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Whilst the Torah clearly tells you not to add or subtract, it does tell you to be fruitful and multiply And also to divide between Holy and Secular. As well as dividing your produce to separate t'rumah and maaser


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The rule is: שלא יוציא אדם דבר מגונה מפיו ולעולם יספר אדם בלשון נקייה Never use a Magna and always use a Nokia.


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It depends on the kind of math. Addition and subtraction are both bad, for two reasons. The first is due to the prohibitions of בל תוסיף and בל תגרע -- lest you add or subtract. As if a Biblical prohibition isn't enough, there's also issues of heresy and idolatry! A plus sign looks like a cross, which is idolatry. And as for minus, that's heresy: מינות. ...


32

OK. You have had enough. Consider the mitzvah fulfilled.


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We have photographic evidence what the answer is...


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You only need to wipe their local memory storage. Memory in the Cloud need not be wiped, as the verse ends מתחת השמים The best approach is really just to overwrite all of the memory with binary zeros, as the Spies themselves recommended (Bamidbar 13:29-30): אפס כי עז העם היושב בארץ... עמלק יושב בארץ Zero out the nation that lives in the Land ... Amalek ...


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I am surprised that people here are against addition and subtraction. In fact, the book of Genesis teaches us both! Genesis 5 is a lesson in addition. For each of our fathers from Adam to Noah, there is his age at the birth of the first son and the number of years he leaved afterwards, and the total age, which is of course the sum of the previous two ...


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Hashem himself tends to favour a Windows phone as it says: משגיח מן החלונות - He watches from his Windows [phone]


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Since it's obviously impossible to just go and search for thousands of quotes taken out of context, you were unaware that our sources support a more nuanced approach to eating. Through superior erudition and laborious work I have assembled a comprehensive list of Jewish sources that permit eating which you can peruse at your leisure. Chief among the sources ...


26

A Motorola RAZR is assur, as the paseuk says "you shall not take a RAZR to the corners of your face."


26

Wacky Mac, like the lulav, has four distinct components that must all be present in order to fulfill the mitzvah. According to the kabbalists, these four shapes can be compared to four types of Jews: The wheel has no beginning or end, and it can move through the world; it represents a person with wisdom (there is no end to learning) and good deeds (action ...


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Obviously the Torah cannot enter the public domain (or even move 4 ammot within it) on Shabbat. We know (Shemot 19:12) that when the Torah was given (which was on Shabbat) Moshe made sure to erect a boundary around Har Sinai making it a private domain (Rambam Shabbat 14:1). We also know that the encampment of the Jews in the desert is a classical public ...


23

Because the Aruch HaShulchan (YD 24:13) rules to slaughter while standing rather than while sitting: אין לשחוט מיושב אלא מעומד


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I would say that Google could not become a "Rabbi" because lo bashamayim hi and Google is in the Cloud (like a malach and not a Rabbi). If we don't take a psak from a direct bas kol then how can we accept a psak from someone who is eavesdropping from The Cloud.


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Rav Natrunai Gaon appears to address this. He writes: תשובות רב נטרונאי גאון - ברודי (אופק) אורח חיים סימן קכט ואף על פי שעובר זמן, תפילה Even if one travels through time, [his prayer] is considered a [valid] prayer. (Translation my own). The implication is that a time traveler's prayer is legitimate in all respects, including inclusion in the ...


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Joseph came into contact with a known wormhole, namely Hebron (Genesis 37:14). Wrinkles in space-time are known to exist in Hebron: Numbers 13:22 tells us that Hebron was built seven years before Zoan of Egypt. Rashi comments that it's impossible for Hebron to have been built before Zoan, but because Hebron is seven times as beautiful as Zoan, the Torah says ...


22

From davening: וּבְסֵפֶר חַיִּים, בְּרָכָה וְשָׁלוֹם, וּפַרְנָסָה טוֹבָה , נִזָּכֵר וְנִכָּתֵב לְפָנֶיךָ, אֲנַחְנוּ וְכָל-עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְחַיִּים טוֹבִים וּלְשָׁלוֹם. לחיים טובים is clearly a reference to LG, which stands for "Life's Good".


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Of course you should convert to a probability density function! It's not avoda zara; in fact, in many cases it's normal. Though conversion is difficult from a logistic point of view, it's not hyperbolic to say that you'll uniformly find exponential returns on the effort expended (l'fum tzaara agra). But to get conversion right to a t, you must first be a ...


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It seems like Kulanu is a good, qualified party for leadership, as we proclaim in the Passover Haggada: כולנו חכמים, כולנו נבונים, כולנו יודעים את התורה Kulanu are wise, Kulanu are insightful, Kulanu know the Torah Those seem like good qualities for leadership of the Jewish State.


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We read in Lecha Dodi "ימין ושמאל תפרוצי", "[To] Right and Left shall you spread [out]". Thus, we derive that we must produce politicians within all facets of the spectrum.


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Tehillim 19:4 אֵֽין־אֹ֭מֶר וְאֵ֣ין דְּבָרִ֑ים בְּ֝לִ֗י נִשְׁמָ֥ע קוֹלָֽם׃ No one speaks and nothing happens without its sound being heard. So apparently, not only does it not make a sound, it didn't happen at all! (Since sometimes trees do fall in the forest, say that animals heard it.)


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√-1 is an extremely important number in Judaism. Of course, everybody knows √-1 is equal to i. We also know that i is equivalent to Hashem, as the posuk says (actually many p'sukim say so) אני ה'‏ I am Hashem.


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Who knows √-1? I.             


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Certainly a tough situation to be in, but there is a way out for you! The halacha there continues: ואם שולט בשתי ידיו מניח בשמאל כל אדם And if he rules over both of his hands, he can leave it to everyone else's left hand If you let your friend use your right arm as well, so that he rules over both of your hands, then you can defer all of the work to ...


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Actually, the more right-leaning Orthodox Jews use Fedora.


19

Following the order of the last Mishna in Kinim (1) (3:6), we have the order and the shiur. שתי קרניו, שתי חצוצרות; שני שוקיו, שני חלילין; עורו לתוף, ומעיו לנבלים, ובני מעיו לכינורות "Its two horns" ---> Spiral, and the shiur is two spirals. "its two thigh bones" ---> Tubes, the shiur is also two tubes. "its skin" --...


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Actually, according to Megila 18a, a word is worth a penny and silence is worth two (מילה בסלע ומשתוקא בתרין). So when you put in your two cents, you're charging the listener for the breaking of your silence. When he offers you a penny to speak, he is merely compensating you for the net loss of a penny from breaking your silence.


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To change a lightbulb, you need a crew that is superior in both number and wisdom to the crew that put the lightbulb there in the first place. Collective Bargaining Agreement of the International Brotherhood of Lighbulb-Changers II:3:b:iv, citing Rambam, Mamrim 2:2


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In Genesis 4:10 we have the following verse: ויאמר מה עשית קול דמי אחיך צעקים אלי מן האדמה And he said: "What have you done? The voice of Dummy your brother is crying out to me from the ground." From this verse we can derive two things about Dummy: He is your brother. He is trapped in the ground. Who do we know that was trapped in the ground? ...


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Jews are spread over the political spectrum because of their propensity to argue. Many a Jew will take on a political position, often quite forcefully, merely because the person s/he is talking to holds the opposite opinion. They inherit this from their forefather Abraham who said: (Gen. 13:9) אִם-הַשְּׂמֹאל וְאֵימִנָה, וְאִם-הַיָּמִין וְאַשְׂמְאִילָה If ...


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