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#1 warren

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

So I was reading a thread. Clicking on the orange box took me here. I decided to look at how the thread started so I clicked on the link below the site banner, where it says "Hashkafah.com > Hock > Bull Session > WHOOOOOO" on the left side and "Hashkafah.com Rules View New Posts" on the right. That link is http://www.hashkafah...56807-whoooooo/ which doesn't work (404 - page not found). So I hit "back" on my browser, and then clicked on "first" one line below the link on which the previous link was found, and it takes me to http://www.hashkafah...56807-whoooooo/, which works.

Once again, on adjacent lines so the difference is clear, here's the link that doesn't work and the one that does.
http://www.hashkafah...56807-whoooooo/
http://www.hashkafah...56807-whoooooo/

I've tried this on a few more threads and the same thing happened on all of them. Except for this one, clicking on the name of the thread worked. There's no "first" link because there's only one page.
http://www.hashkafah...wine-as-a-gift/

But it's not because that is only one page long, it fails on another single page thread.
http://www.hashkafah...at-saying-amen/

The links to the forums and sub-forums (e.g Hock, Bull Session, Thinking Jewish, Minhag & Halachah) work. I'm using FireFox 3.6.13 in case this doesn't reproduce in Internet Explorer.
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#2 towerofbabble

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:36 PM

interesting
Some Kabbalistic mystics provide intriguing and unusual descriptions of the Tower of Babel. According to Menachem Tsioni, an Italian Torah commentator of 15th century, the Tower was a functional flying craft, empowered by some powerful magic or technology; the device was originally intended for holy purposes, but was later misused in order to gain control over the whole world. Isaac of Acre wrote that the Tower builders had reached, or at least planned to reach the distance of 2,360,000,000 parsas or 9-10 billion kilometers above the Earth surface, which is about the radius of the Solar System, including most Trans-Neptunian objects. Similar accounts are also found in the writing of Jonathan Eybeschutz and the ancient book Brith Menuchah, according to which the builders of the Tower planned to equip it with some shield technology ("shielding wings") and powerful weapons. Many Kabbalists believed that the ancient peoples possessed magic knowledge of the Nephilim, which allowed them to construct such powerful devices. Moreover, according to some commentaries, some Talmudic sages possessed a manual for building such a flying tower.
According to another mysterious Kabbalistic account, one third of the Tower builders were punished by being transformed into semi-demonic creatures and banished into three parallel dimensions, inhabited now by their descendants.




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