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|Originally posted by captain optimism
I know that some people make a distinction between halachot (Jewish legal guidelines) that are d'rabanan (from the rabbis) and d'orisa (from the text). But I think that most observant Jews consider the rabbinic rulings to have the weight of "oral Torah." So Torah observant including oral Torah...
|... by GranolaMommy
... This reminds me of a joke from bangitout
From Top 12 Habits of Highly Modern Orthodox People
#11. You frequently use the phrase, "It's only D'Rabanan anyway". (My DH used to use this phrase a touch too much)
|Originally posted by merpk
So what is "bangitout"?
|If you look at the actual observance of US Jews who i.d. with different movements, you might find that some folks who affiliate with a Reform Temple have the same observance as Jews who affiliate with an Orthodox schul. There are both aesthetic and ideological reasons to affiliate with a movement, beyond being too lazy to keep kosher, you know? For one thing, some people might be Shabbat observant but think it's immoral not to count women in a minyan. (Or the other way, drive to synagogue on Saturday but feel just too weird about women being rabbis.)|
|Originally posted by eilonwy
T Someone mentioned that the virgin birth thing is from a mistranslation of the word for "maiden"; as I recall, the word used is either "naarah" or something with the same root. It doesn't even mean "maiden", only "young woman" or something closer to "an unmarried woman of childbearing age".. basically an adolescent. [/B]
|7.14 virgin: Or "young woman." In this context the difficult Hebrew word did not imply a virgin birth. However, in the Greek translation made about 200 (B.C. )and used by the early Christians, the word parthenos had a double meaning. While the translator took it to mean "young woman," [the author and/or editors of] Matthew understood it to mean "virgin" and quoted the passage (Matthew 1.23) because it was the appropriate description of Mary, the mother of Jesus.|