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Comment Post #278045 There are several answers to what it means to confuse Satan, so I recommend putting that as a separate question.
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13 days ago
Comment Post #278033 @DonielF no, but the source would still be welcomed, to check out.
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Question Extra-Tanachic accounts for Nitzavim prophecy?
In Nitzavim, Devarim 29:23-27 it says: >"all nations will ask, “Why did the LORD do thus to this land? Wherefore that awful wrath?” They will be told, “Because they forsook the covenant that the LORD, God of their fathers, made with them when He freed them from the land of Egypt; they turned to the ...
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14 days ago
Comment Post #277987 https://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=2590&st=&pgnum=327 Some more background info on Tarshish.
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16 days ago
Comment Post #277865 @Alaychem shameless self-promoting, I see...;D
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18 days ago
Comment Post #277865 @Alaychem "Elohim" also means "judges" so.......maybe not?
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20 days ago
Comment Post #277663 @Alaychem those must be illnesses that weren't around in the time of the gemara...
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Comment Post #277849 @MonicaCellio thank you.
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Comment Post #277849 @msh210 are you suggesting that names that are short forms are meaningless?
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Comment Post #277849 @msh210 sorry. I'm looking for the meaning of the name. If it's a short form of Dodvahu, it means that David means Dod (friend) of Hashem. Random example for meaning: my name, Harel, literally means mountain of Hashem, but is also the name of a part of the mizbe'ach in the Mikdash, as described in th...
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Question Sources for the meaning of David's name
I have often wondered about the meaning of David's name. I believe Da'at Mikra write that it may be a short form of Dodvahu (דודוהו), which also appears somewhere in Tanach and means Dod (friend) of God. I was wondering whether there were sources that state other views to the meaning of David's name?...
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25 days ago
Comment Post #277523 @AA that doesn't sound like much of a legal ramification for the act.
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Comment Post #277523 @AA it seems so, Thanks! I didn't quite understand, though: What is the נפק"מ for that the child goes after the pagum - is the child, in our case, also a first-gen Egyptian convert? And if so, and if theoretically all of Yarcha's descendants married Jewish women, does this mean that all of his descen...
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29 days ago
Comment Post #277523 @AA as I understand the situation, Yarcha himself was not allowed to marry a Jew, only a potential grandson. Yet he, Yarcha, did. What does that say about his descendants? Does it delegitimize them somehow? Or maybe it says nothing, but I'd like to know why. I don't know how else to explain it.
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29 days ago
Comment Post #277523 @AA exactly, yet Yarcha, a first generation Egyptian, married the daughter of Sheshan, of the tribe of Yehudah. I understand this should have been a no-no. Attai is the result of this marriage. Though only his own son would have been able to enter, things didn't exactly go that way because Yarcha wen...
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Question Status of the descendants of Yarcha
In Ki Tetzeh it says (Devarim 23:8-9): >"You shall not abhor an Egyptian, for you were a stranger in his land. Children born to them may be admitted into the congregation of the LORD in the third generation." In Hilchot Issurei Biah 13:11-12 it says: >"Just as we circumcise and immerse converts;...
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Comment Post #277351 @DonielF thanks, I edited my question. Personally, I think that can be understood from pshat, too.
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Comment Post #276949 It seems R' Ahron Marcus in Barzilai believes that Nun was originally a Hebrew word. He also says that Nun per the Egyptian meaning came from one of the Babylonian-Hebraic dialects.
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Question Ancestry of the Mishmarot Kehunah
In 1 Divrei Hayamim 24:4 it says about the dividing of the Mishmarot Kehunah: >"The sons of Eleazar turned out to be more numerous by male heads than the sons of Ithamar, so they divided the sons of Eleazar into sixteen chiefs of clans and the sons of Ithamar into eight clans." And then it lists...
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Comment Post #277297 @AA yes, true. Thanks.
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Comment Post #277343 Shual isn't a fox?
