Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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“Act Interdimensional ly”

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#66007 Jan 16, 2014
MUQ wrote:
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So He should start dismantling.....beginning with you?
I would have supposed all civilised persons are agreed that G-d is a SHE.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#66008 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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I would have supposed all civilised persons are agreed that G-d is a SHE.
But didnt the early rabbis make the claim that God wears tefillin?(Berachot 6a)
former res

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#66009 Jan 16, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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I was so excited when I found Yes on Spotify - havent listened to them for 20 years or more - but then I never got around to listening to the tracks, so finally I just deleted them from my playlists...
you probably already read this about Alice Cooper (we might be going around in circles)- but just in case..
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142...
I did read that. Good story.

Growing up we thought his house was in Old Greenwich - but what do kids know?

Seen Yes in concert more than any other band - 4-5 times??

"Owner of a Lonely Heart" was released on 5 November 1983, as the album's first single. It was a commercial success in the United States, becoming the band's first and only single to reach number one on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.["

Close to the Edge probably my favorite Yes Song. Once they did it in concert I could retire from seeing them in peace,
former res

Cheshire, CT

#66010 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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The design might have been intelligent -- but anyone who has spent more than five minutes on Topix can tell you the execution of that design most certainly wasn't.
G-d should never has outsourced his design to biochemistry.
Do religious people also believe in the Easter bunny?

Same amount of evidence.

With credit to Cult of Reason.
former res

Cheshire, CT

#66011 Jan 16, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
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Perhaps he considers theologians to be trustworthy "scientists".
Hey, no one ever said these guys were consistent or made any sense. Religion tends to cloud their judgement.
No argument here!

Though the judgment/religion thing...could be flipped to the chicken/egg discussion.

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#66012 Jan 16, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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But didnt the early rabbis make the claim that God wears tefillin?(Berachot 6a)
"Michal, the daughter of King Saul, used to wear tefillin “and the Sages did not protest.”(Eruvin 96a)

“Act Interdimensional ly”

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#66013 Jan 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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No argument here!
Though the judgment/religion thing...could be flipped to the chicken/egg discussion.
Chicken and the egg isn't even up for debate. Eggs predate birds on the evolutionary chain by millions of years.

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#66014 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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As someone who has actively worked in outsourcing work to India -- I can tell you that G-d, like most everyone else, is most probably regretting his decision.
As someone else who has actively worked in outsourcing work to India, I must concur.

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#66015 Jan 16, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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You are so funny. And original and witty to boot!
He's competing with Hugh.

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#66016 Jan 16, 2014
Frijoles wrote:
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Its a obvious reference to the epilogue in Isaac Newtown's Philosophić Naturalis Principia Mathematica,
Didnt you have tor read and dissect that in early High School like the rest of us?
So, tell what that means?
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#66017 Jan 16, 2014
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text> He's competing with Hugh.
Frijoles---You are so funny. And original and witty to boot!

COR----He's competing with Hugh.

HughBe--- Now that, meaning the suggestion, is funny.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#66018 Jan 16, 2014
Liam R----I last posted this on December 19th. Anyone want to guess what ever happened with the rock?

HughBe--- My guess is that YOU have lost your last pebble and my other guess is that it was the bigger of the 2. So what does that make you? Literally pebble-less.

Life goes on Liam .
former res

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#66019 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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Chicken and the egg isn't even up for debate. Eggs predate birds on the evolutionary chain by millions of years.
Is that true?

Birds are the closest thing we have to dinosaurs.

Ben Stein wouldn't like you quoting "science."

And you write G-d. Is that science?
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#66020 Jan 16, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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So? At one point, the laws of most nations supported slavery, too
HughBe----Observation, the laws of MOST countries disagree with you and call it WRONG.
Who determines wrong? What is wrong?

Liam----So? At one point, the laws of most nations supported slavery, too

HughBe--- Am I to understand you to be saying that you do NOT observe the laws of your country/USA? Are you above those laws? Who is above the laws of the US?

If you are not above the laws of the US then your SO, is meaningless. The fact is an illegal activity is illegal and a CRIME and all those who commit crimes are CRIMINALS. I thought that you knew this.

“Act Interdimensional ly”

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#66021 Jan 16, 2014
former res wrote:
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Is that true?
...And you write G-d. Is that science?
No, it's minchag.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#66022 Jan 16, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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Correctly translated, the Torah does not condemn homosexuality. It is only in the erroneous translation used by xians that it appears that the OT says anything against gays.
Frijoles---Incorrect. Huggy preaches the "Old testament", not torah

HughBe--- Clearly your doctored Torah supports homosexuality. I am here to tell you that the Old Testament does not support it and so I shall cleave to the OT.

Liam---Correctly translated, the Torah does not condemn homosexuality.

HughBe--- I take it that you are speaking about YOUR DOCTORED Torah. Here is a quote from Chabad. Please explain it. Thanks. Leviticus 18:22

"You shall not lie down with a male, as with a woman: this is an ABOMINATION."

Liam--- It is only in the erroneous translation used by xians that it appears that the OT says anything against gays.

HughBe--- The xians who wrote the NT were JEWS.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#66023 Jan 16, 2014
Liam--- It is only in the erroneous translation used by xians that it appears that the OT says anything against gays.

HughBe--- Explain your use of XIANS. You claim not to be Jewish and MORE importantly you claim that you are not a member of Judaism, so why do you write like them/Judahites?

Why is the word Christian such an offence and stumbling block to someone like you who claims not to be a Judahite?

Liam, you move like them/Judahites.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#66024 Jan 16, 2014
STEFANO COLONNA wrote:
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So, tell what that means?
Dont be intellectually lazy. Be resourceful.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#66025 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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"Michal, the daughter of King Saul, used to wear tefillin “and the Sages did not protest.”(Eruvin 96a)
So did Rashi's daughters. I admit I was wrong.

I never understood the woman kippot/tallis thing until a few weeks ago, when at a class someone from the reform movement noted that under orthodoxy she felt she couldnt express themselves, and bells went off in my head - i.e. I realized that it WAS an issue of equality - that I took for granted my own practices and that there was no reason to deprive others of the same experience.

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#66026 Jan 16, 2014
Rick Moss wrote:
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No, it's minchag.
FR:

minchag means custom/tradition, in contrast to Jewish law.

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