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Oct
11
revised Questions on the Bartenura in Beitza 2:3
Corrected my translation
Oct
3
comment Parsing the mishna in Beitza 1:10
Thank you very much! Interestingly, I had just ordered the two-volume version of your Mishna Sedura shortly before asking my question, and am currently waiting on their arrival. It will be excellent, for chazorah purposes, to have the full set in so manageable a size.
Sep
27
comment Is the sefer Knesses Hagedolah on the Tur in print?
The entire thing is available at HebrewBooks.org. See the bottom of the Wikipedia article for links.
Sep
27
asked Questions on the Bartenura in Beitza 2:3
Sep
27
revised Person in Eretz Yisrael making Eiruv Tavshilin for Bnei Chutz L'Aretz
Addition of a comma to remove ambiguity
Sep
26
comment Do Briskers use a particular siddur?
There are siddurim with haskamot? I'm not sure that I've ever seen such a thing.
Sep
24
comment Parsing the mishna in Beitza 1:10
I like the reasoning behind your answer very much (and +1), but it doesn't strike me as the simplest way to read the passage, if only by virtue of the fact that it makes the ruling given at the end of the mishna into something that only describes most of the mishna but not all of it. The passage about the spiked sandals now doesn't belong here; I'd prefer an interpretation of the כלל that took that passage into account as well... Ideally.
Sep
24
asked Parsing the mishna in Beitza 1:10
Sep
24
comment What's a good beginner-friendly collection of aggadah in English?
There is also an English translation of Eyn Yaakov, which is the one that I would personally recommend.
Sep
23
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
comment Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
@DoubleAA - as per my comment beneath Pakuda's answer, my assumption was that the Mishna Berurah could have said "סכת", but chose for whatever reason to say "סכה" instead. But you may be right and he may have been referring to the festival...
Sep
22
comment Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
Thanks, Paquda... You might be right. My assumption was that while he could have said "שיש בה ענין סכת", he said סכה for a reason. But pending any indications to the contrary, I may have to assume as you did.
Sep
21
answered Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
Sep
20
asked Reference to the sukkah in the Shabbat reading of Chol haMoed?
Sep
12
comment Saving a non-Jew's life on Shabbat
@sam - you mean, why assume that the mishna might mandate saving a non-Jew's life in the first place?
Sep
12
asked Saving a non-Jew's life on Shabbat
Sep
4
comment Why does the “Dorff teshuva” of the Conservative movement say that homosexual relations are a *rabbinic* prohibition?
I find your language interesting. They "choose to rule"? Do other poskim also choose to rule, or do they just rule?
Sep
3
comment Why does the “Dorff teshuva” of the Conservative movement say that homosexual relations are a *rabbinic* prohibition?
I do not know, but I suspect they may have had in mind the word's original meaning of abstaining from marriage, from the Latin caelibatus.
Sep
3
comment Why does the “Dorff teshuva” of the Conservative movement say that homosexual relations are a *rabbinic* prohibition?
The verses in Leviticus 18 and 20 only prohibit sexual intercourse, but there is much more to an intimate relationship than sex. The prohibition of men being in a non-sexual relationship is rabbinic.