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Dec
12
answered Loshon Harah in Restaurant Reviews
Dec
11
accepted Was Binyamin aware of Tzofnas Paaneach (aka Yosef)'s true identity?
Dec
10
comment Was Binyamin aware of Tzofnas Paaneach (aka Yosef)'s true identity?
He just gets shlepped around, he doesn't do anything ...
Dec
10
revised Was Binyamin aware of Tzofnas Paaneach (aka Yosef)'s true identity?
more accurate
Dec
10
asked Was Binyamin aware of Tzofnas Paaneach (aka Yosef)'s true identity?
Dec
10
comment “Law of Attraction”?
Or the generalized "b'derech sheadam rotzeh leileich, molichin oso" ... G-d assists people in the way they want to go, good or bad.
Dec
10
answered Why Didn't Yosef tell Yaakov He was Still Alive?
Dec
10
revised “Law of Attraction”?
More material
Dec
10
answered “Law of Attraction”?
Dec
10
answered Shelosha Ve'arba'im Umeya - mi yodeya?
Dec
9
comment What size hex nut will properly fit a standard chanukah candle?
Isn't there a Gemara about how you can't fit an item of width X into an item with exact opening width X? If the candles are 3/8" and nuts are 3/8", I'm guessing something had to get squeezed a bit. I think the candles are also wider at the base.
Dec
9
answered Why is it called “Zos Chanukah”
Dec
8
comment According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
He says any "dye" other than black; I assume leaving them white/natural is okay too?
Dec
8
accepted According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
Dec
8
comment Zmanim accuracy before digital clocks?
As for watches of the night: that was something the culture took for granted, if you had overnight guard duty you took one of three shifts; it's not specifically a Jewish thing. (Judaism then said to use those times to coordinate your prayers.) So you could ask a historian how they measured them, probably by moon or stars or the like.
Dec
8
comment According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
Don't give the krum-bagel-bears video guy any ideas ...
Dec
8
asked According to the Rambam, what color would most of the tzitzis strings be if the garment was all techeilet?
Dec
8
answered Explaining non-Jewish holidays to children?
Dec
8
answered Electric Menorah
Dec
8
comment “m'nora” on Chanuka
Some Sephardic Jews (Persians, I think) refer to the candelabrum itself as a "chanukah", as in "go light your chanukah." Similarly they refer to a mezuza scroll as a "shadai", "do you have a shadai on the wall yet?". I think you'd call these usages synecdoche?