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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2013, 10:31:10 PM »
mentch = a decent person?
Precisely, an "ethical one" ;)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2013, 11:40:51 PM »
Precisely, an "ethical one" ;)
I would say a 'decent person's is more accurate.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2013, 11:43:14 PM »
I would say a 'decent person' is more accurate.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2013, 11:47:17 PM »
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2013, 01:34:28 AM »
BD"E?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2013, 01:55:30 AM »
Baruch dayan ha'emes. Blessed is the true judge (used for death and the like)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2013, 02:24:54 AM »
Baruch dayan ha'emes. Blessed is the truthful judge (used for death and the like)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2013, 08:21:45 AM »
FTFY
not so sure thats the meaning

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #68 on: June 14, 2013, 08:49:13 AM »
not so sure thats the meaning
+1
More like "Blessed is The True judge".
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2013, 09:26:19 AM »
+1
More like "Blessed is The True judge".
If anything the one who judges the truth

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #70 on: June 14, 2013, 09:37:31 AM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #71 on: June 14, 2013, 09:41:23 AM »
You guys are killing me.
LOL
I don't think exact translation is the Issue, you probably want to know the MEANING behind it.
There is a verse in the Talmud which states "A person must bless G-D for the bad, just as he blesses Him for the good". For that reason Jews have a special blessing which we make when bad things happen, in which we thank G-D for being an honest judge, that even his harsher judgments are done truthfully and justly.
Hope I clarified a bit.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2013, 09:42:30 AM »
You guys are killing me.
LOL BD"E!
That's one thing about Judaism everyting is simple, and nothing is is simple. 8)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2013, 10:50:13 AM »
If anything the one who judges the truth
Lets analyze this:
 1) In hebrew, "Dayan Hoemes" -emes is referring to the "Dayan" not the Din. Therefore, the simple meaning is, blessed is the true judge, meaning only He is the true judge of the world. Ie he is the "real" judge, all others are merely fulfilling his judgement, like puppets in the hands of the marionette.

2) "He Judges the truth", you would need to add wording to explain this.-You cant judge the "truth". You can have true justice. Judging "Truthfully" is meaningless.

I think il go with 1.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2013, 11:41:28 AM »
I think il go with 1.
This makes the most sense to me.
I don't think exact translation is the Issue, you probably want to know the MEANING behind it.
There is a verse in the Talmud which states "A person must bless G-D for the bad, just as he blesses Him for the good". For that reason Jews have a special blessing which we make when bad things happen, in which we thank G-D for being an honest judge, that even his harsher judgments are done truthfully and justly.
Hope I clarified a bit.
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