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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?
Apr
10
comment What does it mean that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart?
@DoubleAA Thanks for the comments. It was lazy writing. I have updated the question.
Apr
10
comment May one eat eggs purchased on Passover?
@Fred I understand. Rabbi Abadi does talk about it in different places. I just linked to the simplest one which he says you can. No bounty needed. =)
Apr
7
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
@devirkahan I think the point is that if it were stated in the positive you would not be highlighting the issue of Mitzvot. By saying "making me free" that is a positive quality. The emphasis is on the quality of freedom. If it is stated in the negative it allows for the quality of Mitzvot to emerge and then a progression. In other words, to say thank you for not making me a gentile, slave and woman it begs the question "What quality in each of these are we thankful that we don't have?"
Apr
7
comment Why do you have to kasher kitchen counters for Pesach?
@NoachmiFrankfurt Assuming as you said, Chametz did get on to them, wouldn't the only concern be if you would put something very hot onto the counter during Pesach? For example if extremely hot food landed on the counter during Pesach? Otherwise there should be no problem. Correct?
Apr
4
comment Does God's providence extend to all people or only righteous people?
@Yossi Divine Providence is a deep subject. It really is the study of the entire Torah. I am merely focusing on one aspect of this deep and complex issue. Does Divine Providence when extended to individual man (as opposed to the nation) apply to only righteous people or even your average person? However, your point is well taken that Divine providence applies to more things than man.
Mar
17
comment How did Vashti grow a tail?
@gt6989b Thank you. I am not sure why Gavriel was the Angel of choice. I am not sure also what you mean by breaking the rules. The use of an Angel is a metaphor for some causative agent that allowed Vashti to perceive an idea that under normal circumstances would be beyond her. I am not certain what the specific agent of "Gavriel" teaches us. Something to think about. Thanks.
Oct
24
comment 20 years for Sin, 7 years for beauty
@ShimonbM I actually heard it from someone else, but thank you for that reference.
Sep
12
comment What aspects of Yom Kippur may a non-Jew not participate in?
@DoubleAA Thanks! I posted it there as well.
Sep
4
comment Is it better to daven in a Minyan throughout the week or on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA Thanks for pointing out the related question. I added the sources over there for anyone who wants to explore them.
Sep
4
comment Is it better to daven in a Minyan throughout the week or on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA aggh! In my haste to write this I had only considered that he was asking about the morning. You are correct.
Aug
19
comment Why is Shmoneh Esreh referred to as 18 blessings when there are actually 19?
I have heard that answer before, but is there a source for the answer?
Aug
18
comment Why is Shmoneh Esreh referred to as 18 blessings when there are actually 19?
I wonder if it was simply a sociological phenomena and that is why is stuck or if there was an actual idea that was being conveyed by keeping the name. As if to say it is only a temporary blessing or something along those lines.
May
4
comment Contradictions between Federal and State Laws as they relate to Dina De'Malchusa
@IsaacMoses Thank you! Although it doesn't clearly articulate who the "other Rabbis" are that hold this position. I will have to check out the Mecahber's language.
May
4
comment Contradictions between Federal and State Laws as they relate to Dina De'Malchusa
@SethJ Thanks for the encouragement, I was just trying to keep it on topic here. But Isaac I see pointed out that it has been discussed.
May
2
comment Contradictions between Federal and State Laws as they relate to Dina De'Malchusa
I once learned that dina d'machutah dina only applied to financial issues of the government like taxes, but not to other issues. Does anyone know whose position this represents?
Mar
28
comment If Hashem brought about Macos Bechoros by himself, with out any angel, then what is the משחית?
@DoubleAA Thank you for providing a link to that.
Mar
25
comment Are you permitted to weigh Maror on Pesach night?
@DoubleAA According to those positions whom require about 25 grams of Maror, can one use the scale? lol Thanks!
Mar
25
comment does one have to take a Midrash/Aggadah literally?
Man this is a tough group. There are 6 people answering and a dozen commenting. With 448 Views. Yet the question only got seven up votes. Man oh man. He who runneth after votes, they runneth away...=)