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Rabbi Judah Halevi ~ Is he familiar to anyone?
« on: Mon Jul 27, 2020 - 14:59:51 »
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Rella needs some splainin to....

I read this today....

 Rabbi Yehuda Halevi in his 12th century classic, "The Kuzari," points to an earlier source for the universally accepted week. He points to the striking fact that the vast majority of the world keeps a seven-day week—evidence that this must be a very ancient custom indeed. How did it begin? When Adam was banished from Eden on the first Friday afternoon of Creation, he rested that first Shabbat. He then counted six days and again rested on the seventh. Ever since, his offspring in many parts of the world have emulated this practice, living their lives by a seven-day week.

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1103696/jewish/How-Do-We-Know-Which-Day-is-Shabbat.htm

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https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/111871/jewish/Rabbi-Judah-Halevi.htm

How in the world could he say such a thing?



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Re: Rabbi Judah Halevi ~ Is he familiar to anyone?
« Reply #1 on: Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 15:24:00 »
How in the world could he say such a thing?
I found the answer in your first paragraph. ::smile::

Rabbi Yehuda Halevi in his 12th century classic...
Spanish rabbinism from the dark ages up through the englightenment is some extremely weird stuff.  It embraces mysticism and gematria and astrology and all sorts of stuff and attempts to brute-force syllogize them together.  You can find that some rabbi there said... well, virtually anything you care to look for.

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Re: Rabbi Judah Halevi ~ Is he familiar to anyone?
« Reply #2 on: Wed Jul 29, 2020 - 19:26:00 »
I found the answer in your first paragraph. ::smile::
Spanish rabbinism from the dark ages up through the englightenment is some extremely weird stuff.  It embraces mysticism and gematria and astrology and all sorts of stuff and attempts to brute-force syllogize them together.  You can find that some rabbi there said... well, virtually anything you care to look for.

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Weird it is.... Thank you.

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Re: Rabbi Judah Halevi ~ Is he familiar to anyone?
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