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Dec
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comment What's the difference between “Jew”, “Israelite” and “Judaizer”?
@Monica Cellio: You are correct. Yet another sad moment in history that I wish did not occur, but can't allow myself to forget.
Dec
7
awarded  Teacher
Dec
7
answered What's the difference between “Jew”, “Israelite” and “Judaizer”?
Dec
6
accepted What should I be aware of when using the term “Jew”?
Dec
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comment What should I be aware of when using the term “Jew”?
When writing about history, "Israelite" can be confusing since the Northern Kingdom is often referred to as Israel and the Southern as Judah.
Nov
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asked What should I be aware of when using the term “Jew”?
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment The application of “harm” in Shemot (Exodus) 21:22
See also: Exodus 21:22: is “mischief” related only to the mother or to the baby, too
Sep
21
comment What does מִלְמַעְלָה in Gen 7:20 mean?
To be fair, it's not really controversial at all outside the mind of one eccentric translator. I think that your updated answer helps in that the translation could work grammatically (though it flies in the face of every other translation). Thanks.
Sep
20
comment What does מִלְמַעְלָה in Gen 7:20 mean?
Thank you for asking on my behalf. I'm especially glad you wrote this up because I love puns. ;-)
Sep
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accepted Does Judaism consider virginity to be a virtue?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question
Aug
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comment Why can't an illegitimate child enter the temple?
See also: The assembly of the LORD on Biblical Hermeneutics.
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awarded  Constituent
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Monica is one of my favourite participants on Biblical Hermeneutics, where she must deal with people who are frankly rude and abusive at times. She always handles these situations with pose, profesionallism, and grace. I can't think of a person with a better temprament for moderating your site. (On the other hand, I oppose this nomination as it will give Monica less time to answer questions on BH.SE. ;-)
Jul
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awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
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comment Does Judaism consider virginity to be a virtue?
@HodofHod: That's a really helpful comment. Can the principle be extended to men? What about people who merely hope to get married (even if they don't have any immediate prospects)?
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awarded  Commentator
May
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comment Does Judaism consider virginity to be a virtue?
@Isaac: I agree. It's a great source for the text of the NJPS translation, but response to my contribution was distinctly underwhelming. On the BH chat we briefly contemplated some sort of collaboration, but it didn't really go anywhere. (Because we gave up. :-( )