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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by civ2, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. civ2

    civ2 Emperor

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    1. I "revived" the trolled-then-closed thread, due to being asked for it several times.
    2. I will not tolerate (nor answer) trolling: REPORT will be my only answer to the REAL trolls, while any DISCUSSION is welcome.
    3. I'd prefer to see QUESTIONS, not ATTACKS, so have that in mind.
    4. I do await any serious discussion we shall have here. :D

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  2. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    What do you want to see as the status quo for the Middle East 50 years from now?
     
  3. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Justice guaranteed

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    What do you think about the gender segregation advocated and enforced by some ultraorthodox Jews?
     
  4. civ2

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    Mr. Dictator
    Ambiguous question, somewhat.
    1. If you're asking me as a "religious Jew" (OP thread, you know) - so I believe in the coming of Moshiach (Jewish version of Messiah, check my sig) ASAP.
    Which means, he will remove ALL wars in the world, definitely including the Middle East one too.
    Also, this will include establishing Israel's borders according to the Biblical prophecies.
    MAP1
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    Which is an automatic solution to the "Palestinian problem". :D
    2. If you're asking me as a "normal person" (which means, according to the world's "secular" status quo), I'd rather NOT start discussing Israel's politics - it mostly unnerves me a lot.
    (They're making more mistakes with each confrontation...)
    But I'd rather NOT discuss THIS topic.
    Please.

    tailless
    Could you be more specific about WHAT you mean by this, please?
    I'm not so sure...
     
  5. Agent327

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    I´ve been given to understand that the coming of the Messiah predates the reckoning (i.e. end of time/judgement day). I fail to see how this relates to `establishing Israel's borders according to the Biblical prophecies´. Kindly explain.
     
  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    What reasons does God give in the Torah (or any of the other Jewish holy books) for not eating pigs and requiring kosher meat? Is there any theological reason or is it a case of "God told us to do this so we do it"?
     
  7. civ2

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    JEELEN
    Ingathering of exiles.
    We will SEE G-d, with our eyes.
    Will the future be miraculous?
    Stages of the Redemption.

    Ajidica
    LINK1
    Spoiler :

    LINK2

    Spoiler :

    I'll expand later on, probably. :D
     
  8. Leoreth

    Leoreth 心の怪盗団 Moderator

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    I've often seen you blank out one letter in God (i.e. "G-d"). What's the exact reason for this? I'm vaguely aware that there's a taboo in Judaism about writing down God's name, but "God" isn't really God's name, is it? Are doing it just to be safe, or is there another reason?
     
  9. civ2

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    Leoreth
    Quite easy:
    The original prohibition is to destroy the written Hebrew Names of G-d.
    This was extended (as a precaution) to other languages too, also this is due to simple RESPECT.
    Regarding DIGITAL "words", this wouldn't apply at all (we can't tell, whether these "words" even exist), but since there is a POSSIBILITY for the text to be printed and then destroyed, it's a good HABIT to do so EVERYWHERE.
     
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    Thanks, didn't think translations of a name would count as the name as well.
     
  11. civ2

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    Leoreth
    I wouldn't say they are, it's more of a "better be safe, than sorry" thing.
    Also shows RESPECT one has to G-d's Name.
    (Though I've seen clueless people who had the opposite reaction, surprised me a lot...)
     
  12. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    In face to face interactions, is there a lot of tension between Israeli jews and muslims?

    Do you have any muslim friends or acquaintances?

    Does all of this hoopla affect how you interact with these theoretical people?
     
  13. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    What is your opinion on arguments against circumcision?
     
  14. civ2

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    May I remind you, that the OP is "Ask a religious Jew", not "Ask an Israeli"? :lol:
    I'm not the latter, well, YET. :D
    This should be my answer. :lol:

    Farsight
    More in-depth, please.
    I do prefer fully formulated questions. :D
     
  15. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    I was under the impression that you lived in Israel, my bad.
     
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    How do you view other religions/spiritual paths?

    Would you please give me short version of Messiahs coming?
    From my point of view one has to work very hard inwardly/spiritually and then the salvation comes naturally in accordance with the spiritual laws. It doesnt come just by outward acceptance of certain doctrines but I admit it could be sufficient, I think, when one takes refuge with some spiritual giants like Buddha or Christ.

    What do you understand by salvation?

    How do you view Kabalah?
     
  17. civ2

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    No prob.
    I get this quite often - though under worse contexts. :D
     
  18. Midnight-Blue766

    Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    For example, some people argue that removing the foreskin of infants without a medical reason (e.g. infection) is unethical as the baby has no consent. People also think that it removes the sensitivity 'down there'. What do you think of these arguments?

    Also, does traditional Jewish circumcision at least use some sort of anaesthetic?
     
  19. civ2

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    Gorakshanat (can I shorten it to Gorak? :D)
    1. I'd prefer not to start the "war of religions" here, please.
    But generally, like ANY religious person, I consider mine to be the right one. :lol:
    2. Did you read my sig links?
    If you have any specific questions afterwards, I'm all open.
    3. Judaism is more about Revelation, rather than Salvation.
    The future WE await, is about "seeing G-d with our eyes" and "Earth being filled with knowledge of G-d".
    Do you have any specific questions on this topic?
    4. As a deepest part of Torah, nowadays it's quite exposed through Chassidism (as in "adapted for the general audience").

    Farsight
    Your second question undermines the lack of knowledge on the first. :lol:
    Anyways.
    LINK
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  20. Heathcliff

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    Why doesn't jews see Jesus as Messiah?
     
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