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May
7
comment Learning before Davvening
@preferred - Where does the gemara say that?? It mentions the need to pause before davening in Berakhot 32b (from the mishna on Berakhot 30b), but I see nowhere that it precludes spending that time learning.
May
7
comment What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
Thanks, Paquda - I've heard that designation too, but always understood it to refer to the authors of all halakhic literature and not just to the authors of the codes. (After all, פוסקים is a participle and refers not to the books themselves but to the people who wrote them).
May
7
comment Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?
@DoubleAA - My mistake! I retract that final paragraph, and shall have to re-evaluate what I had been led to believe... I'd not seen those sugyas before, and spoke without knowing.
May
7
revised Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?
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May
7
comment What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
Thanks, Shmuel, but I think you'll find that both of those words denote the form of a legal manuscript, bound together into the form of a book (as the Morfix page explains), rather than its content. Even if they're etymologically related, they no longer refer to the same thing. What's more, both words have entered the Hebrew language in recent years. The rabbinic Hebrew word for the physical codex was כרך, now used to denote a single volume.
May
7
accepted What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
May
7
comment What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
Thanks, Yoni - that description makes sense! (Interesting that they include Mishna Berurah as a code, rather than as a peirush on a code, but I guess its status in that regard is debateable). I also haven't seen anybody refer to the Rambam's MT as ספר פסק הלכה, but it wouldn't seem so strange to me if they did...
May
7
answered Rambam in the Original Judeo Arabic
May
7
comment What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
@DoubleAA - there's no way to differentiate codes from teshuvot? I would think that "ספרי הלכה" would apply equally to Shaagat Aryeh, Sefer Ben Ish Chai and the Tur...
May
7
asked What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
May
5
comment Where is הגר? The country, not the person
Very nice! This also appears in the Targum to 1 Chronicles 5:10 (although note that Jastrow understands it to be a reference to the inhabitants of Hagra, an Arabian district).
May
5
comment Is there a prohibition against being a hypocrite?
There's nothing "hypocritical" about inconsistency. Hypocrisy is telling people to do one thing while doing another thing yourself. Doing something haphazardly or uncommitedly is only hypocritical if you berate others for those same shortcomings.
Apr
30
asked How do different scholars define “aggadah”?
Apr
30
answered Why is Chad Gadya a mix of Hebrew and Aramaic?
Apr
29
answered Did the Men of the Great Assembly Canonize Tanach?
Apr
27
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
25
comment Why aren't Job or Psalms 90 in the Pentateuch?
Just a comment, but I suppose the question could also be phrased inversely: Why, given that Job wasn't included in the Torah, did R' Yehoshua suppose that it was authored by Moses?
Apr
23
revised Discussing the Exodus in the Messianic Age
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Apr
23
comment Discussing the Exodus in the Messianic Age
@DoubleAA - no reason, it just strikes me as curious that people yearning for their own liberation from the Romans/Zoroastrians would specifically envisage a continued discussion of the liberation from Egypt occurring at such a time.
Apr
21
asked Discussing the Exodus in the Messianic Age