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comment “I'm just not a 'learning guy'”
About the jump to extremes about am haaretz, I heard once that a man can be am haaretz related to one thing but not another. So not all am haaretz that are mentioned in the Gemorah are the same.
1d
comment What is Hatarat Nidui
@msh210 I added a source to the body of the answer.
2d
comment Are Jews commanded to love Muslims?
@DoubleAA does any of them applies to muslims? Is "ger" refers to ger toshav or get tsedek?
2d
comment What year was the first Shemita?
@ShmuelBrin during the 70 years the shemita was counted miderabanan. Like we count now, after the destruction of the second temple, mederabanan (according to most of opinions).
Sep
22
comment At what point does a chazzan take three steps back after chazaras hashatz?
I also heard once this answer. But what happens if the Sha'tz for second part of the prayer (Ashrei and after that) is not the same person?
Aug
17
comment Cheap Techeilet?
@Downvoter, what are your reasons?
May
13
comment Are there any tanakh search engines?
I used it on Ubuntu. I'll try to install it once more and tell you if it works.
May
12
comment Are there any tanakh search engines?
@Shokhet I used it once (about a year or two ago) and it was good. But now I see that their last build was on 2013-07-13 (launchpad.net/~moshe-wagner/+archive/orayta), maybe they just didn't created a distribution for newer versions. What version of Linux OS do you have?
Apr
27
comment Are there any tanakh search engines?
Orayta can be also used on Linux.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
@Fred those are not 11 "distinguishable objects", just counting number of mezakin. Also in Middos, it's just the length of something, not counting objects.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
@DoubleAA wow, didn't knew someone already tried this. Anyway, there are some problems with that song. For example "Ehad hofer bor" is not about numbers, also there is no 12 (like msh210 said) and no 13.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
Yes, the Mikvaos is perfect. About 12 - it not satisfies the question criteria.
Mar
23
comment Is there such a thing as “Veset Halom”
@MeirZirkind You are correct, that is the question. Wasn't that clear? If so I'll try to add explanations.
Feb
19
comment Using a Frozen Challah for Lechem Mishneh
I think this was intended to be a split of that question. As was proposed in the comments there.
Feb
2
comment When does the year start in terms of saying “Ulichaporas Pasha” for a leap year?
In sidur vilno it is written: "on a leap year, till rosh chodesh nisan, add the following..."
Jan
30
comment Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
about the balance of a free will: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29843/205
Jan
9
comment How is the body of a androginus or tumtum hung?
According to Sota perek 3, mishna 8, the woman does not punished naked: "האיש נסקל ערם, ואין האשה נסקלת ערמה."
Jul
7
comment Making a shechayanu on clothing
@DoubleAA I'm not aware of any historical reasons. Anyway, that's not something the questioner was interested in.
Jul
7
comment Making a shechayanu on clothing
@DoubleAA no, do you ask about coincidence? My previous comment tries to explain the "why" and in the answer you have "when".
Jul
7
comment Making a shechayanu on clothing
@DoubleAA do you say it for each machlokes between rishonim and ahronim?