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Comment Post #277342 I believe the fox is supposed to be that trickster sort of creature, much like the man who gets someone to build his home and then doesn't pay up.
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Answer A: What happened to the end of the Aleph-Beis in Kol Mekadesh?
According to the website of the National Library of Israel, indeed there used to be another stanza which appears in Machzor Vitri: >קדשם במצותיך יטהרם כעצם השמים לטוהר. רוחך (תנחומו כבבהמה) [תנחמו כבהמה] תרד בבקעה מן ההר: שבתיהם תשכנם בנחלת הסהר. כנחלים נטיו. וכגנות עלי נהר: אחרת:‏ It is uncl...
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Answer A: Question on Ekev: in what way are good things hard?
My dad suggested that I had misunderstood the way the verses are supposed to be read. He said that Moshe says that Hashem brought upon the various hardships of traveling through the desert and in order to alleviate somewhat those hardships, Hashem sent the following miracles: manna, clothes that didn...
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Comment Post #277117 Giving English translations would be useful.
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Comment Post #277081 For a practically math-know-nothing, could you explain how the points system works in more detail?
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277077 I would to import https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/111420/was-there-a-soreg-in-bayit-rishon, https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/111133/is-there-a-list-of-the-different-types-of-deaths, https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/111052/nowadays-whom-is-birkat-haminim-directed-at...
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Comment Post #277078 Thank you! 15 ch
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Comment Post #277068 @AA I won't. That's why I posted this question. I want to know how best to go about it.
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Comment Post #277068 @MonicaCellio in this case, one that I asked, but I'm asking here in general because it's unclear to me how this is actually done.
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Question Moving questions from MY to here
How can I move a question from MY to here? Should I just copy all of it here or do the mods (with their techno-magic ;D) do it? And if the latter, how do I request a move?
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about 2 months ago
Comment Post #277047 @Alaychem agreed. Did you not look at my link? I wrote possibly because I have yet to really go through the book (or what's available on google...), but from what I saw, yes, it seems drakons and serpents were worshiped in certain places.
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Comment Post #277047 @Alaychem [possibly](https://books.google.co.il/books?id=FQ2pAK9luwkC&pg=PA417&lpg=PA417&dq=%22drakon%22+roman+worship&source=bl&ots=JzOAF_NlWB&sig=ACfU3U10LKeiVJE39lClxgr0cqSLaE0a0w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjLxrbTi4HrAhVxTRUIHduUD-w4ChDoATAIegQIChAB#v=onepage&q=cult&f=false)
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Comment Post #277047 @DonielF but isn't סנפיר a fin and not a scale?
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Comment Post #277026 As a leave-open reason, I think that questions such as this are helpful in getting to know one another and building an online community.
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Comment Post #277038 @DonielF are you asking who was the first person to translate it as such?
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Comment Post #277047 As cool as it would be to see a connection between the two, it's more likely that it is based on the Greek and Roman myths of the drakons/dragons. For example, [this mosaic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragons_in_Greek_mythology#/media/File:Reggio_calabria_museo_nazionale_mosaico_da_kaulon.jpg)
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Comment Post #277047 Fascinating observation!
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Answer A: Why is "chinam" translated as "baseless"?
This is based on a class given by one of the rabbis at my yeshiva: Consider the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, often brought as an example of Sinat Chinam. Arguably, the hatred there wasn't without benefit: The rich man didn't want to be associated with lowly riff-raff such as Bar Kamtza. Associa...
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Answer A: What's your favorite weekly Torah section, and why?
I don't have a particularly favorite parsha, but there are a few sections I like especially: """World-building""" (for lack of a better term at the moment, hence the triple quotation marks...) sections - sections such as the genealogies in Beresheet and the mifkadim in Bamidbar. I find that sectio...
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Question What happened to the fruit brought by the spies?
