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Feb
26
comment How do we know that Moshe Rabbeinu's yahrtzeit was 7 Adar?
Source: A b'raisa in Kiddushin (38a): "תניא אידך בשבעה באדר מת משה ובשבעה באדר נולד מנין שבשבעה באדר מת שנאמר וימת שם משה עבד ה' וכתיב ויבכו... שלשים יום וכתיב... משה עבדי מת ועתה קום עבור וכתיב... כי בעוד שלשת ימים תעברו את הירדן וכתיב והעם עלו מן הירדן בעשור לחדש הראשון צא מהן שלשים ושלשה ימים למפרע הא למדת שבשבעה באדר מת משה ומנין שבשבעה באדר נולד משה שנאמר ויאמר אליהם בן מאה ועשרים שנה אנכי היום לא אוכל עוד לצאת ולבא... מה ת"ל היום מלמד שהקב"ה יושב וממלא שנותיהם של צדיקים מיום ליום ומחדש לחדש שנאמר את מספר ימיך אמלא".
Feb
26
comment Historic, variant wording for birkat hamazon for women?
@YehudaW It's more than reasonable that the different "variant" merely involves skipping the phrases in question - it is clear that that's what it means because that's what the Rama says. The only real question is whether "תורה" is limited to "ועל תורתך שלמדתנו" or whether it also includes "ועל חקיך שהודעתנו" (as perhaps the latter phrase is primarily intended to refer to the obligation to perform the commandments rather than the obligation to study Torah).
Feb
26
comment Lucky Buddha Beer
Sort of related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4935 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27165 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/36172 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/43794
Feb
26
comment Can a convert drink wine he previously touched?
Assuming that you know the food is otherwise kosher, would R' Schachter permit food cooked by a non-Jew who subsequently passed away?
Feb
26
comment What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident
@Nafkamina I thought you were asking whether that Torah idea is "אסור בהנאה" for any reason, and that you were giving מצוה הבאה בעבירה as an example. Of course the issue with a bathroom isn't טומאה strictly speaking, but those sources may shed light on the nature of דברי תורה as it pertains to this question. | Could it be considered a מצוה הבאה בעבירה if it was באונס, especially considering that the person may otherwise have had the same insight later on in a clean location? If this is all you mean to ask, this question might best be generalized to ask about the parameters of מצוה הבאה בעבירה.
Feb
26
comment Historic, variant wording for birkat hamazon for women?
If you are talking about the practice mentioned in the Rama (187:3), it just seems like the women would omit the phrases in question (perhaps including v'al chukecha...?).
Feb
26
comment How does one who can hold his liquor afflict himself on Purim?
This strikes me as a serious answer to the non-Purim-Torah question, "Should a person get drunk on Purim?" Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/55567 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13844 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35245 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14794 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12034 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6393.
Feb
26
revised What does family have to do with the bad dog?
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Feb
26
revised What does family have to do with the bad dog?
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Feb
26
comment What is the relationship between the Tzitz and Tzitzit?
@DanF It does often connote "blossom" rather than the more generic "flower," but I think there are places where it carries the more generic connotation (e.g. I M'lachim 6:18, where תרגום יונתן renders צִצִּים as שושנין).
Feb
26
answered What is the relationship between the Tzitz and Tzitzit?
Feb
26
answered What does family have to do with the bad dog?
Feb
25
comment What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident
@Nafkamina I think it would be better if an answer would incorporate a definitive source that interprets the above sources accordingly or otherwise directly addresses whether there is some halachic or kabbalistic reason to treat Torah ideas differently if they were accidentally pondered in a filthy environment.
Feb
25
comment What to do with Torah novella thought in the bathroom by accident
Perhaps the following sources, which indicate that "words of Torah are not subject to impurity," are relevant to your question: B'rachos 22a: "תניא ר' יהודה בן בתירא היה אומר אין דברי תורה מקבלין טומאה". Rambam (Hil. Kri'as Sh'ma' 4:8): "אין דברי תורה מקבלין טומאה אלא עומדין בטהרתן לעולם שנאמר הלא כה דברי כאש נאם יי' מה אש אינה מקבלת טומאה אף דברי תורה אינם מקבלין טומאה".
Feb
25
comment 7 girls fighting over 1 boy at the Sheva Brachot?
But Shalom is already engaged to Tova (P'sachim 110, "שלום לטובה מצטרף").
Feb
25
comment Why should you be seeking medical attention?
Duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/44742
Feb
24
comment Is using Siri a problem of Kol Isha?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27206
Feb
23
comment Mah Nafshach - Is hair part of the human body or not?
Thanks for clarifying. +1.
Feb
23
reviewed Approve time tag wiki
Feb
23
reviewed Approve mishna tag wiki excerpt