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Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 9:04 am
Both Dutch/Amsterdam ashkenazi and serfardi nusach is really originial and really rare not only the order of the nusach, especially the melodies and minhagim.
Like the Dutch minhag is to wear a hat to shul as woman (nowadays women wear sheitals) but at weddings all women are wearing hats also on top of sheital. (I feel I will drop Dutch Jewish did you know things the whole time)
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Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 9:58 am
DrMom wrote:
Please share if you have more detailed information.

This sounds like a very significant artifact. I'd love to see it in whatever museum it is located in.



You can see a pictures of it in many history books of the Second Bias H'Mikdash era

In Echoes of Glory by Rabbi Berel Wein it is on page 141 History of the Jewish People: The Second Temple Era has a clearer picture of it on page 65.


It's written in ancient Greek so probably the only word you will understand is kohen


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b.chadash




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 10:01 am
Rabbi Daniel Glatstien also mentions the Rabbeinu Ephraim opinion about Binyomin being a werewolf. It's on one of his shiurim on Torah anytime
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b.chadash




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 10:02 am
Mordechai was Esther's first cousin, NOT her UNCLE! This is one of the most frustrating misconceptions out there. (It even made it onto a famous kids Purim story album)
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b.chadash




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 10:05 am
There is no source whatsoever that says that Mishloach Manos needs to be two different brachos. The halacha is that it should be two different types of foods. This mistake makes it into the recipe section of the womens magazines every year. (My kids have come home from school having been taught this as well.)
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leah233




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 10:11 am
b.chadash wrote:
Rabbi Daniel Glatstien also mentions the Rabbeinu Ephraim opinion about Binyomin being a werewolf. It's on one of his shiurim on Torah anytime



The OP doesn't want controversy so let's reframe this as a non controversial fact .

There was an otherwise unheard of author called Rabbeinu Ephraim who lived 800 years ago who wrote that Binyomin was a werewolf.

There are shiurim, blog posts and book references to this recent discovery.
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paperflowers




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 6:13 pm
DrMom wrote:
Please share if you have more detailed information.

This sounds like a very significant artifact. I'd love to see it in whatever museum it is located in.


I wish I remembered more! Maybe the poster who originally mentioned about the sign has more information?

Whoops just realized she did!
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Stars




 
 
 


Post  Fri, Jul 12 2019, 7:55 pm
Marathon wrote:
The whole Golem thing is made up. Rabbi Loeb wrote a book about it making up this whole story to make money


On that note, the whole story of the lost Esther is fiction. I don't have any sources but I once read an article debunking every single fact in that famous story.
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imasoftov




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Jul 13 2019, 3:31 pm
leah233 wrote:
The sign that stood outside the Beis HaMikdash telling non-Jews to wait there for a Kohen if they are bringing a Korbon is still in existence (or at least an ancient copy of it)

A sign was discovered in 1871 that said, in Greek, "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be himself responsible for his ensuing death", I wonder if this is what you heard of or there was a separate inscription saying that. This one is currently located in Istanbul, a fragment of a nearly identical sign was found in 1936 and is located in the Israel museum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....nscription


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imasoftov




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Jul 13 2019, 3:34 pm
Stars wrote:
On that note, the whole story of the lost Esther is fiction. I don't have any sources but I once read an article debunking every single fact in that famous story.

What is the story?
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imasoftov




 
 
 


Post  Sat, Jul 13 2019, 4:16 pm
Marathon wrote:
The whole Golem thing is made up. Rabbi Loeb wrote a book about it making up this whole story to make money

sub wrote:
Who is rabbi loeb?
How do you know this?

I don't know what Rabbi Loeb wrote a book about the golem, but I have seen the one of the Maharal's names, usually spelled Loew, sometimes written as Loeb (google the words golem and loeb together for examples) and some people who trace their ancestry to him have a family name of Loeb. "Maharal" is an acronym for יהודה ליווא בן בצלאל. So perhaps the name of some other author has been confused with the Maharal's name. The Maharal himself did not write about the golem in any of his known writings (some have however been lost).

There are golem stories that predate the Maharal, there are stories of other rabbis and golems (one in Chelm, although the town might not have had the reputation for being the home of fools at the time time that story appeared), and the stories about the Maharal creating one began to appear over 200 years after his death. A story about the Golem of Chelm appeared between 1630–1650, the Maharal died in 1609.

I'm not sure if a single person can be identified as the creator of the story but neither are there any historical sources about golems, whether in Prague, Chelm, or elsewhere. But the story did lead to a 1915 silent film, a segment of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"


References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....en_Bezalel
https://www.google.com/search?q=golem+loeb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golem_(1915_film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....orror_XVII
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.....r_%26_Clay
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