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Nov
5
comment Tree is it Eitz or Illan
(From yutorah shiur of his on spelling names in Gittin.)
Nov
5
comment Tree is it Eitz or Illan
R' JD Bleich has said that Ilan is Aramaic not Hebrew (unsurprising it wound up in the Mishna); he goes so far to then state that "Ilana" is a non-Hebrew name and is properly spelled אילנא, just like "Lisa" would be ליסא, the ending-with-heh-for-feminine is only for authentic Hebrew names.
Nov
4
comment What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Makes sense. That's why I'm including the links, but not their arguments (other than perhaps any bias implied by my translation).
Nov
4
comment What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Isaac - see links. I don't want this question to become a flamewar about who's right, just when this was first cited.
Nov
4
revised What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Added a few links to citations on both sides.
Nov
4
revised Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?
linked
Nov
4
answered Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?
Nov
4
asked What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Nov
3
comment How do those rabbis opposed to the RCA (“Rabbi Willig's”) prenup feel about the Nachlas Shiva document?
From context, I'm pretty sure the language here was a euphemism for a Get.
Nov
3
asked How do those rabbis opposed to the RCA (“Rabbi Willig's”) prenup feel about the Nachlas Shiva document?
Nov
3
comment Lighting candles Motzei Shabbos
I once stopped by the Breitowitzes on a motzei shabbos and they had candles lit, "for shalom bayis", also. (I think it was two.) It does impart a more serene feeling on what can be a hectic catchup-on-work-and-dishes-and-phone-calls-and-kids-sleepovers time.
Nov
3
answered Ḥaser form of writing “Jerusalem” in the Bible
Nov
2
answered “I never saw a tzaddik be abandoned…” - how do we understand this?
Nov
1
comment Primacy of Rash"i
Yahu, you got it. Thanks!
Oct
28
asked Are you allowed to make ice cream on shabbos?
Oct
27
answered “Veadar” as the name of the extra month in leap years?
Oct
26
revised What is mazonot?
Added LBD/OU
Oct
26
answered What is mazonot?
Oct
25
comment Achad Asar Umeya - mi yodeya?
Or, "111 is the gematria of the way 'kava' is pronounced."
Oct
25
answered Pinchas Ben Yair's Donkey