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comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
@msh210 For all I knew when I asked, it could have been found in one of those.
Jul
31
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
OK, but likely not to the author.
Jul
31
comment Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
How do you know the emphasis is original?
Jul
31
revised Metzudat Tzion on the Torah
Small correction, added a note.
Jul
31
asked Source for the quotation, “More than Jews have kept the sabbath…”
Jul
31
comment Tallit pattern archive
I don't know anything about talis manufacture, but I remember reading a few years ago that all talisos with the "checkerboard" pattern are produced in Turkey.
Jul
31
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
30
comment Is it permissible for a woman to learn Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch?
Very close relative: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7071/3
Jul
30
comment Is it permissible for a woman to learn Pirkei Avot & Shulchan Aruch?
Are you aware of a source for such a restriction? Have you encountered an opinion that gave rise to this question? Any of the above would enhance the question.
Jul
28
revised How long must clothes be worn before the 9 days for them to count as not fresh?
added 12 characters in body
Jul
24
comment Why do we only cover the head during Tachnun if there is a Aron Hakodesh
I have heard that the minhag in Brisk was to always "fall" and that is still practiced by some Briskesque adherents in other countries to this day.
Jul
21
comment BT emailing non-observant family on Friday afternoon
Do you have a source for this p'sak?
Jul
20
comment Are “Halacha To Moses from Sinai” Undisputed?
Also see Tol'dos Hahalacha, which is cited there. It says that the Ra"sh explicitly stated that the term halacha l'Moshe miSinai, in addition to its usual usage of "very old and non-derived law" can also mean "very obvious and universal" or "undisputed by dint of its rationality". He gives examples. The lecturer could have intended the second category. Also, "undisputed" could simply mean until the time of the G'mara. After all, I can't retroactively nullify this designation by disputing something.
Jul
20
comment Are “Halacha To Moses from Sinai” Undisputed?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38766/3
Jul
17
comment Flashlight on Shabbat
This opinion is also attributed to Rav Moshe in the end notes of the English version of Sh'miras Shabas K'hilch'sah.
Jul
16
comment When someone places a flyer on your car windshield without your permission, is s/he Masig G'vul?
Are you asking if the boy is wrongfully misappropriating the space on your windshield that the flyer takes up? Is there precedent for the placement of a paper on real estate constituting a violation of this law?
Jul
14
comment Antiquarian Safrut
Yes, many examples.
Jul
14
comment Antiquarian Safrut
The שמיני-תזריע (I think) volume of Torah Sh'lema has a detailed listing of some uncommon types of script.
Jul
14
comment Source that “Yehi Khevod” should be said with special intensity
There is a certain collection of sidurim that contain a lot of counting based commentary, especially in terms of counting instances of the 4-letter Name. See also the compilation after birchos k'ri'as Sh'ma at ma'ariv outside the land, and T'hilim 27 (according to Rabbi Shneur Leiman).