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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #920 on: November 07, 2020, 07:14:12 PM »
mamesh a mamzer

Mamesh means literally. Mamzer means SOB/bastard. A common pejorative, with medium level degree of insult.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #921 on: November 07, 2020, 07:17:05 PM »
A real b......d
My parents were married to each other.  :)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #922 on: November 17, 2020, 10:42:25 AM »
Siyum?

I believe you were answered in the Antarctica thread. Siyum is completion, when referred to as "a siyum" its generally referring to a celebration upon completion of something, often in regards to talmudic studies, such as completion of a tractate.
Would this be accurate for Siyum?

A siyum (Hebrew: סיום‎) (“completion”) means the completion of any unit of Torah study, or book of the Mishnah or Talmud in Judaism. A siyum is usually followed by a celebratory meal, or seudat mitzvah, a meal in honor of a mitzvah, or commandment. Siyum also refers to the celebration.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #923 on: November 17, 2020, 10:48:56 AM »
My parents were married to each other.  :)
A bastard in Judaism would only applied to the illegitimate child of a married woman.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #924 on: November 17, 2020, 12:31:15 PM »
A bastard in Judaism would only applied to the illegitimate child of a married woman.
Or incest.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #925 on: November 17, 2020, 12:39:54 PM »
A bastard in Judaism would only applied to the illegitimate child of a married woman.

Or incest.

In Judaism, the spoken expression "mamesh a mamzer" has no relevance whatsoever to the halachic status of a person, it is a colloquial expression which is mostly used in a disparaging way, but can sometimes also be used in somewhat of an endearing way, somewhat like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_a_gun.

If someone would say "mamzer mamash" then that might have some kind of Halachic connotation.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #926 on: November 17, 2020, 12:43:47 PM »
In Judaism, the spoken expression "mamesh a mamzer" has no relevance whatsoever to the halachic status of a person, it is a colloquial expression which is mostly used in a disparaging way, but can sometimes also be used in somewhat of an endearing way, somewhat like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_a_gun.

If someone would say "mamzer mamash" then that might have some kind of Halachic connotation.
It also has no relevance in regular english, but as @CountValentine answered in the literal, I responded in kind.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #927 on: November 17, 2020, 01:24:04 PM »
I think I missing something here.  :)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #928 on: November 17, 2020, 01:50:55 PM »
I think I missing something here.  :)

When someone calls you a SOB in English, they're not calling your maternal species into question. Not every terminology can be taken literally.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #929 on: November 17, 2020, 01:52:05 PM »
A bastard in Judaism would only applied to the illegitimate child of a married woman.

A mamzer is a child born of a union with any of the chayvei krisus, not just an eishes ish. There are a long list of arayos.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #930 on: May 02, 2021, 10:41:04 AM »
Kabbalah?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #931 on: May 02, 2021, 10:49:36 AM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #933 on: May 02, 2021, 10:53:19 AM »
Kabbalah?
Are you a Lubavitcher too? Took me a minute as we call it a hachlata ;)
Loosely translated as good resolution.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #934 on: May 02, 2021, 10:54:39 AM »
Kabbalah?
Literally "acceptance". As in, "I undertook a kaballah for the merit of a childless couple having children."

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #935 on: May 02, 2021, 10:56:00 AM »
Can also refer to Jewish mysticism (as in, the study of Kabbalah).
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #936 on: May 02, 2021, 10:57:05 AM »
Can also refer to Jewish mysticism (as in, the study of Kabbalah).
Or a receipt in modern Hebrew

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #937 on: May 02, 2021, 11:01:40 AM »
What is the Context?
"I will bl"n take upon a kabbalah for the next 30 days"
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #938 on: May 02, 2021, 11:02:35 AM »
"I will bl"n take upon a kabbalah for the next 30 days"
Are you a Lubavitcher too? Took me a minute as we call it a hachlata ;)
Loosely translated as good resolution.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #939 on: May 02, 2021, 11:04:01 AM »
Are you a Lubavitcher too?
What day of the week is it?  :)
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