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Apr
9
comment Eating Matzah of Tevel or Heqdesh
Thank you! That then makes this a question on the Bartenura, and not on the halakha... I don't know if I can edit that into it - it's a whole other question. Should I delete it, or should I rephrase it and let you just post this as an answer?
Apr
9
asked Eating Matzah of Tevel or Heqdesh
Apr
3
comment Saying Rishonim or Achronim were “wrong”
I don't know if Fram is getting this from his Yam shel Shlomo or his Chokhmat Shlomo. I don't have access to the former and as for the latter, I see nothing in his introduction that would suggest that. I am going to assume that, by virtue of this being a PhD, Fram did actually learn the works of the Maharshal, and is basing his statement on actual passages therein. But I would have to see his thesis to know for certain.
Apr
3
comment Saying Rishonim or Achronim were “wrong”
There are literally dozens of them, and I see them all the time. Nothing comes immediately to mind, but flicking through the beginning of Yesodei haTorah, I see a hasagah on 6:4 that commences with "זה אינו כלום".
Apr
3
answered Saying Rishonim or Achronim were “wrong”
Apr
3
comment Saying Rishonim or Achronim were “wrong”
"Not the Raavad"? There are lots of instances in which the Raavad accuses the Rambam of having made things up, and uses very harsh language to do so.
Apr
2
comment Correct response to tizku l'mitzvot
I once wished a couple of people a "good Shabbos" in Jerusalem, and was completely taken aback when they responded with "thankyou". Not the usual response, ... but it does make sense.
Mar
25
comment Why “מִי וָמִי” instead of “מִי וּמִי”?
@HodofHod - No, just that the PDF has the whole document in one piece, and you can skip to individual sections without needing to go through it chapter-by-chapter. You can search as well, and I don't know how sophisticated the search feature on Wikisource is. But if they're much of a muchness, I wouldn't worry about it.
Mar
25
comment Why “מִי וָמִי” instead of “מִי וּמִי”?
I don't know if you want to edit the source, but this might be a better online presentation of Gesenius' grammar: davidcox.com.mx/library/G/Gesenius%20-%20Hebrew%20Grammar.pdf
Mar
23
comment Who is the last prophet in Judaism?
There are lots of references to רוח הקודש after this time. See the Raavad on Hilkhot Lulav 8:5, for one example.
Mar
23
comment Who dropped Moses from the Hagaddah?
The original seder was a year after the exodus?? The seder didn't exist until well after the destruction of the second temple. This question should be titled "Why is there no mention of Moses in the Haggadah"; you're presupposing something that is actually untrue and that there is no reason to believe.
Mar
22
comment Opening a fridge on Shabbat
Thank you. Rav Kaplan speaks about some of those issues in the shiur that I linked to in my question, but this is something that I didn't know and that he doesn't explain. You're right: it's a science question moreso than a halakhic one. Thanks for your answer.
Mar
22
accepted Opening a fridge on Shabbat
Mar
22
asked Opening a fridge on Shabbat
Mar
22
comment Taharas hamishpacha practices during pregnancy
Actually, Ariel, the abstract pointed out how absurdly difficult it is to determine, given the other physiological reasons that might underpin one twin's abnormal growth. The fact that it is impossible to actually find medical documentation of this, and only articles in popular publications about isolated cases should be sufficient to tell us that it's bogus, but as you rightly said it has nothing to do with this question. It does, however, have everything to do with the first part of your answer ("This is because...", etc).
Mar
21
comment Taharas hamishpacha practices during pregnancy
And what do you know. Here's a good overview of why it's likely a complete myth when it comes to humans: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20394608
Mar
21
comment Taharas hamishpacha practices during pregnancy
I think you need a better source for superfetation, if it's not actually a load of nonsense. That Wikipedia article is a load of nonsense. Did you look at their references at the bottom of the page? Everything is from Newsweek or Daily Mail, etc, except for one useless article geared at laypeople, which doesn't actually discuss the issue at all. I call fake.
Mar
21
answered Is it a mitzvah to escape the death penalty from a secular court?
Mar
21
comment Where in the Torah does it says we cannot eat live anmals?
There are other reasons as well as to why live animals should not be consumed, such as the prohibition (derived by the rabbis but treated as biblical) of causing suffering to living animals. But yes, the prohibition against consuming blood only pertains to Jews. That said, it is unlike certain other prohibitions (such as abstaining from "labour" on Shabbat), in that non-Jews can also choose to observe it if they wish.
Mar
20
accepted Spitting at the High Priest on Yom Kippur