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comment Why are 2 Midianites mentioned in the Torah named “bird”?
@CashCow No, he wasn't. He was indeed of Midianite origin. See RaSh"I to BeMidbar 22:4.
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awarded  Revival
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comment Book of TaNaKhic names with their meanings
Any update, @Salmononius2?
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comment What happened to Balak?
Whoa, that means that Dawidh HaMelekh is a descendant of Balaq!
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answered What happened to Balak?
Jun
25
comment Leniencies for someone keeping Kosher in a non-Kosher home
This flies in the face of my Rav's teachings. Can you please elaborate?
Jun
24
comment Talmud comes from Har Sinai?
I'm surprised to see that no one has cited the Talmud Bavli in Masekhet Berakhot 5A (Original, English): "וא"ר לוי בר חמא אמר ר' שמעון בן לקיש מאי דכתיב ואתנה לך את לוחות האבן והתורה והמצוה אשר כתבתי להורותם לוחות אלו עשרת הדברות תורה זה מקרא והמצוה זו משנה אשר כתבתי אלו נביאים וכתובים להורותם זה גמרא מלמד שכולם נתנו למשה מסיני". I heard it from HaRav Eyal Wered of Makhon Me'ir (B"N will find citation) that there are many who interpret this Gemara quite literally.
Jun
24
revised If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
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Jun
23
revised Is it wrong not to wear a bra?
added 33 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
23
comment What is the purpose of life on this earth
See Mesillat Yesharim, Chapter 1: "האדם לא נברא אלא להתענג על ה' ולהנות מזיו שכינתו שזהו התענוג האמיתי והעידון הגדול מכל העידונים שיכולים להמצא"
Jun
23
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
For those wondering what a Ghimmel (refuyah) sounds like, here is an enjoyable example: Naghillah Halleluyah Naghillah. A classic at Sepharadi Shabbat tables.
Jun
22
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
Very well. If you think this answer is irrelevant, I am happy to remove it. If you think it adds value and/or may be the pesaq your friend meant, I will leave it up.
Jun
22
revised Lesson from Moshe's Rock
added chabad verse link; minor fixes
Jun
22
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
Unless we find the an exact match from Hakham 'Ovadiah's rulings, it may be safe to assume that someone heard or read this pesaq and extrapolated thereof. Are you sure your friend was specifically referring to the Gimmel?
Jun
22
revised If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
improved title
Jun
22
answered If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
Jun
22
revised If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
added tags; minor fixes
Jun
22
comment Is it permissible to use an escalator on Shabbos?
Sources would help, especially to back up a big statement like "the use of Shabbat elevators is considered by many to be halachically okay".
Jun
21
comment Book of TaNaKhic names with their meanings
Thank you for the pointer. The book I found, however, was freely available on the Internet. IIRC, it was available on HebrewBooks.org
Jun
21
comment Continuing to drink a Beverage after Birchas HaMazon?
Given the utmost importance and severity which Hakham Yitzhaq Yosef SheLIT"A and Hakham 'Ovadiah A"H assign to Berakhot LeVatalah or Berakhot She'einan Tzerekhot, and given the rest of the se'if, it may be understood that while there are better options (e.g. waiting until after the meal to make a blessing on and drink the beverage), it is not assur as such to begin drinking during the meal and make a bless after Birkat HaMazon to continue drinking.