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comment Where can I find family history of Shalom Shachna Altshuler?
Closed as off topic per the chat discussion referenced in the previous comment.
Dec
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comment What should I be aware of when using the term “Jew”?
@MonicaCellio That seems just like the English convention of "waiter" and "waitress" and numerous other examples.
Dec
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comment Why does the mohel say the brocha at the bris?
@SethJ מי שאינו יודע לקרות צריך למחות בידו שלא יעלה לספר תורה ואם צריכים לזה שאינו יודע לקרות לפי שהוא כהן או לוי ואין שם אחר זולתו אם כשיקרא לו שליח ציבור מלה במלה יודע לאומרה ולקרותה מן הכתב יכול לעלות ואם לאו לא יעלה: OC 139:2
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comment Why does the mohel say the brocha at the bris?
@SethJ You assume an illiterate person can get an aliyah (not just out of concerns such as kavod habriyot).
Dec
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
@joshwaxman Technically you can only prove not in this instance, cf Gittin 56b
Dec
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
@RaymondSebag You wrote a very general question and then go and complain that each answer isn't in accordance with some other opinion. If you want answers following a certain predisposition of your own please put that in a new question and respect people for answering the exact question that you wrote.
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comment No More Zechuth Avoth?
@SethJ I don't see them. Are you assuming that we are waiting for redemption solely based on their merits? How would you know that? This question is very "vague and overly broad"; I think you need to be more precise in what you are looking for.
Dec
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
@RaymondSebag I didn't know Ramban (or just about anyone after the gemara) could make biblically binding derivations from verses. See also judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/4037/… and judaism.stackexchange.com/a/17250/759 where you see that later commentators reject earlier commentaries (including the gemara!) just based on logic.
Dec
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comment Halachic status of kamut
@AdamMosheh judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10498/759
Dec
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comment What is the torah view on the dinosaurs?
@RaymondSebag And does the fact that we have dinosaur bones that appear millions of years old not qualify as Shaat HaDechak?
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
@RaymondSebag Can you source that all agree that it is wrong to assume that some rabbis ever have learnt things from the current science of the time? Since you can't, this answer is still a very valid Jewish viewpoint and your labeling it 'wrong' so definitively is, well, wrong.
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
@RaymondSebag ??? Midrash Rabba is way after the sources quoted in this answer which are from 2nd to 4th Centuries CE. Your quote from it doesn't change anything in regards to this answer (imo at least; the op can speak for himself if he differs).
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comment Yerushalayim City of Gold
@Michoel True but there might be some reason that images of Jerusalem specifically were made of gold. To quote a user of ours with the name Gold: "Most things have a significance" judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22532/… .
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comment Yerushalayim City of Gold
How do you know that's where the author of that song (does it have a name?) got the idea and that she didn't get it from the Dome of the Rock as speculated in the question?
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revised Yerushalayim City of Gold
NPOV
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comment the four foundations - fire, wind, water, earth
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/13652/759 and comments
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revised Pidyon HaBen rate
edited tags
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comment Yerushalayim City of Gold
What makes you think that the Gemara and Braita (quite early sources) are not the earliest it gets? Are you looking for a Pasuk?
Dec
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comment No More Zechuth Avoth?
"So much of our religious culture seems to assume that we are still in G-d's good graces because of the merits of our forefathers!" Can you clarify?
Dec
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comment Why did David's kingdom split if he didn't sin?
Why do have to find a fault in David? Perhaps it's Shlomo's fault. Or Rechavam.