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Mar
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comment DNA and Jewish Law
DNA is not looked at one loci at a time, it is analyzed one at a time and then all of them together let's you know if it is a match or not. The same way our brains process each piece of the face one part at a time.
Mar
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comment DNA and Jewish Law
It would be like saying you can't identify a person by their face, because the nose looks like many noses, and the eyes look like many people's eyes etc..
Mar
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comment DNA and Jewish Law
Interesting, but why would anyone consider each loci a separate piece of evidence, and not the whole sum of the collection?
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Feb
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comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
I don't know which rambam you are speaking about. But just because a punishment is meted out, does not by definition mean that somebody sinned. As one of the punishments is what happens when courts get things wrong. So either the rambam says both, or he says one of them, and it doesn't by definition apply to the other.
Feb
10
comment May one beautify his Payos?
Fun fact, the mishna you say daily, isn't actually the mishna. Its a combination of multiple mishnaot and a bereita in the talmud. Also, the "peah" mentioned in the mishna, isn't just one sidelock :P
Feb
10
comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
When Maaseh Rokeach said "Sitra achra", what he really meant was that is pure false hood and superstition and doesn't correspond to reality at all. He was just masking the language so people who are less rational would understand. :p
Feb
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comment Did the Rambam believe in magic?
@mevaqesh You jumped from "person will sin" to "punishment will be meted out". They aren't the same thing.
Jan
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Jan
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answered Do angels speak to the Jewish people today?
Jan
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comment Does the Torah discuss aliens?
I was answering the second question, saying that nephilim and anakim aliens if they existed would be treated like other goyim and expected to behave with certain standards and not like animals having no free will.
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revised What may a menorah look like?
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answered What may a menorah look like?
Nov
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comment Is “Yehud” a proper term for the Hebrews (ancient or otherwise)?
The paragraph is too small for me to understand what he is trying to say, but it sounds like he is trying to distinguish between the Jews who returned to Israel and had a community within Israel/Yehud and those who stayed back in the main babylonian cities within the province of babylon. All while only using the names of locations as named by the governing body during that time.
Nov
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answered Is “Yehud” a proper term for the Hebrews (ancient or otherwise)?
Nov
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comment Is “Yehud” a proper term for the Hebrews (ancient or otherwise)?
The question you linked to does reference Yehud and provides a link to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehud_Medinata
Nov
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comment How to respond to “but he does”
@SethJ You work in strange places...
Nov
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reviewed Leave Closed Origin Of Hasidic Pronounciation