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May
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answered strength to women
May
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revised in process learning enough to actually get to teshuva.. but conversion vs. giyur lechumra?
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comment Poisoning my own food?
Rabbi J David Bleich has a lengthy article in Tradition about precisely this, "The Case of the Poisoned Sandwich." Practically -- STAY AWAY FROM POISON!! DO NOT DO IT!!
May
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answered in process learning enough to actually get to teshuva.. but conversion vs. giyur lechumra?
May
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comment And it was so? Perhaps mistranslated?
@GregoryMagarshak no, context doesn't bear that out. The book of Esther opens with "Vayhi" -- "it happened in the days of ..."
May
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revised Abbreviation Translation of נ"י
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May
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answered Abbreviation Translation of נ"י
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revised Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
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May
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comment And it was so? Perhaps mistranslated?
@DoubleAA "VEyashuvu hamayim" -- the waters shall return. "VAyashuvu hamayim" -- the waters returned. No? "VeAchalti Chatas" is a weird one as it's a hypothetical bridging the simple-past "hikrivu" with the simple-future "hayitav." Sforno's reading has the whole phrase preceded by a "hen", notifying us that this is all a thought experiment, so we know from context it's not the future tense: "suppose that they sacrificed ... and then I ate -- would that be good?"
May
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answered And it was so? Perhaps mistranslated?
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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answered Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
May
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revised Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
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Apr
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answered Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
Apr
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comment Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?
I thought the rumor was that Rembrandt had consulted with Menashe ben Israel on this
Apr
28
answered Was the Mishkan Built on Shabbat?
Apr
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accepted Are tefillin supposed to be removed before a bris (circumcision)? If so, why?
Apr
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comment Restaurants with hechsher for locusts
If I recall correctly R' Ovadiah Yosef z'l said that even if your custom is not to eat them, they don't treif up your dishes, and there was a restaurant that was therefore exploring the option -- is that Eucalyptus?
Apr
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comment What was the earliest use of the Rambam's language in Shmita V'Yovel in support of kollel study?
@Mefaresh thank you! He uses it in support of the phrase "with zero hishtadlut". (Mind you, Rabbi Horwitz secluded himself for a lengthy period.)