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comment “Gay” people in the Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah?
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comment Is the idea of the Neshama mentioned anywhere in the written Torah?
With the edits I don't think this is too broad.
Feb
4
comment What did the 70 elders see?
Especially since we had further interactions -- scj(m) and beyond!
Feb
4
comment What did the 70 elders see?
@MichaBerger thanks. I cut/pasted that from Mechon Mamre and I appreciate the education.
Feb
3
comment Chalav Yisrael milk: stringency or binding?
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Feb
2
comment Islam & Judaism
Hi. We aren't the right people to answer questions about Islam's claims. We focus on questions about Judaism here.
Feb
2
comment is there a list of mitzvos which show respect?
@Loewian, could you please not flood the front page by editing a bunch of questions to add/change a tag? It pushes other recently-asked (or recently-active) questions out of view before they've had a chance to be seen. Yes there are other ways to see them, but as a kindness to people looking for answers to new questions, let's try to keep edits like this down to ~10 at a time, ok? Thanks.
Jan
31
comment Framing old Tefillin Parshiot
Whoa, I didn't realize the cost was that high. I think I might have been mistakingly thinking of mezuzot; I'm pretty sure a local sofer told me that you don't fix those, but they cost a lot less. (And I assume the writing is larger; I've never seen the contents of tefillin.)
Jan
31
comment Is maaser calculated pre-tax or after-tax?
@ShamanSTK thank you for sharing your expertise!
Jan
29
comment Is there a concept of “bitul beshishim” with regards to fish?
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Jan
29
comment Framing old Tefillin Parshiot
I thought you don't correct t'fillin but just rewrite them, because they're small and that's not the imposition that it would be for a section of a sefer torah. (This doesn't affect your main question, just the implication that they could maybe be corrected and reused for their original purpose.)
Jan
28
comment How and why is sin passed to one's children?
@Eagel until you said where in torah you're talking about, the question was unclear to at least three of us. Now that you've edited that into your question I'll reopen it. (In general, if somebody asks for a clarification in comments, editing the post is the best response.)
Jan
28
comment How do we know how to pronounce God's name?
@SophArch that would be worth its own question, I think.
Jan
27
comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@SAH maftir is the final aliya in the torah reading. Most weeks it's a repetition of the last few verses of the seventh aliya, but on these special Shabbatot we read something else instead (usually from a different scroll). Either way, it's then followed by a haftarah reading.
Jan
27
comment Alternative to “mensch”
@DanF I think it's more a question about Jewish cultural norms (within a particular community).
Jan
27
comment Rulings that Sephardim should stand to put on hand-t'filin
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Jan
26
comment Belief in the Exodus
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Jan
26
comment What can we learn from the Jews being commanded to put blood on the doorposts of their homes in Egypt?
@Lee did you have a chance to look for R' Mansour's drash? I'd be interested in seeing it if you're able to find it. Thanks.
Jan
26
comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@SAH I've made an edit to clarify the question based on your comments. If I've misunderstood please feel free to roll back or edit further. Thanks.
Jan
26
comment What is the official name for the “additional readings” on special torah-reading days?
@SAH the special readings are maftir in those cases. On "three-scroll" days (like if Rosh Chodesh in Chanukah is on Shabbat) things get more complicated.