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Mar
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answered What is the difference between sephardi and ashkenazi rituals?
Feb
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answered What does this sentence mean?
Feb
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revised Argaman - What color is it?
"Ashkenazis" is no excuse to cite a verse incorrectly
Feb
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suggested suggested edit on Argaman - What color is it?
Feb
2
answered Argaman - What color is it?
Jan
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comment Peh at the end of a word
Wow! A new fact to add to my Biblical trivia. It's more common with kaf (e.g. וַיֵּֽבְךְּ + inflected forms), and of course happens with tav all the time (e.g. אָתְּ and associated verb forms). The only word I know with final dalet degusha is the plant נֵרְדְּ in Shir haShirim. It doesn't happen (to my knowledge) with bet or gimmel.
Jan
26
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Jan
24
comment What are the symbols of the 12 tribes?
Maybe... Or maybe that interpretation of halakha was developed later. Or maybe the midrashic imagination is not concerned with halakha. There are many possibilities here. ;)
Jan
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awarded  Revival
Jan
22
answered resource for learning proper sefardi pronunciations
Jan
22
comment Rabbinic understandings of non-Divine origin of Onqelos
Great — thanks!! That's exactly the kind of answer my friend's looking for, I think. I'd love to see other examples.
Jan
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Jan
20
comment Rabbinic understandings of non-Divine origin of Onqelos
seriously, no answers? do i have to put a bounty on it?
Jan
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Jan
19
revised Rabbinic understandings of non-Divine origin of Onqelos
added aramaic tag
Jan
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asked Rabbinic understandings of non-Divine origin of Onqelos
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Jan
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comment Is Zoroastrianism Avodah Zarah?
I don't know about the label of 'avoda zara per se, but there are many Jewish sources that engage with Zoroastrianism (check out the various examples and sources given in Yaakov Elman's EJ article). This is actually one of the hottest topics in contemporary Jewish Studies and there is a lot of work being done on Jewish-Zoroastrian contact. The pre-eminent work to have come out so far is Shai Secunda's amazing new book, The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in its Sasanian Context, and googling him will turn up a bunch of interviews and articles on the topic as well.
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Dec
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comment Variant text of דרור יקרא
Fair point, @SethJ. I'm not sure how useful this is either except adding a few more sources/arguments to the mix... I don't know if there is a conclusive answer here.