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answered Who wrote the Aramaic translation for Psalms and when?
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comment Are there leviyim in the Beta Israel Community?
What I mean by "lineage" is that although being a qes is not hereditary, several sources that I read reference the belief that the qessotch are continuing the institution of priesthood as described in the TaNaKh as assigned to Aaron.
Nov
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comment Are there leviyim in the Beta Israel Community?
@KinnardHockenhull as I said I am far from an expert on the Beta Israel, so I encourage you to do further research (and of course it would be ideal to hear from a member of the community themselves, although I doubt they are on Mi Yodeya).
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answered Are there leviyim in the Beta Israel Community?
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comment What's the meaning of “Hashmal” (electricity in modern Hebrew) in the bible? (Ezekiel 1:4)
Uh, what?? That's crazy. Glad it was helpful, I guess?
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comment Cognitive meaning of כפר
Haha @msh210 I bet it does! My dad and I used to read that book for giggles as a kid.
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answered Cognitive meaning of כפר
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comment Is there a book that cross-references where the names of animals are mentioned in Tana"ch?
I've seen a few on my dad's bookshelf, I can ask him if you want. You can also just use a concordance if you're looking for a specific animal-word (i.e. kelev or yonah etc.).
Jun
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comment What are your suggestions for learning Yiddish?
@msh210 I appreciate your concern but I'm not sure my answer isn't helpful — Yiddish is Yiddish (despite dialectical variations in spelling). For example, having taken only standard Yiddish, I can read the linked Forverts Hassidic Yiddish blog with no problem. If one wants to understand grammar and actually be able to read Yiddish texts, one needs a stronger foundation than just picking up a few words here and there.
Jun
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comment What are your suggestions for learning Yiddish?
@NoachmiFrankfurt fair enough. If there were a similarly prominent organization devoted to Hassidic Yiddish that I knew of I would have recommended it. I suspect that even despite the differences, our OP may have to learn 'standard' Yiddish and then adapt to Hassidic, rather than jump in at the get-go (sort of how I'm learning Moroccan Arabic but via MSA).
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answered What are your suggestions for learning Yiddish?