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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 ...
Dec
16
accepted How did the Sages know that Jerusalem had a wall in the times of Joshua?
Dec
16
comment Stacking Seforim
One thing I've heard was that this is preference but not actual law; another thing I heard was Torah over Neviim over Kesuvim over anything else; but anything else is all Oral Law, so you can stack mishna gemara shulchan aruch however you like. But this is all hearsay; someone help, please?
Dec
16
comment How did the Sages know that Jerusalem had a wall in the times of Joshua?
Already in the times of Joshua?
Dec
16
comment Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
@Jeremy -- your first question, see above. Your second question, Sanhedrin 55a-b asks exactly that; there's nothing someone can do to my cow vis-a-vis idolatry that could make the cow prohibited; but bestiality is more shameful than idolatry. Even if the animal must be killed because it was used for bestiality, I'm not sure if the carcass is prohibited from benefit (as is the case with an animal killed because it killed someone).
Dec
16
revised Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
Added sources
Dec
16
asked How did the Sages know that Jerusalem had a wall in the times of Joshua?
Dec
16
answered Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
Dec
15
accepted Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
Dec
15
comment Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
I'm Shalom, and I approve of Isaac's message!
Dec
15
comment matza significance
And the Vilna Gaon's practice was only to use 2 matzas. He felt it wasn't a problem to make HaMotzee on one-and-a-half matzas.
Dec
13
comment Males named מיכל?
Agreeing with the general thrust here. The Yiddish ['mɪxʌl] was just a corruption of "Michael", unrelated to the Hebrew girls' name [mi'xal].
Dec
12
answered Loshon Harah in Restaurant Reviews