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Aug
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comment How was kashrut affected by Science?
Still, can you give examples of the issues that you question?
Aug
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Aug
6
comment Why is precedent set by individual rabbis, not courts?
@SethJ, It seems to me that a court is no more than the rulings of individuals. The Torah was mechadesh that a mix of rulings is not a safek and that we go by the majority of those individual rulings. In a new case, there is no rov since we start from scratch.
Aug
6
comment What is the Greatest Mitzvah?
@AdamMosheh, sorry, Tosfos Yom Tov.
Aug
6
revised Universal theory of Biblical eye-raising
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Aug
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answered Universal theory of Biblical eye-raising
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comment Universal theory of Biblical eye-raising
Are you looking specifically for a plain meaning? The kasav sofer has a couple of places where he interprets these words as 'a new understanding'. But I don't know if that is what you are looking for.
Aug
6
comment Ma'ariv is obligatory?
It isn't a halachic conclusion of the gemara, it is the gemara's interpretation of the aforementioned braisa. (Nor is it conclusive since there is an alternative i bais aima.)
Aug
6
comment Lithuanian minhag for talis katan material
If you are referring to the yeshivos of Slabodka and Mir, I would be surprised if they had specific personal minhagim, as students congregated there from many towns.
Aug
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comment Tefilin with obstruction on hand
@DoubleAA, Siman 28: hebrewbooks.org/…
Aug
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revised Why are different kaddishes said by different people?
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Aug
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comment Why are different kaddishes said by different people?
@DoubleAA, I've never been, but such an institution would not have occurred in today's scenario where most shul's share. I will edit to reflect both points.
Aug
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answered Why are different kaddishes said by different people?
Aug
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comment Tefilin with obstruction on hand
Gabi, I don't think that is a proof. All the TMY is saying is that it is not a hefsek, but it isn't a requirement. I can theoretically wrap a handkerchief above the knot to hold it in place. In that case, putting on the handkerchief on is not a hefsek (nor is it a requirement) and the wrap around the arm is unnecessary.
Aug
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comment Tefilin with obstruction on hand
all I am saying is that you cannot bring a proof from something which is not a mitzva to something which is.
Aug
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comment How does a recent bar mitzva “complete the weekly portion with the community”
@sam, judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/779/bar-mitzva-during-sfira
Aug
3
comment How to fix Mamzeirim
@jutky, re: a- see 5 comments ago. re:b-if the original hava amina is that this tactic does work and in all circumstances. Applying the chidush that it doesn't work to lesser cases is the ideal. But I grant that your way there is less movement between the hava amina and maskana, which is ideal as well. So what I am saying is that pashtus is the reading is like you, I just have a kashye.
Aug
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comment How does a recent bar mitzva “complete the weekly portion with the community”
@MosheY, I'm surprised that I've never heard this discussed before. I may be missing something obvious!?
Aug
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comment Can pledged cash be exchanged for other cash?
So we would reinterpret his words to mean this amount of money? Sounds like a good svara.
Aug
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comment How does a recent bar mitzva “complete the weekly portion with the community”
@DoubleAA, U-Bet