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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
7
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
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
6
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
comment Do Sefardim Eat Chametz-Like Food made from Fruit Juice?
papouchado.co.il/?id=118
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
4
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
2
comment Is the Rambam Haggadah Significantly Different?
@Yishai The whole shebang.
Feb
2
comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
Why was this downvoted?
Jan
2
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA The reasoning behind why some / most Talmidai Chachmim disagree with him.
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@Fred In the state of Israel the secular law allows the beit din to use an escalating set of measures, such as revoking his passport, drivers license, imprisoning him, and putting him in solitary confinement in prison for an unlimited amount of time.
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA "Because maybe we don't rule that way" is not a reason, any more than "because" would be a reason. It's like saying we don't do it because we don't do it.
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@DoubleAA "Because" is not a reason, especially not regarding something this serious.
Jan
1
comment Corporations and Jewish ethics
@EricBrown I'm asking that exact question here: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45381/2205
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
Also, what are the list of things for which Beit Din can use coercion according to various authorities.
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
So why can't they rely on the Rambam's ruling on this matter, especially since the men in most of these case clearly intend to divorce the woman and are willing to do so, and are only withholding the get in order to blackmail the woman financially, i.e. not to pay the ketubah or even worse to get the woman to pay them a large sum for the get, or other similar blackmail.
Jan
1
comment Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
@Scimonster I edited the title and the last paragraph, does that make it clearer?
Dec
31
comment Must a couple get divorced if they have no children after 10 years?
You should mention that he has the option of taking a second wife, but that due the Cherem Ashkenazim wouldn't do this, and make clear that "the issue is with the man" means the man is totally infertile and basically a saris, as the issue could be with the man yet if it's short of 100% infertility he could still be required to either take a second wife or be forced to divorce.
Dec
30
comment Requirement to Divorce an Infertile Wife or Marry a Second Wife
Thanks, I edited the question to reflect that. All, I'm primarily interested in the opinions of Rishonim.