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Dec
2
comment “Ad shetichleh” or “ad shetikaleh”?
How would you translate the phrase precisely?
Dec
1
comment What size hex nut will properly fit a standard chanukah candle?
My memory tells me the hex nuts we used as children were the perfect size. I will have to examine a specimen this week.
Nov
30
comment 9 Days of Chanukah?
@Alex, the problem is that it could practically preclude the possibility of following מהדרין מן המהדרין מחוץ לארץ. Part of lighting in this manner is to provide a recognizable account of which day it is. If we are unsure which day it is, how could we do so? After all, the משנה ברורה תרעא:ה paskens that when the number of flames lit does not accurately reflect which day it is, one MUST resort to just נר איש וביתו. hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14166&st=&pgnum=277
Nov
30
asked Changing “shlit”a“s to ”za“l”s?
Nov
30
comment “Ad shetichleh” or “ad shetikaleh”?
I don't think it would have legal ramifications since 1) mostly everyone holds that these days this timeframe is an absolute, independent of people's habits and 2) that would be hard to justify in light of רבה בר בר חנה's opinion in the גמרא.
Nov
30
revised Moreh Nevuchim Arabic-Hebrew
Added tag: seforim-books
Nov
30
asked “Ad shetichleh” or “ad shetikaleh”?
Nov
30
comment What is the original halachic source for a woman covering her collarbones out of modesty (tznius)?
Surely some mi.yodeya users must be M.D.s/anatomists! I hope they speak up.
Nov
30
comment Relationship between Samekh and Sin
@Dave, yes. Exactly.
Nov
30
revised Relationship between Samekh and Sin
shin >> samech
Nov
30
answered Relationship between Samekh and Sin
Nov
29
revised Which Yochanan Kohen Godol is in Al Hanissim?
Fixed misleading typo. There is still some unclarity in the question.
Nov
29
answered Lishem Yichud on Mitzvos
Nov
29
comment Which Yochanan Kohen Godol is in Al Hanissim?
Which what is what?
Nov
28
comment When do we say “Alenu L'shabe'ach”?
@Alex, but I think its inclusion in Rosh Hashana davening came first.
Nov
28
comment When do we say “Alenu L'shabe'ach”?
The same goes for מנחה and נעילה. But that is OK. They still both belong on the list.
Nov
28
comment When do we say “Alenu L'shabe'ach”?
According to this, you are not mistaken: books.google.com/…
Nov
28
asked When do we say “Alenu L'shabe'ach”?
Nov
28
asked What to look for in Chanuka flames
Nov
26
comment Shelosha Ushloshim Umeya - mi yodeya?
I like it because it points out the uniqueness of those two months' lengths.