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Jul
19
comment Why put on Tefillin shel yad halfway?
I actually finish wrapping it up on my hand before I put on Shel Rosh.
Jul
18
answered Being a light to the nations - what does it mean?
Jul
18
comment If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
I added an additional source from the Ibn Ezra.
Jul
18
revised If Eliyahu is Pinchas and Pinchas is a Cohen how was he in the Room when he did Revival of the Dead?
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Jul
16
awarded  Yearling
Jul
5
answered When did Avraham Avinu become Jewish
Jul
1
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
1
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
1
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?