33,744 reputation
747148
bio website
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen 16 mins ago

3h
comment Menorah with uneven spacing
Can you cite a source for "Two may light in a single Menorah for the first three days of Chanukkah; each in his end of the Menorah"? I seem vaguely to recall seeing the contrary.
3h
comment Why is sleeping with shoes on a taste of death?
Weird. I thought sleeping is a taste (or a sixtieth actually) of death irrespective of one's footwear.
5h
comment Asking A Gentile To Perform Safeq Melakhah
Well, it kinda makes sense. If asking him to so a m'lacha is an action forbidden by order of the rabbis, then asking him to do something that may be a m'lacha is an action that may be forbidden by order of the rabbis, i.e. a safek d'rabanan.
5h
comment Cannibalism, Jew or Gentile?
Any source for your claim that "Jews are prohibitied [sic] to have an autopsy" (but can perform one on non-Jews)?
16h
comment Were Haman's possessions hung on a tree?
See also Gesenius, §154a, especially footnote 1(b) there.
16h
comment How do I explain the various meanings of “Ruach HaKodesh” in English?
Note also that it's not literally "holy spirit": that'd be ruach k'dosha. More on that at judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10164.
16h
comment How do I explain the various meanings of “Ruach HaKodesh” in English?
I've reopened this question per NBZ's edit and my subsequent one. The first half of the comment by @IsaacMoses remains true, though, IMO: you'd do well to include in the question more info on the meaning or context of the phrase as you understand it.
16h
comment Accepting presents from St. Nicholas on Nittel Nacht
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about nonsense.
23h
comment Why not focus on halacha in elementary education?
Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/50883
23h
comment What primacy to give to learning halacha?
Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16136
23h
comment Paro enslaved Yisrael but they kept the good land — was that normal?
This may be a good answer to "Why would Pharaoh leave them in the good land when enslaving them? That's abnormal" but the question above is "Pharaoh left them in the good land when enslaving them. Was it normal?" which this doesn't seem to answer. cc @MonicaCellio (asker)
1d
comment May a non Ethiopian Jew celebrate sigd?
@ShmuelBrin judaism.stackexchange.com/q/50879
1d
comment May a non Ethiopian Jew celebrate sigd?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/50879
1d
comment Sigd prostration
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48615
1d
comment What's a musar vaad and why is it called that?
Thank you for the info. The Lithuanian Yeshiva of Novardok was closed during the Holocaust, wasn't it? I'm glad someone on Mi Yodeya attended it and is able to come here to answer my question. Thanks again, and you should be blessed with continued arichas yamim.
1d
comment Is human placenta kosher?
"Even more helpful would be to also summarize, in your own words, what the external material says."
1d
comment Mi-Shebeirach for Shabbat musaf starting point
@Daniel and I. And, seemingly from his comment, Isaac Moses. I'm closing this as unclear to prevent such answers. It can easily be reopened once clarified.
1d
comment Mi-Shebeirach for Shabbat musaf starting point
If you're questioning this practice based on a received nusach and the form of the prayer, I recommend you edit that info into the question, so you don't get answers like "usually the leader starts aloud partway through, not reciting the whole aloud".
1d
comment What is parshanut theory?
See the author's introduction to Haamek Davar. A bit long, but not difficult, and almost wholly devoted to answering this question (as applied not only to stories though).
1d
comment How is Qi viewed in Judaism?
You ask if any sources discuss Qi itself, which is a fine question (and IMO not a duplicate, @Kordovero ). But if you mean to ask also for sources that discuss topics that might be relevant when evaluating Qi, then you'd need to describe (the relevant aspects of) Qi in the question.