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May
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comment Why must we acquire Lehhem Mishneh for every Shabbat meal?
Perhaps we're not reading the same Arba'ah Turim. All I see him saying is "Se'udah Shelishit yakhol la'asotah belo pat", which actually sounds like you don't need bread at all for Se'udah Shelishit. From which source(s) did you compile your answer and can you link to it/them?
May
1
comment Explain why certain titles are given when naming sages
Researching something else, I just found this on Wikipedia: "Another letter by Sherira, also addressed to Jacob ben Nissim of Kairouan (included in the "'Aruk," s.v. "Abaja"), deals with the various titles given to the Talmudic sages, as "Rabban," "Rabbi," "Rab," and "Mar," and explains why some sages are simply mentioned by their names, without the addition of any titles."
Apr
30
revised Tracing the Tradition of HaRaM"A (Moshe Isserles)
added 14 characters in body
Apr
30
revised Tracing the Tradition of HaRaM"A (Moshe Isserles)
Added Daat and "Kereti U'Peleti" links
Apr
30
revised Tracing the Tradition of HaRaM"A (Moshe Isserles)
added 112 characters in body
Apr
30
asked Tracing the Tradition of HaRaM"A (Moshe Isserles)
Apr
30
accepted Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
Apr
30
comment Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
Do you think it's too far-fetched to expand the question's scope to go further back? Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen, in one of his talks, said he went through the exercise of tracing a Rabbi's teaching back to Moshe Rabbeinu...
Apr
30
revised Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
Including trail uncovered thus far
Apr
30
comment Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
Delicious! Thank you, Gershon Gold and @IsaacMoses!!
Apr
30
comment Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
"Knesset Yisra'el" from Rabbi Shmu'el Yosef Fin (Fuenn)
Apr
30
asked Tracing the Tradition of HaRav Shimshon Rafa'el Hirsch
Apr
29
comment Aside from the Mitzvah “to be fruitful and multiply” why else should a Jewish person want to get married?
Just some thoughts without citations: to not waste seed; to psychologically build oneself (tiqqun middot) by working on Shalom Bayit for an entire lifetime; to give to someone else in one of the most intimate ways life has to offer; to fulfill the mitzwah of 'Onah; to be physically intimate with one's partner in a Halakhically permissible manner
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
@LeonConrad - Here is the Ketav STa"M Wiki article if it helps. STa"M is an acronym for Sefer/Sifrei (Torah), Tefillin and Mezuzot.
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
@DoubleAA Yishai's link below ("this chart") supports your point as regards STa"M script (the third chart in his link). As regards 'modern' script (the first chart in his link), IMHO the Zayin's head juts out to the right whereas the Nun Sofit's head does not.
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
Other sources pointing to (no pun intended) the Zayin/Nun mistake: 1, 2, 3, 4
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
I think 'modern' Hebrew would apply as all other letters in the painting also bear their present-day form.
Apr
29
revised Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
Added link to verse on Chabad.org
Apr
29
comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
Based on my limited knowledge of the history of Hebrew character forms, the last letter in the painting (bottom left) looks like the modern "Zayin" and nothing like a "Nun" or "Nun Sofit". As all the characters in the painting resemble their modern forms, I'm lead to believe that that (i.e. the Zayin/Nun) is the letter being discussed.
Apr
29
comment Are all non-human creations reincarnations?
@msh210 Except that I know of many people who don't own cars and therefore use public transport. If someone is able to provide evidence for the same as regards my question, I would agree with you.