Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask

Search:

Type: Posts; User: rosends

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Answers
    1
    Views
    3,009

    In some circles we mark the day by not saying a...

    In some circles we mark the day by not saying a specific prayer called tachanun, but many people don't do anything at all.
  2. Answers
    1
    Views
    2,268

    In biblical times we know they kept track of...

    In biblical times we know they kept track of birthdays but have very little direct proof that they "celebrated" in any modern sense.

    Today, some people celebrate and some don't, just like everyone...
  3. Question: Class assignment

    by rosends
    Answers
    5
    Views
    868

    Here I am... feel free to start interviewing.

    Here I am... feel free to start interviewing.
  4. Answers
    7
    Views
    10,733

    The oral law derives that one is not to pray...

    The oral law derives that one is not to pray except with a "seriousness of head" which is understood to mean, with an awareness of the divine above, and this awareness is signified by a head covering...
  5. Question: Jews for Jesus

    by rosends
    Answers
    6
    Views
    1,033

    No, that "sect" is just a branch of Christianity,...

    No, that "sect" is just a branch of Christianity, founded by the Baptists



    The organization was founded under the name Hineni Ministries in 1973 by Moishe Rosen, an ordained Baptist...
  6. Answers
    12
    Views
    1,979

    "rather"? I've heard they are both yummy but...

    "rather"? I've heard they are both yummy but rulez iz rulez.
  7. Answers
    12
    Views
    1,979

    So forgetting about the whole pork and shellfish...

    So forgetting about the whole pork and shellfish thing, you have found a wikipedia entry which states a single case, only cited in three books of unknown provenance, none of which is a history of...
  8. Answers
    12
    Views
    1,979

    It isn't about being "unhealthy" -- the dietary...

    It isn't about being "unhealthy" -- the dietary laws are edicts from god and we don't try to figure out "why" -- we just accept them.
  9. Answers
    4
    Views
    1,365

    Nope. Marriage is monogamous, exclusive and...

    Nope. Marriage is monogamous, exclusive and closed for both parties. A thousand years ago, a man was allowed to have more than one wife, and in certain Eastern jewish communities, this practice...
  10. Answers
    18
    Views
    7,338

    The 10 sayings on the tablets are simply ten of...

    The 10 sayings on the tablets are simply ten of the 613 laws -- none was "not used" as they are all binding laws. That 10 were isolated for being written at the revelation does not confer any...
  11. Answers
    18
    Views
    7,338

    I still think that there is some basic confusion...

    I still think that there is some basic confusion regarding what you are pointing to. Judaism has 613 basic laws/commandments. Ten sayings were given orally at Sinai during the revelation of God's...
  12. Question: Hebrew Tribes

    by rosends
    Answers
    7
    Views
    2,676

    The current Jews are descended from the Kingdom...

    The current Jews are descended from the Kingdom of Judah (the Southern Kingdom) which was made of the very large tribe of Judah and the smaller tribe of Benjamin. Mixed in were the members of the...
  13. Answers
    3
    Views
    980

    I don't think it is fair to try and figure out...

    I don't think it is fair to try and figure out who invented rational thinking -- while Judaism, within limits, has applied rationality and reason, it has also asked for the suspension of same in...
  14. Question: Hebraic symbol

    by rosends
    Answers
    6
    Views
    1,403

    Around the outside, you'll find words from Psalms...

    Around the outside, you'll find words from Psalms 72:8
    וְיֵרְדְּ, מִיָּם עַד-יָם; וּמִנָּהָר, עַד-אַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ

    And may he reign from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the land....
  15. Answers
    16
    Views
    12,017

    There has been this charge against Jews for a...

    There has been this charge against Jews for a long time -- according to some people it traces back to the government regulations which kept Jews in the jobs of tax collector or money lender (jobs the...
  16. Question: Our similarities?

    by rosends
    Answers
    23
    Views
    2,779

    Well, synagogues can be designated and decorated...

    Well, synagogues can be designated and decorated as such, or can really be any room which is used for prayer. If you design a synagogue from scratch and deal with all the possibilities in décor, you...
  17. Question: Term translation?

    by rosends
    Answers
    1
    Views
    829

    Well, the children's group is called "Tziv'ot...

