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revised How are the two tales of dancing in vinyards on the 15th of Av related?
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comment Is signing G-d's Holy name in casual conversation a violation of mentioning His name in vain?
No, I just love the language. I first started learning it to communicate with my daughter when she was born (you can communicate baby sign language way before children reach speaking age), and remained interested.
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comment Is signing G-d's Holy name in casual conversation a violation of mentioning His name in vain?
@DanF: From what I know, the most common ASL sign looks like a cross with one hand. So many Jews either wave a hand across the sky or point toward the sky. It is perhaps unsurprising that most sign languages, like Spanish, French, German, Ukrainian, etc. make the same pointed movement upwards. Israeli Sign Language was mostly developed from the German system, and thus also has pointing upwards.
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answered Is the Gemara (Shabbos 116b) quoting the New Testament?
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revised Can a Jew who dies on Mars be buried there?
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revised Can a Jew who dies on Mars be buried there?
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comment Hallel on Yom Nicanor
@DoubleAA: How do we know half Hallel for Pesach was said at that time? Arakhin 10a asks why Hallel is not said (דלא אמרינן) for all the days of the Pesach, but I don't see Talmudic evidence that there was a custom to recite half Hallel for Pesach, unlike Rosh Chodesh - the only explicit custom for half Hallels. If the custom wasn't developed by then, then maybe the Hallel list is exhaustive. The only customary Hallels would be those for when the Jews were miraculously delivered (Pesachim 117a).
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