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Baby Seals are cute and you'd love to snuggle one, but you'd never take them or their opinions very seriously.

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Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
15
comment why do we greatly honor the Davidic line of kings?
Don't forget Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoash, Amaziah, Uzziah, and Jotham, who had (mostly), outstanding reigns. I think it is a mistake hold people to a standard of perfection. God certainly does not. Look no farther than the patriarchs.
Dec
12
comment *Asher Bamayim* (אשר במים) in kashrus halacha
I believe Hullin discusses the classification of a seal and concludes that you can tell where its from by testing where it runs when it is afraid.
Dec
10
comment Justification for Killing all of Shechem
downvoter, comments as to how I could improve would be appreciated
Dec
7
comment Justification for Killing all of Shechem
@ray also, we know that at times the sages took drastic measure when they felt it was appropriate. Evidently, Shimon and Levi felt that this needed dot happen for the above reason, per the western targums
Dec
7
comment Justification for Killing all of Shechem
@ray: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/4078/avot-keeping-mitzvot
Dec
7
comment Justification for Killing all of Shechem
@ray, what law? What's an ir hanidachat? This is almost 300 years before Sinai. Clearly Jacob felt that what they did wasn't good form, but they assesed the situation and felt that this was worth it. Evidently God agreed, as he prevented surrounding nations from harming Jacob's family, putting jacob's fears to bed
Dec
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answered Justification for Killing all of Shechem
Dec
3
revised If a virgin birth actually disqualifies a Messianic candidate, how then should Isaiah 7:14 be interpreted?
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revised Alternative Approaches to Prophetic Follow Through
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revised Alternative Approaches to Prophetic Follow Through
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3
answered Alternative Approaches to Prophetic Follow Through
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revised Alternative Approaches to Prophetic Follow Through
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comment Teshuvah Negating a Negative Prophecy
possibly a useful source: dafyomi.org/index.php?masechta=shabbos&daf=55a
Dec
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asked Alternative Approaches to Prophetic Follow Through
Nov
30
comment Was Rambam affected by Islam?
If I'm not mistaken, many french rishonim, among them Rabbeinu Tam, objected to the Rambam's approach as well. Yavetz's opinion is not a new one.
Nov
28
comment Men: how do you control your reactions to women in immodest dress if you can't avoid them?
@DoubleAA see also: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/34449/4682
Nov
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revised Jewish Marriage and Pleasure
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17
comment Since Yitzchok appears to have a doubt about the identity of the person whom he wished to bless, why didn’t he wait and make sure?
couldn't you read the verse as and introduction? Meaning he blessed him with the following process: he asked him if he was Esau (v24), ate his dish (v25), brought him close to smell his garments (v26,27), and actually blessed him (v28 on).
Nov
17
comment Since Yitzchok appears to have a doubt about the identity of the person whom he wished to bless, why didn’t he wait and make sure?
but he clearly was still not sure in verse 24, no?