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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.
May
26
comment What is mainstream Chabad's view on Elokists?
+1 for the paragraph "There is no test..."
May
26
revised What is the original halachic source for a woman covering her collarbones out of modesty (tznius)?
Typos
May
26
comment Why shva nach when it should be a chataf patach?
And don't forget "לאסור אסר"!
May
25
comment How are there arguments over how God works?
Can you give an example of an argument of the type you describe?
May
25
reviewed Close Psalm of retaliation
May
25
comment Psalm of retaliation
94?
May
25
reviewed Close Source for Immersion after Biblical Niddah
May
25
comment Numbers in Numbers - always round
Possible dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38507/3 (Same answers, differently directed question.)
May
25
revised Numbers in Numbers - always round
Added tags, typo.
May
23
answered How soon do you have to make an asher yatzar?
May
22
revised Can a surgeon operate on his father
Organized information (somewhat) and resolved typos.
May
21
revised What is the [reason for the] issur of “uvdah d'chol”
Added words to title
May
21
reviewed Reviewed Chalking pool cues on shabbat/yom-tov
May
21
comment Chalking pool cues on shabbat/yom-tov
Hello mmt and welcome to mi.yodeya! Can you provide a source for Rav Moshe's p'sak in this regard and a few words of explanation on how it applies to this case?
May
20
comment Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
However, now that you pointed me towards the Shulchan Aruch Harav, in the first s'if of the section you quoted he formulates the reasons for the isur in a remarkably similar way to that of the Tif'eres Yisra'el. The former preceded the latter by about a generation but I have no idea exactly when they wrote their respective works. . . Interesting.
May
18
comment Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
. . . Although the Ramba"n's comment in @Yoni's answer would appear to be allusions to some of those p'sukim in N'chemya.
May
18
revised Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
typo