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Jul
22
revised Remembering the Churban on your home?
Fixed minor typos
Jul
22
revised Not Kissing our Tzitzis on Tisha Bav in Shacharis
Fixed minor typos
Jul
22
comment Schwa+Heh Pronunciation
Just noticed this posting, which is interesting and potentially related: considerthesource2.blogspot.com/2010/07/…
Jul
19
revised Why translate Torah to 70 languages
Linked Hak'sav V'hakabala
Jul
19
revised What does Devarim 3:26 mean?
Changed "Yeshoa" to "Yehoshua"
Jul
18
revised Did the Jews in the Midbar know the entire Torah?
Removed '?' from title to be less misleading.
Jul
18
asked Did the Jews in the Midbar know the entire Torah?
Jul
18
revised Why did Moshe ask for a “free gift?” (Rashi on Parashas Va'eschanan)
Switched to drush tag.
Jul
18
revised What is the explanation of this Medrash about Moshe entering Eretz Yisroel?
Switched to drush tag.
Jul
18
comment Why does the pasuk describing idols leave out “speaking?”
Thanks for the link. I am not sure it is self-evident. That it only became universally accepted (at least in the literature) in the Middle Ages I think is testament to the fact that it is not. Why, for example, differentiate taste from smell? And why not include things like balance and fear?
Jul
18
accepted Mima nafshuch?
Jul
18
revised Drinking Havdalah Wine during the 9 Days
Separated string of questions with <p>s.
Jul
18
comment Shnayim Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Did none of them have children?
Jul
18
comment Why does the pasuk describing idols leave out “speaking?”
What is the source for assuming that there are exactly 5 senses? Thanks for bringing it up. This is something I have wondered for a long time.
Jul
14
comment Echad Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Well, without knowing the actual distribution, the standard deviation in volume on a sample size of 12 was a considerable 22%. But that was 1973 and I don't even know what might have changed since then. (Page 3: elibrary.unm.edu/sora/Condor/files/issues/v076n03/…)
Jul
13
comment Washing hands for eating pizza
Hello vf, and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thank you for your contribution of another angle on this topic. Consider registering your account to enjoy all the benefits of being a mi.yodeya member.
Jul
12
answered Shishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
12
asked Mima nafshuch?
Jul
8
comment Tish'a Vachamishim - mi yodeya?
The abbreviation נ"ט (for 59) comes up many times anyway (especially in older printings of ש"ע and רשב"א). It's usually not too hard to tell from context.
Jul
5
revised Significance of the gemara statment תיקו Teku?
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