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Jul
1
revised Can a woman lead bentching/birchat hamazon?
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Jun
30
comment The new book about the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt"l
Same here @Tatpurusha. In fact, he has been praising all 2 or 3 of the recent biographical works on the Rebbe.
Jun
29
comment What word has the highest numerical value in Tanach?
biblewheel.com//GR/GR_Database.php?SearchBy_Gematria=1500
Jun
24
revised Is there positive proof that the Rambam did not accept Kabbalah?
Untypo
Jun
23
revised Is there positive proof that the Rambam did not accept Kabbalah?
typos
Jun
17
comment Which benchers have the harachaman for the state of Israel?
Just being pedantic about syntax.
Jun
17
comment Which benchers have the harachaman for the state of Israel?
You mean Birkon Koren?
Jun
17
comment Yichud with surveillance cameras
One of those makes the distinction explicit. The other does not. The answerers seem to all but ignore it, and it is not clear that it has any bearing on the question here. Perhaps a comprehensive answer to any one of the three would address that difference.
Jun
16
revised derech hashem and daath tevonos, same thing?
Typos, tags
Jun
16
comment What is a Parzuf?
chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380804/jewish/…
Jun
16
comment Yichud with surveillance cameras
Dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5287/3 And dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1482/3
Jun
15
comment Can one run a surveillance Camera on Shabbos?
Please explain the bar mitzva part of the question. Why would surveillance of such an event be different from that of any other occurrence?
Jun
8
comment Learning Kabbalah & Yeshiva World
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/37284/3
Jun
8
revised Hallel and Pseukei DZimra
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Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
There is not. But there is a good paper about the distribution of pasuk-initial-וs, which I am having trouble locating. In direct answer to your question, someone suggests that the letter ו stands for אמת and its abundance in Rus owes to that trait's prominence therein.
Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
Most p'sukim in Tana"ch start with a vav. The overwhelming majority of p'sukim in the Torah start with a vav, with the numbers declining overall from beginning to end. Additionally, the presence of opening vav_s is often explained by association with the presence of narratives. _M'gilas Rus is largely narrative. But see the comment of Rada"k on the first word of Y'hoshu'a.
May
29
revised Medicines v. Spices on Shabbos
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May
27
comment The meaning of Trees
Hi Steven Cohen, and welcome to mi.yodeya! This is a very open-ended question and could be improved by adding some specificity. Do you have particular reason to believe that this class of objects bears some distinct meaning (as opposed to people, cities, other plants, to name a few)? Are you referring to symbolic meaning, function, semantic role, or something else as the elusive meaningful binding thread?
May
27
revised The meaning of Trees
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May
26
comment Kadish at the end of Davening
I believe the cited Shevet Halevi says it is just incidental that it is even called kadish yasom and that this is what was done by the K'sav Sofer - and presumably by the Chasam Sofer before him.