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Jan
19
comment Nefesh, neshama and ruach as words for “soul”
Yes, this doesn't sound mainstream :) Is it according to a specific school of Kabbalah?
Dec
28
comment What 12 tribes are meant in many places while there really were 13?
Cohanim are part of the Levi tribe.
Jun
2
comment Do gentiles have neshamot?
@DoubleAA, see the link inside the question.
Mar
1
comment Do gentiles have neshamot?
@zaq "every human being could receive a portion of the world to come" - how is that? By being Ben Noah?
Nov
29
comment Obliterating the names and memories of evil people
In the days of Moshiach the Torah will change??
Oct
14
comment Why is the word “tzvi” ambiguous?
Is this also true of nesher (eagle / vulture)?
Aug
25
comment Obliterating the names and memories of evil people
I remember reading that the names of evil people shouldn't be mentioned. I thought that was the reason for ישו.
Aug
25
comment Obliterating the names and memories of evil people
What about nicknames given to evil people to avoid using their names?
Aug
25
comment Obliterating the names and memories of evil people
No, the name is ישוע. The name ישו is an abbreviation of ימח שמו וזכרו, i.e., may his name and memory be erased. Though I think that nobody really knows what his name sounded like in Hebrew / Aramaic, since the New Testament was written in Greek, and the first Jewish sources about him were written hundreds of years later.
Aug
14
comment Why do we sing “Echad Mi Yodeya”?
So that the kids don't get bored.
Jul
30
comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
Thanks for asking. The Russian adaptation is "Lev", which also means "Lion", so I have a personal interest :)
Jul
30
comment Etymology of the surname “Katz”
Katz also means "cat" in German and Yiddish. There are several recorded cases where Kohanim surnamed "Katz" made sure that Jews whose surname was derived from "cat" would have the last name Katzman rather than Katz.
Jul
30
comment Were slave-related commandments observed in America?
Really? What about the law about fugitive slaves? Does that apply only to Eved Knaani?
Jul
23
comment Were slave-related commandments observed in America?
@Isaac Moses, why would they? Christians generally don't observe Torah law.
Jul
23
comment Were slave-related commandments observed in America?
@Gershon, no, slavery laws in general.