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comment Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
Right, but you think it antedates them, no?
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comment Who organized the different trope tunes used in Ashkenazic Scripture reading?
Re "I know that there are some variations such as Chaba"d": I've prayed many times in Ashkenazic non-Chabad synagogues and many times in Chabad ones, and have never noticed a difference between them in terms of trop. (But I never heard Echa in a Chabad synagogue.)
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comment Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
I'm not hearing the resemblance. But I'm untrained in music. (For example, I can't aurally pick out the bassline from that piece.)
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comment Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
This answer says that, most likely, the Village Stompers didn't write the tune. That's useful info, and I thank you, but it certainly doesn't fully answer the question, which was who did write the tune (more precisely, who put it to "Adon olam"). That said, it's sort-of a partial answer in that it (most likely) eliminates the Village Stompers as possible authors, which obviously I was considering as a possibility. +1, but I'm still looking for a real answer....
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asked Source of a common tune to “Adon olam”
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comment What kind of physical damage affects a contracts validity (if any)?
It seems somewhat reasonable. Arguably, a ripped contract (not a small tear but ripped through) is worse than a typo, since a debtor might rip his contract through when he receives it on payment.
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answered V'Lo Neivosh in Nusach Ashkenaz
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revised Why do we recite Targum translation for 3 verses in “Kedusha Desidra”?
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comment The blessing of Pru U'rvu
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
Oddly, it seems to say "בטוב צדיקים יעלוץ קרי-ה" (instead of "בטוב צדיקים תעלץ קריה" from Proverbs 11:10 (nice find, @Danno), using the wrong gender for the verb. Googling the phrase as it appears in the picture (and with the hyphen missing, and with the extra vav missing, and with both missing) didn't yield any results.
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
Oddly, it seems to say "ברוך הבא בשם השם ברכנוכם מבית ד׳", using two different non-names in lieu of God's name (from Ps. 118:26, as others have noted). I Googled that phrasing but found nothing.
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comment Could somebody identify this, and for what occasion it's used?
While I agree with @DannySchoemann that it may have no religious significance beyond the fact that it quotes verses, it may have. E.g. maybe there's some source in Judaism for using those verses for ~this purpose. Or maybe some British rabbinic authority encouraged the use of these signs as an expression of Judaism somehow. Likely, decorating a synagogue per se has some religious significance.
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comment Why does the gemara record an “Ileima” suggested answer?
@Yishai, why not dig up a typical one and post an answer?
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comment הבא במחתרת vs רודף
And, welcome to Mi Yodeya! You seem to have been active on SO already, so you know the drill. I hope to see you around.
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comment הבא במחתרת vs רודף
"if you see a בא במחתרת it would seem according to Rashi you have the option to kill him/her if you desire but you have no obligation to"; "Rambam place a בא במחתרת in the גניבה in his משנה תורה. Where רודף is in רוצח": can you cite these?
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comment Cleaning blood from the temple
Note that they may not have had the means of removing bloodstains from the curtain completely. (I don't know how good various methods are at it.)