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Apr
2
comment Mnemonic of Rebbi Yehuda
I suspect that for both of these sources the numbers were just a siman while the connection in meaning was the siba.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
+1 for the Mikva'os source. I think that satisfies the criteria of the question.
Mar
16
comment Why is future tense used in Esther 3:2?
@ChesterFool That is debatable. Example: jtsa.edu/documents/pagedocs/janes/2002%2029/joosten29.pdf
Mar
9
comment can I still wear my star of david
I don't have a source for this other than experience, but I think wearing your necklace would not offend anyone. Also see the links in comments above.
Feb
26
comment Answering Amen to kaddish for a dog
@DoubleAA Your implied argument makes sense, but is not implied by Rav Steinman's (apparent) words. He appears to be saying it really doesn't matter at all why you were saying it. All that matters for the answerer is that he is promoting God's name.
Feb
14
comment Did all of Bnei Israel worship the golden calf?
Is it necessary to assume that what they did wrong was "worship"?
Feb
13
comment What siddur do Satmerer Chasidim use?
Welcome to mi.yodeya Motti! Thanks for the inside information. Why do you think the chasidim don't use the same sidur as the Rebbe?
Feb
13
comment Pronunciation guide by a Gerer Rebbe?
Interesting. Do you have any more information on it?
Feb
9
comment Leaning on things during prayer?
I looked up the Aruch Hashulchan He'asid but as far as I could tell he did not address the issue. Do you know of a specific place to look?
Feb
9
comment The beautiful captive vs. self-pleasure
Please a) clarify the question, b) cite sources, c) consider rephrasing in terms respectful of your audience and halacha.
Feb
7
comment The Meaning behind the Kaf
Please note: The double yud for Hashem's name is an orthographic "abbreviation" or reference to the Tetragrammaton. There were other old conventions that looked like 3 yuds (or even 2 yuds and a lamed?).
Feb
7
comment What do Jews think angels look like?
@MoriDoweedhYaa3gob (At the risk of sounding Humean,) so are all visual experiences. If you want to argue that they don't have stable physically apparent form that is fine, but the questioner is specifically asking how they are seen and portrayed. I think pinning down forms that angels have been known to appear in is exactly the way to answer this question.
Feb
6
comment What do Jews think angels look like?
@MoriDoweedhYaa3gob That also does not preclude their having shapes or appearances. In fact, what you said lends credence to their having given appearances, and even meaningfulness behind those appearances.
Feb
6
comment What do Jews think angels look like?
@Lee That does not preclude their having shapes or appearances.
Feb
5
comment What are common Yiddish names for English Louis
Where does Tzvi come from in the story?
Jan
31
comment Origin of the term Motza'ei Shabbos
You mean wells? I think that is what מוצא means in the parenthetical pasuk.
Jan
31
comment Argaman - What color is it?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15347/3
Jan
29
comment Why is the blessing of Mezonos not mentioned in the Mishnah?
Could it be categorized like the other b'rachos in that mishna? It seems it would be more complicated.
Jan
26
comment Where in the Torah does it have five words in a row that all start with the same letter?
@DoubleAA I smell Purim-Torah!
Jan
22
comment Does circumcision require an orthodox Mohel?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30079/3