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comment Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
thanks for the Copyright info -- if you assumed it was based on, then you knew the tune before you heard the song?
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comment Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
so can you attest to the tune's being used for Adon Olam before 1963? What are the writing credits for the tune? (either wikipedia nor their website provides info). The VS had 6 songs in the top 200 in 1963 and 4. At least 3 were covers so just having a recording date doesn't attest to a creation date.
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
judging by the light coming through and the mechitzah placement, I would guess this is over a door and not an Aron.
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
the bottom quotes from proverbs 11:10 -- btuv tzaddikim ta'alotz kiryah When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
If I had to guess, I would say that this is a general welcome sign. On the top (the red part) there appears to be the statement "baruch haba b'shem hashem/ berachnuchem mibeit hashem" which is a line we say at the end of the Hallel prayer (mention in the talmud, Pesachim 119) - blessed is he who comes in the name of God, we bless you from the house of God.
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reviewed Looks OK Were the eirev rav Jewish?
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reviewed Leave Open On what grounds is a divorce ok, any?
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revised Where can I buy a Chumash with Rashi in English?
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answered Where can I buy a Chumash with Rashi in English?
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comment Can a minyan be made up of people who do not respond to the prayers said?
is there a breakdown anywhere of what things require active participation and what can be said without any? I was asked to lead a shiva minyan (and say kaddish) when the other participants would not have any idea what to do, or would choose to do nothing.
Feb
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comment How do you wash a Kittel?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about cleaning a garment, not about anything particularly Jewish. Is there a stack for laundry?
Feb
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comment Define the terms used for “types” or “grades” of tefillin
Some resources mezuzadepot.com/tefillin-sets/… en.tefillin.co.il/our-tefillin mezuzahstore.com/pages/how-tefillin-are-made
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accepted Who broke the parshiyot into aliyot and how?
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reviewed Leave Closed Meaning of “emunah shlaima”?
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reviewed No Action Needed Eating food that was touched by someone who didn't do naagel Vassar?
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comment What is the meaning of the saying “two Jews, three opinions?”
I would assume that if the question can be worded as something not focused in the linguistics, but in the potential for theological underpinnings, it could be worthy of reopening.
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comment What is the meaning of the saying “two Jews, three opinions?”
I think that there is an answer which is appropriate for this site. The idea that talmudic tradition establishes a practice of providing a variety of voices and understandings, which even leads to multiple versions of any position (thus more answers than participants), coupled with the general talmudic practice of recording arguments and differences of opinion on most every topic makes that "2 Jews, 3 opinions" relevant to an understanding of Judaic logic and rhetorical methodology, much like "why do Jews answer a question with a question."
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reviewed Looks OK On what grounds is a divorce ok, any?
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reviewed No Action Needed What does the Rambam say about ghosts?