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12:08 AM
Q: Does Yeshayahu 43:10b / 43:13a imply HaShem was created?

Tom WI cannot read Hebrew and am struggling a great deal to understand Yeshayahu 43:10/43:13. In my English versions, these verse-parts seem very much to suggest that HaShem was Himself ‘formed’ at some point in time. My NIV, for example, has ‘Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after M...

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6:43 AM
Q: Which drashot require a mesorah?

Daniel KaganFrom what I've heard, two of them have definite rules: Kal Vachomer doesn't need a mesorah. Gezeirah Shavah does need a mesorah. But what about everything else, such as a Hekesh, or a Clal u'prat, or a Binyan Av?

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1:35 PM
Q: To what extent are we obligated to continue to procreate beyond having two kids?

Al BerkoPru Urvu is a very important Mitzvah. Every family arrives eventually to an uncomfortable question of family planning, i.g. simply stopping procreation for many different reasons. If one has fulfilled the Mitzvah by having two boys and a girl (for all approaches), to what extent are we obligat...


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