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I don't know all the answers I give off the top of my head. Many of them I search for online or use an index.


Feb
22
revised Is there a prohibition to live in a Moshav?
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Feb
22
comment Is there a prohibition to live in a Moshav?
One might try to bring a proof from "ומושב בני ישראל אשר ישבו במצרים," but in reality one can't say that because אין למדין מן קודם מתן תורה.
Feb
22
comment Why do people drink expensive alcohol on purim?
Seriously, this might be answered by what the Bi'ur Halachah writes 695:2 that the whole miracle was done with wine; see there.
Feb
22
comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@andrewmh20 If you were asking me what I mean, I meant that just because happiness has a positive physical effect doesn't mean it was the reason we are supposed to be happy, because the mitzvos were not given for our physical benefit. We find this law by someone who swears not to receive benefit from another person that he can still hear the megilah from him and other similar things because hearing the megilah is not "benefit," because mitzvos were not given for our benefit.
Feb
22
comment Are psilocybin mushrooms permitted/prohibited/advocated in Jewish law or tradition?
See this: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10609/1569
Feb
21
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
21
revised How do I make my Adars the same?
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Feb
21
answered Mi Yodeya min HaTorah minayin?
Feb
21
answered How do I make my Adars the same?
Feb
21
comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
מצוות לאו ליהנות ניתנו
Feb
21
comment “Rabbi, teach me something new”
Rabbi Schwab (in Rav Schwab on Prayer in the commentary to Adon Olam) quotes Rabbi Shim'on Sofer (son of the Chasam Sofer) as asking Rabbi Shlomoh Zalman Breuer to relate a piece of Torah from his father-in-law, Rabbi Shimshon Refa'el Hirsch. That's the only thing I can think of off the top of my head.
Feb
21
comment How should I choose a Muktzah Klaf?
A Sefer Torah is an Avi Avos HaMuktzeh; whatever touches it becomes an Av HaMuktzeh, and so on.
Feb
21
comment the Laws of Noah--how are the nations to know them
See this answer
Feb
20
comment Shmuel on Bava Basra 90a
מסתברא like the Magen Avraham because מעלין בקודש ואין מורידין.
Feb
20
revised Who authored the 13 Ani Maamin's?
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Feb
20
comment Who authored the 13 Ani Maamin's?
@DoubleAA "poetic"?
Feb
20
comment Modern Hebrew/Yiddish Names
This post on bdld.info is related
Feb
20
comment How does Rashi knows that Shimshai safra is Hamman's son?
Are you asking for a midrash/gemara/etc. as a source or for a source in Tanach itself?
Feb
20
answered ואם תאמר— but what if we didn't say anything?