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Jun
4
comment Why is there a Vuv with a Patach in וַיִּקְרָא?
I really imagine I need to read the FAQ concerning the scope of this website. I've posted my questions on the basis of what I saw, a site based on the simple question "Mi Yodea." When someone asks "Who Knows Three Hundred?"I don't see the need for sourcing or attribution. I don't know of a context outside of Tanakh where I would come upon the word Vayikra. I assumed, perhaps erroneously, that it would be a given. I see that questions need to be formulated within the confines of Mi Yodea. I have no problem abiding by this decorum; I can however attest to its limiting nature.
Jun
4
comment How do you improve your Kavvanah [concentration]?
@Shemmy Make it an answer!
Jun
4
comment Why is there a Vuv with a Patach in וַיִּקְרָא?
I understand your comment regarding the relevance of this question to the aims of this website. However, I do not know of a better forum for a question like this. This includes this site's constitution of Torah Observant Jews that contribute with an accuracy that is not to be found anywhere on the web. If I am in error in such reasoning, please share.
May
30
comment Who knows of a online siddur that is not vocalized?
@msh210 Thanks I thought verification was enough.
May
30
comment Who knows of a online siddur that is not vocalized?
Million thanks. Never would have seen it myself.
May
30
comment Who knows of a online siddur that is not vocalized?
@DoubleAA That would be really helpful!
May
30
comment Who knows of a online siddur that is not vocalized?
@AriA working hard to deprogram my nekkudim crutch.
May
25
comment How old is the custom to eat dairy on Shavuos?
This is a great opportunity where translating Hebrew would elucidate the answer.
May
24
comment What possible Kashrus concerns may exist with these vitamins?
Pardon my asking, but how is this not a personalized question?
May
24
comment All people in world are Jews?
Notice how the above answer puts "Jew" in quotation marks when referring to Abraham. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16434/…
May
22
comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
PDF of entire text. Indispensable resource.
May
22
comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
@SethJ Hmmm, that's in tune with a lot of good stuff.
May
21
comment Can the word “eitz” mean “a thought” in the Torah?
@SethJ What's the "right" question, and what makes it so?
May
21
comment What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
@IsaacMoses You are welcome to close this.
May
21
comment What is the Halachah if someone lost an object despite efforts to protect it?
You are correct - I've changed the title. I was going on a trip and I didn't have enough room to pack my laptop. I asked my roommate to hold onto it until I could retrieve it. No monetary payment for the service. I think this is a chinum example, and he is not responsible.
May
21
comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
You've got to!!!! :D
May
20
comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
Consider your comment: "Pronouns are (usually) used to refer to something that was previously named (i.e. the mishkan, ohel moed) not something that is yet to be named (i.e. the Voice)." That's really the antecedent issue. As to your questions about placement and chronology, that's an issue I thought separate from the antecedent problem.
May
20
comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
@AriA Essentially, in order to link pronouns to antecedents that are seemingly absent, Rashi employed a "reference method." This includes analyzing and linking passages that are at a distance (most notably in my example, even looking ahead for something which is normally placed before.) I infer that the distance of seven you mentioned is no barrier for the location of your missing antecedent.
May
20
comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
You'd better call in Boba Fett on this one :D
May
20
comment Moshe talking to the Mizbeach?
Was there no winner of the bounty? It's my first week here, I don't know the protocol yet.