Emet v'Shalom
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Non-Jews learning or being taught Torah
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Shalom Annelise. It is a pleasure to meet an enlightened gentile who has much respect for Hashem and His Torah. Many opinions allow you to learn the Written Law (Tanach) and the commentaries to gain ...

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Is there any religious text that asks Jews to dislike Muslims?
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The short answer is no. We are permitted to hate evildoers. Nonetheless, the Mishna in Avot Chapter 2 says (this is a text that contains the spirit of Torah ethics as passed down from God to Moses…) ...

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To what extent can a man talk to women?
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What an important and difficult topic! First Look at Kiddushin 70a-b and the commentators about the prohibition of inquiring about a woman's situation (sh'eilat shalom--a topic which includes ...

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Torture in Jewish Law Used Against the Enemy
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The earliest source I found concerning physical torture is in Judges 1:6-7 (Book of Shoftim), where it says וַיָּנָס אֲדֹנִי בֶזֶק וַיִּרְדְּפוּ אַחֲרָיו וַיֹּאחֲזוּ אֹתוֹ וַיְקַצְּצוּ אֶת בְּהֹנוֹת ...

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May one love a non-Jew?
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The Mishnah in Avot Chapter 1 Mishna 12 says: "Hillel said: Be of the students of Aharon, love peace (shalom), pursue peace, love people, and bring them close to Torah. Masechet Avot is the ...

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Can one refer to God as Vengeful?
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"The LORD is a jealous and avenging God, The LORD avengeth and is full of wrath; The LORD taketh vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserveth wrath for His enemies." (Nahum 1:2). Advice to ...

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Is 'simcha' a mitzvah?
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I believe that having inner simcha (happiness) is a branch of the Mitzva to love Hashem "with all your heart, all your soul, and all your possessions (Deuteronomy 6:5)" which many Rishonim consider a ...

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Are these "Teachings of the Jewish Talmud" and does a typical Jew believe this?
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After reviewing the page linked, I know, as others have answered, that many of those quotes are not accurate translations or interpretations of the Talmud. Anyway, gentiles are not considered animals,...

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Designating Muktzeh items before Shabbos/Shabbat for personal use
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Rabbi Howard Jachter, in an excellent article on Halachic Perspectives on Pets (http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/english/halacha/jachter_1.htm), footnote 44, quotes "Rabbi Shmuel David (Sheilot Uteshuvot ...

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Is taking control of land by a Jew in Israel a sin if it was not controlled by him before?
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Of course it is a sin to steal land in Israel for many reasons and there is no denying that! Anyone who does it is doing the wrong thing and it is not what God wants Jews to do now, as almost all ...

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