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Aug
1
comment How to fix Mamzeirim
@Menachem the meaning of "אי ידעינן שלכך מתכוין" is: if we know that husband nullified divorce without witnesses in order to retroactively nullify kiddushin and avoid mamzerim problem the kissushin are not nullified. According to your interpretation it sould be התכון not מתכון. See the context in the gemarah and it would be clear.
Aug
1
comment מרדכי = Mord'chi?
I have a mishna brura of Leshem (לשם) and there מרדכי had nekudos of Mord'chi.
Aug
1
comment How to fix Mamzeirim
@Menachem I think you are wrong. Tosafot proposes to solve problem of mamzerim by giving a divorce and then nullifying the divorce with out witnesses. In such case the wife becomes unmarried due to gzeira. When marring, the couple had no intention to remove the kiddushin. Where do you see that Tosafot is talking about lechathila?
Aug
1
comment How to fix Mamzeirim
@msh210 much better, thanks.
Aug
1
comment How to fix Mamzeirim
@msh210 I'm not sure that "by the grace of" is correct translation of "אדעתא" (thanks for translation and fixes)
Jul
30
comment Rashi in Horayos
@DoubleAA indeed :)
Jul
24
comment Crocs on Yom Kippur?
@DoubleAA I agree, but this information is from lectures I've heard, so I can't point to a specific source. Sorry.
Jul
15
comment Taking food from a Seudas Bris
I taught it's to give others an opportunity to attend seudas mitzvah
Jul
15
comment Yael vs Esther comparison
@CharlesKoppelman it is explicit gemorah, look at Horayot that I cited.
Jul
15
comment Yael vs Esther comparison
@ShimonbM thanks for help with translation, fixed.
Jul
9
comment Unusual number of males among the 70 who went to Egypt
@DoubleAA the question was about disproportionate number of babies, not the reasons to do so. What I wrote in answer is a correct thing with good citation. What I wrote in comment is a speculation, I don't feel comfortable adding it as part of an answer.
Jul
9
comment Unusual number of males among the 70 who went to Egypt
They wanted to "produce" am yisroel, I think boys are more suitable for this mission. As we see that Yaakov has 12 boys and just one girl. And even that single girl was born as a girl because Lea didn't wanted to embarrass her sister.
Jun
27
comment How to respond to excessive talking in a synagogue
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16269/…
Jun
26
comment Best way to translate “קא”
@DoubleAA the intention was not purely translating Aramaic, I've asked it for deeper understanding of Talmud texts.
Jun
19
comment Why ad meah v'esrim?
related - judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3813/205
Jun
19
comment How much is Classical Hebrew (in which the Hebrew Bible is written) is different from the modern Hebrew?
@SethJ if we or even commentators do not know what we learn from a specific word in Torah, it still does not means that the word is "in fact" redundant.
Jun
11
comment The new TSA airport scanners and tznius
@AdamMosheh there is no hirurim problem for somebody looking at naked man.
May
31
comment Resources for learning Hebrew from scratch?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8795/205
May
23
comment Comparison of Lexica: BDB and Strong's Hebrew
@Warlus the Cat, if you think this doesn't answer the question, you might want to remove "accepted" mark from this answer, in order to avoid confusion of occasional googlers
May
21
comment matzah = mezonos or hamotzi
@Menachem if you קובע סעודה (set up a meal) on a mezonos you have to wash on it. On Passover usually people eat matzah as a main part of the meal.