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revised Why do books say “ספר” on them?
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Jan
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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
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comment Why do books say “ספר” on them?
@msh210 I will add some examples of #1:former and #2:yes.
Jan
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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
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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
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revised Why do books say “ספר” on them?
Specified Jewish angle, per msh210's comment.
Jan
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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
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asked Why do books say “ספר” on them?
Jan
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revised Using an electric hand dryer after netilas yadayim
Expanded quote to address the "is there an issue" part of the question.
Jan
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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.
Jan
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answered The earlier an idea in the Torah is presented, the more primary it is
Jan
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revised Why is it often Claimed a Forced Get is Invalid?
a couple references from source quoted
Jan
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comment Two brachos one mikvah
@msh210 That is my uninformed assumption. If so, I suspect once again that Ani Yodeya intended to simplify things as much as possible, and not to violate conventional entailment.
Jan
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comment Two brachos one mikvah
@msh210 Presumably to simplify the case since the wording of the b'racha may have had to change if you'd only had one to begin with.
Dec
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comment Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
And speaking of implicit assumptions about the egel, these answers are very relevant: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/34379/3 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/35818/3
Dec
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comment Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
Timmy McDonald, that link is an essential part of the question because it is the assertion made in that book that you are questioning. In fact, it could probably be rephrased as "is the association in this book valid?" rather than "is the calf associated with a deity?", which does not provide as much information.
Dec
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revised Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
Clarified title
Dec
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comment Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
@Matt It is also about Torah. The question assumes the debatable premise that the egel was intended to be worshipped as a god (cf.) and wishes to know if it was a particular preexisting god.
Dec
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revised Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
edited tags
Dec
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comment Was the Golden Calf associated with a particular deity?
Hello Timmy McDonald and welcome to mi.yodeya. The second part of your question is a separate question, and one I do not understand. Can you provide a reference for the name Egeliah?