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Jan
12
answered How did Moshe know he was Jewish?
Jan
12
comment Wedding invitation Hebrew abbreviation
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/34388/3
Jan
11
comment Value of Forgotten Torah
@msh210 I think "receive any reward" should be interpreted as "have any value", as the title implies. And @ ray, there is a letter in Igros R'iya in which Rav Kook reprimands his brother to review the whole chapter of g'mara he had learned ten times from start to finish or it would be as if he had never learned it. I don't have a copy handy.
Jan
6
revised Did Jewish Men Always Have Beards Throughout History
edited tags
Jan
4
comment What's wrong with singing together?
@Fred Are you implying that recital of Kel Adon is a mitva and that hearing it would somehow affect the obligated person's fulfillment thereof?
Jan
4
revised Maharal Diskin on Sefer Devarim
edited tags
Jan
2
comment Usage of the term Baali
You might be looking at Hoshe'a 2:18, in which "Ba'l", appears in parallel with the synonymous "Ish".
Jan
1
comment Candles by the amud
Close relative: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/47620/…
Jan
1
revised Is there an obligation to reattach a severed body part?
edited tags
Jan
1
reviewed Close Shadchanus in a broken engagement
Jan
1
revised Why do books say “ספר” on them?
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Jan
1
comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
@Yishai Interesting. As I said, I would be happy with statistical nondisconfirmation of the null hypothesis as well.
Jan
1
comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
@msh210 I will add some examples of #1:former and #2:yes.
Jan
1
comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
@msh210 Please note that a nondisconfirmation of the null hypothesis by comparison to the general book population would satisfy me as an answer. But it doesn't seem to be the case. See above.
Jan
1
comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
@Yishai Most books have titles. The vast majority of the time they manage to convincingly represent themselves as books without explicit reference to the word "ספר" in the title. . . Here is one example, but they abound. Compare a title which is otherwise just a topic example against one which is meant to be a "catchy title" and therefore not need that (example).
Jan
1
revised Why do books say “ספר” on them?
Specified Jewish angle, per msh210's comment.
Jan
1
comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
msh210 - well, it's in the tags, but I am editing accordingly. Shokhet - I think your instinct aligns with my hypothesis #4. Are you sure "Chinuch" would sound bad (aside from the arrogance factor) if you hadn't heard of the existing book? Think of books with generic names like "Cryptography" for an analog. @Yishai - My question is not about the meaning of the word but its function. Why after all, do some books need the phrase "book by the title of..."?
Jan
1
asked Why do books say “ספר” on them?
Jan
1
revised Using an electric hand dryer after netilas yadayim
Expanded quote to address the "is there an issue" part of the question.
Jan
1
comment When and why did the custom that a Nidda hides from the public that she is a Nidda start
@Shalom Isn't the whole point of eating "al taharas kodesh" all about the way you eat? I think we see from the discussions in the g'mara that officially a person's tahara is not affected even when they impose this stringency on themself.