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10
revised Was divrei kabalah practiced before the nevi'im?
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10
asked Was divrei kabalah practiced before the nevi'im?
Jun
10
comment Upper limits of “kovea itim”
Peah 1:1: "Eylu devarim she'eyn lahem shiur ... vetalmud torah."
Jun
10
comment Kevias Ittim Vs. the General Mitzva of Talmud Torah
He writes it in the name of "the poskim."
Jun
10
revised Why aren't Yemenites an ed echad on locusts?
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Jun
10
comment Kevias Ittim Vs. the General Mitzva of Talmud Torah
They are separate obligations. Maamar Toras HaBayis ch. 1.
Jun
9
awarded  Vox Populi
Jun
9
accepted Upper limits of “kovea itim”
Jun
8
comment Upper limits of “kovea itim”
The one by the Chafetz Chaim.
Jun
8
asked Upper limits of “kovea itim”
Jun
8
awarded  Suffrage
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
See this.
Jun
8
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
The Artscroll Tanach seems to suggest that they are the same. For example, when it mentions Sefer Divrei HaYamim LeMalchei Yehudah in Melachim 1 14:29, Artscroll refers you to Divrei HaYamim. When it mentions other ones, it says "no longer extant" (see, for example, 11:41). But your argument must be correct, since Ezra did write it. I don't know what Artscroll's reasoning is.
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
No one proposed that, because the Gemara was accepted by all of Israel, and so we can't change from the ruling of the Gemara. However, no single one of the rishonim was accepted by all of Israel.
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
You are correct. I didn't think of that. Of course, Chabad is machmir with RT tefilin and some do follow the S' Yereim, but I now wonder why we count some machlokos as safek and some as not. It is certainly not kefirah, though.
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
I have given you two examples already, although I have not found anywhere that explicitly says that I am right. But if you think you are right, either give me a source that says so explicitly or give me an example where we overlook a daas yachid and DON'T make it a safeik sfeika.
Jun
8
answered Why aren't Yemenites an ed echad on locusts?
Jun
8
comment Permissibility of removing wisdom teeth
@DoubleAA "To say that any machloket is a pure safek is, well, madness and probably kefira." Which of the Rambam's thirteen rules does it violate? I will give you another example. The Shulchan Aruch rules that mitzvos tzrichos kavanah (OC 60:4). Concerning the omer, we rule (489:4) that if you said "today is the "x"th day of the omer" to your friend during bein hashmashos without actively intending to fulfill your obligation, you nevertheless may have fulfilled your obligation lemaan de'amar mitzvos tzrichos kavanah (MB s"k 26).
Jun
8
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
Judaism has an old Testament; it is the same as the Christian old Testament. However, the Christian new Testament is a new collection of books, but the Jewish new Testament was an oral tradition passed down until the compiling of the written mishnah and gemara. (The words "old"and "new" are actually not relevant here, since they were given at the same time.)
Jun
8
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
Similar to "Sefer Divrei HaYamim LeMalchei Yehudah" (Judah Chronicles, which is Divrei HaYamim — Chronicles — as we know it today) and "Sefer Divrei HaYamim LeMalchei Yisrael" (Israel Chronicles, which is no longer extant), both of which are constantly cross-referenced in Melachim. I think that there is also another one about Shlomoh, but I can't remember its name.