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revised At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK: Right you are. I'll remove that. I do think this is true (see other answer), but it's not necessary for the answer, and the development is gradual, so when you put the cutoff date is up to you. If you think a polyteistic religion with no temple, none of the rituals and none or few if the holidays of Judaism should be called Judaism that's up to you.
Feb
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comment Why has Iran's GDP shrunk over the last three decades?
Iran's economic freedom was always low, and has become lower the last ten years. This means people having less freedom to make the best choices to make money, leading to worse economic performance. heritage.org/index/country/iran This is at least a part reason.
Jan
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revised At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
Modifying to get DVK a chance to retract his -1 as it clearly comes from a misunderstandning.
Jan
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK 1. I'm sorry, that Roman argument is incomprehensible, I have no idea what you are trying to say. 2. Yes, what "Judaism" is subjective, which I clearly point out. Hence I did not make a decision to consider Israel and Judah as "not Jewish". I claim no such thing. I say that they are at least Hebrew, if not Jewish. I even include the Canaanite periods of sovereignty, as when it becomes Judaism is a matter of opinion. 3. See also: history.stackexchange.com/questions/11547/…
Jan
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answered What is known about early history of Judaism?
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@Michael If you want to start questions about this, go ahead. But I'm not going to have a debate with you in the comments, that's pointless. I stand by my position above. At the start of the independent period the religion was polytheistic and rituals included animal sacrifice and not only at the temple. In fact, in the beginning there was no temple. It is would not be recognizable as Judaism unless you already are educated about the history of Judaism, and hence already know it will develop into Judaism.
Jan
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comment When did the first major group of Eunuchs started to congregate at this Khawaja Polytheistic Shrine?
Well, in the English language, "eunuchs" is not the best word for Hijras, especially since not all Hijras are eunuchs.
Jan
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revised At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@Michael The religion during this time period, for us (but probably not for the ancient Israelites) recognizable as what will become Judaism. But it is a stretch in calling it Judaism. That's not a "theological point", a polytheistic religion that do ritual animal sacrifices on outdoor stone altars is a very different religion from Judaism. Thus I think "proto-Judaism" as I called it, is more accurate. But I included this time period, as well as the even earlier bronze-age period for completeness, as the development into Judaism is gradual.
Jan
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@Oldcat A state that is just waiting for it's neighbor empire to come walking back in isn't really "sovereign" IMO. :-)
Jan
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answered At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@FelixGoldberg, Ah but what was it called before it was the Kingdom of Judea? ;-)
Jan
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
OK, I made an edit which I think is clearer.
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revised At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
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comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
Its' been a sovereign state since 14 May 1948. Any other times depends entirely on your definition of "nation", "sovereign" and "Israel", none of which are easy to define.
Jan
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answered When did the first major group of Eunuchs started to congregate at this Khawaja Polytheistic Shrine?
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comment When did the first major group of Eunuchs started to congregate at this Khawaja Polytheistic Shrine?
Oh, you are talking about Hijras? Calling them eunuchs is confusing, that usually refers to castrated men who still live and identify as men.
Jan
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comment Why did the Streltsy in Russia have no summer uniform?
Thick clothing also provides protection for various weapons.
Jan
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comment Economic effects of the Cuban Revolution
@GuyF-W Cuba had industry and infrastructure. And also it's industry and infrastructure had not been bombed to smithereens. Many Latin American countries has suffered civil wars etc. Those who have not, like Chile, has done much better than Cuba. This really is not a matter of ideological bias, but fact: Planned economy does not work. It's been tried in many countries in many places over the 20th century. Never once did it work as well as a market economy. No bias, but fundamental economic fact.