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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@yoel Rambam thought only the sun revolved around the earth. This is empirically false. He'd be the first to admit it.
Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@yoel It means they both revolve around each other which is true and which isn't what the Rambam thought
Sep
18
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@goal I never said their position was not thinking. What I did say is accepting it blindly in the face of clear empirical evidence otherwise without seeking any reconciliation is. You yourself said when they contradict you don't think about it and just believe whatever you decide is the "Torah" position. Perhaps then you misunderstood what I said about what you said :) Don't worry; no hard feelings
Sep
18
comment What are (all) the Havdalah halachic times?
Your comment about 18 degrees being astronomical dusk is accurate. Your claim that Rabbeinu Tam's number equals that is questionable.
Sep
18
revised Adom eating from tree of knowledge
edited tags
Sep
18
comment Adom eating from tree of knowledge
That would have required forethought, which apparently he didn't have yet.
Sep
17
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
@yoel You seem to assume that a year is 365.25000 days. Yet Rav Ada bar Ahava in the Gemara said it is ~365.24678. The Rambam records that it is ~365.24224. Astronomers now calculate the average sidereal year (as of 2000 CE) to be 365.24219 though this is constantly changing as our orbit changes it's angular velocity. If we take (for example) Rav Adda's estimation, we find that a "Divine Year" is 365246.78 years. This times 42K yields an age of 15340364760 though even that is only accurate to about 6 sig figs.
Sep
17
comment Altering the Spelling out the Hebrew Year
@AvrohomYitzchok In some editions, yes.
Sep
17
comment Altering the Spelling out the Hebrew Year
possible dupe judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14079/759
Sep
17
comment Intermarriage and Jewish status of their children
@Shalom R Akiva agreed Niddah didn't make a Mamzer. He thought all chayvei lavin did make a mamzer though (eg, amoni and moavi, petzua daka) with the possible exception of yevama lashuk
Sep
17
comment What are (all) the Havdalah halachic times?
I don't think this is accurate. Rabbeinu Tam's time is 16.1 degrees below the horizon not 18 degrees.
Sep
17
comment Intermarriage and Jewish status of their children
@yoel Without witnesses and intent??
Sep
17
comment Is an unconsumated marriage still a halachic marriage?
Can you define what you mean by "man and wife"? How do you measure that? Inability to marry others? Various monetary obligations? Ability to fall for levaritite marriage? Permission of sexual intercourse? Prohibition on marriage to spouses relatives?
Sep
17
revised Must one pay for the esrog and arovos before succot
link and some format
Sep
17
comment How does one calculate how much time to devote to torah learning and how much time for livelihood?
What kind of someone else are we talking about: someone who is used to extravagances or not? The Shulchan Aruch rules that you have to support someone up to the standard of living they expect. If so, this answer is circular and not helpful.
Sep
17
comment Neilah tefillah shabbas nusach of בו
@sam So much for everyone having the same nussach...
Sep
17
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
I seriously doubt God held of Shmuel's Tekufa in calculating His years. He would have used something more precise.
Sep
17
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
According to this theory, what happened to all the pseudo-humans who lived before Adam? Did the disappear when Adam was created? Did they last until the Flood?
Sep
17
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
Can you clarify: does he think the earth is 15 billion years old or the universe is? If the latter, what exactly was going on in the first four shemittos when there was no earth?
Sep
17
comment How are pre-creation >4000 BCE human civilization and pre-flood >2300 BCE civilizations that continued reconciled with Judaism?
Is one of those aftereffects the tossing of certain species from the ark to Australia and nowhere else, and the tossing of other species to Canada and nowhere else? Did God just forget to tell us that part of the story?