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I am not Jewish, but am very curious about Judaism - i'm eager to learn and grow in knowledge. I personally support Israel, and believe the United States of America (my beloved home) is doomed if our government forces Israel to re-portion it's land. It really saddens me to see the direction the United States is going, very sad. (I figured this was appropriate here).

I do not know a lot of the Jewish terminology, and am not knowledgeable in Jewish studies. I just wanna learn and understand Judaism the best I can.

(For instance: when I first came here, I had no clue what people were saying when they were talking about Hashem. Though, eventually I figured people were speaking of G-d, but had to do a Google search to find that Hashem is used in casual talk to refer to G-d.) Most of the questions I've read here are somewhat confusing, there are lots of words and names I don't understand or have never heard of.

If you think I've said anything antagonistic or rude, just let me know, I probably didn't realize it.


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comment Why don't Jews sacrifice animals anymore?
ugh, I have heard the word Yom Kippur, but don't know what exactly it is, I don't know what teshuvah means or is. So is Kaparah just aaa.. translation of a Hebrew word meaning you've paid for atonement, like you said, or is there more to it? Is slichot a translation for forgiveness, and Kaprah a translation for atonement, or is there more to it? In the sense of, does one of those words represent something more? Like a ceremony or something that happened? Sorry, you're speaking to someone completely ignorant. Maybe I should be using Google?
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comment What does the term “sons of G-d” mean?
Is it "Bene Elohim"? Doing a google search for "Beni-Elohim" shows results with how it's first spelled in this comment. Also, doesn't the septuagint translate it as "Sons of G-d"? Nearly every Google search comes up as people saying it's translated "Sons of G-d". Also, what do you believe it to mean? Or, what are the different beliefs about what this means?
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