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comment Drasha Le'Chasuna Le'HaRamban
You got it. Thanks
19h
accepted Drasha Le'Chasuna Le'HaRamban
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asked Drasha Le'Chasuna Le'HaRamban
Oct
20
comment Why do we throw kids in the air on Simchas Torah?
Why is it either minhag or nonsense? No other possibility?
Oct
16
comment Torture in Jewish Law Used Against the Enemy
Check out this very interesting book about physical punishments meted out by Rabbinic authorities after the closing of the Talmud.
Oct
11
comment Does the State of Israel and ISIS(Islamic State) have similar halachic beginings?
"the halachic similarity between ISIS and state of Israel" What does that mean?
Oct
8
comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
@DoubleAA I also think it would be more fun than a soccer ball, for that matter!
Oct
8
comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
@DoubleAA He learnt about lulav and esrog in gan all week, his daddy and all the big boys have them, it's a major theme of succos... I think there is a certain cultural significance that will make this more meaningful/fun for him than a bouncy ball.
Oct
8
comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
The idea wouldn't be teaching good values, it would be for his enjoyment.
Oct
8
asked Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
Oct
7
revised 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
added 6 characters in body; edited title
Oct
7
comment 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
@DoubleAA It seems like those 2 answers pretty much answer my question as well. Does that mean this question should be taken down?
Oct
7
asked 'Kashering' a milchig knife to make it parve (using hagalah)
Oct
2
comment Why do we get judged (Rosh Hashana) before Yom Kippur?
@YEZ I think one of the fundamental ways we understand the Torah is by judging the laws and ideas based on our own human rationale and understanding. We see these types of difficulties raised by the Avos, Moshe, Prophets, Chazal, Rishonim and Achronim. It seems to be a legitimate way to arrive at the true meaning of the Torah. That being said, I remember, more than once, the answer has been that God works differently than humans do, or we cannot understand. Very rarely though does the answer seem to be that God works anti-rationally so to speak.
Sep
30
answered Who is the Moreh Nevuchim for?
Sep
30
asked Who is the Moreh Nevuchim for?
Sep
29
asked “I'm just not a 'learning guy'”
Sep
28
comment How is the Sefer Ha'Aruch supposed to be used?
@sabbahillel Makes sense, I'll have to look into that.
Sep
28
comment How is the Sefer Ha'Aruch supposed to be used?
@sabbahillel That thought occurred to me but I wasn't sure. Also, I saw a couple of versions. Additionally, from how I have seen the Aruch quoted by Rashi it seems like he does give a definition outright.
Sep
28
asked How is the Sefer Ha'Aruch supposed to be used?