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    Ask a Jew...

    I won't always be around have a lot of work and am quite busy but I will try to answer as quickly as possible.

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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    I guess I will get this started ... What is with the long curls on the guys? ... I believe it is restricted to Hassidic ...
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    Indian Chief 'Two Eagles' was asked by a white government official; "You have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."

    The Chief nodded in agreement.

    The official continued; "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?"

    The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied.. "When white man find land, Indians running it, no taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, clean water. Women did all the work, Medicine Man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; all night having sex."

    Then the chief leaned back and smiled; "Only white man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."




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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    Do you believe the creation story to be true in genesis 1 and 2? Or allegory? Or how do you see it?
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    Hey LGR!! Long time no see! Good to see you here.
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    How are converts accepted within Judaism?

    Oh, and this one has been bothering me! This seems to be something everyone else knows, but I don't. I've heard references lately to "Jew" not being the politically correct term for adherents of Judaism any longer. But I don't know what's considered acceptable if that's not the case. I've been led to believe in one instance that "Jewish" is more readily acceptable (as in, "She's a Jewish.&quot thanks to a Community episode wherein the Jewish character says "Say the whole word!" when someone refers to her as a Jew.

    What's the deal?

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    What is the Jewish veiw on God, as in is he humanistic or something else? I think I heard reference once to Jewish people seeing God as like a ball of light and energy or fire.
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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    It would seem she is busy.

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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    I have one when you get a chance to answer all the others. Its something that has been picking at my brain ever since my husband began studying Judaism. He's interested in going orthodox jewish and I was just wondering how orthodox jews see pagans. What do they believe about pagans? I want to be able to practice my own beliefs (general paganism) but I will also be following Jewish tradition as well with him. (Going to service, celebrating the holidays, observing Shabbos). <--not sure if I spelled that right.

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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    [quote author=Raphaeline link=topic=701.msg11702#msg11702 date=1289431272]It would seem she is busy.[/quote]

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    Re: Ask a Jew...

    LOL @ ThorsSon

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