    Well, the children's group is called "Tziv'ot hashem" as the army of god

    Anshei elokim might be the "men of god"
  18. Then you haven't called any orthodox communities...

    Then you haven't called any orthodox communities with which I have ever been affiliated. And by the way, is it standard operating procedure to ask a phone customer his religion?
  19. Question: Our similarities?

    by rosends
    Answers
    23
    Views
    2,779

    No -- just for ritual purity for men, women and...

    No -- just for ritual purity for men, women and dishes, depending on the context.
  20. Unless you want to say that your clientele is...

    Unless you want to say that your clientele is exclusively the most ultra of orthodoxy (and if so, you should increase your client base) then it would be tough to pin this as a Jewish thing. I speak...
  21. In my house, my wife pays for more things than I...

    In my house, my wife pays for more things than I do and my father used to engage in the bi-weekly ritual of handing the still sealed paycheck to my mom. I tried that but my wife is as uninterested as...
  22. Answers
    18
    Views
    7,338

    The narrative in the text can appear quite...

    The narrative in the text can appear quite confusing, and at some points, even out of order. The bottom line is that the ten statements (better than "commandments") were to be spoken by god to the...
  23. Question: Our similarities?

    by rosends
    Answers
    23
    Views
    2,779

    The Mikvah is a ritual bath used for people and...

    The Mikvah is a ritual bath used for people and things, in order to help them attain a state of ritual purity.
  24. Question: Samson a hero?

    by rosends
    Answers
    2
    Views
    2,321

    What is important to remember is that we don't...

    What is important to remember is that we don't consider him any more of a hero than any other judge -- the section of the Torah which discusses the prophets gives unflinchingly human presentations,...
  25. Answers
    4
    Views
    1,135

    There are three different avenues of answer to...

    There are three different avenues of answer to this -- I'll touch on each briefly.

    1. There are things the messiah must do which Jesus didn't do

    Certain basic messianic prophecies have never...
  26. Answers
    4
    Views
    1,668

    Well, anyone who criticzes any clergy member for...

    Well, anyone who criticzes any clergy member for going in and trying to help is being shortsighted and closed-minded. A pulpit rabbi from one congregation, if asked, can certainly go and visit...
  27. Answers
    33
    Views
    5,446

    As for the gitton, I did some Ketubot in MTA but...

    As for the gitton, I did some Ketubot in MTA but I won't recall specifics. What I have seen is reference to the husband "having" to give her a get and being forbidden to her (though I'm not sure if...
  28. Answers
    33
    Views
    5,446

    "in cases of proven adultery, the marriage is...

    "in cases of proven adultery, the marriage is AUTOMATICALLY over. No Get is necessary in such a case. The marriage is simply over."

    Elliot -- if a wife or a husband commits adultery? If the wife...
  29. Answers
    10
    Views
    1,835

    I'm not sure if you are familiar with American...

    I'm not sure if you are familiar with American network TV. ABC began as NBC Blue. These days, can you see ABC and NBC merging? And that's just television over 65 years.
  30. Question: Jewish Names

    by rosends
    Answers
    18
    Views
    6,127

    My next door neighbor's name is Jerome, as was...

    My next door neighbor's name is Jerome, as was the executive director of the day school I went to. Go figure.
    Both Jerome Kern and Robins wre Jewish.
  31. Question: Jewish Names

    by rosends
    Answers
    18
    Views
    6,127

    I work with a couple of Jons, and, yes, a Rabbi...

    I work with a couple of Jons, and, yes, a Rabbi named Johnny.

    Plus a Rabbi and another religious Jew named (get this) Anthony. Out of the 4 Anthony's at work, 2 are religious Jews.
  32. Question: Jewish Names

    by rosends
    Answers
    18
    Views
    6,127

    The average Jewish family gives the kid a name in...

    The average Jewish family gives the kid a name in English in the usual way. The more religious (or aware) would also give the child a name in Hebrew. Some even more religious, aware, or Zionistic...
  33. Answers
    10
    Views
    1,451

    Clarification time before shabbos comes in....

    Clarification time before shabbos comes in.
    "Rabbi" is a title that has 2 contexts, and 5 levels (if I remember right).

    1. Teacher -- it has been used in the past as a title of respect for anyone...
  34. Question: Reform Judaism

    by rosends
    Answers
    22
    Views
    2,726

    Just to clarify something, circumcision and...

