is columbus jewish?
Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Tue Jul 23 10:26:33 EDT 2002
Shalom Diego (is that Ya'akov?) and welcome,
Can you tell me where the Talmud says that the world is like an orange?
At 05:42 PM 7/22/2002 -0300, diegorai at bol.com.br wrote:
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>i'm 16 years old, i study the old testament since i was
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>I was reading the messages and i saw some of them where
>you were discussing if Columbus is Jew or not. Well, i
>think it really doesn't matter, since he gave a good
>contribution of ideas to the world, but there is a thing
>that can e viewed at another way.
>He knew the world was spheric, because he is jew.
>Yes, that is. By being Jewish, certainly he read (past)
>the jewish books, such as the Talmud, that is an
>interpretation of Torah (old testment). In Talmud is
>written that the World is like an orange. This is
>written almost 3000 thousand years before Columbus
>birth. So, probabbly he knew that, like many other jews,
>that believed the Torah and read (past) the Talmud.
>Sorry if this message is not on the topic, but i tought
>it is interesting to know.
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