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  Movie Recommendation: An American Pickle
Posted by: robrecht - 03-22-2021, 02:15 AM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (1)

Just watched An American Pickle on HBO Max. It's a delightful comedy. Tevye from The Fiddler on the Roof meets Seth Rogan and Crossing Delancey in modern day Brooklyn.

If you're not going to watch it, lots of spoilers in this write-up, but I hope you watch it and share your thoughts here.

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  Usage of לָהּ
Posted by: קָטָן - 03-20-2021, 10:09 PM - Forum: Hebrew Language Forum - Replies (8)

I'm aware that לָה means 'to her'.
And יֶֶשׁ לָָה may mean 'she has' or similar.

Now, what about הַשֶׁמֶשׁ לָה (henceforth 'phrase') ?
I see at least to possibilities (including putative ones):
1.
'the sun is with her' (effectively, 'she has sun')
2.
'the sun be with her'.

My impression is that phrase is deficient, which is to say, grammatically, something is missing.
Or is this a complete sentence even ?

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  Preposition אֵין allowed within סמיכות construct ?
Posted by: קָטָן - 03-13-2021, 09:47 PM - Forum: Hebrew Language Forum - Replies (8)

Hi everybody,


a well-known Hebrew song contains the line
אֶרֶץ תְכֹל אְין עָב    
(hereinafter 'line')

Is תְכֹל אְין עָב (henceforth 'phrase') a case of סמיכות?
This seems to be the case since תְכֹל is construct state of the color noun תָכֹל.
And its meaning could be the visual quality 'cloudless azure'.

But is the preposition אְין allowed in a סמיכות construct at all?

If not, how to parse the phrase תְכֹל אְין עָב, or even the whole line, grammatically?
I'm interested in the precise grammatical structure of line, at least phrase.

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  G-d in Judaism
Posted by: Blue Bird - 03-11-2021, 09:38 PM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (14)

What is G-d most loved for in Judaism? 

And I have a second question: How does one know that he / she is fulfilling the command "You shall love G-d with all your heart". This seems a lot more challenging than following a specific rule which is easier to measure.

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  Torah laws today
Posted by: Ismq - 03-03-2021, 02:33 AM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (7)

I'd like to know if all laws that are found in the torah:laws about leper,laws about damages..etc are obeyed today?

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  No more sacrifices today
Posted by: Ismq - 03-02-2021, 09:18 PM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (12)

Why there's not more sacrifices,burnt offerings...etc in israel,if God commanded it?

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  Applaud The Decision - But Realize It May Not Last
Posted by: RabbiO - 03-02-2021, 05:01 PM - Forum: Israel - Replies (2)

News item -

"An expanded nine justice panel of the High Court of Justice ruled on Monday to recognize conversions by the Reform and Masorti (Conservative) movements in Israel for the purposes of citizenship, ending a 15-year legal saga.
 
Eight of the nine justices agreed with all aspects of the landmark ruling, while Justice Noam Sohlberg preferred to delay applying it for 12 months from the swearing in of a new government.
 
The decision set off a firestorm of criticism from Orthodox political parties who vowed to pass legislation to overturn the ruling and threatened not to enter any coalition without promises to do so, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party also denounced the ruling. 
 
Reform and Masorti leaders as well as liberal and left-wing political parties lauded the decision however calling it a victory for democracy and a blow against the Orthodox religious establishment

Monday night’s decision was fifteen years in the making, after the Reform and Masorti movements filed a petition to the High Court in 2005 demanding that citizenship be granted to several non-Israeli nationals who converted through their conversion systems in Israel."

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  Purim Then and Now
Posted by: searchinmyroots - 02-26-2021, 07:41 PM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (5)

Some have already heard these stories but some may not. For those that haven't I thought I would share again.

I'm not saying whether I believe it to be true or not, that is something that needs to be determined by the reader.

Here are 2 instances where we may have seen Purim repeat itself later on in years.

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  Truman Scholars Opening Event with Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Posted by: searchinmyroots - 02-25-2021, 10:06 PM - Forum: Judaism General - Replies (2)

For those that may be interested in a little history relating to past US Presidents and the Founding Fathers-

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  Simulated Debate
Posted by: searchinmyroots - 02-21-2021, 10:20 PM - Forum: Counter-Missionary Forum - Replies (22)

I thought this was very well done and does simulate how a typical debate may go.

                         

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