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12:55 AM
@Aaron Thank you for sharing these thoughts with me; your reflections are helpful.
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3:46 AM
I never knew about this place en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlit_Yam
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7:52 AM
Q: Tag synonymy arayot

koutyI feel interesting to re-group the topic of Issure Bia, following the Rambam category, for Arayot, giluy-arayot erva. Despite that it contains in Rambam Hilchot Nidda. I feel that this can be also a discussion to include nidda in Isure Bia. Is someone interested to re-group isure Bia?

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3:45 PM
Hello, Maryland.
@msh210 What is this saying? There's a higher concentration of Israelis in Maryland than in any other US state?
@IsaacMoses Yes. More precisely, a higher concentration of {Israel-born naturalized U.S. citizens} in Md. than in any other U.S. state.
@msh210 I suppose it's surprising that MD beats NY in that respect.
For sabras in general (irrespective of U.S. citizenship) the answer is Maryland also.
@IsaacMoses Well, I suspect a much greater percentage of Md.'s population than of N.Y.'s is in big cities and their bedroom communities.
@msh210 I guess.
@msh210 Wait; really? NYC itself is 8.5M. The whole state is 20M. The NYC metropolitan area (which includes many people in NJ, so subtract those somehow) is also 20M.
3:59 PM
@IsaacMoses NYC metro area includes parts of Conn. also.
MD: 6M Baltimore Metro: 3M DC Metro (including DC and northern VA): 6M.
Dunno. There's probably a way to find out on that site, actually.
Lots of noise there, but the concentration levels are probably pretty similar.
(My numbers above are all from Googling the relevant phrase and taking the number Google gives me as the super-result, generally from WP)
Percentage of state that's "metropolitan". I don't know what "metropolitan" means. Md., 96.58%; N.Y., 92.16%.
I doubt "metropolitan" is what we want.
Oh, I think it may mean the MSA has 100,000 people.
@msh210 As an explanation for "attractive to Israeli immigrants"? Not sure.
@msh210 Convincing
@msh210 NJ rivals MD on that map, and RI is 100%. Setting aside RI, which has fewer Jews, generally, why not more Israelis in NJ?
If all the Israelis live in such an area then: the 0.21% of Md. that's Israeli American citizens is .24% of such areas; the .09% of N.Y. that's Israeli American citizens is .12% of such areas; which means that the difference in %age of Israelis between the states is unlikely accounted for by the difference in the states' metropolitannesses.
@msh210 That is an interesting map in general, BTW. Note values for TX and NV vs. PA. Not what you might expect!
4:47 PM
@IsaacMoses Penna. beats Tex. and Nev. when you look at 5,000,000.
And Ill. beats N.Y., then, too.
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7:44 PM
Q: Questions in other languages

Noach MiFrankfurtFrom what I've seen, some members of this forum do not have the most fluent grasp of the English language, which serves as this site's main mode of communication. Should we permit questions in other major languages, namely Hebrew, French, Spanish, and/or Yiddish and German?

8:03 PM
@IsaacMoses I am wondering if it would be prudent to turn your comment on this one into an answer as neither answer is acceptable, one for the perspective and the other for the tone. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/50648/…
@Sarah Sounds like a good idea, for someone with the time and inclination to do the research to substantiate my speculation. Right this minute, that's not me.
8:33 PM
@IsaacMoses I'm working it out for myself. If I come upon anything helpful I'll post it.
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9:44 PM
This is a duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/74005 (but restricted for no apparent reason to online games whereas that's about any game). — msh210 ♦ 27 secs ago
^ All: Am I missing something here? Any reason not to close judaism.stackexchange.com/q/42285?
@Sarah deCastro already posted it (roughly). cc @IsaacMoses
10:37 PM
Does anyone know what is going on in Numbers 34:4. Is there a variant scribal tradition or is it a k'thav vs qri?
10:52 PM
@msh210 it seemed his answer was not well accepted, and the comment left seems to reflect that not the answer itself, but the tone made it seem questionable. Perhaps he could be coxed to clean it up a bit.
11:13 PM
@Aaron At some point, defining it as a Kri/Ktiv vs a weird vowel situation is just a matter of semantics.
11:30 PM
With maybe a couple exceptions, all kri/ktiv pairs in the Torah are funny usages of matres lectionis.
(and a few places where the space between two words is omitted)

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