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So in the end this Yerushalmi has nothing to do wi...

2007-12-23T09:59:00.000-05:00

So in the end this Yerushalmi has nothing to do with the mabul, correct?



With all due respect, we do know of a massive floo...

2007-12-05T00:07:00.000-05:00

With all due respect, we do know of a massive flood at that time. Genesis 11:8 says "Vayifetz otam", and Breishit Rabbah 38 says "Ein 'vayifetz', ela 'vayetzaf'. Hetzif aleihem ha-yam, v'hetzif shloshim mishpachot meihem." This is saying that 30 of the 70 nations were obliterated in a flood at the time of the destruction of the Tower. And I've seen elsewhere (forgive me if I can't produce a source right now) where it's shown that the reason there are still 70 nations is that Abraham engendered 30 new ones (av hamon goyim in truth). It seems clear that this Yerushalmi is speaking of that flood, and not the Mabul.



I translated it in the post (although I then added...

2007-12-04T13:54:00.000-05:00

I translated it in the post (although I then added a long responsum that I left untranslated!).



may I make a formal request, that when hebrew post...

2007-12-02T05:32:00.000-05:00

may I make a formal request, that when hebrew posts are made, an english translation be provided or at least some summary notes. Us non hebrew /aramaic types would really appreciate it :)



Could we have a translation of that last bit.. I c...

2007-12-02T00:55:00.000-05:00

Could we have a translation of that last bit.. I can't quite make it out... Are these names of places?