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Old 09-02-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Well, that doesn't always happen a whole lot here, as I'm sure you're aware. But thanks for quoting the forum rules to me, as well.
There are a lot of words commonly used in this sub-forum that I do not know. If you would like to compile a list of words that you've seen used in the forum, along with the meanings, I'd be glad to add something to the Sticky thread that Woodrow started.

If a word is defined in the Sticky thread, I don't intend to insist that an English translation be provided every time a word is used.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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There are a lot of words commonly used in this sub-forum that I do not know. If you would like to compile a list of words that you've seen used in the forum, along with the meanings, I'd be glad to add something to the Sticky thread that Woodrow started.

If a word is defined in the Sticky thread, I don't intend to insist that an English translation be provided every time a word is used.

Hey, that sounds like a great forum project for everyone to participate in!
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:00 PM
 
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Thanks, I love your style , Rachel and Chana( I think she’s 1+1+1)
I like both your names too. When I convert, Rachel is one of the Hebrew names I love. Jacob loved her so much, he worked another 7 years for her, so he saw something in her. I liked how she gave her sister Leah, the secret word, as not to humiliate her. She was Joseph’s mother, another one of my favourites.
Was the 7 year labour the usual, or was it because of that law about having to cut your slave loose after 7 years? I don’t think Jacob was considered a slave though, so it’s probably a coincidence.
I also love the story of her being buried on the side of the road, waiting for her children to come home. ( I hope that wasn’t considered political)
Then there’s Rabbi Akiva’s wife Rachel. She gave up a luxurious lifestyle to marry him into poverty.
She encouraged him to study Torah, as one of her conditions.
I heard that his family were converts from one source, but don’t know how back it was, if that was the case at all.
I liked how he didn’t start until 40, some say later.
She worked , while he studied 12 , then went back for another 12 years.
I liked when he bought his students home and he made them respect her.
I loved how Rachel’s father came to him to ask him to annul his vow of disowning his daughter.
When he finds out who Akiva was,he awards him with the money he was probably due .
He didn’t recognized him, Like Joseph ‘s Brothers didn’t recognize him.
I just didn’t like the way he died.He didn’t deserve that. I actually cried when I read thatfor the first time , a couple of years ago.
( I have tear plugs in my dry eyes, so instead of just getting misty, water pours out instead,embarrassing)
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Thanks, I love your style , Rachel and Chana( I think sheís 1+1+1)
I like both your names too. When I convert, Rachel is one of the Hebrew names I love. Jacob loved her so much, he worked another 7 years for her, so he saw something in her. I liked how she gave her sister Leah, the secret word, as not to humiliate her. She was Josephís mother, another one of my favourites.
Was the 7 year labour the usual, or was it because of that law about having to cut your slave loose after 7 years? I donít think Jacob was considered a slave though, so itís probably a coincidence.
I also love the story of her being buried on the side of the road, waiting for her children to come home. ( I hope that wasnít considered political)
Then thereís Rabbi Akivaís wife Rachel. She gave up a luxurious lifestyle to marry him into poverty.
She encouraged him to study Torah, as one of her conditions.
I heard that his family were converts from one source, but donít know how back it was, if that was the case at all.
I liked how he didnít start until 40, some say later.
She worked , while he studied 12 , then went back for another 12 years.
I liked when he bought his students home and he made them respect her.
I loved how Rachelís father came to him to ask him to annul his vow of disowning his daughter.
When he finds out who Akiva was,he awards him with the money he was probably due .
He didnít recognized him, Like Joseph Ďs Brothers didnít recognize him.
I just didnít like the way he died.He didnít deserve that. I actually cried when I read thatfor the first time , a couple of years ago.
( I have tear plugs in my dry eyes, so instead of just getting misty, water pours out instead,embarrassing)

Yes, Chana is 1+1=5.

Rachel is a nice name, but the Hebrew pronunciation of it may not sound so lovely to non-Hebrew ears. It kind of sounds like Rokhel (with the "kh" being a guttural sound like the "ch" in the Scottish word "loch."

I was named after my grandmother, may her memory be a blessing. I never knew her, as she died when my mother was still a child.
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Old 09-02-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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I have no trouble with the Germanic languages. It’s the Romance ones that gave me a hard time. Spanish,Italian, French, Portuguese, they all speak so fast. They contract a lot of their words too.
I can do the “ ch” sound in the back of my throat. I used to be able to trill my Rs on the tip of my tongue when I was a kid , like in playing cars. Not now.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: US
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Well said, Pumpkin. I hope that you have a rabbi that you can go to with your questions. Also I want to draw your attention to this forum disclaimer that's been posted in the forum rules:


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Keep on learning!
I wouldnít think that we could apply that disclaimer to Rabbi Rosends....
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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I wouldnít think that we could apply that disclaimer to Rabbi Rosends....

No, Rosends is a genuine rabbi. But I think he refrains from giving psakim on this forum.
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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No, Rosends is a genuine rabbi. But I think he refrains from giving psakim on this forum.
and off this forum as well.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: US
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and off this forum as well.
Why is that, Rabbi?...
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Why is that, Rabbi?...
I'm neither equipped nor interested in ruling anything. I can do research, ask questions and direct people towards more prepared experts.
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