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comment שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
(2nd or 3rd volume, in the notes at the end)
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comment שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
I wasn't able to confirm, but it seems to be from the לב אליהו
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suggested rejected edit on Why Not Eight Days Until a Convert's Circumcision?
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comment Why Not Eight Days Until a Convert's Circumcision?
I guess the question essentially is: Is the 8th day a din in physical age (which anyone older than 8 days qualifies for) or is it a din in birth + 8 days in which case he would have to dip, then wait 8 days.
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comment Parts of Shabbos prayers sung out loud
Nope, sorry. Other than the minhagim that were passed down, I'm pretty much an Am Ho'oretz.
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answered שכרו הרבה מאד or is it על פי פעלו
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comment Parts of Shabbos prayers sung out loud
Seems I am now :) No - I'm a descendant. Are you going to tell him I was on the internet? ;-)
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comment Parts of Shabbos prayers sung out loud
@Alex thanks. I updated the post to reflect that there, indeed, are may Chasidish places (besides Chabad) that do sing.
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revised Parts of Shabbos prayers sung out loud
added 81 characters in body
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comment To sing or not to sing - Piyutim on Shabbath
Most "Yeshivish" places dont sing "En kelokenu". And don't you DARE try to sing "Hodo Al Eretz V'Shamayim"!
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comment Why does the Talmud assume a woman cannot get pregnant on the first act of intercourse?
To further clarify my comment: Your scientifically correct that the probability of any random women becoming pregnant is, at best, 1/28 (24 hour window once every 28 days) or 3.57% (100/28 * 1)! Now if the Gemora was using that probability, the Gemora should make a general statement about ALL women: 96+ % of the time a women can't become pregnant! Being that the Gemora is being quite specific about the first cohabitation ONLY, we must deduct that they are NOT using the aforementioned probability.
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comment Why does the Talmud assume a woman cannot get pregnant on the first act of intercourse?
I highly doubt the Gemara would state a generally rule based on probability. Put your example another way: A women plans her wedding to be 15 days after the start of her cycle. With the average cycle being 28 days, that would put her at her peak fertility on the night of the wedding. (The Gemora would probably not create a rule assuming where in her cycle a women MIGHT be holding) Hence, while I don't question the Gemora, using science to explain the Gemora only strengthens the OP's question - as there seems to be very little scientific fact to back it up.
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comment Is there a minimum size for Chanuka flames?
Thanks! </bows humbly>
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