    Just to clarify something, circumcision and immersion in the ritual bath are both required for a proper conversion. If you chose to "convert" without them (meaning, to follow a reform process) don't...
  35. Question: Circumcision

    by rosends
    Answers
    34
    Views
    3,678

    The Conservative movement is splitting, it just...

    The Conservative movement is splitting, it just doesn't want to admit it. The Egal branch and the Traditional branch are trying to figure out which one is really Conservative and which is too close...
  36. Question: Circumcision

    by rosends
    Answers
    34
    Views
    3,678

    excon -- your response makes perfect sense from...

    excon -- your response makes perfect sense from your context as a cultural Jew, to a degree -- you embrace your culture but don't want to see that that culture is an effect of the ritual that crafted...
  37. Question: Circumcision

    by rosends
    Answers
    34
    Views
    3,678

    Not to make too much of a mess of things, but...

    Not to make too much of a mess of things, but getting those shots and the doctor's office looks painful and kids do seem to cry a lot, but we accept the white coat and medical degrees as authority...
  38. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    Asking to paste verse 6 or 8 of "chapter 53" is...

    Asking to paste verse 6 or 8 of "chapter 53" is part of the problem. The narrative continues and the subject is established at the end of 52 and earlier. The pronouns are not as you ssume. The...
  39. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    A couple more random facts (and I'll ignore the...

    A couple more random facts (and I'll ignore the temptation to explain how Jesus was not sinless etc).

    Israel actually has borne the sins -- that hebrew construction actually means "He has been...
  40. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    I think you should check the context of 49. This...

    I think you should check the context of 49. This is Isaiah speaking in first person about what God charged him to do and be. God said that Isaiah was not only to be a leader bringing back Jacob but...
  41. One of the reasons I'm so happy as a Jew is that...

    One of the reasons I'm so happy as a Jew is that Judaism doesn't say that Judaism is right for everyone -- just right for those who are Jews.
  42. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    I'll try to get to some of the silliness posted...

    I'll try to get to some of the silliness posted here:
    1. Tenses. As a student of Judaism, and one versed in Hebrew, I guess it is my job to let you in on a secret of Hebrew grammar: "you have to...
  43. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    Actually, not. The authorship of the gospels is...

    Actually, not. The authorship of the gospels is actually a matter of faith, as much scholarly opinion places the authorship after the death of the four authors (and their identities are also argued)....
  44. Answers
    74
    Views
    12,432

    Just a side note -- the Zech verses posted are...

    Just a side note -- the Zech verses posted are actually not a direct translation, but a simplified interpretation to remove things that, without rabbinic commentary, wouldn't make sense (and if you...
  45. Answers
    23
    Views
    30,883

    Actually, yeshua means "being saved". In the...

    Actually, yeshua means "being saved". In the havdalah service, we refer to god as "my savior" -- yeshu'ati. As a word on its own, yeshua is a noun but not a person.

    As for the Hebrew asked for...
  46. Answers
    6
    Views
    8,747

    Quick clarification -- the Hebrew word for...

    Quick clarification -- the Hebrew word for live/alive is chai, rhyming with tie, not rhyming with bay.
  47. Question: Hebrew Tribes

    by rosends
    Answers
    2
    Views
    1,150

    The bottom line practical answer is that if you...

    The bottom line practical answer is that if you were a kohen or levi, you'd know. Since it comes patrilineally, you could ask the groom's father. You can also look on your own ketuba which would have...
  48. Question: Kosher, means?

    by rosends
    Answers
    4
    Views
    939

    The word Kosher generally means "fit" r proper....

    The word Kosher generally means "fit" r proper. As such, it relates to the choice of crtain fods, their preparation and their mixing with each other. It has become a generic term surrounding foods...
  49. Answers
    5
    Views
    1,565

    Actually, the burden of education falls on the...

    Actually, the burden of education falls on the father, but the mother is considered a real source of learning. And I do a whole bunch of the housework.

    While the "traditional gender roles"...
  50. Answers
    148
    Views
    20,079

    I gues I have to ask... wh is that "Hebrew...

    I gues I have to ask... wh is that "Hebrew scholar" and is he a scholar of linguistics or of biblical Hebrew within a theological context which informed the language development?

    As to the other...
Results 1 to 50 of 101