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comment Differences between Genesis 1 and 2
As mentioned in the question you linked to, Torah Inerrancy isn't unanimous. In addition, many opinions allegorize (at least parts of) the Creation story. || (If you're a hyper-literalist, and\or believe the world was created precisely as described in Genesis, you're gonna run into trouble.)
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comment Differences between Genesis 1 and 2
Short answer is that Judaism views the two versions as two different perspectives of the same story. They don't contradict each other, they complement each other.
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comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
I'm claiming that the verses indicate that they hadn't converted based on 1.Description as foreign, including a listing of their various nationalities, 2.Their worship of idols. RE Rambam - It doesn't explicitly say they converted in the text. Rambam asserts they converted. As those verses are the only place where this is mentioned, whatever he's doing has to come back to them, so it's an interpretation of them (even if I'm backreading him into the text). In other words, if you'd ask him what the verses meant, he'd say it means they converted.
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revised What is the unique energy of Tishrei that corresponds to Sukkot?
typo (it's raMCHAl not raCHMal, right?) + edited title to match question
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comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
@DoubleAA - I think the Rambam is interpreting the verses in question to include the conversion.
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comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
@DoubleAA - Ah, got it. You're saying just because the verses doesn't mention conversion doesn't mean it didn't happen. True. However, the verses do explicitly say they were "foreign" and that they "turned Solomon’s heart after other gods." Presumably, if they'd converted, they wouldn't be described as foreign, and wouldn't be worshiping idols.
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comment Was Intermarriage Permissible at the time of Tanakh?
@DoubleAA - 13:16 at Chabad, 13:13 at Machon Mamre ולפי שגייר שלמה נשים ונשאן, וכן שמשון גייר ונשא
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comment How does Judaism reconcile God cannot be seen/incarnate/etc. with Pilar of Fire story?
It'd be great if you could provide sources and a clarifcation of what you mean by "opaque" vs "see-through."
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comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
Many of the Rishonim speak of "other scholars" who believed in God's Corporeality in some fashion, but don't provide details. One Rishon who viewed God as corporeal, or able to assume corporeal form, was R. Moses b. Hasdai Taku, a Tosafist, in his work, Ketav Tamim, as mentioned in the above article.
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comment In Judaism, does God have a body?
@ray - Details can be found in the book mentioned. The book is based on an article you can download - download.yutorah.org/1993/905/704648.pdf - but the article doesn't go into much detail.
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answered Is Hashem corporeal?
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comment Is Hashem corporeal?
See download.yutorah.org/1993/905/704648.pdf pages 4-7 (and the book based on that article, amazon.com/The-Limits-Orthodox-Theology-Civilization/dp/… )
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comment How does Judaism reconcile God cannot be seen/incarnate/etc. with Pilar of Fire story?
Dupe of judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/773/is-hashem-corporeal and judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/20593/… Vote to close as dupe.
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comment Is it a Mitzva Deorayta (Biblical Commandment) to serve in the IDF?
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