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Sep
15
comment Can a convert (ger tzedek) serve on a beis din to annul a non-convert's vows?
I've since seen the newly-published Aruch HaShulchan in Hilchos Nedarim who says relatives can be on a panel for hataras nedarim too.
Sep
15
accepted How do you pronounce the הוי״ה in hataras nedarim (annulment of vows) before Rosh HaShanah?
Sep
15
answered Chamisha Vetish'im - mi yodeya?
Sep
15
comment Chamisha Vetish'im - mi yodeya?
Of these, HaMelech is by far the most common (appears nearly twice as often in Tanach as all others combined); it's seasonally appropriate; and it's textually interesting because in the Book of Esther, we're encouraged to tease out when it's Achashverosh and when it's G-d.
Sep
15
comment How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in “Niflaos Maharal”?
See my additional question above -- does the four-element people thing appear in any of these sources?
Sep
14
comment Waking up in the middle of the night
Barry, when/if you and I get sources, let's please put them in here.
Sep
14
answered Is a covered sukkah wall counted as a wall?
Sep
14
comment What is the role of government punishment in the teshuva (repentance) process?
Would he be pasul l'eidus?
Sep
14
comment What is the role of government punishment in the teshuva (repentance) process?
So if he embezzled $5M but blew it all, then spent three years in jail, and will have wages garnished the rest of his life but will never make up the complete $5M, would he be disqualified halachically as a witness for life?
Sep
14
answered Arba'a Vetish'im - mi yodeya?
Sep
14
revised How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in “Niflaos Maharal”?
More specific
Sep
14
comment What is the role of government punishment in the teshuva (repentance) process?
Thanks, I didn't know that (feel free to list that as an answer btw). Okay, so if someone cheats the government they can end up paying everything back as well as serving time; I'd assume that would be teshuva (assuming remorse etc.). What happens if they don't have the money now? And how much is paid to whom for stealing from investors or a corporation?
Sep
14
comment How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in “Niflaos Maharal”?
If I'm not mistaken, Sefer Yetzira is available in English, translated by R' Aryeh Kaplan. There have been many Golem books based on Niflaos Maharal, but is there a complete English translation available?
Sep
14
comment How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in “Niflaos Maharal”?
I'm not debating that point -- plus the Vilna Gaon is said to have commented that the text of Sefer Yetzira has been corrupted. But nonetheless: does the basic description in Niflaos Maharal somewhat correspond to Sefer Yetzira (or other kabbalistic works), or is it entirely different?
Sep
14
asked What is the role of government punishment in the teshuva (repentance) process?
Sep
14
asked How Kabbalistically accurate is the golem-making procedure described in “Niflaos Maharal”?
Sep
14
comment Anyone know anything about Shlomo Kluger Yeshiva?
Was this K-8? K-12? What age students did they have?
Sep
12
answered L'chayim vs. Lachayim
Sep
12
asked Is it “Vay-SHA-vucha” or “Va-YASH-vucha” in Anim Zemiros?
Sep
12
comment How Eruv Tavshilin Works
Yasher koach! Beat me by 24 seconds! (And a more complete answer too. But baruch shekivanti that it was basically.)