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seen Dec 31 '10 at 9:21
grew up in the Baltimore-NY area, basic high school and then small yeshivas in BoroPark.

Dec
19
answered Can one still send away a bird if one does not need its eggs?
Dec
19
comment Bowing at Modim D'Rabbanan
the extremely vast majority of people that i have seen, across the gamut of nusachs, follow the Ari Zal in bowing only at the start. So I would suggest it is safe to take that position :-)
Dec
19
comment 'Goshen' was where?
If Goshen is in the NE of Egypt and above the Yom Suf , then they could have just left "en mass". No way that the Egyptians could have secured the whole eastern border of Goshen against a million people leaving. But if it is in the S/SW, then it becomes much easier to "pen" the people in.
Dec
19
comment 'Goshen' was where?
ok, thanks for the fuller explanation. I didn't notice the envelope icon being mentioned in the docs.
Dec
17
answered 'Goshen' was where?
Dec
17
asked Can someone explain the meat-vinegar issue in 7th perek of Pesachym?
Dec
17
answered History of 9 Teveis
Dec
10
comment 'Goshen' was where?
I mentioned to someone that the maps of Mosdei Rav Kook and The Living Torah position Goshen in the NE of Egypt . The reply was that if Goshen is not in the midst of Egypt (ie: South) than the plagues not affecting Goshon is not that big a deal. So on the one hand you have Yosef/Yaakov not wanting the Family to have to go through & be in the midst of Egypt but on the other hand you have the 'miracle of plagues not in Goshon' factor. (btw: Goshon being NE would explain that Yosef did not wait for Yaakov to come to Egypt & reach Goshen before greeting him - coming to Goshen = coming to Egypt).
Dec
10
comment Why Didn't Yosef tell Yaakov He was Still Alive?
my answer is similiar. Yosef is called "Yosef haTzadik" because he did not take revenge on his brothers. However, Yosef did not know he would not take revenge until after the Yehuda speech at which point he realized he had no desire for revenge. Telling Yakov where he was and then taking revenge on the brothers would not be much of a kivud av.
Dec
8
comment Calculating shabbat candle lighting time
@Dave , sunset in the Washington Heights is considerably later than in the Lower East End of Manhattan in the summer time. The full sun can still be seen in the Heights when the official time for sunset has occured for the Lower East End. (I asked a couple of poseks about that and was told to pretend I didn't ask)
Dec
8
asked 'Goshen' was where?
Dec
6
comment Trop of tvir and dargah
Thanks. So much for my opus. I had noticed that the Haftorah also had a case of darga not followed by tevir.
Dec
6
answered Understanding the timeline of the drying up of the Flood waters
Dec
6
answered How do scientists such as Natan Aviezer and Gerald Schroeder understand the fourth day of creation?
Dec
6
answered Calculating shabbat candle lighting time
Dec
6
asked Trop of tvir and dargah
Dec
6
answered Why do we say the complete Hallel on Chanuka?
Dec
6
answered Is Dreidel gezeilah?