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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.
May
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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.
May
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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.
May
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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.
May
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comment Why redeem hekdesh?
It's probably the same reason people give gift cards instead of a check.
May
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answered How to care about the molad
May
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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.
May
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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.
May
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comment What is a Shabbos Kallah?
@DoubleAA You misread it, the Ashkenazi custom is to do an Aufruf.
May
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answered What is a Shabbos Kallah?
May
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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?
May
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revised Davening in front of a picture of 'Avodah Zarah
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answered Davening in front of a picture of 'Avodah Zarah
May
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revised Why is one permutation of the name of God backwards?
clarify just a bit
May
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revised What meaning do the names of the ten sons of Haman have?
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May
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comment Using water filter/purification system on Shabbos
After listening to the shiur that Boruch posted, I perhaps understand your question. You are asking if granule based filters are a problem of borer. But even in a granule filter they never really mix. If you spill the "mixture" out on the floor, all the water will drain away, leaving the granules behind - it doesn't actually mix, just like a wet shirt isn't a mixture.
May
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answered References for learning Aggada
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comment Source for bechorot losing/reclaiming priesthood
This is interesting to me because I heard that once they lost it it's over, that the bechorim will not get it back.
Apr
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comment What should I do if my synagogue faces away from Jerusalem?
In London you should be facing South East, not just East. So the Aron on the north west is exactly opposite what it should be! Is the Aron built into the wall? Can you turn the whole shull around? For your second shull, don't face East, face South East, so you are not facing the toilets. In London, having the Aron be South is better than North, even if you can't have it face East.