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Oct
7
comment What is the purpose of naming animals?
The design is an example of how Adam COULD have taken part, it is just that I never thought naming was an actual part of the creation.
Oct
7
comment What is the purpose of naming animals?
The idea of Adam taking part in the creation is very interesting! Although we can say Hashem already 'knew' how Adam is going to call them. Do you mean it was like asking Adam to 'design' a new animal ? Still, that doesn't explain why. Adam could have done it by himself (we kind of doing it today aren't we?) without Hasem bringing him the animals.
Oct
7
comment What is the purpose of naming animals?
This might be true if we say that naming isn't giving the name itself but rather, understanding of the creature. Otherwise, this is merely helpful for our own needs. It could have also been "rise in a strong manner with no laze, fitting for a king". What bugs me is the description of "לראות מה יקרא לו" which is strongly tied to the naming itself, this is different of your answer.Moreover, pretty much any translated source bypass this.
Sep
27
comment What to do with a sh'vi'it etrog
@Aaron Suca 39a,Rashi. Shulchan Aroch 306,4 I now notice the Shabat may be a little different, but I believe it follows the same principle
Sep
27
comment What to do with a sh'vi'it etrog
@Aaron Not everyone pay the same price this year. I know a place that sells every Etrog for 30 (and technically you pay for a small Sucot-booklet and get an etrog for free). Havla'a works like that. Yo can ask the same about any Shechar Shabat, How come the payment I get for 5 days equals 7 days of job ?
Sep
26
comment (How) Are these aravos kosher?
I take it back, you are right, it looks like there are other types which are much smoother. Anyway, these aravos whith tiny razors pointed upwards have no problem. The arava in genral looks smooth. Picture
Sep
26
comment What to do with a sh'vi'it etrog
That was from a Shi'ur I had, but there should be many sources about this. 1
Aug
19
comment Adam's physical maturity when created
Check Cholin 60a "דאמר ריב''ל כל מעשה בראשית בקומתן נבראו בדעתן נבראו בצביונם נבראו "
Aug
16
comment Difference between El and Eloah
R' Abarbanel discusses this in here (bottom left, quite long but worth it ;) )
Aug
6
comment What do you say on a person's 120th birthday?
-It looks like it might not be regarded as a question- Since it is only "Normally, you wish someone Ad meah ve'esrim", just pick another wish. More importantly, where did this wish come from ? My Ra"m once told me that it has no profound source and we should rather wish people Ad meah ve'esrim ve'yoter (or somethnig like that) [Might be better to ask, Why do people assume you may only live up till 120]
Aug
6
comment Priorities: Tefillah & Tachanun vs Tefillah w/o
@DoubleAA I'll try to make it clearer. Mincha is 10 minutes before the earliest sunset in the week. Assuming we do have a minhag of not saying Tachanun after sunset, I didn't check if the Sh"tz actually finishes after, I remember being told that is the reason. Bottom line, there is never Tachanun in Mincha ketana there. Of course there is importance in saying it, but I didn't hear it is prioritized over a minyan w/o.
Aug
6
comment Priorities: Tefillah & Tachanun vs Tefillah w/o
@DanF Nothing wrong, I have never known I can say it by myself (and still,not saying is sort of the minhag I used to have). Now I'm simply interested to know if there is some sort of importance in having Tachanun.
Aug
6
comment Why does Rashi claim “מלקוש” is locust terminology like “לקש” if “לקש” isn't “locusts”? (תענית ו ע״א)
I guess it might does sound odd."דברי תורה עניים במקום אחד ועשירים במקום אחר". Rashi might have had several commentaries for the pasuk (P'shat,Remez...). In the bible he gave the more Pshat-like one. In the g'mara, a less Pshat-like yet corresponds the g'mara's D'rash one.
Aug
6
comment Why does Rashi claim “מלקוש” is locust terminology like “לקש” if “לקש” isn't “locusts”? (תענית ו ע״א)
Isn't Rashi known to give the most suitable explanation regardless of other contradictory sources?
Aug
6
comment Do you need to make an additional blessing on yogurt eaten at the end of a bread meal?
I can see it now, I guess it was hard for me to understand your answer.
Aug
5
comment Do you need to make an additional blessing on yogurt eaten at the end of a bread meal?
Cannot provide sources, but someone (whom I believe to have sufficient knowledge of 'Brachot') told me that you must always make a bracha on a dessert, EVEN if you had it in mind. The truly deciding factor is whether it is a part of your meal or something tasty you wanted to add.
Aug
4
comment G-d changing the past
@Fred R' Abarbanel relates to that Gemara as well. He explains the 'world' is a metaphor to the body which is a small world. The offer is to change his body conditions and nature in order for it to fit a different role. Left column,16 lines from below
Aug
4
comment G-d changing the past
Looks like you go towards the direction of something that G-d CAN do but probably never will.
Aug
2
comment Difference in Kedusha of Shemoneh Esrei between Nusach Ashkanaz and Nusach Sephard
@DoubleAA נקדישך has a feminine form in opposed to נקדש which has a male form. I don't, that is simply something notable.
Aug
2
comment Difference in Kedusha of Shemoneh Esrei between Nusach Ashkanaz and Nusach Sephard
@DoubleAA Male/Female reference