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Apr
5
asked Does the blessing over bread cover beverages?
Apr
5
comment Our Father who art in heaven
@Yahu - Does that mean that in a literal, practical sense the Kesef Mishna would necessarily endorse asking for such treatment? And more importantly, Rava used the plural as the implicit subject of the statement specifically to avoid ascribing such direct causation to God. Given the tone of our prayers, which incorporate this indirectness across the board (e.g. y'hi ratzon *mil'fanecha*...), deviating from that standard remains fishy in my opinion.
Apr
1
comment Our Father who art in heaven
I don't know Greek so I don't know what the original says or what "Thy kingdom come" means but it looks to my untrained eye like some of the things we do pray for every morning before p'suke d'zimra. It also looks very fishy to that same eye to ask that God emulate us in the "as we forgive..." line.
Apr
1
comment tap water on Pesach
Where do you get your estimate of one gallon of bread per Mediterranean? And which type of gallon are we talking about? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon (See Dave's comment for a justification for these questions.)
Apr
1
comment Why read about Rashb"i's death at a memorial ceremony?
The text is here: he.wikisource.org/wiki/… And a description of it here: daat.ac.il/encyclopedia/value.asp?id1=2054
Apr
1
revised Why read about Rashb"i's death at a memorial ceremony?
Added link.
Apr
1
comment Why read about Rashb"i's death at a memorial ceremony?
@Shalom - I am searching for the text or a citation, but meanwhile I assume it is whatever they are selling here: rashbbi.com/…
Mar
31
asked Why read about Rashb"i's death at a memorial ceremony?
Mar
29
comment Chodosh - where does it apply?
I can't help but note that this is a machlokes tana'im here: hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=20&daf=37&format=pdf
Mar
27
accepted Giving ma'aser to a kohen
Mar
27
comment Copula insertion in “Jewish American vernacular English”
Is there such an analogous pattern in Yiddish?
Mar
27
answered Copula insertion in “Jewish American vernacular English”
Mar
27
asked Copula insertion in “Jewish American vernacular English”
Mar
27
asked Giving ma'aser to a kohen
Mar
27
comment Sefiras HaOmer - earliest time to count
Who says it has to be after sh'ki'a? hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=1&daf=27&format=pdf
Mar
25
comment Asher Yotzar - What type of Bracha is it?
Is there any reason to believe a b'racha of the form of asher yatzar would be a birkas hamitzva? I heard a shi'ur once that the context of the text of the prototype for the b'racha, where it appears in maseches Nida relates it to giving birth and it may therefore be linked to shevach and especially hoda'a.
Mar
25
comment Is there a single syntactic class “פעיל” in Biblical Hebrew?
@Dave - Thanks for the link. It looks like the definition I am looking for. Do all of the words listed (even the ones I assume to be nouns) fit Gesenius' definition? I shortened the question in an attempt to make it more clear.
Mar
25
revised Is there a single syntactic class “פעיל” in Biblical Hebrew?
Shortened answer.
Mar
24
comment What's the earliest source/discussion on green beans being “kitniyot” (prohibited legumes) on Passover?
@Isaac Moses - Google Books has it as 1948. books.google.com/…
Mar
24
revised Is there a single syntactic class “פעיל” in Biblical Hebrew?
Added a hypothesis as to the answer (and a list item).