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answered Shovavim and idolatry
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comment Why isn't restitution for a goat mentioned in Shemot 21:37?
When different languages don't have a perfect word-for-word fit, the translator is challenged how to best work it. It's not an evil translation; the Artscroll folks felt that "four from the flock for each sheep-or-goat" sounds clunky. There's always a trade-off, and some legal terminology is going to be lost in translation.
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answered Why isn't restitution for a goat mentioned in Shemot 21:37?
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comment Can a person break an oath to G-d to save a life?
@DoubleAA yes it's discussed; but as "accessories to the sort of sin that could warrant the death penalty."
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comment Drawing the line between not judging and not being a fool
@ClarusDignus what Daniel said. Rabbi Adin Shteinzaltz (who has mastered the traditional Jewish corpus, e.g. the Talmud, and then classical sources of kabbala, e.g. the Zohar) has commented: "today's pop kabbala is to religion what pornography is to love."
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answered Can a person break an oath to G-d to save a life?
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comment Are there poskim who sanction using nedarim today
Rabbi Hershel Schachter tells of one rosh yeshiva who passed away about ten years ago would continuously make a neder to quit his smoking addiction, find it impossible to keep, and have it annulled. This process repeated far too many times. Rabbi Schachter commented that he should not be using a neder in this circumstance.
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answered Drawing the line between not judging and not being a fool
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revised בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
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comment בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
Just as the Torah says to connect the Mishkan tapestries (which are conjugated in the feminine) isha el achota, "one to another." Not "each tapestry to her sister."
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answered בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
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comment בין אדם לחבירו - between man and his fellow man
Hebrew is a gendered language, and uses the masculine as the default. I should point out that when Genesis says "G-d created the Adam in the likeness of G-d, in male and female"; Chizkuni translates Adam as "human", gender-neutral for the species.
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revised Are Cigarettes on Yomtov a Davar Hashaveh Lechol Nefesh?
Fixed Calvin&Hobbes picture
Aug
20
answered Is Hanukkah a holiday or a festival? Is there a difference?
Aug
20
answered What is the blessing said over little plants' fruit?
Aug
20
comment What is the modern Jewish attitude towards the Zealots and Sicarii?
@DoubleAA the answers, however, are quite similar.
Aug
20
comment What is the modern Jewish attitude towards the Zealots and Sicarii?
Near-duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/61802/21
Aug
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answered Performing a C-section in the Time of Chazal
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19
comment Following minhagim when praying in a different community?
So if you follow Rav Moshe Feinstein you're in good company, if you follow his father you're in good company too. It's all Judaism. :)