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grew up in the Baltimore-NY area, basic high school and then small yeshivas in BoroPark.

Dec
26
answered What does “the Talmud” mean in the Talmud?
Dec
26
comment History of 9 Teveis
I think in a comment to Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim that lists the known fast days and happy days, by 2 Major poseks in the first half of the 1800's, is the first printed mention we have. I think one of them was Rav Frankel of Worms. Rabbi Leiman has a couple of lectures on it but i didn't take notes.
Dec
24
answered The Meaning of Aishdas
Dec
24
answered Lady drinking Havdalah wine
Dec
23
answered Where is the Sambatyon?
Dec
23
comment 12 hours to the day, 12 hours to the night
Take a look at a sundial. They are all round, but even if they were parallelograms one would get the point. It is easy to divide a circle into close to equal halves, and those halves into close to equal halves. And one could do so with a simple stick. Getting from 4 pieces to 12 could be done without too much skill, but getting from 4 to 10 takes some work. And it just one of those happy coincedences of life on Earth that the Earth is @24,000 miles around :-)
Dec
23
revised Why Does Hashem Bless Us Like Efraim And Menashe?
b'shem omro
Dec
22
answered Why Does Hashem Bless Us Like Efraim And Menashe?
Dec
22
answered Why shin and sin?
Dec
22
comment how does one get 10 “Lost Tribes”?
How was the lot in Yehoshua temporary just for Shimon??? I just started Yeshaya, when I get to Divrei haYomim again I'll try to remember to look out for this mention of Dovid haMelech kicking out Shimon.
Dec
22
comment (Neis) Miracle of Sarah giving birth at 90
Yochved would be pointing to the possibilities of the future, Yaakov a place holder for the past. oh, and hopefully it was a typo but Yehudas oldest are -not- counted.
Dec
21
comment how does one get 10 “Lost Tribes”?
in Sefer Yehoshua, Shimon does not get a segregated portion but is dispersed among Yehuda's portion.
Dec
21
asked how does one get 10 “Lost Tribes”?
Dec
21
comment Asara B'Teveis on a Friday
for Rav Henkin, look at the Ezras Torah Luach. It states not even to start maariv till after tzais.
Dec
21
comment (Neis) Miracle of Sarah giving birth at 90
Not a different Levi, a different Yocheved!
Dec
21
comment Can someone explain the meat-vinegar issue in 7th perek of Pesachym?
this is giving me such a headache. i passed it on to my chavrusa lead, i'll let you know if we think we understand it after review.
Dec
20
comment (Neis) Miracle of Sarah giving birth at 90
This looks good at first run through. A couple of notes: not so much that Yocheved would be 130 when Moshe born but over 120 when Miriam (who is supposedly the first born) is born! And when you type this up nicely, clarify that Er and Onan are not included in the 70 count. And a point which might help strengthen your idea - if Yocheved is counted as part of the 70, then Yaakov is not.
Dec
20
comment (Neis) Miracle of Sarah giving birth at 90
Wait, so you are saying the Ramban held that Miriam was not Yocheved's first child? The Ramban held that names could not be reused before Yetzias Mitzrayim? Giving birth after 130 seems to me to a mircale extrodinaire and worthy of mention regardless if predicted. Guess I'm firmly in the Ibn Ezra's camp on this one :)
Dec
20
asked Yocheved giving birth so late
Dec
20
answered Asara B'Teveis on a Friday