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Apr
15
comment Why do I care what time Bnei Melachim (sons of kings) rise in the morning?
I don't think so, no. But I do think it's interesting (and see Tosafot Yom-Tov on Berakhot 1:2 as to how the Ri understands it).
Apr
14
comment Why do I care what time Bnei Melachim (sons of kings) rise in the morning?
רבי שמעון אומר: כל ישראל בני מלכים הם (Mishna, Shabbat 14:4)
Apr
11
asked Reusing the shank bone, second night
Apr
11
comment When is the next shmita year (as of 5772)?
It's correct that there is no year 0 in the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn't mean that 1 BCE to 1 CE is only one year - it means that 1 BCE is 1 CE.
Apr
10
comment Will the mesiah build the 3rd temple?
There's no point being sarcastic, @BabySeal - I don't think they need to be comprehensive theses either. There is, however, a huge difference between a "comprehensive thesis" and a single line, conveying what a single individual once said. This answer could be vastly improved without even coming close to being a "thesis".
Apr
10
comment Will the mesiah build the 3rd temple?
Actually, @BabySeal, this answer doesn't answer the question in the title either. The OP asked whether or not the messiah will build the 3rd temple, not whether or not Rashi thought that he would do so. Is Rashi's opinion the only one? Does nobody disagree with him about this? Was he mentioning something that everybody already believed? If so, why did he bother to say it? This answer gives one person's opinion on the topic only, and therefore isn't actually an answer.
Apr
9
answered Answers to the Mah Nishtanah
Apr
8
comment Will the mesiah build the 3rd temple?
Not sure why you say that Ezekiel lived during the 2nd temple period, since the latest date given in the text (Ezekiel 29:17) is the 27th year of Yehoiachin's exile, c.571 BCE. That's over half a century before the second temple was even built.
Apr
7
accepted What does והבוכ"ע mean?
Apr
4
awarded  Peer Pressure
Apr
3
comment The difference between Chazal and Razal
@Yishai - For all I know, though, his "מקום אחר" is personal correspondence. Do you know of any printed texts that use Chazal to refer to acharonim?
Apr
3
asked The difference between Chazal and Razal
Apr
2
asked What does והבוכ"ע mean?
Mar
29
comment What is the difference between a kofer and apicorsis
@Fred - That may be true, but there's nothing in the Talmud to explicitly denote that. The earliest attestation for that understanding of Am haAretz is in the geonic literature, the authors of which sought to explain passages like Pesachim 49.
Mar
26
answered What is the difference between a kofer and apicorsis
Mar
25
comment Why are Jews so meticulous about not saying/writing “god”?
You're overlooking the most obvious difference between the two terms. "God", when it has an initial capital, is functioning as a proper name and is thus given a one-to-one correspondence with the actual name of God; "lord" (without an initial capital) is merely a noun functioning in reference to that name. If you were to use "god" or "godhead" without the capital, that would not be problematic, while "Lord" (with a capital) would be.
Mar
25
asked Who was ר"מ in Sefer Kol Bo?
Mar
25
comment Why did Rashi create a new letter system for his commentaries?
This answer is almost entirely incorrect. The printers didn't need a new script at all; "Rashi script" was the script first employed in a printed Hebrew text, and was so named because the book in which it was employed was Rashi's commentary on the Torah. That text didn't contain the Torah, only Rashi's commentary - the notion that it was "invented" in order to differentiate the two is a longstanding myth.
Mar
24
asked Did Rashi wear a yarmulke?
Mar
20
asked Can non-kosher meat be eaten with fish?