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Oct
26
comment Why didn't Terach go to the Land of Canaan?
implying Abraham knew about Israel before Lech Lecha?
Oct
26
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
26
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
@WhoKnows here, read the end: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/13767/4682
Oct
24
answered Experience-based advice for focusing and slowing down prayers?
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
@user6591 aish.com/h/iid/48964091.html ?
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
@user6591 I've heard that too, actually from some famous somebody
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
@user6591 Agreed, see my comment above. I think the 3rd point could be formalized to something of a proof, if need be.
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
If this is not the type of answer that is being looked for, I will delete. Wasn't sure so I thought I'd just go for it.
Oct
24
answered Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
Oct
24
comment How to reconcile Biblical Flood story vs science and history?
@ClintEastwood so He repopulated it then. After the dispersion. Also see what the meiri says, if you need: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/35130/4682
Oct
24
comment Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
I mean, to me it seems evident from the verses. I didn't cite these, but there are verses in deuteronomy about us being admired by the nations, when we keep the Torah and look at the above sources for what happens when we don't. We are despised. It is clearly contingent.
Oct
23
comment Has Judaism succeeded or failed at being a light unto the nations?
are biblical verses acceptable as answers? like lev 26:14 on: mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0326.htm, deut 28:15 on: mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0528.htm, 29:23: mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0528.htm, and 32: mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0532.htm ?
Oct
23
revised Okay to address a rabbi with “you”?
deleted 25 characters in body
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
@Danno reinforcing your point is that expounded upon phrase, which is used as a proof text, being used before Isaac was born. Reconsidering this as a valid answer...
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
@user6591 I was talking about like Norse mythology. There are 'light elves' who are long lived and don't show signs of age. Maybe the myths finds it origins in early humanity, who fuilfilled those criterea!
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
@Danno I think it is evident from the Talmud that external age is what was added, because Abraham was praying that he and Isaac be distinguishable? Definitely a good point though. Maybe, as with many other aggadic passages, this has a nonliteral intent.
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
@MonicaCellio ahh interesting. I guess the gemara in BMetz does not consider blindness a sickness.
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
You guys think this might be a source for the notion of ageless magical elves in other mythologies?
Oct
23
comment When did people living for 900 years start to look old?
@MonicaCellio, Jacob not Isaac, see source in my answer, unless you are thinking of a different one!