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comment Is the name Rami mentioned in the gemarah the full verson?
@DoubleAA Nah. It's a question about how a person's name is expressed in the g'mara. That is, it wants to know a fuller explanation of the word found in the g'mara: is that word the full name of the Jew-not-Judaism in question or not? So it's a question about g'mara. I support reopening this question, and am not doing so only because I'm not in charge here and obviously you disagree with me. Can you defend your position?
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comment Why is the activity done each night from the 2nd night of Pesach continuing for 50 days called “Sefirat Ha'omer”?
I don't get why the JPS says "sheaf". The Torah says the עֹמֶר was a tenth of an efa, and while I suppose you can translate that as "this sheaf was a tenth of an efa measure", that doesn't seem more reasonable than "an omer measure is a tenth of an efa measure" (which is also how Chazal read it IINM).
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comment Why is the activity done each night from the 2nd night of Pesach continuing for 50 days called “Sefirat Ha'omer”?
@DanF An easier way to avoid comments asking why the title says "50" is to not have it say "50", inasmuch as we don't count 50 days.
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comment women's saying a b'racha on s'firas haomer
Very similar later question: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/57013
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comment Do women need to count the Omer?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6970
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comment Sales on Chol HaMoed
"Isur v'heter" usually refers to hilchos taaruvos and the like, IINM.
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comment Is Frank's hot sauce kosher for passover?
Similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/6597
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comment Is Frank's hot sauce kosher for passover?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/6595
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comment When niqqud (diacritics) was added to the Tanakh?
The page you link to indicates that Langton divided Tanach into chapters, not into verses. If I'm not mistaken, the division of each book into verses was transmitted from generation to generation as an oral tradition from the time the book was composed. (Citation needed, though.) In any event: Your question about nikud — I assume you mean the symbols for the vowels, and so, apparently, did @DoubleAA, who closed this. If you actually meant the pronunciation, the vowels, then please edit to clarify and this can be reopened, as it's then not a duplicate.
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comment Why should we care what happened 3000 years ago in Egypt?
@ray, that's exactly what you asked above. This answer seems a good one to that question.
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comment When was the war with Amalek?
@yEz I was really wondering my second question and included the first merely as an alternative, just in case it happened to be correct. Lemme reword....
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comment Is there a book that explains the large and small letters in the Torah?
Yehuda W, see also judaism.stackexchange.com/help/no-one-answers
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comment saying aleinu with a minyon obligation
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22674
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comment Non-observant Jew making kiddush
See also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/56913
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comment A Less-Observant Jew Leading Prayers
See also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/27776
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comment Agnostic Jew serving as the tenth for a minyan
See also judaism.stackexchange.com/q/56913
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comment When was the war with Amalek?
Related: mi.yodeya.com/q/56912
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comment Timeline of Egypt to Sinai
Related: mi.yodeya.com/q/56935
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comment Are there any statistics for the fraction of orthodox jews rejecting their religion?
@DoubleAA please see above.
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comment Are there any statistics for the fraction of orthodox jews rejecting their religion?
@yEz and the other close-voters: I disagree. This is "about history or news of the Jewish people", precisely "as related to Judaism". It's about Jewish people's practice of Judaism. Consider this my reopen vote.