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  1. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    So, now I would like to address the idea that the the Rabbis in the past did not have the same tools we have today or if they didn't have a scientific method. I will also address, the issue of if they did not have a concept of textual criticism, nor did they spend much time reflecting on how...
  2. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    Before I continue, I want to make it clear that what I will be discussing in this thread are not personal faith or even relgious issue. Instead, I will be discussing historical claims - even if others want to define the claims are religious. So, sticking to the historical aspect of this thread -...
  3. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    So, now to address the questions I presented earlier from the perspective of Torah based Jews from the communities of the Mizrah, North Africa, Asia, Ethiopia, and Orthodox Jews from Europe. Question: Is it possible for the Source of reality / creation to be able to create a universe but not...
  4. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    Before giving my comments on the above questions, the below baseline must be established in terms of what are the historical claims made about the Torah within the last 2,000+ years about the written text of the Torah. Mesorah #1: The Torah that was and is – This view is best summed up by Ribbi...
  5. Ehav4Ever

    The Written Torah - How It Came About and Who Wrote It

    In this thread I will discuss the historical / traditional claim made by Torah based Jews / Orthodox Jews, Samaritans, and even Karaites that the written text of the Torah was dictated by the Creator of all things to Mosheh ben-Amram and that the current Torah texts of ancient Torah based...
  6. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    The first step in what I mentioned above are the following finds, which though not conclusively known to be from the Benei Yisrael, there are considered to be some similarity stylings in the terms and how they are used. In this in particular (אל) and (יה) are used in ways similar to the way that...
  7. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    In the commentary of the Torah which is based on the teachings of Rabbi Yisroel ben Eliezer also known as the Baal Shem Tov (1698 – 1760), the above statement is made which describes that an essential foundation of what all Yisrael (Yehudim) hold by and know is that Hashem is One / Singularity /...
  8. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    In relation to what I posted above about Yemenite and Libyan Jewish communities, one thing that must be stated is that the distance between both communities, especially in relation to the Babylonian Jewish community leads credance to how in many ways there were levels of isolation between...
  9. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    Okay. So, like I said you have your angle.
  10. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    Actually, what I wrote was: "It is a part of the natural world and what a person does to reduce their environmental harm is admirable in all angles."
  11. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    Actually, what I wrote was: "Okay. So you have an angle. Everyone on the planet has an angle. Now what?"
  12. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    I wouldn't dream of it. ;)
  13. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    Okay. So you have an angle. Everyone on the planet has an angle. Now what?
  14. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    I don't think animals have any concept of love in that regards, especially if you look at how animals consume each other in the wild - it is way less fierce to reduce the time it takes for them to pass than to swallow them up to slowly be digested or ripping them apart while they are still...
  15. Ehav4Ever

    You shall not boil a kid in its mother's ?????

    I recently refound the Samaritan web-site that was managed by Benny Tzedaqa. This is an interesting peice about the Samaritans also seperate milk and meat.
  16. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    In his book, Moreh Nevuchim Rabbi Mosheh ben-Maimon, also known as the Rambam made the following statement. Translating the ideas, the Rambam comments on one of the titles that is used in the Tanakh to describe Hashem. The term is (צור) “Tzur” which means very strong / hard stone (אבן קשה) “...
  17. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    Further commenting on the above, the claim made by all Torath Mosheh Israelis / Jews and Orthodox Jews of the modern era is that the first of the foundations of the Torah is against Avodah Zara, was established by Avraham ben-Terahh (Abraham) as described in the previous posts and cemented in to...
  18. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    Concerning the above, Rabbi Mosheh ben-Maimon also known as the Rambam (1138–1204 CE) wrote in the Mishnah Torah - Hilchoth Avodah Zara and Laws of the Nations Chapter 1: During the times of Enosh, mankind made a great mistake, and the wise men of that generation gave thoughtless counsel. Enosh...
  19. Ehav4Ever

    Hashem as the single Source of creation (Ancient Yisraeli / Yehudi Concept)

    To start off, Rabbi Mosheh ben-Maimon also known as the Rambam (1138–1204 CE) wrote in the Mishnah Torah - Hilchoth Yesodei HaTorah (Foundations of the Torah): The foundation of all foundations and the pillar of wisdom is to know that there is a Primary Being who brought into being all...
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