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May
6
comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@SethJ in what way does common knowledge answer this specific question?
May
6
comment When did the Kanievsky family switch from Chasidic to Litvish?
@DoubleAA if you have a source that the basis for the switch was to return to the older minhag, by all means bring it. That would certainly be a possible answer.
May
6
comment What is the meaning of this painting?
The sheep is saying "baa". I can't even tell what the top rightmost letter is supposed to be. I would guess that this was not written by one familiar with Hebrew
May
2
comment May one make a siyum on a day he is fasting?
If one can make a siyum on taanis bechorim wouldn't it be kal v'chomer that one could do it on a personal fast?
Apr
10
comment Why are there so many made-up stories about rebbes?
Why does the Gemara employ the moshul as an explanatory method?
Mar
31
comment Source? The day you were born was the day Gd decided the universe could no longer exist without you
It is Rebbe Nachman of Breslev zy'a, from an oral tradition. I'll try to find if it's written somewhere. It is most likely in connection with Likutey Moharan I 5, which is based on the Mishnah @AvrohomYitzchok brings below.
Mar
31
comment Correct response to tizku l'mitzvot
Anecdotally, I've heard "yasher koach" as a response.
Mar
20
comment What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
Nice. Consider turning this in to a community wiki so we can just assemble a large list.
Mar
20
comment What foods do not need a Pesach hechsher?
No points for water or fresh (*peelable) fruits and vegetables.
Feb
28
comment Source that a woman is considered to have a bris milah
Out of curiousity, what's the nafka mina?
Feb
28
comment What advice do the sages give for improving one's concentration in prayer?
No need to apologize for hafatza!
Feb
28
comment What advice do the sages give for improving one's concentration in prayer?
Your answer is much better than mine. :)
Feb
28
comment Is Halal Meat Kosher?
@ABlueThread do karaim eat halal meat?
Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
@DoubleAA maybe just "true" is better than "correct", as the latter implies they are all given equal credence in practical application?
Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
@DoubleAA I wasn't sure how else to summarize eilu v'eilu. I welcome your input.
Feb
28
comment Rabbis giving conflicting opinions?
As per @DoubleAA's answer, yes - and they're (almost) all correct opinions.
Feb
28
comment How could different pronunciations arise when we are obligated to pronounce the Shema precisely?
@DoubleAA it seems to me that even a subtle change would evoke a chorus of "no, no, it's Shemaaaaaannnnng".
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
Since they are evidently not, I will edit my answer, though I would prefer succinctness, personally.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA I guess I thought these points were obvious.
Feb
27
comment Why is the Talmudic style so Confusing?
@DoubleAA see these comments, and Shalom's answer.