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Jul
10
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@DoubleAA AFAIK kodem usually implies an order such as ת"ר תמיד קודם לפסח פסח קודם לקטרת קטרת קודמת לנרות so I wouldn't call my reading non-literal. It may also imply a connection but I think the burden of proof would be on you to prove that connection instead of assuming it.
Jul
9
comment How do we know that Elisha baal kenafayim had a clean body?
Agree with @ShmuelBrin. Another example would be the famous joke; how do you know you need to wear a black hat? Because it says, vayeitzei Yaakov, and he wouldn't have gone out without a black hat! The reason it is a joke is because it assumes the thing its actually trying to prove
Jul
9
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@DoubleAA that's pretty harsh. The way I have learned the sugya is the same as pehter chamor, where arifah is a second mitzvah which only comes into play if pediah is not done. It is not a question of preference. My question is in reference to contemporary halacha, not how "many many Rishonim" learn the sugya, which in this instance would seem not to carry enough weight with contemporary Ashkenazik poskim. I hope you'll reconsider your vote.
Jul
7
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@DoubleAA I tried to incorporate my original question in the first part of this revision. Do you think I should instead set up 2 separate questions? In my mind they seem interconnected.
Jul
7
comment Why don't some do yibum today, l'chatchilah?
@msh210 et al. I have significantly revised the question in light of the comments
Jul
4
comment Is it possible to become a tzaddik?
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Jul
1
comment Sewage treatment on Shabbos
@sam I don't think such a problem exists for things traveling underground
Jun
1
comment Can you remove a tick on Shabbos?
@Yoni I'm not sure how the second paragraph follows from the first. If the tick is not biting how is it comparable to the flea which is?
Jun
1
comment Can you remove a tick on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA it just passively remaining on the skin. A tick does not necessarily bite right away. I have found them resting on a person with no indication that they ever bit.
Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
@DannySchoemann - betemunah.org/conundrum.html
Jun
1
comment Can you remove a tick on Shabbos?
so this would imply that only if the tick is actively biting may it be removed?
Jun
1
comment Can you remove a tick on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA yes, the common wisdom says ticks which are removed within 24 hours are generally not able to generate lyme disease in the host, though that has been called into question. But all agree the sooner it is removed the better. lymedisease.org/news/hardscienceonlyme/…
Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
@WAF is there any other book in tanach where 91% of the pesukim start with a vav? I can't find any that are even close to that.
May
25
comment Source for Arizal sweating while learning nigleh?
Perfect, thank you!
May
11
comment Why do we refer to it as the Well of Miriam?
@msh210 I was translating the hebrew term for the benefit of j.se users who are not familiar with it. It's the same reason I translated rock instead of using the term selah.
May
11
comment Why do we refer to it as the Well of Miriam?
@DoubleAA I'm not particularly interested in the English definition, unless it is identical to the torah's definition of a b'er. But in any case it is a misnomer.
May
11
comment Why didn't God kill Adam and Eve?
do you have any source that they were not mortal or that everything living was not able to die before that? if Adam had drowned Eve would she have not died?
May
11
comment Why didn't God kill Adam and Eve?
@DoubleAA that's highly allegorical. Does that mean every time God uses the word day it really means 1,000 years? If not how do we differentiate? Furthermore it makes the threat of punishment to Adam and Eve meaningless, how did they know how long they would have lived anyway?
May
6
comment Where do the names of the sedras come from and do they have meaning?
@Yishai not a yiddish speaker, but if you could translate it I think that would be the best answer so far
May
2
comment What is the significance of the place from which Eve was created?
the Rama MiPano in Kanfe Yonah part 3 section 143 says Eve was created out of the luz bone of Adam