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Dec
11
comment Writing on t'filin straps
@Alex I think that is an answer to the original question at least as much as it is a comment on yydl's.
Dec
11
revised Making the Kohen's Gesture
Added tag.
Dec
11
comment Jewish Android Apps
Rob, welcome to mi.yodeya and thank you for the useful answer! Consider registering by following the link at the top of your User page to reap all the benefits of full mi.yodeya membership.
Dec
10
comment History of 5 Teveis
Here is the sublink from the aforelinked site: chabad.org/calendar/view/day_cdo/aid/233829/jewish/…
Dec
10
comment “Law of Attraction”?
Thanks. These are great sources as well.
Dec
10
comment “Law of Attraction”?
I would tend to agree with Shalom, that this seems to be an economic observation rather than a metaphysical prediction (also based on the משנה in ביכורים to the same effect), but perhaps those are the terms in which this strange theory should be addressed anyway.
Dec
10
comment “Law of Attraction”?
Yes, how could I forget בא לטהר מסייעין לו! (bottom of hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=6&daf=38b&format=pdf)
Dec
10
answered What's the Meaning of Shiloh in the Last Blessing of Yaakov on his Children?
Dec
10
answered Where was the Kodesh haKodoshim?
Dec
10
comment On the giving of tzedaka
@Ben Masada Are you defining "merit" as distinct from "reward"? If so, by what means do you evaluate merit? If not, based on what precedent do you disagree with the Shulchan Aruch in determining Jewish law?
Dec
10
comment On the giving of tzedaka
The required element of מצוה observance known as כוונה refers to intent, not mood.
Dec
10
asked “Law of Attraction”?
Dec
9
revised Stripes on a Talis
edited body
Dec
8
answered Stripes on a Talis
Dec
8
comment Stripes on a Talis
Are those two separate questions or is the first one a lead-up to the second? I am assuming the former in my answer below.
Dec
6
answered Chanukah Remazim
Dec
6
answered On the giving of tzedaka
Dec
6
comment On the giving of tzedaka
By "mood" do you mean כוונה?
Dec
6
revised Bonim Talmidei Chachamim
Bomin >> Bonim
Dec
5
comment What's the significance of “a loved Mitzvah”?
The implication by juxtaposition is that the belovedness, pirsumei nisa, and this requirement are all in some way causally related.