Zera Yaakov

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Zera Yaakov

Postby retrop » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:06 am

What is significant about Zera Yaakov?
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Re: Zera Yaakov

Postby Kira » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:37 am

In what sense?

I've heard that in the context of conversion, preference should be given to descendants of Jews who want to come back.

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Re: Zera Yaakov

Postby martinbrody » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:14 am

Kira wrote:In what sense?

I've heard that in the context of conversion, preference should be given to descendants of Jews who want to come back.

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Kira,
Don't we use the term seed of Abraham rather than seed of Jacob in this context?

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Re: Zera Yaakov

Postby retrop » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:14 pm

He is in an Artscroll Tehillim note and seems a bit out of the norm from the people usually mentioned. Wiki doesn't overtly say he was even Jewish.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zera_Yacob

He is the same one who wrote Sefer Zera Yaakov? I assume there is no English translation.
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Re: Zera Yaakov

Postby Kira » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:28 pm

Are you sure that's the one Artscroll is quoting?

My guess it's this one: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/19133

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