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comment What do you call a female Chosid?
No matter how righteous, I shan't be calling a woman a bird (or a chick...)
9h
comment What do you call a female Chosid?
I wouldn't use chasida
13h
comment What do we call the spoon, feather, and candle used for bedikas chometz?
Do you mean the Bedikas Chometz Set (judaica-world.com/bedikas-chometz-set.html)? I always assumed that that was the official name from time immemorial -- "Bedikas Chometz Set."
18h
comment Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
@DoubleAA the second option seems to be similar to what the Radak says whereas the Targum puts the three together, almost unconnected to the phrase which follows. The Ibn Ezra says the holiness is stated and then despite transcendent holiness, God's grandeur can still fill the lesser earth. I would have hoped that the trope would endorse one clear reading (not even meaning, just punctuation so meaning could be derived) but the commentators don't even agree.
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comment Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
@Heshy In understand the thrust of the paragraphs but I am still struggling with the meaning. Are the angels all saying together "holy, holy, holy is God whose grandeur fills the land" (so somehow, God is "holy, holy, holy") or are they saying A to B "Holy" then B to A "holy" then all together "Holy is God, the world is filled with his grandeur" or, if there is a large break after the 3rd, "Holy, holy, holy! God, the world is filled..."? The exact meaning of the phrase (and "m'lo" plus the relationship of God's name to each part) is subtly different.
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comment Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
Could a better translation be "Holy, Holy, Holy, The Lord of Hosts fills..."? Is the verb an understood "to be" as in Chabad's "Holy IS the Lord..." or is there a way to read "m'lo" as the verb?
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comment Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
Would that make the Chabad translation incorrect?
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asked Splitting up Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh
2d
comment Is counting the Omer considered one mitzvah or 49 individual ones?
jewishpress.com/judaism/parsha/every-step-counts/2013/05/10/0/… ohr.edu/ask/ask105.htm
May
1
answered Looking to purchase a single-volume Mishna
Apr
28
comment Can you explain these Halachic terms please?
3rd one probably should be b'sha'at had'chak
Apr
28
comment Can you explain these Halachic terms please?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/29083/…
Apr
27
answered Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
Apr
26
comment Why on Pesah are we more strict with Kitniyoth than we are with real grains?
@DoubleAA the question mentions the re-engineering of matzah - grinding it up and reusing it as cake meal. If it then asks about a parallel kitniyot cracker (made in under 18 minutes) being ground up and reused as something else, would this question still be a duplicate of one which focused only on the potential for making matza out of kitniyot
Apr
26
comment Is certified gluten-free kosher for Passover?
@msh210 honestly, because I don't understand the hava amina of the question.
Apr
26
comment Is certified gluten-free kosher for Passover?
Ashkenazic Jews don't eat kitniyot even though they have nothing to do with gluten. Wheat (glucose) syrup is also gluten free (h/t to Double AA for that).
Apr
26
comment Why on Pesah are we more strict with Kitniyoth than we are with real grains?
If this question is focused on the re-engineering of matzah vs. the potential re-engineering of under-18 minute crackers made from kitniyot, is it still a duplicate?
Apr
25
comment Is one allowed to vote for an election candidate during chol hamoed?
Are you asking about the melachot which might be involved, or about whether politics somehow goes against the spirit of the day? Related judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27506/… judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/70656/… judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/38779/…
Apr
25
comment Who are considered “avot” who worshipped idols?
If 1/2 tshuva then he would make a nice contrast to his 2 brothers, but that assumes that the 1/2 tshuva is enough to equate him with Avraham. Insincere tshuva can do that?
Apr
25
comment Who are considered “avot” who worshipped idols?
@kouty Haran was, and this proves that before he chose, he was clearly an idol worshipper.