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comment From whence do we learn that the Torah does not mince words?
Thanks to the insightful comments (and DoubleAA's link to MonicaCellio's question), I think this question can safely be closed as a dupe of hers. Thank you all and tizku le'mitzwot!
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comment From whence do we learn that the Torah does not mince words?
Given the clarification in my previous comment, do you think the question requires rewording?
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comment From whence do we learn that the Torah does not mince words?
Perhaps I should reword the question. What I really meant to uncover is how we know that each word/pasuq in the Torah must be meaningful. Sure, it seems logical. But, do we have a source/tradition stating such?
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comment Shmitah nowadays?
For one widely accepted poseq's view, see Yalqut Yosef's Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yoreh De'ah 331:9 that "most posqim consider Shemitah today to be Mi'De'Rabbanan"
Sep
15
comment Standing for Kaddish at a shul with a different nusach
Thank you for the awesome edit, Tamir Evan!
Sep
14
comment Standing for Kaddish at a shul with a different nusach
I've updated the Rav Jachter source to a more reliable one (the "Jewish Link of Bergen County" archive). It appears he did, in fact, rule in accordance with the bolded text in my answer.
Aug
9
comment Sefardic and Ashkenazic main halacha book for Even Haezer, Yoreh Deah and Choshen Mishpat?
Many Sefaradim today, to my knowledge, derive Halakhah LeMa'aseh from Yalqut Yosef which spans all four turim of Shulhhan Arukh.
Aug
6
comment May one wear a tallit gadol with all four corners in front?
While this is photographic evidence of the minhag, I'm ideally looking for written evidence from an Orthodox poseq.
Jul
31
comment Why are large Jewish communities not picking up and moving to Israel?
Is there a source or tradition which says that settling in Israel should be easy?
Jul
27
comment How do we understand Moshe's rebuke
That would be me being tired. Thank you!
Jul
27
comment How do we understand Moshe's rebuke
Fair point. I forgot to tie my answer to RaSh"Y. My answer, citing Orahh Hayim, does not really contradict RaSh"Y and, at the same time, dissolves questions #2 and #3 IMHO. Also, I'm assuming the question mark in your comment is commentary on my transliteration scheme. To each his own :)
Jul
24
comment Facing Yerushalaim during Kaddish
HaRav Eliyahu Mansour, SheLYT"A, just addressed this in his Daily Halacha (link)
Jul
22
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
Makes sense. But I'm still looking for a source that there is, in fact, a problem of "lifnei iver".
Jul
22
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
The source you provided stated that is permitted. But, your final statement is that it is indeed forbidden. Can you provide a source for your final statement which contradicts the Ohr Somayach source?
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
The last sentence is my recap of Rav Mansour's derashah.
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
If YEZ prefers, our answers can be merged. Whatever makes the most sense.
Jul
21
comment Do we know more about נבח?
I just realized that, explicitly, this only addresses the second part of the question (i.e. "why does the Torah give so little information"). Implicitly, though, I think it addresses the first part too (i.e. "do we know anything else about Novach").
Jul
21
comment What is the importance of the tallit during prayer?
One practical difference in wearing a tallit gadol, especially over one's head, during prayer is that it blocks out noise and movement thereby allowing the person praying to concentrate better.
Jul
1
comment Who is Tzippor?
Or HaHayim makes reference to this Zohar here.
Jun
28
comment Pictures of rabbis in the living room
Duplicate/related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/33965/…