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Feb
23
comment Is there a book with well sourced “discussions” on hilchos lashon hara?
@Matt Thanks, I just realized I have that sefer. It's very valuable.
Feb
20
comment Is there a book with well sourced “discussions” on hilchos lashon hara?
@Matt Thanks for that. I just picked up the book and it's fantastic. Can you tell me about the Nesivos Chayim?
Feb
15
comment What is the precise translation of the word ארשע?
@DanF I want to be choosy because I'm learning the drasha in the gemara and Rava says there that part of the tayna Iyov made was about an ox/donkey having or not having a split hoof (siman of tahara or tumah) as opposed to saying it's tahor or tamei or describing some sort of behavior of the animal...
Feb
15
comment What is the precise translation of the word ארשע?
@DanF To get a little more precise- does it mean "do rishus" or "become a rasha"? Could the pasuk have written "ki lo erah" or is "ersha" the only way of saying this idea in that tense?
Feb
4
comment Why does the gemara record an “Ileima” suggested answer?
I like the idea, but I don't think it's applicable in this case since the removal of the ileima is always a powerful and somewhat obvious point.
Dec
27
comment History of Talmudic Censorship
@sabbahillel But one of the available tags is history?
Dec
20
comment Is one permitted to say good shabbos in the mikvah?
Duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/50945/…
Nov
30
comment How to reconcile a wife's cooking with the Zohar's definition of husband and wife?
What if she enjoys cooking for him?
Nov
25
comment Writing down Torah she'beal peh for personal use before the Tannaic period
Thanks. I would add the following sentence as well: וכן כל אחד ואחד כותב לעצמו כפי כוחו, מביאור התורה ומהלכותיה כמו ששמע, ומדברים שנתחדשו בכל דור ודור, בדינים שלא למדום מפי השמועה אלא במידה משלוש עשרה מידות והסכימו עליהן בית דין הגדול. וכן היה הדבר תמיד, עד רבנו הקדוש.
Nov
25
comment Writing down Torah she'beal peh for personal use before the Tannaic period
@Matt I'm not sure how to do that, did I just do that?
Nov
24
comment Writing down Torah she'beal peh for personal use before the Tannaic period
@AvrohomYitzchok Thanks for catching that, it was a mistake. I edited the question.
Oct
22
comment Numbers of Tannaim and Amoraim
@CashCow A number would be great. (Quoting the source would be equally important).
Oct
22
comment Numbers of Tannaim and Amoraim
@msh210 So for the record- I would love to receive critical feedback and adjust/edit my question to improve the quality of this site.
Oct
22
comment Numbers of Tannaim and Amoraim
Down-vote with no explanation?
Oct
11
comment When did shuckling begin?
The Shlah discusses shakeling somewhere, I can't remember where though.
Sep
19
comment Sources on printing Shem הוי”ה in Siddurim
Rav Moshe Shternbuch in Teshuvos VeHanhagos (I don't remember where exactly) is of the opinion that using the yhvh name is better (especially for kriyas shema) than the double yud.
Aug
20
comment What is a person's consciousness in the next world?
@ray Maybe there is an I but not the same I as I identify with now.
Aug
9
comment Not approaching the Western Wall
Assuming that what the Rabbi said was his only reason, I don't know of a source. However he could of had other reasons that he would not have stated. One that could explain his actions is a halachic issue of standing close to the wall. Rav Moshe Shternbuch discusses this in Teshuvos Ve'Hanhagos. I don't remember which one but maybe someone can find it by using the index. The rabbi might have wanted to use a personal reason so as not to stop the other person from approaching since it seems to be a chumrah not to come close to the wall.
Jul
2
comment Tefillin of the Chofetz Chaim
In the Artscroll biography of the Chafet Chaim I remember seeing a picture of him wearing his tefillin (and learning or davening). I was always suspect, though, that it's not really him because his tefillin shel yad is uncovered in the photo and he writes in the Mishna Berura that it's better to cover them.
Jun
28
comment Kollel avreichim who are not learning (properly) are rodfim?
@Rish Maybe somewhere in the writings of the Chazon Ish or a quote fomr someone he heard the Chazon Ish say such a thing. Anything closer to the source would be a good step I think.