Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

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Re: Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

Postby Enora » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:28 pm

Sodom might be about - what, beyond the explicit 7 commandments, does G-d expect of non-Jews?

I meant Sodom as related to Charity and Tsedaka.
The following three were how you could approach charity/justice. First what is human kindness to how charity is fundamental in judaism and then the destruction of Sodom (the avera of inhospitality)
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Re: Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

Postby rivka » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:42 pm

Kira wrote:But what about Cohanim - were they a priori, or post facto?

I don't have time to look it up right now, but I believe the Rashi on Beha'aloscha implies that it was post facto, and due to Aharon's desire to participate (on behalf of the tribe of Levi) in the building/sanctifying of the Mishkan.
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Re: Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

Postby Kira » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:28 am

That's for this specific commandment, not for their being chosen.

If I'm not mistaken, there are places where Rashi explains any given part of the Mishkan as post-Golden-Calf

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Re: Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

Postby Saronic » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:46 am

Ecology - to what extent may we damage the planet for our own needs?
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Re: Jewish Philosophy According to the Tanach

Postby Kira » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:39 pm

Hmm.. interesting, Saronic. But then, "is a man a tree" (ki haadam eitz hasadeh) is the subject of every D'var Torah around Tu Bishvat, and everyone scours the Torah for ecological ideas. So I don't think I can be original.

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