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May
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comment How could the Jews have been sure the Golden Calf wasn't actually G-d?
@kouty, source that the Ramban speaks for all commentators/Judaism as a whole?
Apr
10
comment Idolatrous Courts of Judah's Kings
I'm afraid I don't understand how this answers my question
Mar
23
comment Why did Bigtan and Teresh want to kill the king?
@TheTribeOfJudah by the king
Mar
4
comment Why was Moshe buried alone?
@Gary See the Book of Job
Feb
23
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
23
comment Judicial System During the First Temple period
Since when do such treaties required consultation with a court system? the king had power of his own!
Feb
8
revised What is the firmament?
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Feb
8
revised What is the firmament?
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Feb
5
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
1
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
1
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
1
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
31
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
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
17
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Jan
14
accepted How Was the Karaite Biblical Canon Determined?
Jan
12
comment How Was the Karaite Biblical Canon Determined?
downvoter, care to elaborate?