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comment Uman for Rosh Hashanah?
Where does R' Nachman say for people to come to be by him on Rosh HaShanah? And even more so, where does he say that people should leave Eretz Yisrael to go be by him?
Sep
1
comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
Doesn't Tosfos somewhere (In Sukkah?) round Pi to 3 :-/
Aug
27
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
@MichaBerger I will bli neder put an answer together soon with many that understood this Rambam like the Bach. SO I think it is an acceptable shitas yachid...Until Moshiach comes!
Aug
27
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
@MichaBerger The Shach write in Hilchos Horah (which appears before Hilchos Talmud Torah I believe in Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah) that essentially b'shas hadhach you could be somach on a shitas yachid. So depends what type of "psak" you are referring to or considering.
Aug
26
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
@MichaBerger I realize the Bach argues but he is the one what clearly understood the Rambam to mean that only milah and tevilah is enough. There are those that argue on what the Rambam "meant".
Aug
25
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
I'm impressed that your research took you so far as to know that the issue of this sefer and the Rambam's use had to do with the size of a nose. How did you know that? If you got that far then you might know more about the sefer than I anticipated anyone to know here (Does the sefer Shekiin from R' Saul Lieberman mean anything then?
Aug
24
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
@mevaqesh .... True but there is evidence that the Rambam (although being against it clearly) used to help explain something once in Mishnah Torah and another place in his pirush on Mishnayos. It's not considered to be from a "non-kosher" source however the time is definitely from the period of Chazal. Seems to be only the Rambam spoke strongly against and maybe even he wasn't so much against it!
Aug
24
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
@mevaqesh what is your comment in connection to?
Aug
24
comment ALL Names of God
@HaLeiVi I meant a link to the sefer if it's online...
Aug
23
comment ALL Names of God
Source for this?
Aug
23
comment ALL Names of God
Source? Do you have a link maybe?
Aug
23
comment Does the sandek have to hold the babies feet?
@mevaqesh this is always an issue on this website. If I knew there might be an answer then I would say so or look somewhere else. There is a question on this site about the mother of the child being the sandek(et) which is something I would also say "I don't see why she should be able to, but yet I'm still asking..." And over there we see there are MANY sources about it, even though I would have no reason to believe why it would be okay. So to here.
Aug
23
asked Does the sandek have to hold the babies feet?
Aug
23
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
We're going to have a real hard time then with some of these sources ;)....I wonder if there is anyone on this site who can even read the right side, so don't felt bad. If I'll give an answer to this question with the sources I will translate everything into English (when and if I have time.)
Aug
23
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
The Rambam also mentions it here in teshuvas (117): hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1730&st=&pgnum=215 ... The Right side is Judeo-Arabic, the left side is translated Hebrew so when you try and read teshuva 117 and go to the next page, keep in mind the Hebrew is on the left always. Unless you can read Judeo-Arabic ;)
Aug
23
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
It's considered to be "ancient" -- from the "time of Chazal" of that means anything. This is considered a "fact". The Rambam mentions it in the hakdama to chelek (i.e. the place where he writes the 13 ikarim in mesectas Sanhedrin.) His comment about burning it is true, that which people add even on Yom Kippur that falls out on Shabbos (or perhaps what he wrote) is no doubt an exaggeration.
Aug
22
comment Is it forbidden to try to give a specific description of HaShem?
There is a sefer I believe called "shiur komo" I will try and find it. It describes HaShem in extreme physical detail. I believe the Rambam (or someone) once said about the sefer that it should be burned even on Yom Kippur that comes out on Shabbos.
Aug
22
comment Kever of a Tzaddik “bechinas” Eretz Yisrael
I looked in this print of the sefer: hebrewbooks.org/… and I did not find it in Torah 108 ???
Aug
20
comment Convert without accepting mitzvos?
@Yishai I'm doing research myself now and finding many that held this way and not with such strong language as forbidden to do or "disservice"...
Aug
20
asked Convert without accepting mitzvos?