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Apr
24
comment Can/Should a Kohen Disqualify Himself from Birchas Kohanim because of Tumah?
Welcome to mi.yodeya, Jeff Forman. Thanks for your provocative question. Please consider rewording the title to make it more directed toward the particulars of your question, and including in the question some specification of what you mean by a feeling (subjective) being a disqualification (objective).
Apr
24
comment How do different communities practice regarding women's saying a b'racha on s'firas haomer?
"In Norvadahk the woman say with a Bracha" - That would explain the Aruch Hashulchan's p'sak, right?
Apr
24
comment Isur m'lacha starting at night on yom tov
I will be the first to admit I don't understand what the "drush" tag is intended for, or why there are no "midrash", "drasha" or "darshanut-torah-explication" tags. Can someone explain what "drush" is or how this state of affairs came about historically?
Apr
24
asked Isur m'lacha starting at night on yom tov
Apr
22
comment failed sale of chametz
That was a successful sale, not a failed one.
Apr
22
answered words often mispronounced
Apr
22
comment words often mispronounced
@Yahu - The סעודה שלישית --> shalashudus shift has at least one more step in between, involving a shift in meaning, possibly with deep mystical roots (i.e. the 3rd meal actually comprising 3 meals).
Apr
22
revised Sefiras HaOmer - if you know that you will miss a day
Slight grammatical tweak.
Apr
22
comment Sefiras HaOmer - if you know that you will miss a day
In fact, that shi'ur contains some great analysis that is relevant to answering the original question as well, including an interesting chidush by Rav Zevin and another one by Rav Soloveitchik.
Apr
22
comment Sefiras HaOmer - if you know that you will miss a day
@Gershon Gold - The story is about Rav Breuer, and comes up around 10 minutes in to this shi'ur by Rav Willig: yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/711258/…
Apr
22
revised Abbreviations before/after names
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Apr
22
revised Abbreviations before/after names
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Apr
21
comment Baal Teshuva Minhag
David Perlman, hello and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thank you for the useful contribution to the question of determining minhag. Does every place have a mara d'asra and can such a term be applied across geographical bounds to include all members of some familial lineage?
Apr
18
answered K'zayis as a weight measurement
Apr
18
comment Ulterior motives on a Q&A site
@Daniel ben Noach - Nope! My priorities in asking are enumerated pretty well by its tags.
Apr
17
comment Ulterior motives on a Q&A site
I was thinking of the same midrash! I wonder how far one can take this judgment of inappropriateness.
Apr
17
comment targum to Ex. 32:27
You mean g'var thrice then enash.
Apr
17
comment Why bother with n'vi'im?
@Alex +Check for the combination of answer and comment.
Apr
17
accepted Why bother with n'vi'im?
Apr
17
comment Why bother with n'vi'im?
@Alex - I was referring to a hypothetical granting of n'vu'a to everyone as a means to the end, but I understand your point more clearly now. Thanks! @Yahu - Thank you very much for the recommendation. I will be sure to pass it on to the questioner.