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12-12-2009 09:37 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

Hanukkah music:
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12-12-2009 09:01 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

I will not post publicly pictures of my daughter, although if anyone (almost anyone) should care to contact me via private message, I will gladly send them.

Here is a photograph of the Wife only months after the pregnancy (other Mothers will appreciate the difficult task of shedding 25 pounds after having given birth):
12-12-2009 08:45 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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You've become a father? Congratulations
Thank you, although it is my Wife whom really ought to be congratulated.
12-12-2009 08:35 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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What is most important is what you do in life not after it.
Well said.
12-12-2009 08:25 PM
cobalt60
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Originally Posted by Aloimeh View Post
By Torah, you mean the Pentateuch - first five books of Moses?

I am surprised that the Talmud is seen as more important than the Prophets and the Writings.

Yes, I know OT = Tanakh, essentially identical except in how certain verses are translated. They mostly use the same Hebrew text - the Massoretic text (at least Protestant Bibles do).
I mispoke. One writing does not have more meaning over another. They are all important.
There are many sources that are considered the classic texts and I admit I am not well versed at all. There is the 1.Bible - narrative, law and poetry. 2. Talmud 3. Midrash 4. Medieval Bible Commentaries 5. Medieval Jewish Philosophy 6. Kabala Philosophy 7. Teachings of the Hassids and 8. Prayer and the Prayerbook

I am a reform Jew so liberal in my interpretation meaning we question and interpret rather than taking everything at face value. Traditions are very important in all branches of Judaism. However I choose to not have a Kosher home and I drive on Shabbat. And I consider myself a good Jew

To put it quite simply being Jewish is about believing that God considers people's actions more important than faith which for Christians is the opposite. That's why we don't think about heaven or hell. What is most important is what you do in life not after it.
Honestly I am much more knowledgeable about Medicine
12-12-2009 08:12 PM
Aloimeh
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Astute is the perfect adjective to describe him.


Well that's because the Torah and the Talmud are more important. BTW The Old Testament as you call it is my Hebrew Bible. The writings are the same although in a different order.
By Torah, you mean the Pentateuch - first five books of Moses?

I am surprised that the Talmud is seen as more important than the Prophets and the Writings.

Yes, I know OT = Tanakh, essentially identical except in how certain verses are translated. They mostly use the same Hebrew text - the Massoretic text (at least Protestant Bibles do).
12-12-2009 08:11 PM
scoobs
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Originally Posted by prima donna View Post
Your wishes are much appreciated, my dear.
You've become a father? Congratulations
12-12-2009 08:09 PM
cobalt60
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Originally Posted by prima donna View Post
I occasionally listen to Prager's radio show, an astute man he is.
Astute is the perfect adjective to describe him.
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Originally Posted by Aloimeh View Post
From my passing observation of Judaism as it currently stands, it appears to be quite a different religion from the Judaism I have come to know solely from reading the Old Testament. I was surprised to have conversations with Jewish people who told me that Talmudic Judaism does not believe in things like heaven, hell, angels, etc.
Well that's because the Torah and the Talmud are more important. BTW The Old Testament as you call it is my Hebrew Bible. The writings are the same although in a different order.
12-12-2009 05:17 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Your wishes are much appreciated, my dear.
You are more than welcome
12-12-2009 05:11 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Originally Posted by *Ljubica* View Post
Wishing all my Jewish friends here Happy Hanukah.

And for PD - because I only discovered this very recently - many congratulations on becoming a Father for the first time. I wish your daughter a happy and healthy life surrounded by love, today and always.
Your wishes are much appreciated, my dear.
12-12-2009 05:10 PM
*Ljubica*
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

Wishing all my Jewish friends here Happy Hanukah.

And for PD - because I only discovered this very recently - many congratulations on becoming a Father for the first time. I wish your daughter a happy and healthy life surrounded by love, today and always.
12-12-2009 04:52 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Are you conservative?
That's a tough question, as labels carry different meanings in different times. I suppose that if by conservative one intends an individual who believes in the rule of law, a seat at the table for religion with sufficient limitations of power imposed, and the application of effective yet diluted capitalism, yes; on the other hand, if by conservative one intends social intolerance with respect to abortion, unbridled advocacy of guns and rifles, then no.
12-12-2009 04:44 PM
Aloimeh
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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One could describe his ideology as conservative, quantitatively, however, it depends on one's political barometer.
Are you conservative?
12-12-2009 04:42 PM
prima donna
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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He is very politically conservative?
One could describe his ideology as conservative, quantitatively, however, it depends on one's political barometer.
12-12-2009 04:40 PM
Aloimeh
Re: Happy Hanukkah - Chag Chanukah Sameach! Dec 11 - 19

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Originally Posted by prima donna View Post
I occasionally listen to Prager's radio show, an astute man he is.
He is very politically conservative?
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