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Why are there so few Jews if God promised Abraham his children would number like the stars?

GOD PROMISED THAT THE ISRAELITES WOULD BE AS THE SAND OF THE SEASHORE IN POPULATION BEFORE THE END TIME AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST. THE JEWS ARE ONLY 15 MILLION WORLDWIDE. THE JEWS NEVER EVER EVER EVER ...
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Who is the Infamous Little Horn of Daniel 7?

The first beast is colonial Britain The bear is Russia The 3rd is Nazi Germany The 4th is the USA The little horn is Israel The saints are the Muslim Hamas and other resistance groups
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When did the switch to matrilineal descent occur?

I know this is old, but MOST evidence suggests that maternal descent only occurred sometime after diaspora. This is in part due to European/Christian legal paradigms. The evidence for this is abundant....
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Origin of Reform/Conservative "scarf" talleisim

The way most Reform Jews wear the tallit is as a shawl, with the four forward edges being supported by the neck. But this is not a rule, the only thing that can be said about the way to use tallit in ...
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Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?

Both Ben Sira writing in the 2nd C. BCE and Josephus writing in the first century CE (Contra Apion) identify 22 books of the biblical canon. These conform to the 24 books in Tanakh we know today with ...
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What were David's reasons for writing Psalms?

To partly answer your question... One ma'an d'amar says that some of Tehillim reflects that which happened personally to Dovid. Note Pesachim 117a: תָּנוּ רַבָּנַן: כׇּל שִׁירוֹת וְתוּשְׁבָּחוֹת ...
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What is the "new altar" in musaf for Rosh Hodesh?

The meaning becomes reasonably clear if the full sentence in which the words you quote (mizbeach hadash b-Zion) appears is set out: מִזְבֵּֽחַ חָדָשׁ בְּצִיּוֹן תָּכִין וְעוֹלַת רֹאשׁ חֹֽדֶשׁ נַעֲלֶה ...
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Haftarot for Acharei Mot and Kedoshim

The Babylonian annual Torah cycle portions Acharei and Kedoshim traditionally were associated with haftara readings from Ezekiel 22 and Ezekiel 20 respectively. Both those readings speak about sexual ...
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