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Dec
21
answered Standing up for Hagbah
Dec
20
comment What do we know about the Yemenites adding (deleting?) Maimonides from their prayers in the 1100s?
Wow, great research; thanks! So Kaddish in the 1100s may have been considered an appropriate place to insert the needs and blessings of a given community (almost analogous to many synagogues' Mi SheBerachs today for various causes); adding Rambam in (and then taking him out after his death) probably wasn't such a carving in stone then.
Dec
20
accepted What do we know about the Yemenites adding (deleting?) Maimonides from their prayers in the 1100s?
Dec
20
comment Are there standard sizes for tefilin batim (leather cases/housings) today?
Yeah the dalet al dalet must be a nickname; 4 x 4 centimeters.
Dec
20
accepted Are there standard sizes for tefilin batim (leather cases/housings) today?
Dec
20
comment Apologetics for marriage at 3 years old
@Jeremy, if I recall there's such an opinion in the Talmud, but I think we conclude that Chazal made a blanket category of "converts", irrespective of age.
Dec
20
answered Apologetics for marriage at 3 years old
Dec
20
comment Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
@Desert Star, I have Baltimore connections.
Dec
20
answered Kosher Quizzing
Dec
20
comment Shoivavim Tat significance
And if anyone can trace the sources on it, we'd know more about its Kabbalistic roots too.
Dec
20
comment Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
A shul like this one very much reflects a "warm Hassidic fusion" brand, as opposed to a single strain: tiferesyisroel.org
Dec
20
comment Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
That wasn't where I'd read it, but yasher koach on pointing to the phenomenon. (I think I might have read it in Tradition.)
Dec
20
answered Shoivavim Tat significance
Dec
20
answered Baal Teshuva — Interested in both Chabad and Breslov, now what?
Dec
17
comment Overcharging or Undercharging (Ona'a)
Rabbi Breitowitz acknowledged that taking ona'a naively, you would say that if all the producers conspired to raise the price of a specific item, they're then selling it at "the going price" so it's not ona'a. (Presumably, the prohibition was intended at the scale of the individual merchant.) Though we do have a source that food should not be sold at a price beyond twice its cost to the retailer.
Dec
17
answered Overcharging or Undercharging (Ona'a)
Dec
17
comment Why Daniel is not Among the Prophets?
Yes, citing Abarbanel. Abarbanel quoted Rambam's answer (different levels of prophetic influence), then said "that's the opinion of Rabbeinu Moshe, but not the Torah of Moshe Rabbeinu"
Dec
17
comment Learning Medieval Arabic
Agree with R' Yahu, the philosophical vocabulary is its own hurdle. The parallel-text book is this: mosadharavkook.com/store/item2.php?id=248 (not available for viewing online as far as I know); see also mi.yodeya.com/questions/4277/moreh-nevuchim-arabic-hebrew
Dec
17
answered Learning Medieval Arabic
Dec
16
comment How did the Sages know that Jerusalem had a wall in the times of Joshua?
Bingo. The fact that I asked this question meant I hadn't read my Joshua carefully enough. Well, we allow easy questions on m.y too ...