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Dec
14
comment Cutting chala with a knife
@SimchasTorah The lengthy and speculative thread you linked mentions this issue several times but doesn't seem to arrive at any clear conclusions. Did you find any?
Dec
14
revised sitting on a table with sifrei kodesh on it
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Dec
13
comment Cutting chala with a knife
@Jeremy The idea of a knife representing death and not life is the reason for covering or removing it after the meal, I believe. But many certainly maintain the practice of using a knife to cut their bread.
Dec
13
asked Source for reciting all of T'hilim (Psalms)
Dec
13
comment Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
@Isaac - Really?
Dec
13
accepted Two types of preventative enactment?
Dec
13
accepted Changing “shlit”a“s to ”za“l”s?
Dec
13
accepted “Ad shetichleh” or “ad shetikaleh”?
Dec
13
accepted Did Rav Moshe Feinstein pronounce his last name “Feinstain” or “Feinsteen”?
Dec
13
accepted Primacy of Rash"i
Dec
13
accepted Males named מיכל?
Dec
12
comment Is there any problem with thanking a non-Jew by saying “God bless you?”
@Isaac How Jewish is he? How do you differentiate between degrees of Jewishness? Sorry. Couldn't help it.
Dec
12
comment The male name Yona
Please note: My prior comment makes a lot of debatable assumptions. Another example is the name Simcha, which is grammatically feminine.
Dec
12
comment The male name Yona
The coincidence of grammatical gender and gender of the signified person when it comes to naming after pre-existing animals or objects isn't necessarily meaningful. Male ostriches, for example, are also b'nos ya'ana, and it would therefore not be problematic (for grammatical reasons, irrespective of aesthetics) to name a baby boy Bas Ya'ana.
Dec
12
comment Males named מיכל?
Wow. This is a compelling find (if not etymological)!
Dec
12
comment Noach with seven mistakes
Phonetics plus the mistaken final ן.
Dec
12
asked Males named מיכל?
Dec
12
asked Cutting chala with a knife
Dec
12
comment Fast of the Tenth of the month of Teves
Joshua Lee, welcome to mi.yodeya and thank you for this additional angle on the answer! Stay tuned to Gershon Gold's latest series on calendar dates, as you will surely have contributions to make. Consider registering to become a full-fledged mi.yodeya member.
Dec
12
answered Fast of the Tenth of the month of Teves