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answered Why Didn't Yosef tell Yaakov He was Still Alive?
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revised “Law of Attraction”?
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answered “Law of Attraction”?
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answered Shelosha Ve'arba'im Umeya - mi yodeya?
Dec
9
comment What size hex nut will properly fit a standard chanukah candle?
Isn't there a Gemara about how you can't fit an item of width X into an item with exact opening width X? If the candles are 3/8" and nuts are 3/8", I'm guessing something had to get squeezed a bit. I think the candles are also wider at the base.
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answered Why is it called “Zos Chanukah”
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comment According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
He says any "dye" other than black; I assume leaving them white/natural is okay too?
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accepted According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
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comment Zmanim accuracy before digital clocks?
As for watches of the night: that was something the culture took for granted, if you had overnight guard duty you took one of three shifts; it's not specifically a Jewish thing. (Judaism then said to use those times to coordinate your prayers.) So you could ask a historian how they measured them, probably by moon or stars or the like.
Dec
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comment According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
Don't give the krum-bagel-bears video guy any ideas ...
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asked According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
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answered Explaining non-Jewish holidays to children?
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answered Electric Menorah
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comment “m'nora” on Chanuka
Some Sephardic Jews (Persians, I think) refer to the candelabrum itself as a "chanukah", as in "go light your chanukah." Similarly they refer to a mezuza scroll as a "shadai", "do you have a shadai on the wall yet?". I think you'd call these usages synecdoche?
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answered Stripes on a Talis
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answered The name of Adam, and his descendants
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answered Fish Tank Menorahs
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answered On the horn of an ox
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comment Is Dreidel gezeilah?
@Chanoch, Beit Yosef rules like Rambam that many forms of gambling are prohibited because they're a form of theft (though not enough so to invalidate a witness). Beyond that, some poskim hold that Hazal went further and prohibited all forms of gambling as a safeguard; others say no. I don't know what Beit Yosef's opinion is on the second question, it's very possible he's lenient. Your question was about the first one and is certainly valid on its own, sorry for my interfering.
Dec
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answered Zmanim accuracy before digital clocks?