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Mar
25
asked Singing the Mishna: sources
Mar
25
comment Does a dead man walking get saved on Shobbos?
Why would this be any different to somebody with a life-threatening, incurable illness? Even a momentary life is still life, and one is still obligated to do everything within one's power in order to save them.
Mar
19
answered What is the source for dressing in fancy dress on Purim?
Mar
19
asked Answering questions posed by Egyptians: a query on the Mishna
Mar
19
asked Making Sense of a Redundant Mishna
Mar
15
revised Which Talmudic source for Ḥanukah is the real source?
Corrected an historical error (the commentary to Megillat Taanit is post-Bavli), and added some more information
Mar
15
awarded  Revival
Mar
11
asked Understanding a qal vechomer in the Mishna
Mar
10
asked Nudists at the window?
Mar
9
comment Names of the days of the week
Friday is not called erev shabbos; Friday evening is. In the same way that Monday evening is erev yom shlishi, Wednesday evening is erev yom chamishi, Sunday evening is erev yom rishon, etc. Since the day starts when the sun has descended and the stars have come out (rather than at midnight), the evening of Shabbos is Friday night.
Mar
9
awarded  history
Mar
8
answered Providing wine for Christian ceremonial purposes: in the 8th century, what did the rabbis write?
Mar
3
asked Chazan's Recitation of Shmona Esrei - Nusach Ashkenaz
Feb
23
comment Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
Thank you for such a comprehensive answer! But doesn't your synopsis of the Baal haTanya's perspective contradict the section of his Sefer Tanya that I quoted above?
Feb
22
comment Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
You are correct - my apologies.
Feb
22
comment Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
Correct me if I'm misunderstanding something, but that source seems to be suggesting the opposite! Transgressing a rabbinic prohibition incurs the death penalty, but failure to observe a biblical commandment most certainly does not.
Feb
22
asked Relative status of biblical and rabbinic transgressions
Feb
15
comment Advanced Tanya Shiurim
Thanks, @Menachem. Edited my question for you.
Feb
15
revised Advanced Tanya Shiurim
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Feb
15
asked Advanced Tanya Shiurim