secular learning?
So he is saying that it is chillul HaShem to disdain/shun secular knowledge?
Aug
25
comment How to translate העלם in the context of שבת
For a jew forgetting Shabbos is like forgetting one's own identity, no?
Aug
25
comment Does Judaism encourage secular learning?
I suppose I am looking to get a sense of the diversity of opinions. I'd be fine with an answer that presents differing/conflicting viewpoints. Actually I think that might be better.
Aug
17
comment Leaving a mate behind in egypt
Why was this downvoted?
May
22
comment Extraterrestrial Sacrifices
I think I have heard it at several times in many places over the years. judaism.stackexchange.com/a/8884/2177
May
19
comment Leaving a mate behind in egypt
@Scimonster I thought only a fifth left?
Dec
9
comment Did the inhabitants of Shechem convert to Judaism?
Would love some feedback with the downvotes :)
Dec
9
comment Shomronim (Samaritans) and Sheviit
It doesn't, just making note.
Oct
14
comment Are prediction markets kosher?
These things appear as black boxes to a lot of people. They may start putting faith in them.
Jul
28
comment Machine-Readable Torah
Not sure. The questions is broad, I imagine, because the implications are broad. Can a golem lain Torah?
Jul
28
comment Machine-Readable Torah
Thank you. Any comment on the implications for artificially intelligent readers?
Apr
2
comment Bitcoin and Halakha
Gold requires no signatures, this is because it is not real money as asserted in the answer from @Ariel if my understanding is correct? And cash requires no signature by a human hand? So? I have to admit I am perplexed at this point. What is the body of halachah on signatures called?
Apr
1
comment Bitcoin and Halakha
The seal comes from the individual sending the 'money', not the government, does that matter?
Apr
1
comment Bitcoin and Halakha
Cryptocurrencies are actually built on top of signature systems, digital, cryptographic signature systems though: the khan academy series is informative: www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bitc‌​oin/v/bitcoin-what-is-it
Jan
17
comment Could a religious man be an anarchist?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmuel_Alexandrov
Jan
1
comment Cryptography in Judaism
Temurah perhaps?
Nov
21
comment Plants before the Sun in the Order of Creation
I was thinking other things might fall under the category of plants like radiotrophic fungi: scienceagogo.com/news/20070422222547data_trunc_sys.shtml
Oct
18
comment Did Moshe Rabbeinu See God?
What does sychropenic mean?