Kind of a weird question. Does anyone have any idea what happened to the fruit brought by the spies from Israel to the desert? Was it eaten by specific people? Buried? Left behind?
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Question Question on Ekev: in what way are good things hard?
In the beginning of Ekev, Moshe says that Hashem tested Bnei Yisrael in the desert to see if they would remain faithful - "Remember the long way that the LORD your God has made you travel in the wilderness these past forty years, that He might test you by hardships to learn what was in your hearts: w...
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Comment Post #276949 @DonielF I guess that's true. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a Hebrew meaning for Nun (other than the letter...). Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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Answer A: Are questions purely about the State/Land of Israel in-scope?
I think archaeology should be in scope, but I'm not sure that talking about every monastery that the Crusaders built, for example, is in scope. Similar to what I wrote in Jewish/history, I think that questions about Crusaders' impact on Jewish communities in Israel, perhaps even myths about connectio...
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Comment Post #276949 @rosends, I highly appreciate the explanation. In fact, it may even explain why Nun is so often mentioned along with Yehoshua. I picture a scenario around something like: Elishama had lost hope of leaving Egypt, and so decided to at least attempt to prepare his son for assimilation into Egypt. His so...
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Question Why does Nun have an Aramaic name?
Nun, the father of Yehoshua, is apparently named after a word for fish in Aramaic (for example, Beresheet Rabbah 97:3; Divrei Emet, Matot). His father Elishama (according to Divrei Hayamim 1:7:26-27) had a Hebrew name. His son Yehoshua had a Hebrew name. Arguably, all of Ephraim's descendants (prior ...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #276916 @AA yes, but he doesn't live in Israel, in which case, I figure he should be tried by a hypothetical state-sanctioned Iranian Noahide court.
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Comment Post #276911 @sabbahillel is this what they do nowadays or all of the last 16 years? Also, מסתמא it's not an official judicial act as they aren't an official court.
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Question Is the Sanhedrin supposed to serve as an international court?
Related to this question. Someone told me today that the nascent Sanhedrin, at one point, held a trial for Achamadenijad for crimes against Israel. Is the Sanhedrin ever meant to serve as a kind of international court, Hague-style? I was under the impression (no sources at the moment) that its ...
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Comment Post #276909 BTW, it seems Rabbi Steinsaltz quit after a few years.
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Answer A: Does the nascent Sanhedrin in Israel sanctify the new moon with witnesses?
I was not even aware of this group (and I live in Israel...). Some digging brought the jackpot: The Israeli New Moon Society. Here's what they have to say on the matter: >On 7th May 2008 the Sanhedrin reenacted a reconstruction of receiving eyewitness testimony of the crescent Moon used for fixing t...
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Answer A: Are questions purely about Jews and Jewish History in-scope?
> History questions about events which impacted Judaism without making direct reference to Jews themselves (ex. "What motivated the Khmelnitzky Massacres?") I think these types of historical questions are too much of a stretch. This is something that should go in a purely historical Codidact site ...
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Answer A: Why didn't Yitzchak help his father?
Chizkuni writes: >Avraham built an altar;” Yitzchok did not participate in that activity; the reason that he did not do so was not that he would not have been willing to do so, but his father had hidden him so that Satan would not be able to tempt him, as he had tried to tempt Avraham not to carry o...
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Comment Post #276731 @Alaychem you make a very fair point about the metaphor. On your other questions, I need to think on some more. However, it still seems strange to me that Rashbi in your version could have rectified the situation easily by crediting the other sage. Why kill him?
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Comment Post #276858 @MonicaCellio thanks.
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Comment Post #276731 @Alaychem the root of the problem with your interpretation, in my understanding, lies in the metaphor Rashbi brings, with the prostitutes: In the second option, it makes sense: both the chachamim and, l'havdil, the prostitutes are usually competing but from time to time must come to agree on somethin...
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Comment Post #276731 @Alaychem it seems to make more sense, considering the punishment. It seems to be a much greater chilul Hashem.
