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comment Image of God: Equality and Discrimination
@EhevuTov Hello! 1. Can you cite a source that any of those g'mara_s are actually talking about _Adam Harishon? 2. Even in the g'mara in Y'vamos there are some laws which apply to all people although the mitzva is stated with adam. So yes, it is indeed a subtle point, but I don't think it necessarily bears on this question.
Jun
25
comment Halachic permissibility of playing cards (i.e., poker) for money
What is the obvious preclusion of shabas and yom tov?
Jun
23
comment Looking for verses for my Hebrew name to use during the shmona esrei
Hello user9651 and welcome to m.y! What are you planning to use them for? There are many possible verses that include/correspond to/relate to your names, which can probably be narrowed down greatly depending on your intentions. Is it for prayer? Research? Poetry?
Jun
23
comment Is there an English translation online of the Ramban on Chumash?
"...with a small minority of section so far..."
Jun
23
comment How did the people of Zmigrod wrap tefilin?
@Danno Separate from what? I think that's the whole question: What minhagim did this specific location have? It's localized, but in my opinion not too localized.
Jun
22
comment Scientific explanation for Sotah water
By "scientific" do you mean reproducible?
Jun
22
comment can one commit aveiros after he is dead?
@ClintEastwood Then isn't it obvious that the answer is yes? His estimate of his own mortality doesn't mitigate the financial crime at the moment he commits it.
Jun
22
comment can one commit aveiros after he is dead?
When you say "Has he done a sin?" do you mean "has he done something wrong?" or "is he culpable in court?"?
Jun
1
comment Relationship between Samekh and Sin
@Loewian - Interesting question. I don't know the answer, but here is a clue: etymonline.com/index.php?term=balm&allowed_in_frame=0 Once a transliterated feature starts being pronounced, there is no reason not to keep it in the spelling. Contrast with the apparent popularity of "nite" as an alternative to "night". This spelling could only have arisen under the influence of the non pronunciation of "gh" in the word.
May
28
comment What is the source for the prohibition on marrying gentiles?
Very similar: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/51153/3
May
22
comment What is the opposite of shalom?
Where does that quotation originate? Also, what is an antonym? Are you taking the author's definition of it for granted and asking about validation of its application, or are you questioning the definition as well?
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
I want to hear somebody do a voiced bilabial fricative for every weak ב!
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
What do you mean by "Why"?
Mar
23
comment Does Judaism have a concept of holy text literalism?
+1 for tipping the iceberg of complexity with the "Final note".
Mar
18
comment Do people who don't eat gebrokts have any reason to say “Borei Minei Mezonot” during Pesach?
They might be able to accommodate a lot of chasidim by having words of Torah instead of food, based on the Zohar about מיני תרגימא being equivalent to תרגום.
Mar
15
comment Different Washing for Eating Bread and Going to the Bathroom
Hi Joeshmo, and welcome again! What demonstrates to you that there is in fact a different procedure for these two washings? A printed source? Observation of individuals? Including this information would improve the question.
Mar
9
comment What is “ya’aleh v’yavo”?
Start here (first Google hit): halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Yaaleh_VeYavo
Mar
4
comment Can one rely on halal combined with vegetarian labels?
What does this have to do with the fact that it is marked as "halal"? Wouldn't the question and answers be the same if it were unmarked?
Feb
23
comment Why are different Agadot in different masechtot
This idea is exemplified on every page of Ein Aya by Rav Kook. He also explains the underlying methodology in Oros Ha. . . something. Probably Torah.
Feb
16
comment Definitions of Creative Words
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45020/3 Relevant: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1473/3