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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
12
comment May a Jewish professional boxer box a Jewish professional beat boxer?
Do you mean 'ק"ב ס?
Feb
12
comment Adapting melodies from pop culture to liturgy
Source for Rabbi Yosef is here
Feb
12
revised Why does the verse in Mishpatim say Vashti ruled over fewer countries than mentioned in Ester?
Oops, the vav is part of the name
Feb
12
revised If I am obligated to be drunk all the time, how is Purim different?
Fixing English to match the Hebrew
Feb
12
comment The media in Shushan
@Shalom Interesting that we both came to the same conclusion: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/25652/…
Feb
11
comment If I am obligated to be drunk all the time, how is Purim different?
Well, Rashi explains "לאבסומי" to mean "להשתכר ביין" (Megilah 7b). Though there's probably some Tosfos HaRegel or Hagahos HaBeethoven on whom you can rely to intoxicate with water.
Feb
11
comment If I am obligated to be drunk all the time, how is Purim different?
The simple answer is that on Purim one has to be so drunk that he can't tell between Mordechai and Haman.
Feb
11
answered The media in Shushan
Feb
11
answered How big did Mordechai get, and was it only in the king's palace?
Feb
11
comment If Sarah's Death is a “Merit” for Cheshvan, Why Isn't Moshe's Death a “Merit” for Adar?
The Ibn Ezra quotes this midrash (not by name) but omits the whole thing about leap years. I guess without the whole leap year thing it works out anyway.
Feb
11
answered What was the attitude of Rabbonim regarding Purim Torah?
Feb
10
answered Why did Lavan say “Ashre”?
Feb
10
comment Why did Lavan say “Ashre”?
Now we can understand why Onkelos translates "תָּקַע" as saying Ashrei, because "מצות עשה מן התורה לזעוק ולהריע בחצוצרות על כל צרה שתבא על הצבור" (Rambam Ta'aniyos 1:1)!
Feb
10
comment How big did Mordechai get, and was it only in the king's palace?
Until we know who the kings of the media are, we won't be able to find out, because the full account is in their books (Ester 10:2).
Feb
10
asked Why does the verse in Mishpatim say Vashti ruled over fewer countries than mentioned in Ester?
Feb
10
answered Why does the verse in Mishpatim say Vashti ruled over fewer countries than mentioned in Ester?
Feb
8
answered Historical account of Jewish worship via the graves of saints and Prophets
Feb
8
comment Can Purim Torah be heretical?
It has to involve heresy. Either that, or you'll have to find some other way to fulfill your obligation of mishloach minus.
Feb
8
comment Mi Shebeirach for one that is ill - if you do not know the mother's name
Also related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/26095/1569
Feb
7
comment May a Jew be a Freemason?
@SethJ This rabbi apparently wrote a book on it. I don't have the book, however.