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revised Is there a source where Emuna and Bitachon are described as separate ideas?
Link to the Ramban's Sefer ha-Emuna veha-Bitachon (though not from Kitvei ha-Ramban).
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Oct
27
comment Is a wooden knife מקבל טומאה?
Would Teme'im being allowed to slaughter Qodashim by using a knife fashioned from a reed haulm (קרומית של קנה), mean that a wooden knife is not Meqabel Tum'ah? (See Chulin 3a, and Rashi s.v. Qeromit shel Qaneh).
Oct
27
comment Is a wooden knife מקבל טומאה?
I got the impression that a wooden knife isn't Meqabel Tum'ah, and that's one of the suggested answers to "How was Shmuel permitted to kill Agag" was that he used a wooden sword (though in that question it was rejected in the premise of the question).
Oct
24
revised Does wa tawrat (ותורת) in Jeremiah 8:8 means torah, namely the 5 books or Moshe?
A more direct link to the verse, and it's [translated] Rashi.
Oct
24
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Oct
20
comment Why don't we say “Misod” for Geshem and Tal?
Just to note: Not all places say either Tefilat Tal or Tefilat Geshem as part of Chazarat ha-Shatz , but rather on its own before [the Chatzi Qadish before] the silent Musaf.
Oct
19
comment What is the meaning of the phrase לצאת ולבוא?
@Nafkamina I don't see it in Rashi on Devarim 31:2, nor in Rashi on Sotah 13b. On the other hand, researching the matter a little further, I found that Iben Ezra on Devarim 31:2 does say that it means "in war", and I'm pretty sure it is he who Ramban on Devarim 31:2 quotes as "דעת ר"א".
Oct
17
revised Why didn't Avraham tell Eliezer to go get Rivka?
More direct links to the verses cited.
Oct
17
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Oct
17
comment What is the meaning of the phrase לצאת ולבוא?
@Nafkamina Where, in the Gemara, does it say it is referring to war?
Oct
17
comment How to go about finding a personal Rav
The Mishnah you quote (Avot 1:6) talks more about Talmud Torah in general. The rest of your question talks about having a Rav for deciding [difficult] Halakhah questions. Maybe a more appropriate quote would be Avot 1:16: "רבן גמליאל היה אומר, עשה לך רב, והסתלק מן הספק, ואל תרבה לעשר אמדות".
Oct
15
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
(a) It is not the Sifrei who is saying that reciting memorial prayers and vowing to give charity does anything for the deceased on Yom ha-Kipurim, and it's not the Sifrei who is extending from the case for which Eglah Arufah is done, to that for which we do those things. (b) "Midrash Tanchuma") quotes Devarim 21:8 specifically in making its statement. Why not say, "The Torah's Wikipedia article says it was given in 1312 B.C.E. (or in 1280 B.C.E.)"?
Oct
15
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
Re: the Sifrei quote: The Midrash itself only says that the deceased too need atonement, and does so with regard to the slain person for whom there are no witnesses to testify as to the circumstances of the slaying. Dating that Midrash doesn't help, as it is others (like the "Midrash Tanchuma", or the Chazon Ovadiah Yamim Noraim mentioned by the Yalqut Yosef) who extend (a) the need of atonement to the deceased in general, and (b) the means of achieving it to reciting memorial prayers and vowing to give charity.
Oct
15
comment Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
Re: the quote from Midrash Tanchuma: It should be noted that further down it say: "עד כאן חדש הוא. ומכאן ואילך מן הישן". According to Salomon Buber (see here; p. 29 of the PDF), the whole first section is the addition of the Mantua edition of 1563 C.E., which added it on top of previous editions (the Constantinople 1520 C.E. edition, and the Venice 1545 C.E. edition don't have it).
Oct
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comment Who is the Moreh Nevuchim for?
Does Rav Moshe Wolfson agree that what the Rambam has to say, in the Moreh Nevochim, in explaining the Maaseh Merkava is wonderful and important?
Oct
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comment Who is the Moreh Nevuchim for?
You're quoting from the translator's introduction to the Friedländer translation (the specific page you're quoting from can be seen here).
Sep
30
comment Is there a problem with extra aliyot on Simchat Torah?
For what it's worth, Ma'aseh Rav 231 says five are called on Simchat Torah: four for ve-Zot ha-Berakhah (the fourth being the Chatan Torah), and the fifth is Chatan Bereshit. Also, Ma'aseh Rav 132 says that only seven are to be called on Shabbat.
Sep
30
comment Is there a problem with extra aliyot on Simchat Torah?
(1) You're welcome.(2) Re: "מִנְהָגִים (not sure of that's a Sefer, or he means it's everybody's custom)": Based on the wording in Darkhei Mosheh 669:2, it seems to be referring to a book. Based on the Hebrew Wikipedia article on R. Isaac Tyrnau it's probably referring to R. Isaac Tyrnau's Sefer ha-Minhagim.
Sep
30
comment Is there a problem with extra aliyot on Simchat Torah?
"... I can't seem to find a source for your claim." Maybe one of the statements attributed to R. Ishmael at the top of 23a‌​, "דתניא ביו"ט חמשה וביוה"כ ששה ובשבת שבעה אין פוחתין מהן ואין מוסיפין עליהן דברי ר' ישמעאל"?