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Feb
8
comment Ordinary Wine: Any Lenient Positions?
@DoubleAA, I don't know enough to even know if that's my question. I would be interested in any information about positions that exist, whether about actual status of wine or about need for hashgahah.
Feb
3
comment What makes a wine kosher?
As far as I know, kosher certification is not ordinarily needed for drinks. There's no worry about non-kosher additives in, e.g., beer or vodka.
Jan
31
comment Source for sources on Nach
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/38398/…
Jan
29
comment Individual Repeating 'Hashem Elokeikhem Emes'
Re: hefsek, the popular custom of saying 'keil melekh ne'eman' seems to be a hefseik too.
Jan
27
comment Assist with understanding Shada"l regarding grammatic usage in Shemot 18:26
I just realized that another anomaly here is that the accent is still on the last syllable and doesn't shift back one syllable. The accent shifting back is usually a key characteristic of pausal forms.
Jan
21
comment Where can i find Chovoth haLevavoth in Arabic?
If you just want a short line, I could type it out for you. let me know which, gate, chapter, and the sentence in English or Hebrew.
Jan
20
comment Where can i find Chovoth haLevavoth in Arabic?
omniglot.com/writing/judeo-arabic.htm
Jan
20
comment Where can i find Chovoth haLevavoth in Arabic?
'original arabic lettering' - the book was always in Hebrew lettering, not Arabic, The language was Arabic but written in Hebrew letters. (A S Yahuda went against tradition and used Arabic script for his modern edition.)
Jan
14
comment Do all Yemenites study the trope for each weekly parsha?
But i've never hear either iraqis or yemenis pronunce that final heh as 't' when not in 'smikhut'/construct state. how would you pronounce the word תורה , torat ?
Jan
14
comment Do all Yemenites study the trope for each weekly parsha?
I was curious about the way you spelled "parashat". I've heard lebanese christians pronounce <ta marbutah / final heh> that way, but never jews. is that a pronunciation you grew up with?
Jan
7
comment Source for the Baal Shem Tov's idea of seeing one's own flaw in others?
just re-reading the last paragraph of this now, I'm unsure of how to read the part about the torah scholar: are all scholars somehow said to be called shabbat? or did the particular person in the story have the given first name Shabbat (though I've never heard that as a name...maybe Shabtai?)
Dec
31
comment R Yonah's position about saying Hashkiveinu before nightfall
One possibility is that Hashkiveinu is contingent on the likely possibility of going to sleep in the immediate future. Even if twilight is not the common time of sleep, it does precede it.
Dec
29
comment Does kri'at shmaʿ on its own require handwashing?
Okay, thanks DoubleAA. I guess maybe the nos'ei keilim of the Rambam for the halakhah you referenced might have some more information.
Dec
29
comment Does kri'at shmaʿ on its own require handwashing?
DoubleAA, but that's a situation where you don't have water, and would have to spend time looking - what about the default situation where you're at home and have water available?
Dec
29
comment Does kri'at shmaʿ on its own require handwashing?
DoubleAA, is there a scenario on that page where kriat shma is not followed by tefillah?
Oct
28
comment Difference between Muskalot and Mefursamot?
just to clarify though, do you think that mefursamot are the same throughout the world?
Oct
28
comment Difference between Muskalot and Mefursamot?
Okay. I will try to take out the environmental bit. I don't have a source for it, it was my own assumption.
Oct
28
comment Difference between Muskalot and Mefursamot?
@Micha Berger, I think you should expand your comment and post it as an answer. I guess, for me personally, the emphasis is on what faculty of the self apprehends the notion/idea. For mefursamot it is emotional (al-Harizi in his much easier/less accurate translation gives 'murgashot'). For muskalot it is the pure rational intellect.
Oct
4
comment Why does Chabad do hakafot erev Shemini Atzeret
I just saw a note in the 'Shai LaMora' edition of the siddur ba'al ha-tanya that indicates you were mekhavein to the wording of an early edition: בסדור אדמוה"ז שנדפס בברדיטשוב בשנת תקע"ח הנוסחא "ותיקון". ויתכן שהוא לשון תקנה. וראה ספר השיחות ה'תש"ו-השי"ת עמוד 378, ובהתועדויות תשמ"ה חלק ה' עמ' 445.
Sep
24
comment Is there a chasidus that is makpid on dikduk?
@NBZ, I've been looking through Tzvi Tiferes and Tiferes Banim. Tiferes Banim is full of what seem to be typos in regard to dageish hazak: a lot are left out without rhyme or reason. Tzvi Tiferes, on the other hand, seems to be meticulously edited. There are also some differences between the two that are more substantial--differences in letters and vowels: Do you know why the Tiferet Banim editors would make changes like that? e.g, "ha-aderes ve-ha-emunah le-chey ha-olamim" vs. "le-chai olamim"