2015
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comment How do we know that non-commandments in the Torah still apply today?
JJ2, In reading through the comments and responses, it seems you are trying to build a conceptual fundamental foundation for some other underlying question. In other words, there must be some relevant and applicable reason you are asking this question. So what is your real concern, and can you give a concrete, relevant and applicable example of what you are trying to get at and why?
Dec
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accepted Are Jews Inherently Politically Liberal?
Dec
10
accepted Are Bnei Noach welcome as participants in Orthodox Synagogues?
Nov
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accepted Symbolism of the Number Three
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comment Symbolism of the Number Three
Sorry for the "pathetic" examples, Danny, but they are not my examples.
Nov
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comment Symbolism of the Number Three
If it is, I could not find one that referred to these specific examples.
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asked Symbolism of the Number Three
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comment Mezuzah Case Materials?
Yes, well, we can do both. The point is that we should not skimp on the things of God, be it charity or Judaica. :)
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accepted Mezuzah Case Materials?
Nov
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comment Mezuzah Case Materials?
Good to know, David. I was leaning toward carved stone or pewter, but was not sure how weather-tight those would be. I resist using plastic because it seems cheap and artificial. I was told by a rabbi that when we buy mitzvot items (Tallis, Candlesticks, Kiddush cup, Mezuzot, etc), the better it is the more it honors G-d, and that it is a privilege to sacrifice financially for the best. That makes sense to me. Why skimp on those things and shell out $200 for football tickets or $800 for custom wheels?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Mezuzah Case Materials?
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comment Mezuzah Case Materials?
Yes, I mean the case, not the parchment. Sorry I was not clear about that. I also read that wrapping in wax paper is better than any kind of plastic wrap because the parchment will sweat if wrapped in plastic.
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asked Mezuzah Case Materials?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Noah and Clean Animals
I guess they would have to be sustained by a miracle, since every edible animal they took would have resulted in destroying a mating pair....except for the kosher ones.
Oct
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comment Noah and Clean Animals
My curiosity is more toward the idea of what they ate, not just sacrifices. I get that the 7th animal was used for an immediate sacrifice, but that leaves two extra pairs over and above the unkosher animals. I also wonder if this is true based on the fact that the story does not include God ever describing to Noah what "clean and unclean" even meant. I know that God later told Noah that "everything was food" for them, but of course even that would have had to have limitations. My implication is whether kosher was the intended diet for all man, not just Israel.
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awarded  Curious
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asked Noah and Clean Animals
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comment Are Bnei Noach welcome as participants in Orthodox Synagogues?
sabbahillel, I meant singing Adon Olam along with the congregation. I also mean praying the congregational prayers and making the congregational responses with the congregation. I hope this helps.