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Aug
19
comment What is the best online English translation of Tanach?
Unfortunately, without even scrutinizing the translation, the version linked fails on criterion #2. In between each verse there are HTML formatting elements, containers for translation and commentary, etc. This makes it very hard to copy more than a verse at a time. I guess I didn't know about Sefaria 4 years ago. . .
Aug
19
comment ALL Names of God
@WadCheber 7 out of the 8 lines are just names. Although many of them are very descriptive names, it would be incredibly difficult - and possibly self-defeating - to translate them. It starts off, "...corresponding to the 70 people who entered Egypt, and the 70 nations, and the 70 names of the holy one...".
Aug
18
revised The Machzeh Einayim on crying
Typo
Aug
18
answered The Machzeh Einayim on crying
Aug
18
revised The Machzeh Einayim on crying
Typo, tags
Aug
18
comment How can one kill the habit of speaking profanity?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16734/3
Jul
28
revised Could B'nei M'nashe have been placed with R'uven and Gad as a remedy to their separatism?
Removed tautology
Jul
28
comment Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
@IsaacKotlicky If you have a source for your last part that could be a good answer.
Jul
27
comment Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
The only reason for delaying the bread is the slight annoyance of walking away and washing. Indeed I would eat the bread right now if I'd already washed. Your question is my question.
Jul
26
revised Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
Added sources for all non trivial premises
Jul
26
answered Is there tashlumin for n'ila?
Jul
24
asked Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
Jul
23
comment What is the source and reason for saying “Yeyasher Kochacha” or “Chazak Ubaruch”?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/75/3
Jul
23
comment What is the correct response to “Chazaq u'Baruch!”?
@nbubis 'chazak' is not a noun. Much more likely it is an imperative verb, like in the biblically allusive response mentioned in Yishai's answer, in which case it is more like two mini b'rachos with some implied jussive mood. Or, alternatively this interpretation. The grammatical exception to the dagesh following a shuruk is a different story. . .
Jul
21
comment Making a siyum and eating meat during the 9 days
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/43894/3
Jul
10
comment Hebrew document found in grandfather's attic—what does it state?
I think the bride's father's middle name is Arye, not Ari, since that diagonal mark appears both times so it is probably an apostrophe indicating the abbreviation and not a stray mark.
Jul
8
comment Reason for “Oseh Shalom” in 3 places
Sha"s also ends with peace. I have always suspected this was a theme.
Jul
6
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
comment Image of God: Equality and Discrimination
@EhevuTov Hello! 1. Can you cite a source that any of those g'mara_s are actually talking about _Adam Harishon? 2. Even in the g'mara in Y'vamos there are some laws which apply to all people although the mitzva is stated with adam. So yes, it is indeed a subtle point, but I don't think it necessarily bears on this question.