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Shinanta Play on Deut 6:7 The 'ta' at the end gives it a nice rings Reference to learning

posted 4y ago by Dr. Shmuel‭

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Yes, just "Judaism" is asking for confusion, but no custom name is necessary: just always call ourselves "Judaism Codidact".

posted 4y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A dikduk question.

What is the difference in translation according to dikduk (grammar) between שנואה AND שניאה? Both are used in Devarim 21:15 to refer to the same person.

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by interested‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by ka00‭

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Q&A What is the difference between Islam and Judaism, given that the Torah is also one of Islam's holy books?

I have little bit knowledge of Abrahamic Religion (Christianity, Islam). When I had seen the community first some questions came to my mind. I know that Hazrat Musa (a:) (prophet of Muslim) is God...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 3y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Is there consensus with in any major Judaic religious sect if Muslims are Noahides?

Is there consensus with in any major Judaic religious sect (Karaite/Rabbanite) if Muslims are Noahides (שומרי מצוות בני נח) or not?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Why is מוציא לחם more of a problem than מתיר אסורים or מלביש ערמים?

I understand that grammatically it is more correct to leave out the definite article, which is why Rava starts out saying that everyone agrees that מוציא is valid. However, we would rather add the ...

posted 3y ago by simyou‭

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Q&A The Essence of Judaism

What is hateful to you, do not do to others. That is the whole Torah. The rest is the explanation. Go learn! ~ Rabbi Hillel I would like to know the ouisa (essence) of Judaism (the oldest of t...

3 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Agent Smith‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Fred Wamsley‭

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Q&A What exactly is "cooking"?

I'm having trouble putting this question into words so hear me out, while I struggle: What is cooking halachically? I don't mean "at what temperature does cooking happen?" but more like "what is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by rosends‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by manassehkatz‭

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Q&A Internet Bavli resource

The Real Clear Daf app presents the current position of the shiur in highlight form.

posted 3y ago by Dr. Shmuel‭

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Why are we here? To study Torah, for some sufficiently expansive definition of Torah. ("This, too, is Torah.") What do many of us do before studying Torah? Say a blessing: לעסוק בדברי התורה (... ...

posted 4y ago by Aliza‭  ·  edited 4y ago by DonielF‭

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I really don't like the vote count representation. Positive count, negative count AND a bar? That feels messy to me. If we want to differ a post with zero votes, and a post with 10 upvotes and 10 d...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Alaychem‭

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I miss the post view counter. I really loved to see how much impact a question or an answer has.

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Meta What is our policy regarding using non-English languages in a post?

People should be allowed to post questions in Hebrew if they want. How that affects how many potential answerers engage with their question is just a consequence of that choice. A great question is...

posted 4y ago by AA ‭

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Meta What is our policy regarding using non-English languages in a post?

Questions about Judaism written in Hebrew could potentially find a home in a Hebrew category as described at https://judaism.codidact.com/questions/276362#answer-276423 Roughly half of Jews speak H...

posted 4y ago by AA ‭

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Q&A Midrash called ‘K’bod Huppah”

What is the Midrash called “K’bod Huppah” in Torah Shleimah English version? Has anyone heard of it?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by runters32‭

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Q&A What is “Hakobes”?

When the English translation of Torah Shleimah references “Hakobes,” to what author or work is it referring to?

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by runters32‭  ·  edited 2y ago by runters32‭

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Q&A What's the main Jewish Holy Book?

It depends on the "type" of Judaism: For Karaite Jews it is the Tanakh (תנ"ך) which includes the (masoretic-version) of the Torah. For Rabbanite Jews it is not just one book but practical...

posted 3y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 2y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Is there a medrash that says that foxes and fish lived together?

Since this is a mashal, then it is not to be taken literally. The mashal of water and the nimshal of Torah is what is important. Just as originally before the Jews received the Torah they lived as ...

posted 3y ago by sabbahillel‭  ·  edited 3y ago by sabbahillel‭

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Meta What content do we want to import from Mi Yodeya?

There's also the option of not mass importing at all. Yes it's tempting to want to bring stuff over from Mi Yodeya since many of us are transplants from there. But we are also building something ne...

posted 4y ago by Aaron‭

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Meta Custom Community Name?

Originally I was going to propose a name reflecting the Q&A nature of the site, something like Sho’el U’Meishiv, or Hiskalti (ref. Avos 4:1). But then I realized that Codidact isn’t about excha...

posted 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Another suggestion, in line with all the others emphasizing the "learning together" value: Haskeis, referencing Berachos 63b.12.

posted 4y ago by DonielF‭

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Q&A Questions on sidra [closed]

On sidra vayero Why didnt avrohom himself give the water. What is the difference if hashem himself gives it or his servan in the desert Why should we save a bad city because they have 50 righteo...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by interested‭  ·  closed 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A smichus amolek to bikkurim

At the end of Ki Setze we talk about Amolek. The next sidra, Ki Savo, starts off about Bikkurim. In chumash everything has to have a connection. So what is the connection between them?

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by interested‭  ·  edited 3y ago by msh210‭

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Q&A Zacuto's Sefer Yuchsin translation

Incorrect. It is indeed a complete unabridged translation of the entire sefer, at least according to its anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denier translator, whose assertion obviously must be taken with a ...

posted 2y ago by runters32‭  ·  edited 2y ago by runters32‭

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Q&A Zacuto's Sefer Yuchsin translation

The English translation of Sefer Yuchsin by Israel Shamir, the Holocaust denier and anti-Semite, is that a complete unabridged translation of the entire Hebrew sefer by Zacuto?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by runters32‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by runters32‭

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