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Jul
30
comment Matrilineal Descent
Also, sadly, the yeshiva.org.il discussion link is broken. Can you try to find an updated link?
Jul
30
comment Matrilineal Descent
Terrific answer; but, I don't see how verses 1-2 are so relevant. Would you object to me removing them from the answer to make it more concise? Thanks for the research!
Jul
30
revised Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
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Jul
30
revised Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
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Jul
30
comment Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
I realize this answer may be insufficient as it's simply a link. If necessary, I can remove it.
Jul
30
answered Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
Jul
30
comment Are Synagogues “holy ground,” offering protection from evil creatures?
You may consider Berakhot 5A for another source regarding Qeri'at Shema' warding off negative forces.
Jul
29
answered Kabbalah/Certification in Shechita in US?
Jul
29
comment Quote from the Chazzon Ish about “Mizrachim”
@Yehoshua I think it's probably best for us all to take a hard look at what was actually stated/written/intended before coming to any conclusions.
Jul
29
comment Quote from the Chazzon Ish about “Mizrachim”
If it helps, I heard this directly from a local Talmid Hakham. I don't remember if he cited a sefer; but, I thought it might add credence to the question to include my personal experience.
Jul
27
comment What is the Jewish position on aggressive acts of war?
You might consider HaRaMBa"M's stance in Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Melakhim U'Milhhamotehem, Ch. 5 particularly halakhot 1 and 2
Jul
27
revised What is the Jewish position on aggressive acts of war?
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Jul
27
comment What is the purpose of life on this earth
@cham1 Firstly, it's not that "I" need citations. I try to bear the less-informed reader in mind when writing/reading questions/answers. Secondly, some suggestions: 1) From where do we know that "[HaShem Created] the whole world only for the purpose of [humans] on [Earth]" and that thus "everything else is there for [humankind's] benefit"? 2) From where do we know that "[the woman's] purpose is mainly to help the man obtain his"? 3) From where do we know that "some men [...] help other men obtain [their goal]"?
Jul
27
comment Kamtza bar Kamtza
Some background to the question's premises, or sources thereof, could greatly improve the question's user-friendliness.
Jul
27
comment How to define success in life?
This answer could be greatly improved by citing sources.
Jul
27
comment How to define success in life?
Very related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/60545/…
Jul
27
comment What is the purpose of life on this earth
I find the question a bit rant-like. IMHO, improved formatting and citations could improve it greatly.
Jul
27
comment Do I make hamotzi over raw dough?
Potential dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/43699/…
Jul
27
revised Do I make hamotzi over raw dough?
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Jul
23
revised Why is Idolatry a sin
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