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Question Creating New Tags
What is our stance on creating new tags? On MY it was preferable not to create new ones, but what about here?
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Comment Post #276846 Thanks @rosends!
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Question Where is 'Khina'?
Malbim on Beresheet 6:4 writes: >"הנפלים. עתה יפרש מ"ש ויראו בני האלהים את בנות האדם, מי היו בני האלהים, הם אלה שאמרו שהם בני אלהים ונפלו משמים, והגדות כאלה היו בימים האלה וגם אחרי כן. כי נודע שבכל ספורי העמים הקדמונים יספרו שבימי קדם מלכו על מדינתם בני אלהים שבאו משמים אל הארץ ומלכו עליה ונשאו נשים...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #276837 Thank you for the very informative answer. With this and with what @Mithical brought on Rashi in the now-deleted answer, it makes me wonder why Ibn Ezra wrote so harshly against other rabbis.
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Comment Post #276731 @Alaychem and you see this as a legitimate reason to turn the other guy into a pile of bones? Mainly because of this, the English Sefaria understanding and that of commentators brought by Sefaria, which you brought as the 2nd option, seems to me to make more sense.
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Question Who was Yitzchaki?
In his commentary on Beresheet 36:31, Ibn Ezra writes: >"ואלה המלכים. יש אומרים כי בדרך נבואה נכתבה זאת הפרשה. ויצחקי אמר בספרו כי בימי יהושפט נכתבה זאת הפרשה. ופי' הדורות כרצונו הכי קרא שמו יצחק כל השומע יצחק לו. כי אמר כי הדד הוא הדד האדומי ואמר כי מהיטבאל אחות תחפנחם. וחלילה חלילה שהדבר כמו שדבר ...
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Comment Post #276656 Paraphrasing Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky, O'Chavruta? What are we, Irish? (The original joke is about the translation of the Shema, O'Israel)
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Comment Post #276811 @msh210 Rabbi Dan (Danny) Eliner הרב דני אלינר in Hebrew.
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Answer A: What did the Kotzker mean by "If I am I…"?
A few years ago, one of the rabbis in my yeshiva spoke about this and the explanation he gave was more philosophical than the options you presented. According to him, the statement is more about your inner identity, what makes you you. He brought by way of explaining one of Rabbi Nachman's stories...
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Answer A: Custom Community Name?
How about: Codida'at Combination of Codidact and da'at (knowledge/wisdom/however you want to translate it).
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Comment Post #276793 Just a suggestion, but perhaps a point of difference was that with the meat, the instigators were the asafsuf and Bne"Y sort of got dragged along with them, but with the spies, it was entirely Bnei Yisrael's fault, which is the same as other events that happened on Tisha b'Av.
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Comment Post #276731 I didn't quite understand your own take on the gemara: Is Rabbi Shimon angry at the sage because he gave R"S all the credit, thus making it seem as though R"S is taking all the credit for himself?
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Comment Post #276774 @JoelK that's the feeling I got, but of course I may be completely wrong. You've got more experience than I on MY.
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Answer A: How will Judaism Codidact be better than Mi Yodeya?
Per @AA's suggestion, I'll attempt to put my thoughts into words about my hopes for the site: I'm with @manassekatz on MY's elitist feeling. Though I've only been on MY since the winter, for most of the time I've had that feeling. When people comment, it is often unclear if they're attacking you o...
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2 months ago
Comment Post #276742 I agree with @AA. It seems to me to be the same people, doing the same things, with more or less the same rules and guidelines. Only key difference I see so far is the platform. When the suggestion for the site was launched on the Meta a number of weeks ago, I had high hopes for something different. ...
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Comment Post #276724 @DonielF I wrote "and so forth". And "usually" - but not always. Maybe "often" would have been better...
