Erel Segal-Halevi
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What does Judaism think of math?
27 votes

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 ...

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PTIJ: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
14 votes

I am surprised that none of the answerers noticed the explicit verse that talks specifically about a falling tree, Ecclestiastes 11:3: וְאִם יִפּוֹל עֵץ בַּדָּרוֹם וְאִם בַּצָּפוֹן מְקוֹם שֶׁיִּפּוֹל הָעֵץ שָׁם ...

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Name two kids the same name?
6 votes

King David had two pairs of sons with the same name. See 1-Chronicles 3:6-8. But Rashi there explains that the older sons died and he later named his new-born sons after them.

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Why is there so much focus on Women's Modesty among Orthodox Jews?
1 votes

Why is there so much focus on modesty? Because it greatly increases the physical attraction between husband and wife (in a modest society, a man only sees the most attractive parts of a woman's body ...

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Is it permissible to cheat at board games?
1 votes

Proverbs 26:18-19 says: Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!” Lying in a game is like playing with a rifle. ...

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Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
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After a careful reading of the Talmudic explanation for this law (in Bavli Sanhedrin 74), it is clear that the "giluy arayos" that is included in the "big 3" is, specifically, rape. This is the ...

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