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Nov
30
asked Why is the Rambam so famous?
Nov
30
asked Resource for learning Nach Yomi
Nov
27
comment Why wasn't the Torah given to klal Yisroel as a DVD?
I really like the various premises assumed in your question and think that the answer(s) can bring out some truly fundamental points of what Torah is. In a similar vein I was always amazed that the Torah was given at the point in history that it was, and that the Gemarah was sealed when it was. Cows, wagons, swords, chariots, etc.
Nov
27
comment Is a person obligated to purchase life insurance?
@DoubleAA Got it. I think I just got a bit confused. I was not proposing an overall solution or fix to the 'kolel problem'. I wasn't "tofes" anything, I was just asking a question.
Nov
27
comment Is a person obligated to purchase life insurance?
@DoubleAA Why should it matter what prompted the question? Is there only ever one valid question to ask about any given situation?
Nov
26
asked Is a person obligated to purchase life insurance?
Nov
25
revised Nature of Prohibition on Banned Jewish/Torah Books
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Nov
24
revised Reasons for the laws of the prayers in Aramaic
added 371 characters in body
Nov
24
revised Source for saying Aramaic parts of davening quietly?
added 369 characters in body
Nov
24
answered Reasons for the laws of the prayers in Aramaic
Nov
24
answered Source for saying Aramaic parts of davening quietly?
Nov
24
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Nov
24
comment What is the correct kavanah when going to war?
"with the intention of sanctifying God's name alone" This is a good start. Everything else the Rambam is stating can be understood as how the soldier needs to ACT, but the quoted sentence starts speaking to the thoughts and intentions of the soldier.
Nov
24
revised Nature of Prohibition on Banned Jewish/Torah Books
Clarified the intention of my second question.
Nov
24
comment Why is Darchei Moshe split into two versions: the short (Hakatzer) and the long (Ha'aruch)?
@DoubleAA I agree but I spelled it the way I have heard most people say the word. I guess it's similar to how people say "Sha'ar Tzion" in the Mishna Berurah when really it's Sha'ar Tziun.
Nov
23
asked Nature of Prohibition on Banned Jewish/Torah Books
Nov
23
asked Do Midwives/Labor Coaches have a special power to pray?
Nov
23
comment What is so special about the 613 mitzvos?
"But if the mitzvah is in the list of the 613, then it is most definitely d'oraisa." I was asking for a list or examples of mitzvos mentioned in the Gemara that were not clear if they are d'oraisa or d'rabanan that a Rishon's list would demonstrate how he ruled (or more specifically that the inclusion of the mitzvah in the 613 is itself the demonstration/proof that it is d'oraisa)
Nov
23
comment What is so special about the 613 mitzvos?
I have wondered this for some time as well and your answer makes me feel alot better about all the work that the Rishonim did. Do you know of anyone who gives a list of such mitzvas or examples?
Nov
23
asked Why is Darchei Moshe split into two versions: the short (Hakatzer) and the long (Ha'aruch)?