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B"H I am seeking the truth.


Apr
8
comment Standing for Kaddish at a shul with a different nusach
Added publication from Rav Chaim Jachter for Ashkenazi amidst Sepharadim
Apr
8
revised Standing for Kaddish at a shul with a different nusach
added rav chaim jachter pesaq for ashko in seph shul
Apr
8
comment Potential issue with Theory on Divine Origins of Judaism?
I think it's worth noting that RaSh"I is of the opinion that what was found was Sefer Devarim.
Apr
8
comment Potential issue with Theory on Divine Origins of Judaism?
Furthermore, given our tradition/mitzwah of teaching Torah to later generations, I don't see how it's possible that the entire nation of Israel forgot all of Torah in a span of ~60 years (Menasheh-Amon-Josiah).
Apr
8
comment reasons for standing for kaddish
Perhaps one could argue that, while the Qaddish is a Devar SheBiQedushah, it is not a Devar Hashem or the Word of G-d.
Apr
8
answered Standing for Kaddish at a shul with a different nusach
Mar
30
comment Do guests need to be made to make an afterblessing?
What if the person is not shomer mitzwot and 'forcing' him/her to make a ברכה אחרונה would embarrass him/her publicly?
Mar
17
comment What's the Jewish equivalent of “crossing your fingers”?
I suppose my usage is just one specific example of your, more general, message.
Mar
17
comment What's the Jewish equivalent of “crossing your fingers”?
I typically use "Bli 'Ayin HaRa'ah" to indicate that I am not jealous of what someone else has (i.e. that I'm not looking upon them negatively or viewing what they have with an "evil eye").
Mar
17
comment What's the Jewish equivalent of “crossing your fingers”?
Agreed. I would just say "B'ezrat Hashem" as @ray wrote above.
Mar
13
revised Falling with tefillin on
improved formatting, added source
Mar
13
suggested suggested edit on Falling with tefillin on
Mar
13
suggested suggested edit on Falling with tefillin on
Mar
11
comment Mordecai: Esther's uncle?
Here is Esther 8:1 with Peirush HaRaMBa"M, which states that "Esther told the king, 'Your advisor, Mordekhai, is my uncle, my father's brother. And he raised me [...]." (my translation) Could this perhaps mean that Esther lied to King Ahhashwerosh saying that Mordekhai was her uncle when, in fact, he was her cousin and husband?
Mar
11
comment Mordecai: Esther's uncle?
Here is an alternate version of Ibn Ezra's commentary in standard format (i.e. pesuqim on top, peirush on bottom).
Mar
10
comment What is the significance of sprinkling blood on/around the Mizbeahh?
Thanks for the research and detailed answer, @Isaac Moses! Can you help me understand a bit better what you mean by "the blood [representing] the totality of the [qorban]-bringer's life force"?
Mar
10
revised What is an “iggeres”?
included gemara links
Mar
9
revised What is an “iggeres”?
Improved formatting
Mar
9
suggested suggested edit on What is an “iggeres”?
Mar
9
answered What is an “iggeres”?