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  • in reply to: How do I convert? I want an exit strategy! #1018599
    Chcham
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    I heard the Arizal was either Ashkenazi or Italian (forgot which)

    in reply to: Shidduchim Jokes Ver. 18.24 #1002711
    Chcham
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    A boy in shidduchim is like a frog. He is dissected, and by the time that’s done he is dead

    in reply to: Funny quotes #1001200
    Chcham
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    “I fear that one day people will attribute quotes to me that I never said”

    -Albert Einstein

    in reply to: Normal People ONLY #1029158
    Chcham
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    I am not normal. I am an Orthodox Jew

    in reply to: Romantic songs #1003578
    Chcham
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    rebyidd- I occasionally listen to romantic songs, but I am not married to the singer, because the Torah curses such a relationship (see Vayikra: 20:13 the end of Parshas Q’doshim for more details)

    in reply to: Why is a Day #997173
    Chcham
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    Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure the only reason we use base-ten now is because that’s what the Europeans adopted later on. The Babylonians and Sumerians used base-twelve, and the Mayans used base-twenty, so one of the most basic forms of math (calculating time)comes from an older civilization’s mathematical system that the Europeans later drew upon in establishing their own.

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #997078
    Chcham
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    If I may offer my humble opinion, I think this thread has been thoroughly hijacked, and is now less about naming children than it is about lashon hora about Jews (yes, Zionists count as Jews). I don’t think I am the only one who would appreciate it if we just returned to the original topic.

    in reply to: Why Do People Speak This Way? #1008427
    Chcham
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    New York says “coffee and dogs”. Brooklyn says “Cwoafy and dowgs”. Brooklyn also says things like “cheer” for “chair” and “beer” for “bear” (“Beers are non-kosher animals”)

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #997047
    Chcham
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    HaLeiVi: The Ancient Greeks named after their idols. There were a few rulers of Sicily named ‘Dionysus’.

    Also, it is common Spanish people to name children after their Messiah (You, know, the one that starts with a J, which I am not going to write here for obvious reasons)

    Additionally, many JEWISH names end with ‘E-L’ or ‘Y-A-H’, which are names of G-d.

    I see no reason Persian naming practices should be any different from those of various civilizations over the last few millennia.

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #997033
    Chcham
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    oomis: There is nothing specifically important about the name Bernard. I just mentioned it as another example of Jews having secular names

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #997027
    Chcham
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    Oomis: the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw has quite a few Adolfs in it, in addition to other obviously gentile names like Bernard

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #997000
    Chcham
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    Does this mean that we should start naming children in “Yeshivish”?

    in reply to: Democracyógood or bad? #995082
    Chcham
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    Many view the beginning of the United States as more of an aristocracy than a democracy. That’s why the Jacksonian Era, rather than the period of the founding Fathers, is more commonly associated with the rise of democracy.

    in reply to: Meanings of the names Zelig and Zalman #996980
    Chcham
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    What makes Yiddish-Isaac any better than English-Isaac?

    in reply to: Whoever Said Nothing Was Impossible #990717
    Chcham
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    Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried to invent a new color

    in reply to: Intelligent Thread #983845
    Chcham
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    My mind has just been blown.

    in reply to: Kosher websites #983226
    Chcham
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    Wikipedia

    in reply to: Cute Quotes #1046952
    Chcham
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    -“I never said half the things I said”

    -“Whoever said he was too small to make a difference never spent a night with a mosquito”

    -“Yo no tengo problema con cafeina. Yo tengo problema sin cafeina”

    -“I would rather stay silent and have people think I’m an idiot than open my mouth and prove them right”

    in reply to: Talmud Yerushalmi #1026618
    Chcham
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    The Talmud Yerushalmi is written in Aramaic because that’s what everyone in Israel spoke at the time. Aramaic was the lingua franca of the Middle East at the time, before it was replaced by Arabic. The Palestinian dialect was different than the Babylonian dialect because that’s what happens when people live far away from each other (Like British English vs American English vs Australian English). It is also harder to study because before it could be finished, everyone moved to Bavel (which is why we hold like the Bavli in case of a machlokes)

    in reply to: What is the purpose of life? #981884
    Chcham
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    The purpose of life is to live life with purpose

    in reply to: Leah Weiss, energy healer? #996405
    Chcham
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    superme: I don’t know where it comes from but I do know it can’t be from AZ because they don’t exist. The same way lightning doesn’t come from Thor because he doesn’t exist

    in reply to: Leah Weiss, energy healer? #996401
    Chcham
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    Everybody’s saying that energy healers are apikorsim because they get their healing power by harnessing Avodah Zara. But Avodah Zara aren’t real, so then they wouldn’t get any healing powers, but they do, so it can’t be Avodah Zara

    in reply to: Great Quotes #982610
    Chcham
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    “A thief is more moral than a congressman; when a thief steals your money, he doesn’t demand you thank him”

    in reply to: Post to PostóNOT #1047794
    Chcham
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    If I believed in fate, I wouldn’t be playing with loaded dice

    in reply to: Jewish 2013 Nobel Prizes Laureates #978046
    Chcham
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    ALL RIGHT!!!!!

    WAY TO GO JEWS!!!

    in reply to: Going to Uman under age seven #978629
    Chcham
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    rationalfrummie: I heard that the Zohar says that the song of the Ge’ulah will be single, double, triple, and quadruple. Therefore, “na, nach, nachma, nachman” is the song of the Ge’ulah because it has one letter, then two letters, then three, then four. “Me’uman” is just stating where Rabbi Nachman was from.

    in reply to: Welcome all the new faces (names?) here! (Popping in for a minute) #978378
    Chcham
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    Shopping:

    Ogres are like onions

    in reply to: Lost Tribes. #978139
    Chcham
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    Do the Khazari have the same status as the other 12 tribes?

    in reply to: Lost Tribes. #978134
    Chcham
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    Pashtun as in the Taliban?

    in reply to: Special treatment in Yeshivas #983160
    Chcham
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    No, please explain

    in reply to: Leah Weiss, energy healer? #996399
    Chcham
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    How can one harness the power of a deity THAT DOESN’T EXIST?

    in reply to: Special treatment in Yeshivas #983158
    Chcham
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    You get what you pay for. Many poor people do not pay full tuition, but most richer people do. I don’t see the people who pay less to fly overseas complaining that the people who pay more are getting better treatment.

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