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comment What is the difference between the Sphirot and the Trinity?
Very related, if not dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8920/2091
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comment What is the difference between the Sphirot and the Trinity?
Very related, if not dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8925/2091
Apr
17
comment A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
Are there not Rabbinical prohibitions in place as well which include their own punishments for transgressing?
Apr
15
comment Why do Sephardi jews put on the tefillin shel yad while sitting?
Yalqut Yosef, Siman 25, Note 68 writes that the source for this custom can be found in the Zohar HaQadosh, Parashat Hayei Sarah, Page 132 beginning with "תָּא חֲזֵי, צְלוֹתָא דְבַר נָשׁ מְעוֹמֶד..."
Apr
12
comment Genesis 39:20 Potiphar's prison
This appears to be derived from Genesis 39:1 and Genesis 40:3. 39:1 states that Potiphar is Sar HaTabahim. 40:3 states that the baker and cupbearer were placed in the house of Sar HaTabahim where Joseph was jailed. I still don't see any specific hint to Potiphar's basement.
Apr
12
comment Genesis 39:20 Potiphar's prison
The same is suggested by the following two non-Jewish sources: Link 1, Link 2
Apr
12
comment Genesis 39:20 Potiphar's prison
A few sources could improve this answer
Mar
24
comment Kohen marrying a giyoress
A source could greatly improve this answer's clout.
Mar
22
comment Are We Not Supposed To Eat Fat?
I don't know. That's why I asked, because I thought your answer could benefit from a source. If such an interchange would be better suited as a question and answer, I'm happy to pose it.
Mar
22
comment Are We Not Supposed To Eat Fat?
How do we know that "Chelev in Halacha refers to certain fats"? The pasuq only says חלב.
Mar
20
comment Ask a friend to carry on Shabbos
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/14600/…
Mar
18
comment Why do Sephardi jews put on the tefillin shel yad while sitting?
Ben Ish Hai, Wayera I:8 states that a source for this custom from the Mequbalim cannot be found in the works of HaAR"I HaQadosh.
Mar
12
comment From where do we learn that women did not accept the report of the meragelim?
See HaRav Mansour's derashah here @ 19:15-19:56, specifically 19:30-19:40, where he says "the ladies did not accept the Lashon HaRa' of the spies".
Mar
10
comment Why don't we say Baruch Hu UVoruch Shmo more often?
Another instance where Ashkenazim (and some Sefaradim) refrain from saying it is when hearing Birkat HaKohanim. Yalqut Yosef states to refrain, or at least to answer inaudibly, so as not to confuse the Kohanim and the Sha"Tz.
Mar
2
comment Walled from the times of Joshua: Why Joshua?
In a recent Daily Halacha, Rabbi Eliyahu Mansour added that Yehoshua's being the first to battle 'Amaleq is significant, because Haman is an 'Amaleqite descendant. Also, had it been any walled city at the time of Purim, Eretz Yisra'el would be excluded, because it didn't have any walled cities at the time. To not disrespect Eretz Yisra'el, HaZa"L dialed backed the clock to its first conquest by Yehoshua'.
Feb
26
comment Why were the baraitot excluded from the mishnayot?
@DanF - Can you elaborate and with sources?
Feb
26
comment Why do Sefaradim skip “Uva LeTziyon” in the house of a mourner?
They acted in accordance with Siddur Kawanat HaLev, which states that "On Tish'ah Be'Av and in the house of a mourner, mathhilim from 'We'Atah Qadosh'".
Feb
25
comment Why do Sefaradim skip “Uva LeTziyon” in the house of a mourner?
The Sha"Tz was one of the mourners, so perhaps he was indeed acting in accordance with Maran HaRav Yosef Karo.
Feb
5
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
Yalqut Yosef in Hilkhot Tefillah does encourage people who pray slowly to train themselves to pray a little quicker so as to merit Qedushah and Qaddishim. Also, "The King", not "a King" :-)
Jan
31
comment The earlier an idea in the Torah is presented, the more primary it is
I was going to provide the same answer. Hazaq!