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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
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comment Can a teen threaten or attack one parent, who is beating or is about to beat the other?
In situations like this, it certainly would be best as a general policy to contact a trusted adult and/or law enforcement. It's hard to fault a child caught in this situation for however they choose to cope in such a household. :-(
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment What does the Bible say about a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding?
Off the top of my head, I can't think of any particular story or mention of walking the bride down the aisle. Come to think of it, the only part of a wedding I can recall in the Hebrew Scriptures is the multi-day party. (Jacob's two marriages and Sampson's come to mind.)
Oct
8
revised What does the Bible say about a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding?
Rephrase slightly to focus on the possible Jewish origin of the tradition.
Sep
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revised How does Judaism reconcile the idea of Adam and Eve and evolution?
Formatting, spelling and removing irrelevant sentences.
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awarded  Nice Question
Mar
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comment How were girls educated during the Talmudic era?
That certainly makes logical sense. Do you happen to have any sources that show how far back this ruling goes? Further, which portions of the law would they have been taught? Would they have been exposed to the Writings of the Tanakh, which might be useful in ways not strictly tied to fulfilling the mitzvot?
Mar
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comment How were girls educated during the Talmudic era?
Thanks for the answer. I needed to look some things up, such as Sotah and I see there's a Hebrew/English parallel of the Torah text (Deuteronomy 31. I gather that daughters were taught the law, but only the Peshat meaning so that they would be able to practice it. Is that correct?
Feb
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comment How were girls educated during the Talmudic era?
@Seth J: Oh. My primary interest is in the historical angle by all means. I'll take any old sources that apply. ;-)
Feb
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comment How were girls educated during the Talmudic era?
@Double AA: You know better than I. However, I would like to read the "Talmudic sources" the article mentions, if possible. (I'm not at all sure which tag might apply.)
Feb
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asked How were girls educated during the Talmudic era?
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Feb
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comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
I know better than to attempt an answer in the religious question: I'm way out of my depth! I had @Dave's suggestion in mind when writing my comment. In purely human terms, it seems unethical to waste such a gift. (I thoroughly enjoy the question. I hope it gets an answer. ;-)
Feb
14
comment Under what conditions may a Jew participate in the Biblical Hermeneutics SE site if it says it's doctrine-neutral?
@Isaac Moses: That certainly improves my answer. (As it turns out, I pondered asking if the identity of the rabbi would help. You beat me to it. ;-)
Feb
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comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
@Seth J: The context is an instruction from Jesus to "love your enemies". Personally, I think the fellows in the story applied the text exactly correctly. Of course, by asking for something on the basis of this verse, one would self-identify as an enemy (which may or may not be the intention). This is no answer, but if you ask (and take) money in this way, I think it would be dishonest to not use it in some fashion. Perhaps giving it to a favorite charity would satisfy the moral conundrum.