November 9, 2018 7:20 am at 7:20 am #1620505
square root of 2Participant
Does “Eisav soneh Liyakov” apply only to Eisav (as opposed to Yishmael, Lavan, and the rest of the world) or to all enemies of yaakov?
[If you say it applies only to Eisav, maybe the reason everyone applies it to other enemies as well is because “Ba Sancheirev uvilbeil es kol ha’olam”?]November 9, 2018 7:57 am at 7:57 am #1620528
How is this a halachic question?November 9, 2018 8:35 am at 8:35 am #1620537
Maiy nafka mina and who cares lol.
We see there is a lot of jew hating going on and it’s impossible to tell anyway today who is esav or yishmael or anyone else for that matter….we’re all mixed upNovember 9, 2018 9:01 am at 9:01 am #1620542
Never forget we’re in golus. Even in Eretz Yisroel.November 9, 2018 10:12 am at 10:12 am #1620540
הלכה ידוע בישראל עשו שונא ליעקבNovember 9, 2018 10:14 am at 10:14 am #1620541
For all those confused.
The muslims from all Muslim countries including iran, iraq, saudia arabia and the Palestinian authority etc…. Are all Beni Yishmael while the Christian countries are bnei EisavNovember 9, 2018 11:40 am at 11:40 am #1620586
I’m not sure that Iran are Bnei Yishmoel. They aren’t Arabs.November 9, 2018 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1620606
סנחריב בלבל את האומותNovember 11, 2018 11:16 am at 11:16 am #1620929
As long as we try to demonize entire groups of people and legitimize our hatred and venom in the guise of religious beliefs or racist notions of racial/ethnic superiority of certain groups over others, we are only endorsing the disgusting rhetoric coming from segments of our political leadership (on both sides of the aisle).November 11, 2018 11:34 am at 11:34 am #1620936
Dorah: I take it that you don’t believe the Jewish people are the Chosen Nation, over everyone else.November 11, 2018 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm #1620948
If Iranians are not from Yishmael, what are they?November 11, 2018 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #1620952
adocs: Who are the Afghanistanis from?November 11, 2018 1:07 pm at 1:07 pm #1620950
It is Time for TruthParticipant
R’Henoch Leibowitz was of the view it only applied towards עשו
Some however contend these are characteristics
ISIS Fighters and their supporters Show traits Of cool Sadism
May have mixed in( arguably a reason Older Arab states are so concerned about them]
The rubric of עשוNovember 12, 2018 5:41 am at 5:41 am #1621238
Adocs, the Iranians are from Yaphet. Both anthropologically and linguistically they are related to the Europeans.
Dor, it could be that Eisav is not an ethnic group but an ideological group. Rav Chaim Brisker said this about Amalek. Really, it is very difficult to claim that the Europeans are literally descended from the Edomites. According to Kabbala Eisav is the perversion of din (kelipat hasmole) so any group that uses Law to oppress us would be Eisav (e.g. the Nazis ym”s who first made laws before taking official antisemitic measures). Yishmael is the perversion of chesed (kelipat hayamin) so any group that fights us by doing chesed with our enemies would be Yishmael.November 12, 2018 2:37 pm at 2:37 pm #1621557
Chosen by whom and for what/??? By hashem, to serve hashem, YES. To imply global superiority with divine rights to subordinate or oppress others, NO.November 12, 2018 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #1621588
Yes, superiority.November 12, 2018 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1621723
This thread, I think, is very interesting and non-threatening..
Say, what do you mean by suppressing and oppressing others??
V-e-r-r-y inter-r-r -ess-ting..
My antenna is vibrating now.
Yes,we are the Chosen People for spiritual purposes, and even anti-Semites feel it on some level….. and are frightened by it.
Suppressing , oppressing others… Mmmmmm.November 12, 2018 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1621733
…… you wrote subordinating, I thought I saw suppressing…. my word error.. My post, however, is intact.November 12, 2018 9:03 pm at 9:03 pm #1621735
a. It’s not a “halacha” in the sense that it is commonly used.
b. Aisav does not keep halacha anyway.
The WolfNovember 12, 2018 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #1621751
I can’t the recall the sefer, but the writer makes a case that Iranians are from Yefes. We know they’re not Arabs.November 12, 2018 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #1621776
Iranians are PersiansNovember 13, 2018 12:05 am at 12:05 am #1621804
Adocs, the Iranians are from Yephet. They are part of the Indo-European peoples and their language is related to European languages. In any case, Eisav and Yishmael could be ideological groups. Rav chaim Brisker says this about Amalek.
Dor, you are half correct. Rambam says at the end of Hilchot Melachim that we have no desire to rule others. However we were not chosen merely to serve Hashem. Every creature was created for that purpose. We were chosen to bring ethical monotheism to the world. How is another question. Rav Hirsch says by being part of their societies. Rav Kook says by building a state in EY. The YU sheeta is two centers. The US and Israel. There is also a discussion as to whether we should actively missionize for the sheva mitzvot.
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