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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.
Jun
28
comment Kollel avreichim who are not learning (properly) are rodfim?
I misunderstood your original comment. I thought you were saying that men in kollel are thieves.
Jun
28
comment Kollel avreichim who are not learning (properly) are rodfim?
@DoubleAA Sarcasm?
Jun
12
comment Only 613 commandments? Can't be!
@mevaqesh ...continued- The 613 absolutely matter according to the Gra. I might not fully understand why they matter according to the way the answer is explained in the book. However Rav Avraham makes that point and says that it doesn't matter for us at this point which exactly are the 613 and which or the other ones. I have always wondered, in any event, why the Rishonim put in all that work to establish which are the 613... why did THEY think it was so important? Did they say that anything not in the 613 are not mi'deoraysa?
Jun
12
comment Only 613 commandments? Can't be!
@Yishai I hear what you're saying about the Rashi but I'm not totally convinced. There are a huge number of things we learn from creation to Adam to Noach to Avraham etc. in Bereishis. Why does he have to go to the claim of the nations of the world and Eretz Yisroel if his answer is simply "We learn lots of stuff that aren't mitzvos but are nevertheless important"? You know what I mean?... I'm not sure, I'll have to investigate this a bit. (I wish I owned a Chumash with meforshei Rahsi.)