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Jun
10
awarded  Teacher
Jun
10
comment What is the source for Rav Soloveitchik's assertion that 1st Century Christians introduced mixed seating for prayers?
@user6591 Yes, I think it's a matter of opinion that Jesus challenged the trend. I cannot find a part that says women were not allowed to synagogue. I see "The women were not required to attend the annual festivals only men were (Exod. 23:17; Lev.23-- three times a year men had to attend the feasts Deut.16:16). Women were permitted to attend if they chose to do so (1 Sam. 1:9, 21-22)" which seems to say the opposite.
Jun
10
answered What is the source for Rav Soloveitchik's assertion that 1st Century Christians introduced mixed seating for prayers?
May
13
comment Do any Jews, ancient or modern, hold that Michael the Arch-angel is the coming messiah?
I'm not trying to argue that such a belief is reasonable, only that it can be explained somewhat reasonably.
May
13
comment Do any Jews, ancient or modern, hold that Michael the Arch-angel is the coming messiah?
Incarnation takes two forms from the myths I'm familiar with: 1) The spirit is given an adult human body that a) manifests from nothing, b) is mysteriously made from clay or something or c) is the body of a different person (i.e. possession). 2) The spirit is made at conception of a child or more appropriately, the spirit fills the body of a conceived child and is rightly part of that lineage. The second option would suffice in "being from the line of David". It is also pretty much exactly the Christian version of incarnation.
May
13
comment Do any Jews, ancient or modern, hold that Michael the Arch-angel is the coming messiah?
This is definitely better than the other answer, thank you. For a "no" answer to suffice in my mind, I would like to see you support better the historic notion that the messiah must be a normal, natural born human. A few quotes from ancient sources demonstrating that it was the predominant belief at various times would be enough (i.e. from 1000 BC, 500 BC and 0). Obviously, a "yes" answer would find a source that says something related.
May
11
awarded  Yearling
May
11
accepted Is Goy meant to be a pejorative term?
May
11
comment Is Goy meant to be a pejorative term?
@Danno Like when one might say they were Jewed on a deal. Likewise, Gentile might be a negative term in some circles, but if the majority use it benignly then this answer does fine.
Mar
13
comment Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
Christianity in large part would probably agree with that entire quote. But Christianity did spin from Judaism. The theme I am seeing, illustrated further in Monica's comment above, is that the Talmud engages in hypothetical sometimes, so context is very important.
Mar
13
comment Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
The last three paragraphs are definitely the important part. Basically, if you understand what the Talmud is and how it was put together it's pretty easy to tell what's going on.
Mar
13
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Mar
13
accepted Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
Mar
13
comment Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
yourlogicalfallacyis.com/genetic You cannot judge the validity of an argument based on its source.
Mar
13
comment Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
I actually got this from a spammer on Christianity.se and found that he just copied and pasted from the page I linked. If you think it's a dupe, I'll go with that I guess. I can ask about the specific points if I feel so inclined.
Mar
13
revised Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
bad link
Mar
13
awarded  Editor
Mar
13
revised Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
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comment Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?
@Yirmeyahu I'm more concerned with the validity of the source. Are these Talmud writings? Do most Jews accept that? Are the summaries generally accurate, or do they kind of twist the words often? I'll cut out most of the quote and people can click through if they want.
Mar
13
asked Are these “Teachings of the Jewish Talmud” and does a typical Jew believe this?