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comment Having work done for a lessor on Shabbat
@DanF, I think that question would be a bit too broad. Personally, I think this question is fine (which is why I didn't cast the fifth closure vote). If it should be written more generally, then perhaps make it about a worker working on a Jewish lessor's property, leaving out the details about the keys and lessor's presence. But again -- IMO it's fine as is.
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comment Responses to Dr. Chaim S. Heifetz's timeline of Persian History
@DoubleAA I see nothing in the question that indicates as much.
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comment Responses to Dr. Chaim S. Heifetz's timeline of Persian History
@DoubleAA I didn't follow the links from the question, and nothing in the text of the question itself indicates that Tanach is under discussion.
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comment Having work done for a lessor on Shabbat
mss, this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer personal advice. Treat information from this site like it came from a crowd of friends and consult your rabbi with your particular situation. For that reason, I am deleting @user6591's comment asking you for more specifics about your situation (and your reply thereto). (If the halacha differs in different cases, answers can deal with that.) This question has four closure votes because it seems to be seeking a practical p'sak, and I can sympathize with the closure voters. Please consult your rabbi with practical questions!
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comment What is the reason for adding extra verses to Psalm 145 to form “Ashrei”
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10086
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comment Where do Ashrei's intro sentences in the liturgy before Psalm 145 (Ashrei) come from?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/60873
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comment Responses to Dr. Chaim S. Heifetz's timeline of Persian History
Is this on-topic? (cc @DoubleAA )
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comment Hoeitz-Hoadama…I made a mistake
Welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for bringing your question here! Note that this site makes no guarantee of validity, and does not offer professional (particularly rabbinic) advice. Treat information from this site like it came from a crowd of your friends, and consult your rabbi with any practical questions. In your question you say "it seems to imply he has 'intention'", which is unclear to me: did you mean that it seems to imply he needs intention, in order for the b'racha to cover the other food? Can you edit the question to clarify your intent?
Jul
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comment Why was it so important for Hashem to create the 'mouth' of the ass
You question would be much improved if you would edit into it support for your claims (1) that an ass spoke to Bil'am, (2) that the miracle was created during the sheshes y'me v'reshis, and (3) that Hashem doesn't make miracles for nothing.
Jun
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comment What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?
"An octave is just a range of pitches from point A to point B where A and B are the same note but on different pitches": Is the definition of "same"ness of notes also just convention and not intrinsic, just like the count of seven notes per period? Or is there something intrinsically the same about a C and every other C?
Jun
30
comment What are the most oft-quoted Sh"ut (responsa) sefarim?
A solution to this challenge would provide the most often quoted responsa on Mi Yodeya. That alone is difficult; trying to find the most often quoted responsa in general would I think be even harder.
Jun
30
comment Is Pork, Camel, and the like Fleishig?
@Lee Well, the reason is because of remaining meat in the mouth (Rambam) or because of remaining meat in the esophagus (Rashi). I combined them into one. I think my wording is okay: in particular, had I written "because of remaining meat in his mouth and esophagus", it'd imply the isur is only if meat is in both places, whereas the way I wrote it implies the isur is if the meat is in either place, precisely like the Taz. Do you think it's unclear to the extent that someone might be more heter where he shouldn't?
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comment Is Pork, Camel, and the like Fleishig?
@Lee The answer I linked to from this one indicates that the Taz says so, too. If you something to add there, perhaps you should post an answer.
Jun
30
comment The origin of verses in the English translations of the Bible
This question as originally worded included (or was) a duplicate of judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48373. It's unclear from the wording of the question whether you also meant to ask about where each verse ends. I thought so and edited accordingly, but, apparently, even after my edit, the answerer below didn't think so. If you intended to ask only about where each chapter ends, then this remains a duplicate and should be closed as such; if you meant to ask about where each verse ends, please edit the question to clarify that.
Jun
30
comment Was the fast of Tisha B'av in effect during the second temple era?
@Scimonster, no, this whether they fasted and the other seeks an interpretation of Z'charya.
Jun
30
comment Tisha B'av Fasting in Second Temple Times
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/60778
Jun
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comment Was the fast of Tisha B'av in effect during the second temple era?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/43922
Jun
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comment Is there anything in the torah that says that breaking one commandment means breaking all?
Notice the description of the torah-study tag: "Questions about the mitzvah to study Torah, and the nature of Torah study. This tag is not intended to be a general tag about Torah. Almost every question on the site is about Torah in some sense."
Jun
29
comment Me'or Einayim Maharal and Sdei Chemed
Possible sources for (b) include someone who's studied the works and life of the SC and has come to an understanding of why he wrote what he wrote, and someone who has an oral tradition from the SC himself. (The latter seems unlikely to me.) @mevaqesh
Jun
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comment What's the difference between בְּמַיִם and בַּמַּיִם?
JeremyR, I've made a slight edit to my earlier comment on this answer and thought I should let you know, as you've replied to it.