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Feb
17
revised Can I sit for “Kabbolas Shabbos” within 4 amos of someone saying the mincha Amidah?
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Feb
17
comment Who composed the Piyut Echad Mi Yodeya?
See my answer here
Feb
17
answered Why do we sing “Echad Mi Yodeya”?
Feb
17
comment Was Shlomo Molcho a great kabbalist or a false messiah?
Actually, I just happened to find this: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=4971&st=&pgnum=12 (15 lines from the start of the new paragraph)
Feb
15
comment hat and jacket during davening
@ShmuelL A collection of stories arranged in the order of the Parshas HaShavua by Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein. I've heard that it's known for exaggeration. (link)
Feb
15
comment Haman was Basar b’Chalav, so how could we eat him?
Is "הוא נברא מספר" an abbreviation brought elsewhere or did you invent if for the purpose of this drashah? (A Google search turns up no results.)
Feb
15
comment Beginners' Seder Advice
See the first two pages of this pdf: stevens.edu/golem/llevine/rsrh/r_schwab_haggadah.pdf. Also, The Little Midrash Says is a helpful hagadah for this purpose.
Feb
15
comment Does “foreign religious obligation” = “Takruvas Avodah Zarah”?
I heard that there's a rabbi who goes to Jews for Jesus sermons and asks the lecturer in public for something he's carrying based on this verse. (I don't know who this rabbi is.)
Feb
15
comment Historical account of Jewish worship via the graves of saints and Prophets
@Ali I said that if there are any accounts, it was a transgressor. Off the top of my head I can recall of no incident, and I doubt that such a minor thing would be recorded.
Feb
14
asked Who wrote the anonymous explanations of Rashi printed within the text of Rashi?
Feb
14
comment Laws of “Shehiyah” relating to a “Chayah”
@DoubleAA 1. In my experience it has been used that way. I think I remember specifically an example by the Mechaber himself in the laws of excrement in the laws of Shema (I didn't check for it). 2. The author of the question himself says so. If you want, I can read through the chapter, but I think I can trust Yehoshua on that.
Feb
14
answered Laws of “Shehiyah” relating to a “Chayah”
Feb
14
comment Obligation of community to support those who study Torah?
rationalistjudaism.com/2011/03/invention-of-gemara.html ?
Feb
13
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Feb
13
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Feb
13
answered Tahanun on Superbowl Sunday in competing market?
Feb
13
revised What was the attitude of Rabbonim regarding Purim Torah?
It occurred to me that it didn't specify what was banned so the whole first paragraph doesn't make sense
Feb
13
revised On the qualifications to be queen of Persia
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Feb
13
answered On the qualifications to be queen of Persia
Feb
13
revised On the qualifications to be queen of Persia
It seems that the disclaimer line was inadvertently left out, so I added it