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Mar
25
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
The question is asking whether or not it is forbidden - so the correct answer should reflect p'sak.
Mar
25
answered Lifnei 'Iver and your maybe-Jewish co-worker
Mar
25
answered Looking for Sefer שלחן המערכת by Rav Yishak Yosef Shelit"a
Mar
25
comment Looking for Sefer שלחן המערכת by Rav Yishak Yosef Shelit"a
for the record, if you click on the link saying how long ago it was edited, you'll see a revision log.
Mar
25
comment What is a good mussar/personal growth sefer for women?
Indeed. CH is definitely on the philosophical side, which is probably why it is more gender neutral (abstract ideas as opposed to practical daily concepts).
Mar
25
comment Is Hebrew the mother of all languages spoken today in the world?
If this question is about whether Hebrew or Arabic is the 'root of all languages', the question is based on a false premise. Assuming that there is a common root to all languages (I don't believe that this is backed by any serious linguistic scholars), and that the narrative sections of the bible are meant literally, both of those languages have further ancestry in the semitic language family. Cf. this article. If, however, this question is about how the literalist sources would view this matter, then it should be revised to say so.
Mar
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Mar
25
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
I don't believe this answer is sufficient. The lone opinion of the Chida does not constitute a blanket prohibition. As with every Halachic issue, there is a variety of opinions.
Mar
25
comment Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
There are numerous sources for forcing men to do mitzvos. The same section of Shulchan Orekh forbidding teaching women deals with how and when to force men to do so.
Mar
25
answered Differences between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism
Mar
25
asked What is a good mussar/personal growth sefer for women?
Mar
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answered Is it forbidden for a woman to learn Gemara?
Mar
25
suggested suggested edit on what percentage of Reform Jews are halachically Jewish?
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Mar
19
comment What happened to Chasidus?
To clarify, I think if you look historically that much of early Chassidus has been retained until today. Chassidic tales are renowned for being folk tales with little grounding in actual fact. This is especially true of the neo-Chassidic take, as discussed in the wikipedia article on Buber. If you want examples of the extreme devotion typical of early groups, here's some more wiki pages en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlin-Stolin - Yell their prayers instead of the traditional service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amshinov_(Hasidic_dynasty) - The rebbe takes an extremely long time to daven
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Mar
19
answered What happened to Chasidus?