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Nov
26
comment Original Nusach for El Male Rachamim
While Av HaRachamim seems to have originated in response to the Pogroms of 1096, I'm not sure that's the case here (although this was speculated by Adolf Jellinek). After Tach v'Tat, a variant of this prayer appeared commemorating both tragedies, but this was after the 1626 publication of Ma'avar Yabok (that you cited as the earliest known explicit reference to this prayer).
Nov
26
comment Who was R' Yosef Angeloni?
@msh210 That's what the Encyclopedia Judaica goes with, too, but why?
Nov
26
accepted Who was R' Yosef Angeloni?
Nov
26
comment How do Segulas Work?
@AvrohomYitzchok An even better segula is keeping a sefer Torah! Bava Kamma (87b): מאי סגולה רב חסדא אמר ספר תורה. (Disclaimer: The preceding is Purim Torah).
Nov
26
comment How do Segulas Work?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/20376/…
Nov
26
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
@DoubleAA I guess someone of your stature requires an extra 20 seconds of yir'ah a day. :) Actually, he may have been going according to the standard of people learning in Volozhin judging from what I've heard of the schedule there.
Nov
26
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
@DoubleAA Found the source (R' Chaim of Volozhin) and edited it in: "Torah is the essence, and one kav of yir'ah is sufficient for one kor of Torah, and this is a ratio of 1:180. And measuring according to 15 hours of Torah study, 5 minutes of yir'ah is sufficient, so long as the yir'ah precedes the Torah..."
Nov
26
revised Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
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Nov
26
comment Quotations of the Islamic Hadith in Jewish texts
@Menachem Oops, I guess I missed that. Thanks.
Nov
25
revised Who was R' Yosef Angeloni?
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Nov
25
asked Who was R' Yosef Angeloni?
Nov
25
comment Quotations of the Islamic Hadith in Jewish texts
By the way, you can always ask the proprietor of "On the Main Line" for the reference to the alleged Chovos HaL'vavos quote.
Nov
25
comment Who said many agados were to wake students?
B'reishis Rabba (58:3): רבי עקיבא היה יושב ודורש והצבור מתנמנם בקש לעוררן אמר מה ראתה אסתר שתמלוך על שבע ועשרים ומאה מדינה אלא תבא אסתר שהיתה בת בתה של שרה שחיתה ק' וכ' וז' ותמלוך על ק' וכ' וז' מדינות.
Nov
25
comment Source for Osnat's Locket
@RobertS.Barnes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirke_De-Rabbi_Eliezer.
Nov
24
comment Not sitting shiva when the baby passes away after 30 days
See this article and this article.
Nov
24
revised Source for Osnat's Locket
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Nov
24
comment Who said many agados were to wake students?
This was also done during actual lectures (Shir HaShirim Rabba, 1:15:3): רבי היה יושב ודורש ונתנמנם הציבור, בקש לעוררן אמר ילדה אשה אחת במצרים ששים רבוא בכרס אחת, והיה שם תלמיד אחד ורבי ישמעאל ברבי יוסי שמו אמר ליה מאן הות כן, אמר ליה זו יוכבד שילדה את משה ששקול כנגד ששים רבוא של ישראל.
Nov
24
comment Ner Mitzwa (MaHaRa"L), Machon Yerushalayim Edition
These are not from the Machon Yerushalayim edition, but here are a couple of links to the text of Ner Mitzva online from the Daat website and from the Tsel Harim website.
Nov
24
comment A tree which falls and damages
That halacha continues: "If they were not sturdy, the court sets a time for the person by which he must cut down the tree and tear down the wall. How much time is granted him? Thirty days. If the tree or the wall falls within this time and causes damage, he is not liable. [If it falls] afterwards, he is liable, because he delayed [beyond the limits set]."
Nov
24
comment Source for saying Aramaic parts of davening quietly?
See Taz (OC 132:1,לפי שכל שהוא בלשון תרגום אין לאומרו ברבים כן כתב בספר הזוהר, citing Zohar, T'ruma 132b), as well as the P'ri M'gadim (OC Mishb'tzos Zahav ad loc.) who discusses alternative reasons. See also Beit Yosef (OC 59). (If I get around to it, I'll write up an answer. If someone beats me to it, that's great too).