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comment Chassidic Rebbes don't use Hebrew Grammar?
But this is for a ignoramus or small child; how does this limmud zechus help an intelligent adult?
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comment Chassidic Rebbes don't use Hebrew Grammar?
I'm confused; I thought typical Eastern European pronunciation was all mil'eil. I didn't realize this had anything to do with Chasidic Rebbes. Nor did I realize that one could label the typical pronunciation of millions of Eastern European Jews a "mistake". Can you clarify in the question?
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comment How do we understand the idea of something missing from the mishnah חסורי מיחסרא והכי קתני?
See Shu"t Melamed l'Hoeil 3:61 for more details on the overall concept and the Gra's view in particular.
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comment Why are different kaddishes said by different people?
You confuse the issue by calling the Orphan's Kaddish the Mourner's kaddish. It is designed for children to recite, since children can't lead the davening. But regular mourners lead the davening and recite the kaddishes within the davening proper. See the Aruch HaShulchan YD 376:12-13 for all the details.
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answered Da' Mah LeHashiv vs. teaching Torah to non-Jews
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comment Da' Mah LeHashiv vs. teaching Torah to non-Jews
@ SethJ Do you have a source for your view? As I explained in my comment, the pshat of the phrase you quoted is "to know", not "to defend". Hence I asked you to explain what this "paradigm" is? Perhaps with sources? Otherwise it is impossible to answer your question.
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comment Da' Mah LeHashiv vs. teaching Torah to non-Jews
What is "the paradigm of Da' Mah LeHashiv"? And what does it have to do with either of your examples? (Just for reference, I assume one translates the phrase as "know how to answer [a heretic]", meaning that one should himself know how to answer a heretic, but I don't see what that has to do with actually getting into an argument -- the pshat is not to actually argue (just 'to know') and many poskim, e.g. R. Soloveitchik, hold one cannot argue theology with 'others') Please explain what you really mean clearly.