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Feb
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comment What actually happened to Jacob's and Laban's sheeps and goats?
That's exactly what I mean. If your son like blonds then he will more likely marry blond and have bigger chance. So your thought doesn't influence your child appearance genetically (assuming the mate is the same), but change your child appearance behaviorally by making you mate with those you have in your mind more.
Jan
30
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Jan
29
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Jan
16
comment Besides Cyrus, is there any other human explicitly declared as Mosiach in tanach?
If hashem call Cyrus mosiach, who am I to argue? Did he bring us to golden age? I would ask for another Adam Smith instead.
Jan
15
comment Can a prophet add to or change the Torah?
Some jews told me: Judaism allows for additions to the rules as long as they don't contradict existing rules. It also allows for fluidity in uncertain situations. There are rules in Orthodoxy that are clearly man made. For example, rules that are "Zeicher Le'Mikdosh" (remembering the Temple). Ezra saw a new problem and he created rules to address that problem. That's not only OK, but it's expected of the leadership in Judaism.
Jan
15
comment Can a prophet add to or change the Torah?
No further commandments after the torah. And yet God commanded the niniveh to do tesuvah. That's additional commandment. What am I missing? Does mitvah means everlasting commandments? So commandment toward niniveh doesn't count?
Jan
15
comment Besides Cyrus, is there any other human explicitly declared as Mosiach in tanach?
So the word mosiach show up a lot of time on tanach. It's not really special isn't it?
Jan
14
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Jan
12
comment Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
Where in the torah Hashem ever said, thou shall get married first before having heterosexual intercouse with a girl? Even most kings have concubines
Jan
12
comment What does Judaism think about homosexuality?
So we're not supposed to talk negatively about others and not about ourselves?
Jan
10
comment Anyone who says these people sinned is mistaken. For real?
Okay it seems that each case should merit it's own questions. I mean, Ruben is not sinning by having sex with his fathers' concubine because... let me guess, she is a concubine and not a wife. Am I correct here? Not sure about the others though. It seems that all sons of Jacob got inheritance irrelevant of whether they're the son of concubines or wife. So it seems that having sex with a concubine have the same problem with adultery.
Jan
10
comment Anyone who says these people sinned is mistaken. For real?
Whether batsheba is uriah wife or not, she was definitely not David's wife. So how's that for sex outside marriage prohibition?
Jan
10
comment Why did God do nothing against the Romans that desecrated the Temple?
Where was the ark in second temple anyway? Why is it empty?
Jan
10
comment Why did God do nothing against the Romans that desecrated the Temple?
I mean to say that roman empire doesn't exist anymore is like saying western civilization doesn't exist. ALL of us are roman in a sense that the WHOLE world is westernized. In Israel, polygamy is prohibited right? Where did that tradition comes from? Roman (or greek). Jews and pretty much the whole world are following roman codes way more than torah. In fact, the muslims are probably the one whose customs (child marriage, polygamy, constant warfare) are closer to torah than say, the jews now. The rome empire is gone. But rome civilization, now known as western civilization survives very well.
Jan
10
comment Did what David do to Batsheba and Uriah technically legal (not sin?)
Okay one more problem. You said David didn't sin because Batsheba is not technically married at that time. Yet, Batsheba is not David's wife. I thought sex outside marriage is sin. Yet David have sex with someone that's obviously not his wife and have far more problems than that. And that's okay?
Jan
10
comment Is practicing Yoga against Torah?
Oh really. And what about Abraham prostating in front of 3 men in Mamre? Is that avodah zarah? I mean those 3 men are just men right? Yet Abraham were literally kissing the ground they walk on.
Jan
10
comment Can Jews eat hunted animals?
Avos cannot kept the torah if they didn't know what the torah is. If they know, would Jacob be sad when Joseph is gone? It's in the torah. Would they rewrite the whole Torah as commanded on Torah? Also Jacob marry leah and rachel, sisters, which is against the commandment of Torah (though sexy nevertheless)
Jan
3
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Jan
2
comment Why did the Israelites build a golden calf in the desert?
There is a way to find out if that golem story is true or not. Why not try it again?
Dec
29
comment Can a prophet add to or change the Torah?
What about God commandment to build beith hamikash in Jerusalem? Or what about God's commandment to the niniveh to do tesuvah? All those are done after the torah.