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May
7
comment Chasan cigarettes - source & reason
I just heard Hakham 'Ovadiah Yosef A"H reference this minhag in his Motza'ei Shabbat shi'ur on Parashat Behar (התשע"א) as regards smoking on Yom Tov (link).
May
7
comment Looking for a definition of oneg Shabbos
To address the OP's suggestion of reading a book, it must be noted that actions taken to fulfill 'Oneg Shabbat must, of course, be in accordance with Halakhah. As regards the OP's example, certain material is forbidden from being read on Shabbat.
May
6
comment Is the phrase הקדוש ברוך הוא gramatically incorrect?
Would "Qodesh HaQodashim" then be the "Holiness of the Holinesses"? :)
May
6
comment If you don't give up your life, are you liable?
If you worshiped his god (lowercase), you would be liable for Karet (spiritual excision).
May
6
comment Why are Masekhtot referred to by content while Humashim by their first word(s)?
The more Masekhtot I flip through on HebrewBooks.org, the more I realize this question should be better pointed at the tradition of Humash names than Masekhet names. Thanks, @DoubleAA for the examples and counterexamples. Would you recommend simply deleting this question and creating another or flipping the question on its head?
May
6
comment Why are Masekhtot referred to by content while Humashim by their first word(s)?
@DoubleAA Worded the question more neutrally. Also, Humash Devarim starts with "We'eleh" but that word is traditionally omitted. So, too, can be done with the Masekhtot.
May
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revised Why are Masekhtot referred to by content while Humashim by their first word(s)?
worded the question more neutrally
May
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asked Why are Masekhtot referred to by content while Humashim by their first word(s)?
May
6
comment Is the phrase הקדוש ברוך הוא gramatically incorrect?
I think this question could be strengthened by citing a source which discusses this or makes use of the alternate expression "HaQodesh Barukh Hu". Also, isn't this questioned more related to grammar than Judaism per se? Apologies, but -1 for now until a mod can clarify.
May
6
comment Is the phrase הקדוש ברוך הוא gramatically incorrect?
"קודש" can also refer to "holy" (n.) as in "קודש הקודשים" (the Holy of Holies).
May
6
comment Is the phrase הקדוש ברוך הוא gramatically incorrect?
Also, note that this nickname for HaShem is used liberally throughout both Talmuds (Bavli and Yerushalmi) and the Mishneh Torah.
May
6
comment Is the phrase הקדוש ברוך הוא gramatically incorrect?
We also call HaShem "הגדול" "הגבור" and "הנורא". While another linguistic source could strength @Scimonster's answer, we have many examples in our tefillah referring to HaShem using these adjectives where the object is implicit (or elliptical).
May
6
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
Apologies if that's not its academic name. I'm referring to the alphabet that Wikipedia (Hebrew) calls "Alef-Bet 'Ivri", which is linked to in the beginning of the answer.
May
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answered Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
May
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revised Meaning of the term “Amen Ve'Amen”?
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May
4
comment Where is “no Tachanun” on Pessach Sheni documented?
I've never learned Arukh HaShulhhan, so I could very well be misreading it. Nevertheless, do you have it on any authority that yours is indeed the reading? I can still see multiple readings, including yours, in his words.
May
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revised Meaning of the term “Amen Ve'Amen”?
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May
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answered Meaning of the term “Amen Ve'Amen”?
May
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comment Attending a Bar Mitzvah at a Reform Synagogue
@DoubleAA No worries. Made an attempt. If s/he sees fit to adjust, then by all means.
May
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revised Where is “no Tachanun” on Pessach Sheni documented?
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