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Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« on: June 02, 2013, 12:41:55 PM »
assur?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 12:44:42 PM »

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 12:45:32 PM »
assur?
Hebrew word meaning prohibited.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 12:53:48 PM »
posek/poskim
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 01:00:17 PM »
posek/poskim
A Rabbi/Rabbis who specialize in the practical applications of Jewish law (as apposed to just the theoretical discussion of said laws).
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 01:01:47 PM »
posek/poskim
A Rabbi that'd qualified/certified to make decisions regarding Jewish law.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 01:04:46 PM »
Would it be something like the Supreme Court or a lower courtís ruling? Would their rulings just be binding on certain groups/sects?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 01:13:53 PM »
Would it be something like the Supreme Court or a lower courtís ruling? Would their rulings just be binding on certain groups/sects?
Here is where Jewish law get's complicating. In general there are 2 schools of Jewish law (Ashkenazim and Sefardim), (which in turn subdivide, but we won't get into that). Each have their own Poskim, and each Person is supposed to follow "his" Posek's rulings.
If there is someone who can explain it more elegantly, please do.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 03:20:40 PM »
Halacha - Jewish laws?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 03:23:01 PM »
Yup
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 03:25:48 PM »
Yup
Would this include religious and non-religious laws (if there is such a thing)?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 03:38:52 PM »
Would this include religious and non-religious laws (if there is such a thing)?
If by non-religious laws you mean civil law and the lie, then yes. Halacha encompasses it all
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 03:45:48 PM »
mutar = permitted?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 03:50:09 PM »
You're getting the hang of it, at this rate you may as well convert :)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 03:52:14 PM »
You're getting the hang of it, at this rate you may as well convert :)
Google does work some of the time.  :P
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