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Comment Post #276707 @sabbahillel both Ba'al Zevuv and Ashtarot are mentioned later in the Tanach as deities of the Plishtim. Did their worship end prior to Yirmiyahu as well?
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Comment Post #276724 @DonielF generally those that refer to the Churban period, usually starting or ending with an idea that goes something like "and this caused the destruction". There are some better known ones like Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, Tur Malka, Neron Caesar, Titus and the fly, and others like Shulya d'nagrei. And ...
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Question Prophetic styles in Melachim?
If Yirmiyahu wrote Sefer Melachim (Bava Batra 15a), and "two prophets do not prophesy employing one and the same style of expression" (Sanhedrin 89a), does that mean that the prophecies of prophets such as Eliyahu and Achiyah Hashiloni, as they are written in Melachim, are in Yirmiyahu's prophetic st...
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Comment Post #276707 @sabbahillel I just remembered that Dagon is central to the Ark arc (pun intended) in Shmuel, so he wasn't just from Shimshon's time.
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Answer A: Topic submission thread (Q4 5780)
Agadot Hachurban (Stories of the Destruction).
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Comment Post #276714 @DonielF I haven't been around so much these last couple of weeks, but when I left it seemed to me that people were still debating what and when and how to import (and that still appears to be the case, though I may be wrong). If I'm interested in bringing up a subject here and now, how should I go a...
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Comment Post #276707 @sabbahillel that thought had occurred to me today. Do you have a source for this?
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Question Asking questions that have answers on MY?
Out of interest of helping move Judaism Codidact forward, if I have a question and I see it already has answers in MY, should I still ask it here (bearing in mind that, a. from what I've heard, there are some new people around here. b. new interest may spark new answers)?
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Comment Post #276652 If we stay with Judaism Codidact, we may be able to kasher the acronym JC (which usually stands for a certain figure from another religion...)...
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Question Why isn't Dagon mentioned in Yirmyahu's prophecy against the Plishtim?
The final chapters of Yirmiyahu are dedicated to Yirmiyahu foreseeing the fall of several nations in and around the Land of Israel, nations such as Egypt, Kedar, Babylon, Edom, Moav and Ammon. For Egypt, Babylon, Moav and Ammon, in their fall is included the failure of their national deities: > "...
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Comment Post #276404 @AA I think that's because on MY it's only open for a short time every year. It's like opening up a dam. I think that at first, there may be a flood, but that things will calm down eventually and we'll achieve a good balance of questions. At the very least, we can have a trial period. @Dani if things...
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Comment Post #276404 @Dani as long as it's kept in its own category, I think we'll be alright.
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Answer A: Categories - Divrei Torah, Purim Torah
I think Purim Torah should be open all time. As I previously wrote when we planned the build of the site: It's a method of developing Jewish thought and creativity while learning. As a more light-hearted feature, I think it would also make the site feel more welcoming. In the end, the goal is to furt...
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3 months ago
Question Was there a Soreg in Bayit Rishon?
I understand there was a little fence in Bayit Sheni called "HaSoreg"/"The Grille" which was meant to warn away gentiles and tme'im from entering the Chayil part of Har Habayit (according to the mishna in Kelim 1:8 and commentaries such as the Bartenura who mentions Shaar Nikanor which was only in Ba...
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7 months ago
Question Is there a list of the different types of deaths?
The Gemara in Brachot says: It was also taught in a baraita: Nine hundred and three types of death were created in the world, as it is stated: “Issues [totzaot] of death,” and that, 903, is the numerical value [gimatriya] of totzaot. The Gemara explains that the most difficult of all these typ...
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8 months ago
Question Nowadays, whom is Birkat Haminim directed at?
Today I saw this question: History of Birkas haMinim, which got me thinking: Nowadays, that we don't have Tzdokim or little Judaic Temple-cults like the Essenes, whom is the Birkat Haminim directed at? Just Christians? Or other religions? If the latter, then: all other religions or just some of them?...
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