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#1 Glassman96

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:17 PM

I'm asking because if I take the word "rib" and look it up in the Hebrew dictionary it reads: tsal'ah - a rib (as curved). I've seen pictures of DNA and it is curved. What I'm thinking is that when God made Eve, he gave her the feminine DNA from Adam and left Adam with the masculine DNA. Does this sound logical?

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:36 PM

No.

And I mean that scientifically, in that there is no such thing as "female DNA", men and women are only genetically different by a tiny percentage.

And also, DNA isn't just curved, it is a double helix.

Also, the Torah speaks in the language of the people it was given to.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:41 PM

Also, the Torah speaks in the language of the people it was given to.

the torah also speaks in "tagin" which I think only R' Akiva understood...

dibrah torah b'lashon bnei adam is a way to understand why the Torah would write non-literal things, not a way of restricting all possible understandings of the torah to that which is common language.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:16 AM

Thank you for the information. Much appreciated.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:46 AM

Genesis 1:26

The "DNA" Code is found in the phrase: Alokim Na'aseh Adam ("...G-d said let us make Man..."). Begin with the "D" (Daleth) in Adam, and count backwards five letters to the "N" (Noon) in Na'aseh ("...let us make..."). Then from the "N," count five more letters to the "A" in Alokim ("God"

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כו וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹקים, נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ; וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל-הָאָרֶץ, וּבְכָל-הָרֶמֶשׂ, הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 26

And God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.'


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:07 AM

I'm asking because if I take the word "rib" and look it up in the Hebrew dictionary it reads: tsal'ah - a rib (as curved). I've seen pictures of DNA and it is curved. What I'm thinking is that when God made Eve, he gave her the feminine DNA from Adam and left Adam with the masculine DNA. Does this sound logical?

If anything, the "feminine DNA" is more basic, and the masculine one has the add-ons.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:40 AM

I'm asking because if I take the word "rib" and look it up in the Hebrew dictionary it reads: tsal'ah - a rib (as curved). I've seen pictures of DNA and it is curved. What I'm thinking is that when God made Eve, he gave her the feminine DNA from Adam and left Adam with the masculine DNA. Does this sound logical?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:46 AM

I'm asking because if I take the word "rib" and look it up in the Hebrew dictionary it reads: tsal'ah - a rib (as curved). I've seen pictures of DNA and it is curved. What I'm thinking is that when God made Eve, he gave her the feminine DNA from Adam and left Adam with the masculine DNA. Does this sound logical?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:02 AM

I'm asking because if I take the word "rib" and look it up in the Hebrew dictionary it reads: tsal'ah - a rib (as curved). I've seen pictures of DNA and it is curved. What I'm thinking is that when God made Eve, he gave her the feminine DNA from Adam and left Adam with the masculine DNA. Does this sound logical?


Maybe God took some stem cells from the rib bone marrow.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:19 AM

If anything, the "feminine DNA" is more basic, and the masculine one has the add-ons.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:21 AM

Chavah was created from the rib bone?


yes, that's what they say.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:29 AM

Chavah was created from the rib bone?

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

Maybe God took some stem cells from the rib bone marrow.

no - G-d opposes stem cell research.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 12:11 PM

oh right...that's why men have 13 ribs and women have 12


is that a fact?

no - G-d opposes stem cell research.


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:48 PM

Genesis 1:26

The "DNA" Code is found in the phrase: Alokim Na'aseh Adam ("...G-d said let us make Man..."). Begin with the "D" (Daleth) in Adam, and count backwards five letters to the "N" (Noon) in Na'aseh ("...let us make..."). Then from the "N," count five more letters to the "A" in Alokim ("God"

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כו וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹקים, נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ; וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל-הָאָרֶץ, וּבְכָל-הָרֶמֶשׂ, הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 26

And God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.'

you just gave me nachas with your thaw in "daleth" and the ' in "na`aseh" although a ` would have been more apropriate ;)

is that a fact?



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no both men and women have 24 ribs, further more one does not know for sure it is rib and not just side, acourding to midrashim which I know so many of you love to take literally Adam and Hawa where basically siamese hermaphrodites or something, then got karate choped in half.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:03 PM

Yes, I support the "side" interpretation.

Just because the King James Bible says it doesn't make it true.

I promise you, "tachash" isn't "badger."
רמב"ם הלכות תשובה פרק העשירי, הלכה ב

העובד מאהבה - עוסק בתורה ובמצוות והולך במתיבות החוכמה לא מפני דבר בעולם, לא מפני יראת הרעה ולא כדי לירש הטובה, אלא עושה האמת מפני שהוא אמת

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