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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL Your archaeological links don't really apply, obviously there is evidence of old civilizations. I thought you had evidence of continuous uninterrupted civilization occurring through the time of the flood. Not just occurring before or after.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL I said the opposite of that. Did you skim what I wrote? "a large scale flood is not proof of God". i.e. you have a good question.
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comment Why are women unclean longer after giving birth to a girl?
@DoubleAA I don't think there is a "baseline" of holiness. i.e. no such concept of extra pure, normal, etc. But loosing some (falling) causes Tuma.
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comment Why are women unclean longer after giving birth to a girl?
It's the change in holiness that causes tuma, not the value.
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answered Why are women unclean longer after giving birth to a girl?
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA BTW that sentence is not precise either - it doesn't say where the "scalar inflation field" came from - or even what it is (naming something is not the same as knowing what it is). But anyway saying that God left out details that we don't need of how the world came to be is not the same as saying God included inaccurate details.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@DoubleAA That sentence is unnecessarily complicated. You can also say "In the beginning many many years ago there was a big fire which sent ashes everywhere and those ashes rained down and became the world." The desert Jews could understand that, and it's not inaccurate (it's just not complete). But Hashem did not say that.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL People must also have free will to disbelieve, i.e. there can not be irrefutable proof that God exists, or there can be no free will. However this doesn't actually answer your question, since a large scale flood is not proof of God. I was only commenting on a portion of what you wrote, this is not intended as a complete answer.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@AL I just don't see it as lying. I guess we differ in this. To me it's the logical way to build a world, without "suffocating" the inhabitants and not allowing them to be themself. You have to have some supernatural events, otherwise you could not possibly know God exists. So you get things started with some miracles, but after that you can't force their belief.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@Fred A child believes that their parents exist, and yet misbehave anyway. I am talking about belief, not behavior. Those idol worshipers clearly did not behave correctly, but that doesn't mean they did not believe - and choose to ignore.
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comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
Why does #3 have its own set of problems? See: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/16623/758 If there was concrete evidence for God then people would not have the free will to believe or not.
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comment Why redeem hekdesh?
@Daniel In both case you are giving money, but by giving a gift card it feels more meaningful.
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comment Why redeem hekdesh?
It's probably the same reason people give gift cards instead of a check.
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answered How to care about the molad
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comment Confectioners glaze - non alcoholic
BTW #1 does not apply to shellac. Honey is flower nectar enzymatically processed by the bee in a special honey stomach, then regurgitated. With shellac the beetle eats tree sap, then the beetle secrets shellac from glands in its body. (Bee's wax is like shellac in this regard.) Edit: And I see he covers this in the linked article.
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comment What is a Shabbos Kallah?
@DoubleAA It seems like it began because of the custom of not seeing each other, then spread to everyone who does an Aufruf, even those who do not have the separation custom.
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comment What is a Shabbos Kallah?
@DoubleAA You misread it, the Ashkenazi custom is to do an Aufruf.
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answered What is a Shabbos Kallah?
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revised What is my relationship to an object once I have pledged it as hekdesh?
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asked If you must stop shmoneh esrai, should you take 3 steps back?