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I live in Israel


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comment Why are Jews so meticulous about not saying/writing “god”?
This has a good summary of the source and limitations of the "rule" mechon-mamre.org/jewfaq/name.htm
Feb
5
comment How to reconcile Biblical Flood story vs science and history?
Og survived the flood according to the midrash, and he was not in the ark. But again these are all local people, and says nothing about the people in Australia or South America etc.
Feb
5
comment How to reconcile Biblical Flood story vs science and history?
If the waters were not in Israel, then it was not global. It's not like the rabbis of the Talmud knew about the entire world to say one or another on the topic anyways.
Feb
5
comment How to reconcile Biblical Flood story vs science and history?
@GregoryMagarshak What does the genealogy matter? When you understand the answer to that, then you will recognize that whether or not it's historically accurate isn't relevant.
Feb
5
comment How to reconcile Biblical Flood story vs science and history?
@GregoryMagarshak the Talmud is not infallible. However the Talmud does say that the land of Israel was not affected by the flood.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
@Danno Better yet, go Bhai, they claim all relgions are true.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
@GregoryMagarshak Why doesn't the minority opinion in the Talmud matter? It matters a great deal!
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
@GregoryMagarshak Because there is no "jump". After you learn enough, and apply skepticism critically to all fields, you should eventually end up at Judaism.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
I would like to suggest that you remove Christianity or Islam as examples in your question. Instead ask about the double standard between proof in Science, and proof from a minority opinion in the Talmud, or something like that.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
" But Judaism compels us to ACT because over and over it stresses that the choice to follow halacha or not is actually a choice between life and death." Again, not a reason to decide if something is true or not. Once you believe the Torah is true, that is a reason to act, but it's not evidence to follow Torah.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
I would NEVER suggest that somebody follow halacha because of warnings in Devarim! What a silly idea! I would suggest that the Torah is true because Jews once again live in Israel.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
@GregoryMagarshak Just because I believe that trees can live 1,000 years, doesn't mean I believe that humans can live 1,000 years. I'm not understanding your logic here...
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
Each claim and point of question has to be evaluated on it's own terms. You can't make illogical leaps of the kind saying, If I was wrong about my teacher in 1st grade being crazy, then I must also be wrong about the guy in the insane asylum being crazy.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
What was not clear about this paragraph? "If however, I was not certain that the Torah was true, then I would be equally uncertain if Christianity was true, (since it's based on the Torah being true), and same with Islam. I would also have to investigate if Hinduism or Buddhism, or Shinto, or Animalism, or any of 1,000 different other religions were true. But rationally, the fact that a religion make some claim about eternity or the afterlife, will have absolutely zero impact on how I decide if that religion is true."
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
denverseminary.edu/article/the-bible-unearthed
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
The Christian bible claims that the tomb was empty and there was no body. Archaeologists found a tomb with a body which is labeled as being Jesus. Your link to the bible_unearthed isn't so straight forward. Recent archeological finds show that bible unearthed is mistaken on quite a few points.
Feb
4
comment Does Judaism have a double standard?
@GregoryMagarshak that link is easy to address comfortably. See.: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Tomb_of_Jesus