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Nov
12
comment Riddle: Aruch Hashulchan. Chanukah story missing a word
It also happens to be more technically correct from a geographical standpoint -- the "people led by Antiochus" certainly followed Greek culture, but themselves were from Syria. But your point about censorship certainly adds to it.
Nov
12
comment relative fractions of Kohanim and Levi'im
There's some discussion about how most of the Cohanim returned from Babylon to Israel with Ezra and Nechemiah, but very few Leviim did. I always wondered if that was related ...
Nov
9
answered Yom Kippur havdalah
Nov
9
answered relative fractions of Kohanim and Levi'im
Nov
9
answered What is the rarest Haftarah?
Nov
9
comment Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?
yydl, yes, Tradition is subscriber-only. Occasionally they'll put some articles up for free.
Nov
5
revised Veal and Kashrus
Clarified
Nov
5
answered Veal and Kashrus
Nov
5
comment Tree is it Eitz or Illan
Audio. I think it's this one? yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/705528/…
Nov
5
comment Tree is it Eitz or Illan
(From yutorah shiur of his on spelling names in Gittin.)
Nov
5
comment Tree is it Eitz or Illan
R' JD Bleich has said that Ilan is Aramaic not Hebrew (unsurprising it wound up in the Mishna); he goes so far to then state that "Ilana" is a non-Hebrew name and is properly spelled אילנא, just like "Lisa" would be ליסא, the ending-with-heh-for-feminine is only for authentic Hebrew names.
Nov
4
comment What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Makes sense. That's why I'm including the links, but not their arguments (other than perhaps any bias implied by my translation).
Nov
4
comment What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Isaac - see links. I don't want this question to become a flamewar about who's right, just when this was first cited.
Nov
4
revised What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Added a few links to citations on both sides.
Nov
4
revised Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?
linked
Nov
4
answered Is Telemarketing Prohibited by Jewish Law?
Nov
4
asked What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
Nov
3
comment How do those rabbis opposed to the RCA (“Rabbi Willig's”) prenup feel about the Nachlas Shiva document?
From context, I'm pretty sure the language here was a euphemism for a Get.
Nov
3
asked How do those rabbis opposed to the RCA (“Rabbi Willig's”) prenup feel about the Nachlas Shiva document?
Nov
3
comment Lighting candles Motzei Shabbos
I once stopped by the Breitowitzes on a motzei shabbos and they had candles lit, "for shalom bayis", also. (I think it was two.) It does impart a more serene feeling on what can be a hectic catchup-on-work-and-dishes-and-phone-calls-and-kids-sleepovers time.