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Jun
13
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
15
awarded  Good Question
Jun
25
awarded  Yearling
Jun
23
answered Referring to Non-Jews
May
22
comment What is the status of a married woman without a kesuba?
Just to add a clarification to this excellent answer: replacing the kesuba is completely the husband's obligation. He must replace it as soon as possible, though they continue to have the same marital status until he does.
May
9
comment Why do we say Mazel Tov? Shouldn't we thank Hashem?
A bit unlikely. "nose" and "nasal" both come from the Latin word for nose, "nasus".
May
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awarded  Critic
May
6
comment Does Judaism consider virginity to be a virtue?
This argument would be a lot more convincing if the high priest himself had to be married for the first time (thus, "no one else but the two of them..."). However, we know that the high priest specifically does not have this requirement, and may in fact have taken a second wife before the Day of Atonement rituals, which would presumably be putting him in a more complex place, spiritually, again according to this argument.
Apr
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awarded  Commentator
Apr
30
comment Were Maftir Honors in 19th Century different from today?
You seem to assume that he couldn't have read the haftarah himself for some reason (his having been away so long?). I'm not sure that would have been a problem.
Mar
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
17
comment 3 year olds lighting a shabbat candle
@David: That would be a terrific question to ask on its own. I would surmise that halacha in general favors a contemporary rabbi's psak over a talmudic source, especially in cases of custom such as this one, but it would be interesting to have a full discussion, with sources.
Feb
27
comment Megilas Esther by day - why is it done after Kriyas HaTorah?
Quite right - I wouldn't accept it either without the source :). I'll keep looking...
Feb
27
comment Megilas Esther by day - why is it done after Kriyas HaTorah?
Like I said, I heard this in a class, and unfortunately don't know the sources. The Talmud Yerushalmi 74b says: "שאין קורין בכתבי הקודש אלא מן המנחה ולמעלן", but I can't find a written source right now regarding the morning service.
Feb
26
comment Why do we think of the korban pesach as a sheep, not as a goat?
Well, I can't say what people in general think of as the korban. At the time of the mishna, and the composition of the chad gadya, though, at least some people thought of it as a goat... :)
Feb
26
answered Megilas Esther by day - why is it done after Kriyas HaTorah?
Feb
26
comment Why do we think of the korban pesach as a sheep, not as a goat?
I guess I meant to challenge the premise of the question. Maybe it would have been more appropriate as a comment.
Feb
26
answered Why do we think of the korban pesach as a sheep, not as a goat?
Oct
22
answered Seven aliyot for V'zot Habracha?
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awarded  Yearling