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comment Is the term Cushite used to refer to people of African descent?
Just to be clear, the Midrash says אותו האיש was cursed and from the context it appears it is referring to כנען, although one opinion in the Midrash says it was the direct result of his relations in the teivah and Rashi on that Midrash says it refers to the child who came out of that instance of relations. And Rashi in Sanhedrin 108b is very clear that the result of the black skin occurred to Kush, not Canaan.
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awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Curious
May
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comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
This does not answer the question. It just relegates it to another level: Why should erva not be rectifiable yet rape can be?
May
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comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
If it is about intrinsics v.extrinsics, why is it that by arayos, who the other person is, an intrinsic element of the act, yet by rape, what the other person wants is extrinsic? In both, these are factors that are external to the person doing the sin, they are both contextual factors.
May
13
asked Issurei arayos worse than rape.
May
13
comment Double Yud as G-ds Name
@Double AA, now I understand what you are saying.
May
13
revised How do we know what the Chazzan should say aloud?
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May
13
comment How do we know what the Chazzan should say aloud?
@Double AA , in ose reish nun aleph. (Pg reish yud tes in the Mossad HaRav Kook edition.)
May
13
revised New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal
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May
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comment New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal
@Double AA, Rav Ruderman made it very clear that one should not treat the Biur Halacha's decisions, in general, as decisive halachic conclusions. Therefore, in this instance, since the Aruch HaShulchan raises very authoritative concerns about safek bracha, the appropriate approach would be to refrain from reciting another bracha.
May
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comment Waking up in the middle of the night
Wow! I didn't know the grammar police were out in force on MiYodeya!
May
13
answered Did Adam and Eve have bellybuttons, fingerprints or ridge over lip?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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comment Why are identical words pronounced differently at certain locations of the Shema?
Based on all of my Tanakh's and my extensive Siddur collection of various nushaot, there is no question that msh210 is absolutely correct.
Feb
19
comment Concept that time is a spiral
@Double AA, Nice to see you too! The spiral is an analogy: On the one hand, it is circular; on the other, as one moves within it, he never hits the exact same moment. There is a significance to where one is within the repetitive cycles of time, yet it never is exactly the same experience. Think of Avraham Avinu celebrating Pesach. At that point of the year, the internal ideas and the spiritual emanations that are shined upon us, they are the same that were there since Creation. Pesach Mitzrayim just happened to be the year that History/Mankind actually experienced it.
Feb
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comment Concept that time is a spiral
@DoubleAA, think of the word "Shanah"-"year". As a verb it means both to change and to repeat. The ancients (gentiles) had either a linear sense of time, meaning that it is an infinite continuum of moments that have no relationship to each other, except for that fact that one comes after another; or, others held that time is a loop and what has happened before will just happen again. The former held that all is by chance; the latter, that all is preordained fate. Neither addresses Mankind's role within time.