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comment Is Cain a prophet?
Robbery rates drop. Murder rate drops. World GDP up. We did far better than our ancestors. Yet we are on a lower "spiritual level"?
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comment Does Judaism recognize contemporary prophets?
so children are prophets now? Mad people are prophets now?
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comment Is it possible for Nations to fail in recognizing a Prophet
And somebody must have prayed for end of prophecy in Israel too. I saw no prophet anywhere on any nation now.
Mar
15
comment Why did David ask Uriah to go back to Betsheba?
The site I mentioned didn't think the divorce is legitimate though. Also I've heard torah prohibits husband that divorce his wife to remarry the same girl
Mar
14
comment Why did David ask Uriah to go back to Betsheba?
That still leave one problem. Bathsheba was already pregnant. So David expect Uriah to unknowingly be foster father of his own child or will he pay child support for that?
Mar
14
comment Why did David ask Uriah to go back to Betsheba?
Ah make sense. Didn't see that on the website though. Private divorce. Yea that's a good strategy and what can go really wrong with it. Now that's some nice perks of true biblical marriage. I wonder if we'll ever have that in Israel?
Mar
13
comment Can Jews raise pets (cats, dogs, swine)?
Wonder why the downvotes. This seem to be the only answer answering the question. It quotes tanakh namely, the torah. Then there it goes. Doesn't explain why jews don't have pigs as pets, but who do?
Mar
13
comment Can Jews raise pets (cats, dogs, swine)?
My muslim neighbor have dog. Maybe because I am in Indonesia. My muslim friends also drink beer, use prostitutes, and do many things far more liberal than I do. Religions are not taken seriously among the upper classes whatever that religion may be. Oh ya, 99% of our parliament members swindle public funds irrelevant of religions. I would worry about that last one more. Most people here worship money.
Feb
26
comment How bad was life in Egypt?
and perhaps the situation are more like one child policy in china or tax payers in modern society
Feb
26
comment How bad was life in Egypt?
So not only was the labor harsh, it was also pointless. - reminds me of most typical government project.
Feb
26
comment How bad was life in Egypt?
I am thinking that humans like all carbon based creatures (except the japs) want to reproduce and jews successfully reproduce well in egypt. That's why I ask this question :)
Feb
18
comment What actually happened to Jacob's and Laban's sheeps and goats?
The snake that bites israelites are most likely a specific kind of fiery worm
Feb
18
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
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
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.