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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I used to have a scrund about rabbis, & I bet many of you still have it. What is it?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Does it concern their demographics? Their physical appearance? The tenets of their belief? Their duties and/or practices? Their diaspora? Their history?

Does it have anything to do with the word 'rabbi'? Is it primarily a linguistic scrund?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Does it concern their demographics? no Their physical appearance? no The tenets of their belief? yesTheir duties and/or practices? yes Their diaspora? no Their history? see previous answers

Does it have anything to do with the word 'rabbi'? no Is it primarily a linguistic scrund? no
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm Jewish. Am I more to have the scrund than a non-Jew? Less likely? Equally likely? Could a rabbi have it?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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The idea that rabbis have a similar role and place as pastors and priests and are a Jewish equivalent to them? (They don't and aren't.)
Nimue (Nimue)
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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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I'm Jewish. Am I more to have the scrund than a non-Jew? Less likely? Equally likely? Less likely, if you know much about Judaism, as I gather you do.Could a rabbi have it? I doubt it very much.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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The idea that rabbis have a similar role and place as pastors and priests and are a Jewish equivalent to them? (They don't and aren't.) yes

********** SPOILER *************
Well, that was embarrassingly easy!! Many people, formerly including me, assume that rabbis are the Jewish equivalent of priests & ministers. But as Rabbi David Small, the fictional amateur detective in Harry Kemelman's series says, a rabbi is "not a man of the cloth." Rabbis are supposed to be scholars, rather than spiritual leaders, & are not expected to have a"calling." I hope many of you have a calling to check out my new puzzle!!
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm terribly sorry to have spoiled this awesome puzzle like that! I should have emailed you. Totally my fault, because I've read Kemelman too. I honestly thought the answer would be different and just wanted to rule it out.

Red in the face,
Jennifer
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No need to apologize for your cleverness! I should apologize for my stupidity!!

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