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Jul
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comment If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
Thank you for the source Avi!
Jul
1
answered If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
Jul
1
comment Which part of שחרית would you identify as “prayer”?
Thank you for your answer. I just need a little clarification. Are you suggesting that the Tehilim that are said. such as everything between Baruch Sheamar and Az Yashir are considered prayer? Tehilim as I understand it are simply verses David composed that are considered Ketuvim. They are not prayer.
Jul
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comment Which part of שחרית would you identify as “prayer”?
@msh210 Yes, but Sh'ma would not be prayer. The saying of Shema is the fulfillment of the obligation to say Shema twice a day. It is the reading of verses that are in the Torah. It is not prayer. (Berachot 2b)
Jul
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comment If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
Hmmm... I would have to look around. Right now it is a Sevara.
Jun
30
answered If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
Jun
30
asked Which part of שחרית would you identify as “prayer”?
Jun
27
comment Asei Doche Lo Sasei vs. Mitzvah Habaah Beaveirah
Thank you Barry!
Jun
27
revised Why do we say Shelo Asani Goy?
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Jun
27
comment Why do we say Shelo Asani Goy?
Good sources...
Jun
26
comment Why do we say Shelo Asani Goy?
It is a good question, I was thinking about it. What is being highlighted is the specific level of obligations in Mitzvot. The catagories that are identified in Halacha are a non-jew, slave, and woman. So by expressing it in the negative it allows it to express it in those categories. Furthermore it helps clarify and highlight what the praise is about. By highlighting these categories one can determine that the praise is regarding obligation in Mitzvot. Is that more clear? I may need to edit the above. Thank you Monica.
Jun
26
answered Why do we say Shelo Asani Goy?
Jun
24
comment Asei Doche Lo Sasei vs. Mitzvah Habaah Beaveirah
For example if one picked up someones Lulav to fulfill the mitzvah. So he stole at the same time as fulfilling the Mitzvah of Lulav. Wouldn't that be simultaneous? Or if one ate Matzah that was Tevel or any other prohibited eating.
Jun
24
comment Asei Doche Lo Sasei vs. Mitzvah Habaah Beaveirah
Couldn't the Aveirah and the Mitzvah occur simultaneously as well?
Jun
24
answered Asei Doche Lo Sasei vs. Mitzvah Habaah Beaveirah
Jun
24
comment Can Whole Fruits or Vegetables Have Non-Kosher Additives?
Why is the spray not Batel?
Jun
24
comment How do you understand the Rambam on Free choice in Teshuvah 5:5?
...the person would choose. I know you are trying to side step it by removing time, but the way you are describing it is in a way the describes God's knowledge as lacking.
Jun
24
comment How do you understand the Rambam on Free choice in Teshuvah 5:5?
I am trying to grasp your explanation. However, what I keep getting caught up on by your explanation is that you seem to be describing the way God knows the "results". The Rambam clearly states we do not know how God knows these results "כיון שכן הוא אין בנו כח לידע היאך ידע הקב"ה כל הברואים והמעשים " Furthermore, I am a bit unclear on another point. The way you describe it is that God knows all the anticipated possibilities. So when the actual choice is made it merely so to speak "confirms" one of the routes possible. However, this suggests God did not know the particular outcome...
Jun
22
comment How did Hashem hide the light from the wicked? What do Chazal mean by this?
If you decide to down vote, please comment as to why. What is your objection? Thanks!
Jun
17
answered Online glossary of Talmudic terms