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Jul
30
comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@SethJ I've never learned Gemara before. I don't know what to take literally and what not to. Your accusatory and insulting statements (i.e. "you're mistranslating", "that's a little unusual") add nothing to the question. Provide sources for your wild claims or they will continue to be just that.
Jul
30
comment “'Uf” is Torah?
These conjectures point in the direction of a thorough answer. If someone can include a source corroborating Seth's claims, I think we could all go home happier.
Jul
30
comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@IsaacMoses Good to know! But, it doesn't quite address how עוף could be understood as Torah in the pasuq. Unless, of course, you didn't mean for it to.
Jul
30
comment “'Uf” is Torah?
I don't see how this answers the question as your "TLDR" states "Torah isn't the 'עוף' in the verse [..., it's] the 'it'", whereas the Gemara clearly states that "אין עוף אלא תורה". Also, sources could greatly improve your answer.
Jul
30
asked “'Uf” is Torah?
Jul
30
revised Matrilineal Descent
improved formatting; clarified that josh added emphasis; added 9:12 link
Jul
30
comment Matrilineal Descent
Which "derasha from a pasuk in chumash" are you referring to? It might improve this answer to provide some background there.
Jul
30
revised Matrilineal Descent
replaced link with higher-quality (dpi) gemara; added link to english
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
added example from website; added 50 characters in body; deleted 5 characters in body
Jul
30
revised Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight
a bit more detail
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?
consistent spelling