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וישמע משה ויפל על-פניו -- And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.

The truth of a fact can only be proved by a fact, not by reasons or reasoning. Reasons and reasoning can establish its probability or its necessity but can never prove its actuality. The veracity of a messenger can only be proved by his sender, the sending of Moses only by God himself. That is why no word of an answer from Moses himself could refute the accusation of Korach. If God would not consider it right to confirm the veracity of his being commissioned by God, in face of this denial of it, then his mission was at its end -- ויפל על פניו.

Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch, Parshat Korach

I wish I had God's PGP Key.


Apr
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comment Do Sefardim Eat Chametz-Like Food made from Fruit Juice?
@147zcbm www.papouchado.co.il/?id=118
Apr
7
comment Do Sefardim Eat Chametz-Like Food made from Fruit Juice?
@Shalom The Shulchan Aruch rules like the Rambam regarding kneading. See the same article: "[Shulchan Aruch] similarly rules like the Rambam in permitting one to work the dough for the entire day, although the concerns of the Terumat Ha-Deshen and the Rosh are also recorded."
Apr
7
answered Do Sefardim Eat Chametz-Like Food made from Fruit Juice?
Apr
7
comment How long does entire process of baking matzo take to be kosher?
@alicefine According to Rambam, the time of kneading is not included in the 18 minutes. He says one can knead the dough all day and it will not become chametz. The Shulchan Aruch agrees with Rambam, although the Rosh has certain reservations. You can read more here: etzion.org.il/vbm/english/archive/moadim70/02-70moed.htm
Apr
6
comment Making Juice “Bread” During Passover
etzion.org.il/vbm/english/archive/moadim70/02-70moed.htm
Apr
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comment What is it about egg matzos that makes them forbidden to Ashkenazim?
Rambam explicitly allows it except on the first day of the holiday, due to the requirement to eat lechem oni, poor man's bread, at the seder.
Apr
4
answered How do I bake my own matza?
Apr
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revised Making Juice “Bread” During Passover
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Apr
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comment Do Sefardim Eat Chametz-Like Food made from Fruit Juice?
papouchado.co.il/?id=118
Apr
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asked Making Juice “Bread” During Passover
Apr
4
comment Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
Regarding the moving of the table, I wonder if the sephardic custom of waving the seder plate over each participants head during the recitation of Bivhilu is derived from that.
Apr
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accepted Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
Apr
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comment Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
I skimmed through it on seder night, and noticed in addition that it has Bivhilu, like other Sephardic haggadot, but it doesn't have "From whence thou came, to where are you going" unlike the sephardic haggadot I'm familiar with.
Apr
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revised Who uses/used the Rambams hagadah for the Seder?
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Apr
3
answered Who uses/used the Rambams hagadah for the Seder?
Apr
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revised Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
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Apr
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comment Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
@Yishai The whole shebang.
Apr
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asked Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
Feb
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
Why was this downvoted?
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revised Cairo Geniza Controversy
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