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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
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
awarded  Mortarboard
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
Feb
13
answered Surviving the zombie apocalypse?
Feb
13
answered Surviving the zombie apocalypse?
Feb
13
comment Where was it first said that “The generation is diminishing and diminishing”? (הדור הולך ופוחת)
Perhaps you are thinking of 1:4? Since it doesn't match so much, I didn't post it as an answer.
Feb
13
comment teshuvot from poskim via email or text?
torahmusings.com/2012/07/text-message-responsa
Feb
12
comment May a Jewish professional boxer box a Jewish professional beat boxer?
Oh, I apologize, I can't believe I missed that. (+1)
Feb
12
revised Do the laws of forgiveness apply equally to Jews forgiving non-Jews?
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Feb
12
comment Do the laws of forgiveness apply equally to Jews forgiving non-Jews?
@Michoel The Mishnah Brurah is referring to the words "צריך לפייסו." I admit that your way of reading is more likely, and according to the way I had previously read it there seems to be no explanation for the word "וגם," but unless there is a conclusive proof otherwise I would keep this answer up for reference.
Feb
12
comment Do the laws of forgiveness apply equally to Jews forgiving non-Jews?
@Michoel Now that you say so it seems obvious that that is the correct reading of the Mishnah Brurah. However, since there is another way to read it, I will retain this answer unless I find something that conclusively shows that it is incorrect.
Feb
12
comment Do the laws of forgiveness apply equally to Jews forgiving non-Jews?
I'm not an expert in the subject, but it seems that if that is the root of the prohibition there should be no obligation to forgive non-Jews. Even if it's commendable (I don't know), perhaps the author of the prayer didn't want to force it into the sayer's mouth. (Though I did see somewhere in the Tefilah Zakah where it says something beyond the letter of the law according to one opinion.)
Feb
12
revised Do the laws of forgiveness apply equally to Jews forgiving non-Jews?
fixing a typo