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Aug
19
comment What is the best online English translation of Tanach?
Unfortunately, without even scrutinizing the translation, the version linked fails on criterion #2. In between each verse there are HTML formatting elements, containers for translation and commentary, etc. This makes it very hard to copy more than a verse at a time. I guess I didn't know about Sefaria 4 years ago. . .
Aug
19
comment ALL Names of God
@WadCheber 7 out of the 8 lines are just names. Although many of them are very descriptive names, it would be incredibly difficult - and possibly self-defeating - to translate them. It starts off, "...corresponding to the 70 people who entered Egypt, and the 70 nations, and the 70 names of the holy one...".
Aug
18
comment How can one kill the habit of speaking profanity?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/16734/3
Jul
28
comment Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
@IsaacKotlicky If you have a source for your last part that could be a good answer.
Jul
27
comment Does the proximity rule for hand washing water extend to b'racha precedence?
The only reason for delaying the bread is the slight annoyance of walking away and washing. Indeed I would eat the bread right now if I'd already washed. Your question is my question.
Jul
23
comment What is the source and reason for saying “Yeyasher Kochacha” or “Chazak Ubaruch”?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/75/3
Jul
23
comment What is the correct response to “Chazaq u'Baruch!”?
@nbubis 'chazak' is not a noun. Much more likely it is an imperative verb, like in the biblically allusive response mentioned in Yishai's answer, in which case it is more like two mini b'rachos with some implied jussive mood. Or, alternatively this interpretation. The grammatical exception to the dagesh following a shuruk is a different story. . .
Jul
21
comment Making a siyum and eating meat during the 9 days
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/43894/3
Jul
10
comment Hebrew document found in grandfather's attic—what does it state?
I think the bride's father's middle name is Arye, not Ari, since that diagonal mark appears both times so it is probably an apostrophe indicating the abbreviation and not a stray mark.
Jul
8
comment Reason for “Oseh Shalom” in 3 places
Sha"s also ends with peace. I have always suspected this was a theme.
Jul
2
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