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reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is a Kohen required to marry a virgin?
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revised Is a Kohen required to marry a virgin?
Source: http://www.yeshiva.co/ask/?id=4995
May
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comment Halibut scales - how to identify them?
@Dr.YSG Aruch HaShulchan (YD 83:15):יש מיני דגים טהורים שקשקשיהם דקים מאד ואינם ניכרים ולכן אם כרכוהו בבגד או נתנו אותו בכלי מלא מים ונמצאו קשקשים מותר... וכן אם העמידו הדג נגד השמש ורואין בו קשקשים קטנים מותר אמנם בראיה בעלמא אינו מועיל לפי מה שנתבאר דצריך שיהא ביכולת לקולפן. The A"H suggests finding hard-to-see scales by examining if you can see scales slough off into water or onto a cloth. He also suggests looking in sunlight but adds that seeing scales on a fish isn't enough if you don't know if the fish is a kosher type, as the scales must be of a type that can be readily scraped off.
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comment Blessing on tree (NISSAN)
@DoubleAA No es un problema, Rabino DoubleAA. Updated (though perhaps my answer to this question is less clear cut).
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comment Do any halachic sources address the question of making a siyum masechet on a tractate of Yerushalmi?
Regarding making a siyum on a single masechta of mishnayos, see this comment and this comment.
Apr
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comment Why is Chad Gadya a mix of Hebrew and Aramaic?
On the Main Line writes: "The Yiddish linguist Chone Shmeruk discovered a 15th century manuscript of the song in Aramaic and German-Yiddish. As a point of interest, Shmeruk believed he was able to demonstrate that the Yiddish was the original, and the Aramaic the translation."
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revised What is the origin of the song Echad Mi Yodeya?
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comment Halibut scales - how to identify them?
See Tif'eres Yisra'el (Avoda Zara, Bo'az 2:3) for a discussion of the kashrus of fish whose scales are not visible to the unaided eye: והתורה אמר לנו רק לסמוך על הדבר הנראה בלי זכוכית... וכן אנו רואין קשקשים קטנים בזכוכית המגדיל, וכי ס"ד להתירו ח"ו משום זה. ע"כ יפה כתבו רבותינו שישתקע הדבר ולא יאמר התירו. (Interestingly, the T"Y discusses this incident ad loc.).
Apr
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comment What do we know about Bar Kochba?
Regarding identifying individuals as from Beis Hillel or Beis Shamai, see this question.
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answered Blessing on tree (NISSAN)
Apr
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comment Can you steal someone's aveirah item?
@DoubleAA We just know that there were idols in Ya'akov's camp after Shimon and Levi looted all of the property in Shechem and took captives. There's no reason to think Rachel intended to worship idols; if anything, the context of the verses there suggest that she took the t'raphim to prevent Lavan from using them sorcerously to locate Ya'akov's party (as suggested by the Rashbam and Ramban, B'reishis 31:19).
Apr
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revised Is getting angry a biblical prohibition
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Apr
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comment Is getting angry a biblical prohibition
Ok, so you just want to know if getting angry violates a d'oraisa, and if so what pasuk is this d'oraisa based on? That is more in line with your title and more understandable. I edited the question accordingly and retracted my close vote.
Apr
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comment Live Vs. Recorded Music during the Omer
@SimchasTorah See the Halachipedia article for a discussion of talmudic and halachic sources on the matter of listening to music year-round.
Apr
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comment Onkelos, Anthropomorphism, and The Exodus
@BabySeal True, it's not quite the same as Rashi's case. As Jewels pointed out, expressions like "strong hand" are directly translated by Onkelos, while any reference specifically to "HaShem's hand" or the like is explained metaphorically. Still, the distinction itself is noteworthy. Perhaps Onkelos considered "yad chazaka" and "chozek yad" and such to be well known idioms requiring no explanation.
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comment Do We Repeat the Prayers for Using the Restroom and Washing the Hands After Each Time?
Somewhat related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9760 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1173