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Jun
26
comment Is there “פה שאסר הוא פה שהתיר” or a “מגו” in American law?
@msh210 Boy you are tough. Thank you for pushing me on this. I guess I was hoping Hamvin Yavin. However, you are correct, I should have explained the principle. I have edited the question to include a basic explanation. Thank you for your assistance on this.
Jun
26
comment Is there “פה שאסר הוא פה שהתיר” or a “מגו” in American law?
Hmm. I see your perspective, but I am trying to get American Law examples that may help illustrate the principle. Furthermore, one may argue the rule you quoted is dealing with comparative religion. I am asking a law question not a religion question. Furthermore one could argue that Sheva Mitzvos Bnei Noach demand a court system. We might debate that point. Additionally see here for a usage already accepted: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18353/… Thanks for re-considering this.
Jun
26
comment How can all the great rabbis' practices be accepted by Hashem?
@ablaze Great, I am so glad. If you have any follow up questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Jun
26
comment How can all the great rabbis' practices be accepted by Hashem?
@ablaze I will try and elaborate on Double AA's approach and try and give it a more thorough treatment.
Jun
26
comment Why do we have the Bakasha, request, of Shema Koleinu, hear our voices in the Shemoneh Esreh?
@msh210 I added to the question to make it unique. I still don't feel satisfied with the answers that are given on the question you directed me to.
Jun
25
comment Does a woman do Tashlumin for an omission in Prayer?
@ElShteiger Thank you!
May
6
comment Is there a reason or pattern as to when the Torah uses אֵת instead of אֶת?
I learned that as well from my High School Rebbe. I have yet to find a place that it doesn't work. Nice!
Apr
21
comment Why must a Yoledet, a woman who just gave birth, bring a sin offering?
I guess I have a series of questions on this Gemara. Is this really true of all woman? Even if the "just in case" approach, I don't believe she would be held accountable for an accidental Shevua? Furthermore, her husband could nullify her vow? Additionally, Chatas would not be the typical offering for accidentally violating a vow, why here is it a Chatas? I was hoping for a an idea that would explain away these questions. Thank you Monica for bringing this.
Mar
25
comment When was the one time the Jewish people did not fast on Yom Kippur?
@DoubleAA I guess my focus is not to ask this as a riddle, rather to discover the time that the Jews did not keep Yom Kippur and the source for it. It is just obscure, it doesn't require "riddle" type of thinking. But hey, you must moderate as you see fit. =)
Mar
25
comment What is the longest word in Tanach?
@sabbahillel Thanks. I didn't ask about the shortest because I saw that on this link here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2116/…
Mar
25
comment When was the one time the Jewish people did not fast on Yom Kippur?
@Matt I would have to ask my student. I believe it was for a Yeshiva in Israel.
Mar
25
comment When was the one time the Jewish people did not fast on Yom Kippur?
@DoubleAA You could label it riddle, but I know they don't like riddles here too much. Also it is more of a Trivia question I guess.
Jan
27
comment Palm-reading in Judaism
@IsaacMoses Good question. He does quote: "כי לא נחש ביעקב ולא קסם בישראל"
Jan
27
comment Palm-reading in Judaism
@IsaacMoses Thanks for the comment. I was struggling with that. It would seem according to the Rambam there are no valid Torah sources that would hold such a thing. So I guess in that sense it is a response to the question "Are there Jewish sources which affirm the validity of the art of palm-reading? If yes..." So technically it is responding to the question asked. The answer according to the Rambam is "NO". Although there are positions that would disagree and say the Rambam is wrong and there are valid Torah positions that hold of Palm Reading. Would that satisfy the posting requirement?
Jan
26
comment Why should God punish the firstborn of another nation that was in Egypt?
Thank you for your thoughtful answer and clear distinction. How would you explain the "justice" of it?
Jan
26
comment Why should God punish the firstborn of another nation that was in Egypt?
@YeZ Those comments are referring to those that were captives in the prison. Are you suggesting the same answer would apply?
Jan
23
comment Why was it important for the Jews to leave Mitzraim with רכוש גדול?
@user6591 God did not create a random thing that he promised Avraham, just so he could fulfill it. There should be a significance of this command in and of itself. That is why I am asking it from this Parsha.
Jan
23
comment Why was it important for the Jews to leave Mitzraim with רכוש גדול?
Yes, as @DoubleAA said, why did his tell Avraham then? Why is it significant?
Apr
10
comment Why did Pharaoh try to kill Moshe?
@msh210 Thank you for the comment. I added two sources to the answer to bring partial support. However, it is a bit speculative. I could not find my source for Pharaoh knowing that Moshe was an Israelite directly. It is an assumption for the answer to work.
Apr
10
comment What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
@Fred The duplicate didn't come up when formulating the question. Should I erase the question or allow for some new ideas that may emerge now?