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Apr
25
asked Signs of a Kosher Fish
Apr
25
comment What subjects did talmud censoring involve and how far back does it go?
So that you're aware, the Soncino Talmud is considerably older than the Vilna Talmud. (The Soncino Talmud was printed in the 15th-16th century, and the Vilna Talmud was printed in the 19th).
Apr
20
revised Why is the section of ארמי אובד אבי chosen as the main part of Maggid in the Seder?
Corrected a typo (אוכד)
Apr
14
comment My observant boyfriend is forcing me to convert? Many Questions?
Kindgal, this post is off topic for our forum, but you ask a number of important questions and I hope you don't feel they're being dismissed. I would very much recommend that you speak to somebody about this. A rabbi might be a good choice (if there's a rabbi you feel comfortable talking to), but therapy can also be very helpful - and is another well-established Jewish tradition :) Wishing you the best of luck; I'm sorry that we can't help you here. If you wish to rephrase any of this and present it as a single question, somebody might be able to answer it.
Apr
13
comment Where can I get the full set of Shadal's commentary on the Torah?
@kouty. You're forgiven. Why do you ask?
Apr
11
comment Is it Halachically forbidden to go to Israel?
Note that your source speaks of moving to the land, but your title suggests a visit. Perhaps you should edit the title?
Apr
10
comment A question on the Mishna, Negaim 11:7
Sure, but in 9:3 it was actually a difficult question. Why didn't R' Eliezer answer it himself here? Seems to me like this was a pretty basic question and the answer so simple that it didn't even need to be asked. In light of that, the praise for R' Yehuda ben Beteyra seems almost comic.
Apr
10
comment Why do the seder on shabbos?
But that's like asking, why aren't the sages concerned that a person might carry his kiddush cup to a rabbi on Friday night and ask him a question about it? Or carry a sefer Torah into the street on Shabbos to find an expert reader? You could then defer any activity that is supposed to occur on a Shabbos for fear that a person might carry something, just because he has a question about it!
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@DoubleAA - maybe. My question wasn't meant as a proof of anything, however. Maybe it did mean converts (or maybe it meant second generation Jews with one non-Jewish parent).
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@kouty - are you saying that a Jew, living in Judea, who has pale skin was referred to as a "German"?? I would be open to that possibility if another mishna used similar language, but see the reference to pale-skinned people in Bekhorot (לבקן, if I'm remembering correctly).
Apr
10
comment German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
@kouty - my question is about the laws of negaim, not the negaim themselves. Neg 2:1 speaks of Germans and Ethiopians being assessed by kohanim.
Apr
9
comment Answering questions posed by Egyptians: a query on the Mishna
Doh! Thanks, @IsaacKotlicky. Not sure what I was thinking...
Apr
9
asked A question on the Mishna, Negaim 11:7
Apr
9
asked German and Ethiopian Jews in the time of the Mishna?
Apr
5
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Apr
3
comment How to keep a yoshon kitchen
Great question, but isn't it already answered on the site you linked to? What more information are you looking for?
Mar
27
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Mar
26
asked Halakhot of raising babies
Mar
26
comment Singing the Mishna: sources
That's the one! Thank you.
Mar
26
accepted Singing the Mishna: sources