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by nili
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 32801

Re: Women of the Wall

According to Jewish tradition, the Oral Torah was passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation until its contents were finally committed to writing following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, when Jewish civilization was faced with an existential threat.[1][cla...
by nili
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 32801

Re: Women of the Wall

semiopen wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:17 pm
The wall might be the one part of Israeli life that the chief Rabbinate should maintain control of.
Nonsense.
by nili
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Women of the Wall
Replies: 28
Views: 32801

Re: Women of the Wall

The answer is not to replace one religious institution with some other religious institution but to effect the separation of church and state wherein bullies and thugs get arrested for engaging in acts of bullying and thuggery - and I say this as someone whose wife has davened with Women of the Wall...
by nili
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: LXX
Replies: 12
Views: 20577

Re: LXX

How accurate was this translation? How can someone answer this without knowing the Vorlage ? True, however the Hexapla is a clue that perhaps some people found issues with the LXX ... With all due respect, that is an entirely different issue. Without access to the Vorlage there is little basis for ...
by nili
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: LXX
Replies: 12
Views: 20577

Re: LXX

arnoldo wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:19 pm
How accurate was this translation?
How can someone answer this without knowing the Vorlage?
by nili
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 24436

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

lpetrich wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:58 pm
I was using Tanach (JPS): Genesis: Genesis Chapter 1 from 1917. ...
There's a lesson here ...
by nili
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 24436

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Ethan wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:34 pm
The Ancient Hebrew word for "when" is מתי. ...
Yes it is. Thanks for sharing. :roll:
by nili
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 24436

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The score: JPS: standalone Chabad, Alter, Fox, Friedman: adverbial clause :banghead: The JPS TORAH COMMENTARY: GENESIS The Traditional Hebrew Text with the New JPS Translation Commentary by NAHUM M. SARNA The Jewish Publication Society 5749/1989 When God began to create Heaven and earth -- the eart...
by nili
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: God versus Gods: THE BOOK
Replies: 2
Views: 7296

Re: God versus Gods: THE BOOK

I wasn't aware that the posting of advertisements was deemed appropriate. FWIW, I find it tacky.
by nili
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 24436

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The JPS translations used in the Reform and Conservative synagogues in the US, the translation found in the online Chabad Tanakh, and the translations offered by Robert Alter, Everett Fox, and Richard Elliott Friedman, all treat בְּרֵשִׁית בָּרָא as being in the construct state. Genesis 1:1 as a st...