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comment Source text behind Rabbinic view on Dinah, Simeon, and Shaul noted in Jewish Encyclopedia
If that is the source, it seems that the JE took some liberties with its interpretation. It is not clear at all from that midrash that Shaul was her son by Shechem, only that she copulated with Shechem. from the midrash it is first mentioned that she was worried about marriage elsewhere, and then that Simeon offered to marry her. The JE reverses that scenario, and the way it summarizes it sounds like she turned shimon down and that Saul wasn't his son.
Feb
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comment How traditional measurements of Omer fit with Shemot 16:16?
@AleksandrSigalov Manna could have been tree sap. It could have been honeydew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manna#Identification
Feb
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comment How traditional measurements of Omer fit with Shemot 16:16?
@AleksandrSigalov Its like you living in Australia and saying its hot from December through March, and me saying that makes no sense because in North America its cold from December to March. The context is completely different.
Feb
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comment How traditional measurements of Omer fit with Shemot 16:16?
@AleksandrSigalov not true. Lekhem is also used as a broader term. Lev 21:6,8,17, and 21 all are not meaning bread literally. And manna was God's bread! How can you make any reasonable statements about something miraculous. Maybe it looked like bread, sure, but who says that it was bread in any other sense of the word?
Jan
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comment How traditional measurements of Omer fit with Shemot 16:16?
@AleksandrSigalov descriptions of Manna in the Torah are far from descriptions of conventional bread. who knows how filling it was? We don't. You are conjecturing facts that you have no way of proving and then using those to dismiss this answer.
Jan
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comment Why we do not have Mishkan right now if it is eternal?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
24
comment Pardes… What actually happened?
a translation or paraphrase of R' Hutner's words would be helpful!
Jan
19
comment When you need to make a bore nifashois do you have to make it in the place you started to eat
i think its based on a gemara in pesachim that you do.
Jan
18
comment How is Dvarim 12:21 proof of Oral Torah?
So you are saying that, because specifics are not given, qualification of parameters is left to us to determine? Ok that's fair, I think you should edit that in to your question, because as it stands the evidence you bring seems to have nothing to do with slaughtering. Your real evidence is that there is no specification made, so there is no definite parameter.
Jan
18
comment How is Dvarim 12:21 proof of Oral Torah?
How are the sources you cited laws about slaughter? Were does it say how to slaughter animals? All I'm seeing is about eating, who can eat, what can be eaten and can't... Please enlighten me!
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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accepted How Was the Karaite Biblical Canon Determined?
Jan
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comment How Was the Karaite Biblical Canon Determined?
downvoter, care to elaborate?
Jan
6
comment Judicial System During the First Temple period
and there are oblique references, as I posted, to some organized body in both kingdoms.
Jan
6
comment Judicial System During the First Temple period
In 220 years that would be highly unlikely as opposed to thousands of years. It is documented in many places that the colonies were under british dominion before their independence,
Jan
6
comment Judicial System During the First Temple period
but we KNOW there was no president of the US before the US. We haven o evidence a prior institution didn't exist either
Jan
6
comment Judicial System During the First Temple period
" And part of answering your question is tracing the history of the word Sanhedrin, because it's likely that the high court system developed alongside the word Sanhedrin..." This portion of your answer still bothers me. Why can't the word be a naming convention that arose later?
Jan
6
comment Targum on Obadiah 1:3 a Reference to Rome?
I edited it in, thanks!
Jan
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accepted Targum on Obadiah 1:3 a Reference to Rome?
Jan
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revised Targum on Obadiah 1:3 a Reference to Rome?
edited ion important comment by the answerer to complete answer