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comment What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
@ahnnyoung I don't think that's really relevant....obviously they are related, but one does not directly descend from the other. The Lexicon brings the verb הלל, and it's conjugations...but הילל is amount, not a verb so there is no "descent", at least how I understand your question. The Lexicon cross references the Assyrian "mustilil" if that helps...
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comment What conditions require accepting the Messiah
@Daniel Well, if it's not clear, then how can we be blameworthy?
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revised What conditions require accepting the Messiah
answer second half of question
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comment What conditions require accepting the Messiah
@Daniel "what conditions are there (if any) that require the Jewish people to accept someone as the Messiah and that they would be blameworthy if they don't?" So this clearly explains the conditions, and since we have a clear source that provides the conditions, I think that implies we would be making a mistake, ie not following the Rambam, ie be blame worthy of we don't believe in him.
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comment What conditions require accepting the Messiah
@Daniel well, if he meets the descriptions Rambam describes and we choose to ignore it, why wouldn't we be blame worthy?
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comment What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
@ahnnyoung if you're looking for the pure "meaning" doesn't the English scholarship answer fully answer your question? (Ie it means "shining one, I.e. Star) ---what that might refer to is a job for parshanut -or am I misunderstanding the question?
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answered What conditions require accepting the Messiah
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comment Is learning the Tanya dangerous?
@AniYodea there's a Hebrew commentary written by Rav steinsaltz --maybe that's been translated?
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comment Is learning the Tanya dangerous?
@NoachmiFrankfurt it's not even technically Kabbalah, it's chasidus, which by definition (tries to)brings certain parts of kabbala into the realm of intellectual understanding.
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answered What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
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comment “Upper Level Teshuva” for Zera LeVatala
@Yishai I've been using that! Good recommendation. I didn't see it clearly, but that's not to say I read the continuation so thoroughly. Any chance of a summary for this question, to make it accessible?
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comment “Upper Level Teshuva” for Zera LeVatala
@DoubleAA that sounds great, but there seems to be a clear distinction between the 2 levels of teshuva...!
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comment “Upper Level Teshuva” for Zera LeVatala
I see the possible duplicate judaism.stackexchange.com/q/62044/2246 but I feel that question doesn't adequately address this issue of upper level teshuva --how does that fit into the answer given there?
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asked “Upper Level Teshuva” for Zera LeVatala
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comment What is the ideal design of a synagogue?
Windows! ( See sefer Daniel and berachos)
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answered What does the blue color mean in Judaism?
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comment Is it allowed to put G-d's most revered name in a wooden bracelet?
If you're going to make one that says la'hadshem, also make one that says "la'azazel" ;)
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comment Which rabbis are knowledgeable about sexual dysfunction and accept Sholom Bayis questions?
@Daniel well, obviously he is interested in psak, but we can still edit the question to keep the basic question even if it's not fully what he wants....he basically wants psak based off of the question "are there sources for it"
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comment Which rabbis are knowledgeable about sexual dysfunction and accept Sholom Bayis questions?
@Daniel "are there sources for allowing cross dressing as a way to enhance marital relations" and/or "is cross dressing deoraita or derabanan"
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comment Which rabbis are knowledgeable about sexual dysfunction and accept Sholom Bayis questions?
I'd suggest editing the question to make it less of a personal request for psak. In general , it's a very interesting , on topic question.