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Jan
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comment And all the Army of Hashem Left
Your translation of "צבאות" is assuming it means "army [sic] of". I think this question is on the translator and not the פסוק.
Jan
2
revised And all the Army of Hashem Left
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Jan
2
comment Floating in Tanach?
I don't think there is any reference to Moshe's teva floating per se , is there?
Jan
2
revised תֹּאכַל Versus יֵאָכֵל
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Jan
2
comment Forgot to wash but said hamotzi
Are you sure he means that he may wash and make the b'racha ? The precedent case is one where he had already washed but forgot to say al n'tilas yadayim yet.
Jan
2
revised Forgot to wash but said hamotzi
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Jan
2
asked Floating in Tanach?
Jan
2
revised Why did the Mitzryim turn water into blood rather than vice versa?
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Jan
2
answered Pharoh's privacy at the Nile
Dec
31
comment Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
Are you saying that these were arbitrary pairings of גדולים, each with no more intent behind it than to increase the number of opinions on the page?
Dec
31
comment Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
This would imply that the reasons for the two s'farim I mentioned are actually quite different. The Mishna B'rura is for those learning halacha who happen to want to know if the Chazon Ish disagrees with any given p'sak. The Aruch Hashulchan is for people who learn/pasken like the Mishna B'rura but want more iyun without being misled into thinking it is authoritative. Is this correct?
Dec
31
comment Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
The linked edition of Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (is very impressive and) seems to be an attempt to present "the full range" of opinions, as an encyclopedic reference. I can intuitively understand it more than the examples I cited, each of which provides exactly two opinions that do not seem to cover too "wide a range" in terms of p'sak.
Dec
31
asked Untrustworthy sifrei halacha?
Dec
31
revised Pharoh's privacy at the Nile
Added Da'as mikra explanation
Dec
31
comment Pharoh's privacy at the Nile
I'll see what I can do. In the meantime, כל הקודם זוכה.
Dec
31
comment Rationalist Position on Bible Ancients' Long Lives
@Isaac Moses If he does mean the approach of a rationalist like that, why doesn't somebody. . . ask him? Also, I think you need to specify the www directory. Link: rationalistjudaism.com
Dec
31
answered Pharoh's privacy at the Nile
Dec
29
comment Bracha for Quinoa
Should that '*' point to something like "*oats may not be the grain referred to by the term shiboles shu'al according to archaeo-botanists like Felix"?
Dec
29
asked Avoiding accidentally eating cheese
Dec
29
comment Saying words of prayer or Torah while an immodest photo or drawing is in your field of vision?
I don't understand what the rabbi's answer meant. In what way was the picture worse than an erva ?