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comment Connection Between Purim and Yom Kippur
R' Tzadok also discusses this in R'sisei Laila (end of §58) and Yisrael K'doshim (§9).
Mar
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comment Connection Between Purim and Yom Kippur
Yalkut Shim'oni (Mishlei 944), Tik' Zohar (57b, "פורים אתקריאת על שם יום הכפורים דעתידין לאתענגא ביה ולשנויי ליה מענוי לענג"), P'ri Tzadik (Purim), ShLaH (Zachor), Shem MiSh'mu'el (Purim 5675), K'dushas Levi (K'dusha Rishona).
Mar
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revised Can a non-Kashrus observant Jew cook for a Kashrus-observant Jew?
clarified
Mar
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comment Does one make a Bracha when seeing the Pope?
Additionally, consider the possibility that even if he is considered a monarch of sufficient caliber that a blessing would otherwise be recited, perhaps his status as head of the Catholic religion would render such a blessing inappropriate.
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answered Can a non-Kashrus observant Jew cook for a Kashrus-observant Jew?
Mar
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comment Are there any halachic rulings on legal recreational marijuana?
Related (duplicate?): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10609. Also related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/41153 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/28325 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16341 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/26517
Mar
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comment Who is the fourth father?
This reminds me of the Abbott and Costello skit (transcribed here somewhat accurately).
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comment Can a non-Kashrus observant Jew cook for a Kashrus-observant Jew?
In that case, isn't your question answered here: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/11963?
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comment Can a non-Kashrus observant Jew cook for a Kashrus-observant Jew?
Duplicates? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35299 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/53977?
Mar
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comment Does one make a Bracha when seeing the Pope?
On a lighter note, what's the proper blessing for the Czar? youtube.com/watch?v=TKnOhjH1-9w
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comment Does one make a Bracha when seeing the Pope?
Hi, Aaron Ross, and welcome to Mi Yodeya! Thanks for the bringing this question here. Although they do not directly answer your question, you may be interested in the following (somewhat) related questions: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/39040 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/39045 and judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27159 and this answer: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/37737.
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answered Was it lawful for David to partake of the showbread?
Mar
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comment What's the earliest “acknowledgement” of Heliocentrism in Judaism?
The requirement of adding leap months doesn't indicate inaccuracy in the Jewish calendar. It is an intrinsic element of the Jewish lunisolar calendar.
Mar
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comment Why is raising taxes in the the last, 3 verse chapter of Megilat Esther?
Why was he called Achashveirosh? Rabbi Chanina said it was because everyone became destitute (rashin) in his days, as the verse says (Esther 10:1), "King Achashveirosh placed a tax..." (M'gilla 11a).
Mar
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comment What's the earliest “acknowledgement” of Heliocentrism in Judaism?
That's not how I read the Wikipedia article. I read the article as saying that most Jewish writers who addressed the issue (starting in the 16th century), accepted Copernicus' heliocentric model (and presumably later advances by Kepler, etc.). Though I'm not sure about the phrase: "although it was found to be contradicting verses of Tanakh (Jewish Bible)"; "found" by whom? Also, the article's discussion of Jewish attitudes towards "Greek wisdom" (especially the article's implied definition of "Greek wisdom" as used in the Talmud) is misleadingly incomplete.
Feb
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comment What is the original (Judeo-Arabic) of “gates of interpretation are not locked before us” in Moreh Nevuchim?
@IsaacMoses From what I can tell (with help from Google Translate), your endpoint appears to be correct; אלעלם corresponds to העולם, and ימכננא תאויל corresponds to יכולים לפרש. The Hebrew translation you provided rearranged the words; following the original word order would yield Hebrew more like: "וגם אין שערי הפירוש נעולים בפנינו ולא נמנעים ממנו בעניין חידוש העולם".
Feb
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comment Why couldn't the idols smell their hands or touch their feet?
Their noses do not smell, and their feet do not run, but their noses run, and their feet smell.
Feb
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comment Perl Programming in the Torah
"Much Perl, but intelligent Lisp is a valuable utility" (Mishlei 20:15). "Wisdom is good because of Perl; all desirable things cannot be compared to it. I, [Perl], am wisdom; I dwell cleverly, and seek out knowledge of devices" (Mishlei 8:11-12).
Feb
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comment How do we know that Moshe Rabbeinu's yahrtzeit was 7 Adar?
@DanF In addition to what Alex wrote there, see Pischei Olam by R' Dov Ber Karasik (OC 580:7) who discusses different views among the acharonim regarding when a person should fast for Moshe Rabbeinu's yarhtzeit in a leap year (assuming a person has the custom to fast).
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comment Were the converts mentioned in the Megillah actually Jews?
Also, see #4 in this article by R' Bernard Illowy.