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Mar
8
comment When and how was the Shulchan Aruch accepted
Extremely similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/25729/3 + judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29324/3
Mar
7
comment Why are there not metalworking avos m'lachos?
Maybe I misphrased that. I understand that the total is 39 and that was the definition חז"ל were seeking, but it does not appear they were optimizing for fewest אבות per activity, as exemplified by בורר and friends. So the question of why these specifically didn't make the list. Also, please note that my question is explicitly limited to the latter opinion in the operation vs. construction debate.
Mar
7
comment Why are there not metalworking avos m'lachos?
@IsaacKotlicky Please see my last paragraph. It does not appear that Chaza"l were optimizing for number of avos. Can you write your answer up as an answer with a source? If that part of your premise undermines my assumption it could be the right answer.
Mar
6
asked Why are there not metalworking avos m'lachos?
Mar
6
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
23
revised Upon whom would one make this blessing?
one word in translation
Feb
21
revised Books on the significance of the months in the Jewish calendar
Added note of prejudice
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
8
revised If you don't repent of a sin,will the consequence last forever?
Typos
Feb
8
comment Changing “shlit”a“s to ”za“l”s?
The 9th volume of Igros Moshe has some "שליט"א"s in the original (no parentheses) followed by "[זצ"ל]"s.
Feb
8
comment What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9464/3
Jan
24
comment Who knows of a online siddur that is not vocalized?
To add to (or subtract from) this question, I wish there were a completely unembellished text of the t'filos from start to finish - i.e. no special encoding, no formatting, no titles, no nothing, for various kinds of cutting, pasting and processing. Ideally, menu selection would allow insertion or omission of special seasonal/optional words. Anybody have one of those? Is this a separate question?
Jan
11
revised Fast days and time zones
Transliterated.
Jan
11
comment Chasidic Sefarim on the Moadim
In case you are interested, the S'fas Emes does address rosh chodesh sometimes, particularly when it falls out on shabas. I don't have a good copy in front of me, but I believe there is one in חשון תרל"ג or תרל"ה, and at least one in the appendix in the back of B'reshis. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes up on shabas Chanuka as well. Also, Imre Emes follows a very similar pattern.
Jan
10
comment Why can't a woman demand a divorce?
The כסף משנה here seems very relevant to your point. It discusses the allowability of ascribing reasons to mitzvos to draw practical or theoretical conclusions. hebrewbooks.org/rambam.aspx?mfid=47551&rid=268
Jan
7
comment What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
I did add couple items. I can't comment on the "notability" of the other examples listed in that article, so I didn't add them, but they include pictures related to Biblical namesakes. It would be cool to see if there is a connection with the imagery of your Dutch ancestors.
Jan
7
comment What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
A couple more examples in the middle half of this page.
Jan
7
revised What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
Added two list items.
Jan
6
comment Why can't a woman demand a divorce?
@Daniel That is a thought provoking assertion. Do you have a source for it from within some of the works that give rationales for mitzvos?