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Nov
21
comment Does a convert who goes off the derek have to go to the mikvah again upon making tshuvah?
Regarding your translation: (1) Why do you translate "יש לו לטבול" as "he should dip", rather than "he is to dip"? (2) I would have translated "דברי חבירות" as "[the] articles of partnership". The Mishneh Torah mentions "דברי חבירות", and even enumerates them, in Hilkhot Metame'ei Mishkav u-Moshav Ch. 10, and Eliyahu Touger translates the term as "the restrictions/practices of a chavair".
Nov
14
comment Source for Jewish Chapter breaks in Tanach
As to what these divisions are, see Wikipedia's Seder (Bible).
Nov
14
comment How do you know when to make Chacham Harazim if you can't count Jews?
@Scimonster He would, only if he followed those Rabanim who permit using such a phone, in the first place (to say nothing about permitting him to be connected to the Internet).
Nov
14
comment How do you know when to make Chacham Harazim if you can't count Jews?
@SAH Or, you could memorize the relevant Siman (or maybe just the relevant Se'if, or add a few surrounding Se'ifim)
Nov
14
comment How do you know when to make Chacham Harazim if you can't count Jews?
... or fragments of earthenware (Rashi on Shmuel I 11:8), or lambs (Rashi on Shmuel I 15:4).
Nov
6
comment Were Haman's possessions hung on a tree?
On the other hand, you're probably right, as there is, in Otzar HaHochma, a "ספר אור אברהם על מגילת רות" (notice there's no Lamed before Avraham) by אברהם איתיאל בן משה גורביץ (not the one I mentioned in my previous comment), who, on the second page, has his name in English given as Avrohom Gurewitz.
Nov
6
comment Were Haman's possessions hung on a tree?
Re: spelling of "אברהם גורביץ": There is one by that name who's Rosh Yeshivah at ישיבת בית יוסף גייטסהעד. The English Wikipedia has his name spelled as Avrohom Gurwicz. I don't see Or L'avraham mentioned as one of his books, though.
Nov
6
revised Were Haman's possessions hung on a tree?
Added link for source.
Nov
6
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Nov
6
comment Can tea made without cli shlishi be drunk bdieved?
You're citing Sephardic Halakhah in your answer. Does the same apply for Ashkenazim? (I ask because (a) Ashkenazim and Sepharadim do differ quite a bit regarding Hilkhot Shabat, and (b) the OP cites Shemirat Shabat ke-Hilkhatah's opinion as the basis for his [edited] question.)
Oct
28
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).
Oct
28
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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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