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May
20
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May
19
revised Is there a resource that shows all uses of a Tanach verse in the Talmud?
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May
19
revised Is there a resource that shows all uses of a Tanach verse in the Talmud?
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May
19
answered Is there a resource that shows all uses of a Tanach verse in the Talmud?
May
18
revised What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
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May
16
revised What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
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May
16
asked What's the exact procedure for using a key belt?
May
12
comment 12 hours to the day, 12 hours to the night
In one of ibn Ezra's books on astrology, sefer ha-ta'amim, he makes this point when explaining why the ecliptic is divided into 360 degrees--that the number was chosen because it allows for easy division.
May
7
revised What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
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May
7
answered What is the Hebrew for “Codes”?
May
7
answered Hebrew Text of Petition for Peace
May
7
comment Does a man with long-hair need to become a nazir
@ray, Yosef HaTzadik was "pretty" and spent time and effort מסלסל בשערו coifing his hair.
May
6
revised Rambam in the Original Judeo Arabic
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May
6
answered Rambam in the Original Judeo Arabic
May
5
comment Is there a “peshat”-style commentary on Chaim Vital's Etz Chayim?
You could also try the commentaries on Otzrot Hayyim (which is made up of all the sections in Mahadura Tinyana of Etz Hayyim), for which there are several commentaries like that, including one by the author of Matok Mi-Dvash himself (his commentary on otzrot hayyim is also titled Matok Mi-dvash).
May
5
answered Is there a “peshat”-style commentary on Chaim Vital's Etz Chayim?
May
1
comment Using Christian theological texts for a Torah class
Re: Charles Koppleman's point-- The Rambam seems to take the opposite position: in the introduction to the Eight Chapters, he says he's going to refrain from 'mentioning the names of the authorities drawn upon' because some readers might not be open to teachings if they are said in the name of certain (presumably Greek or Muslim) authorities.
Apr
25
comment Neviyim and Kesuvim are Torah Shebiksav?
I think you could say that kri/ktiv is a feature (a rigid, fixed feature) of the text, like the dots and the trop. To me at least, it seems like these things are all preserved carefully and rigidly, and that that's an essential feature of the whole thing--and is different from how oral torah is learned. (But the issue of kri/ktiv is mysterious and I can't say I understand it.)
Apr
25
comment Neviyim and Kesuvim are Torah Shebiksav?
Why wouldn't the חכמים let the alternative ones stand, unless they were operating on the premise that 'fixed, finite text' is the way it has to be?
Apr
24
revised Neviyim and Kesuvim are Torah Shebiksav?
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