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Aug
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comment How does shechita (kosher slaughter) actually work?
So in order to get to the trachea and esophagus, he'd always have to go through the carotid and jugular?
Aug
11
answered Elul's acronyms
Aug
11
comment Elul's acronyms
Curmudegeony nitpick: I'd say "What are some backronyms for Elul", or "What phrases form the acronym Elul"? Technically, the acronym for Elul is just Aleph.
Aug
11
asked How does shechita (kosher slaughter) actually work?
Aug
11
asked Is there a difference between “p” and “f” when transliterating from English to Hebrew?
Aug
11
comment Chamisha Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
Sadly, we don't see much interaction between them after the Akeida Some say that becoming an Olah Temimah had a cost.
Aug
10
revised Kashrut in the Talmud
Added Horeb
Aug
10
comment Kashrut in the Talmud
Great point! Back when Gatorade didn't have a hechsher, someone asked a rabbi about it; rather than just say "it's prohibited"; he said "it's not recommended, but Powerade is okay; the Talmud says everything prohibited has a permitted analogue." Turns it into a profound teaching experience!
Aug
10
comment What does א.ד.ג.‏ stand for in Yiddish?
Can you give an example with context please?
Aug
10
answered Chamisha Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
Aug
10
answered Kashrut in the Talmud
Aug
9
answered Arba'a Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
Aug
9
revised 40 Days Before Conception
clarify
Aug
9
comment Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
I'm not disagreeing; but apparently the Talmud didn't intend for that to be revealed in its simplest level. Skeptics have even argued that the Gemaras about Moshe debating the angels at Sinai is intended as satire of the Heikhalot literature!
Aug
9
comment Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
Nevertheless, if the idea is totally absent in both Talmuds, that might say something.
Aug
9
answered Burning the Challah portion
Aug
8
accepted Anyone know anything about Shlomo Kluger Yeshiva?
Aug
6
answered Shelosha Veshiv'im - mi yodeya?
Aug
6
comment Where does the concept of Gilgulim (reincarnations) in Judaism come from?
The Gemara says "just as you entered the world without sin, so may you exit the world without sin." (The blessing of baruch ata b'voecah uvaruch ata b'tzeisecha). The Gemara was taking for granted that we enter this world without sin; but Gilgul talks about reincarnated souls in need of correcting previous life's flaws.
Aug
6
answered 40 Days Before Conception