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I heard the Arizal was either Ashkenazi or Italian (forgot which)
A boy in shidduchim is like a frog. He is dissected, and by the time that’s done he is dead
“I fear that one day people will attribute quotes to me that I never said”
I am not normal. I am an Orthodox Jew
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)
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.
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.
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”)
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.
oomis: There is nothing specifically important about the name Bernard. I just mentioned it as another example of Jews having secular names
Oomis: the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw has quite a few Adolfs in it, in addition to other obviously gentile names like Bernard
Does this mean that we should start naming children in “Yeshivish”?
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.
What makes Yiddish-Isaac any better than English-Isaac?
Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried to invent a new color
My mind has just been blown.
-“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”
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)
The purpose of life is to live life with purpose
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
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
“A thief is more moral than a congressman; when a thief steals your money, he doesn’t demand you thank him”
If I believed in fate, I wouldn’t be playing with loaded dice
WAY TO GO JEWS!!!
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.October 9, 2013 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm in reply to: Welcome all the new faces (names?) here! (Popping in for a minute) #978378
Ogres are like onions
Do the Khazari have the same status as the other 12 tribes?
Pashtun as in the Taliban?
No, please explain
How can one harness the power of a deity THAT DOESN’T EXIST?
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.