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Jun
25
comment Halachic permissibility of playing cards (i.e., poker) for money
What is the obvious preclusion of shabas and yom tov?
Jun
23
comment Looking for verses for my Hebrew name to use during the shmona esrei
Hello user9651 and welcome to m.y! What are you planning to use them for? There are many possible verses that include/correspond to/relate to your names, which can probably be narrowed down greatly depending on your intentions. Is it for prayer? Research? Poetry?
Jun
23
comment Is there an English translation online of the Ramban on Chumash?
"...with a small minority of section so far..."
Jun
23
comment How did the people of Zmigrod wrap tefilin?
@Danno Separate from what? I think that's the whole question: What minhagim did this specific location have? It's localized, but in my opinion not too localized.
Jun
22
revised If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
deleted 17 characters in body
Jun
22
comment Scientific explanation for Sotah water
By "scientific" do you mean reproducible?
Jun
22
revised What does it mean for one's soul to “be like dust to everyone”?
edited tags
Jun
22
comment can one commit aveiros after he is dead?
@ClintEastwood Then isn't it obvious that the answer is yes? His estimate of his own mortality doesn't mitigate the financial crime at the moment he commits it.
Jun
22
comment can one commit aveiros after he is dead?
When you say "Has he done a sin?" do you mean "has he done something wrong?" or "is he culpable in court?"?
Jun
16
revised History of Shabbat: how (or) did they count to align with 7th day of creation?
Repunctuated title
Jun
13
awarded  Generalist
Jun
1
comment Relationship between Samekh and Sin
@Loewian - Interesting question. I don't know the answer, but here is a clue: etymonline.com/index.php?term=balm&allowed_in_frame=0 Once a transliterated feature starts being pronounced, there is no reason not to keep it in the spelling. Contrast with the apparent popularity of "nite" as an alternative to "night". This spelling could only have arisen under the influence of the non pronunciation of "gh" in the word.
Jun
1
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Answer
May
28
comment What is the source for the prohibition on marrying gentiles?
Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/51153/3
May
22
comment What is the opposite of shalom?
Where does that quotation originate? Also, what is an antonym? Are you taking the author's definition of it for granted and asking about validation of its application, or are you questioning the definition as well?
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
I want to hear somebody do a voiced bilabial fricative for every weak ב!
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
What do you mean by "Why"?
Apr
1
revised Can the 3 items that Rabban Gamliel requires during the Seder be explained using sign language?
Typo
Mar
23
comment Does Judaism have a concept of holy text literalism?
+1 for tipping the iceberg of complexity with the "Final note".