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comment The Gra finished the Torah?
IMHO, this question sounds a bit silly. It's one thing to say that the Gra studied every major text that he was taught to believe was part of "the masorah", but it's another to suppose that he thought that he had thus "finished", in a sense, with Torah altogether - that Torah is a closed, bound system that one could actually do a siyum on, rather than something of infinite breadth and scope.
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answered Why should Bochurim learn Gemara in Aramaic?
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answered What's שולי הקדירה?
Apr
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answered Is the war of Gog and Magog a spiritual war?
Apr
19
answered What's the difference between נכסי צאן ברזל and נכסי מלוג?
Apr
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asked Rambam's relationship with the Rif: a question on the Bartenura
Apr
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comment Pronunciation of אַשְׁרֵי
@DoubleAA - I haven't listened to them, but my guess is that it might have something to do with the teamim: perhaps by trying to stress both the first syllable and the third syllable of אשרי in Tehillim 2:12, the one reading has inadvertently given it a sheva na?
Apr
13
comment Record of Disputation of Paris
Wrong text: Ramban's vikuach is of the Barcelona disputation.
Mar
25
comment Other Major Jewish Books Whose Authorship is in Dispute beside the Zohar
"The only major Jewish work whose authorship is in dispute"?? Sounds like a bold claim. In dispute by whom? In my experience, every single major Jewish work with scarcely an exception has its authorship in dispute, from the biblical literature through to the commentaries of individual rishonim. Maybe they mean that the authorship of the Zohar is disputed in yeshivish circles?? Because in academic circles, that's par for the course.
Mar
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comment What is the longest word in Tanach?
I suppose that the shortest word is the one that Cain said to his brother, Abel, in Genesis 4:8.
Mar
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comment Interpreting Abayyei's mnemonic in Megillah 31a
@GershonGold - very nice: that first one from Shtilei Zeitim especially! You don't want to put that down as an answer?
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asked Interpreting Abayyei's mnemonic in Megillah 31a
Mar
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comment Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
Fantastic - thank you! Does "מתחדשים" refer to the "neologs"? I don't think I've seen that term before.
Mar
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accepted Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
Mar
22
comment Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
@Fred - also, the passage you bring is interesting in that it applies this story with the opposite intention (ie: to show the foolhardiness of those who confuse these consonants, rather than of those who are displeased with their confusion).
Mar
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comment Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
@Fred - that would be very interesting, given what the Yaavetz says in his siddur! (I asked another question about that here, in which I quoted the relevant passage.)
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asked Source for the story about the Satmar Rebbe
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answered Mishneh Torah Artwork