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Passage for discussion[edit]

The following conroversial passage inserted by User:Shirahadasha is now placed here (has anyone heard of this? It is not universal in the world of Halakha experts and Talmudic scholars):

"The medieval commentators' various approaches to Zugot are sometimes used in a contemporary setting as an example of the way that traditional commentators have explained and justified evolution in halakha (Jewish law) based on changes in surrounding societal beliefs and sociological conditions.

It requires further discussion before becoming part of the definitive term "zugot" IZAK 17:10, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

so you mean you don't agree with it? no claim is made about 'universal' acceptance, quite the opposite (ie 'sometimes'). isn't the more important problem the lack of a reference? then maybe more explicit qualification of the statement, or clarification/elaboration 18:02, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Role of Kohen Gadol before the Hasmoneans[edit]

Is it necessarily true that there was "rule of the Jewish community by God through the High Priest" before the Hasmoneans, as stated in the article? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pkandel (talkcontribs) 20:44, 6 May 2007 (UTC).

BC/AD vs BCE/CE[edit]

I am always surprised to find wikipedia pages that use the religious delineations BC/AD (Before Christ/Anno Domini-Year of Our Lord) rather than the neutral BCE/CD (Before Common Era/Common Era).Aharon (talk) 20:30, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Demons in the Jerusalem Talmud[edit]

I removed the inaccurate statement concerning the absence of demons in the Jerusalem Talmud. I've seen this statement in other Jewish-demonology wiki pages and it needs to be corrected. While there is "comparatively little of sorcery, magic, astrology and other popular beliefs..." in the Jerusalem Talmud, "There are, however, in the Yerushalmi occasional references to shedim (i.e., demons, or spirits) as in Shabbat 1:3, 3b/36 and Gittin 6:6, 48b/8." ZELCER, H. (2002). A guide to the Jerusalem Talmud. New York, Universal Publishers. pp. 50, 51 fn51. Yonderboy (talk) 22:36, 22 June 2009 (UTC)