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Recent graduate with a BA in Computer Science, currently working on Learneroo.com, for interactive education. Blogs: Zappable.com, TorahJournal.com/Blog.


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revised Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
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Jul
25
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL Sorry, I meant Plato. Rambam would have been willing to interpret bereishis to not mean creation ex nihilo, which is seemingly an important religious principle, so a fortiori he would have been willing to interpret details of later history (which are not important religious principles) as non-literal.
Jul
25
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
(In fact, the Rambam writes he would have been willing to re-interpret Bereishis to allow for a universe that always existed, just that Aristotle's proofs weren't convincing.)
Jul
25
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
but seriously, matters are not so simple. The Rambam writes how he intentionally wanted the Moreh to be cryptic and how he put contradictions in it so only a wise person could understand the true meaning. While he may not explicitly spell out that he understands maseh bereishis non-literally, that is what most people understand he is hinting to.
Jul
25
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL "and in the intro to Moreh Nevuchim he says not to extrapolate or interpret what he says" good thing you cleared that one up!
Jul
25
answered Is there any precedent to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis as metaphorical?
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
22
revised Difference between Pesik Reshe Delo Niha Le, Pesik Reshe Delo Ichpat Le, & Melacha She'en Sarich LeGufa
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Jul
22
answered Difference between Pesik Reshe Delo Niha Le, Pesik Reshe Delo Ichpat Le, & Melacha She'en Sarich LeGufa
Jul
22
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Jul
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Jul
21
revised Trying on potential Shatnez clothing
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Jul
21
revised Trying on Shatnez
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Jul
21
revised Opening a fridge on Shabbat
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Jul
21
revised How exactly was extinguishing used constructively to build the Mishkan/Tabernacle?
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Jul
21
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21
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21
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21
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