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Feb
26
revised Kissing tzitzit for maariv
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Feb
26
revised Talit Gadol vs Talit katan
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Feb
26
comment Do blessings and curses affect the dead?
Related: Can the living negatively affect the dead?
Feb
25
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@avi Personally, I doubt that they did, but asking why <ancient personality> didn't do <x> simply because there is no record of it, is not a good question. We have scanty information on most, if not all, of the people in the Torah, so asking why they never did <x> because of a lack of evidence is foolish; maybe they did, maybe they didn't. That being said, you have a svara (Shilo) that Maxood did not. Though I believe Jerusalem's holiness was recognized even before the Beis Hamikdash was built there, so it's not entirely impossible (though unlikely) for Avraham to have faced there.
Feb
25
revised Why do Jewish people sway while praying?
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Feb
24
revised What is the meaning of יוֹם (yowm) in Bereshit?
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Feb
24
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
24
comment Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit
@Alex, Ugghh.... You killed it!
Feb
24
revised Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit
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Feb
24
comment May I rely on the halachik leniency of others?
@Menachem related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/10240/…
Feb
24
revised Minimum Age to Learn Kabbalah?
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Feb
24
revised Why do we think of the korban pesach as a sheep, not as a goat?
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Feb
24
revised Pocket-size Talmud/Gemara
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Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@Maxood I will not continue this discussion here. Again, let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@Maxood I beg to differ. There are many things that Avraham did that are not mentioned in the Bible, but are recorded in Jewish tradition. The Bible is not a book of history, and you cannot expect it to record every action that Avraham ever did.
Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@Maxood First, he may have indeed faced Jerusalem, you don't know that he didn't. Second, even if he didn't face Jerusalem, G-d may not have yet commanded the Jews to face Jerusalem at that point in time, and so it was not yet part of Judaism. Third, you are misunderstanding a fundamental principle of Judaism. A Jew does not have to do Jewish things to be Jewish.
Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@Maxood I don't understand. First, how do you know that he didn't face Jerusalem, etc.? Maybe he did all those things too! Second, so what if he didn't? He did what G-d wanted of him then. Jews today do what G-d wants from us now. We may do different things, but we are all still Jews.
Feb
24
comment All people in world are Jews?
@JimThio Adam, Noah, and Avraham all worshiped the same G-d. That doesn't mean that they were all Jewish.
Feb
24
comment Were the prophets and holy people who lived before Judah (Yehudah) also Jews?
@Maxood Where did I say that? It is not true, neither then nor today, that a Jew needs to practice all the Jewish traditions in order to be a Jew. However, we do have a tradition that Avraham practiced many, if not all, of the mitzvos, see the question here