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comment Is there a term for doing a mitzvah the same way every time?
I'm pretty sure this is an interesting question. Are you sure the source you're thinking of was speaking of mitzvos in general and not that particular mitzva?
Jan
30
comment Translation/Commentary on Targum
@Matt Like what? Good to know.
Jan
28
comment Translation/Commentary on Targum
The first linked set is excellent, especially if you're looking for cross references for the midrashim alluded to in targum.
Jan
25
comment Source of the word “teva” for nature
@DoubleAA Gesenius has those senses as the same root, implying that the "nature" meaning is related to the part of things that is "embedded" in them.
Jan
25
comment Sheidim after the Baal Shem Tov
@msh210 Why did you tag this [geography]?
Jan
25
comment Books on Politics
@Bochur613 The first Wikipedia link is meant to point to this deprecated page, which itself quotes the Abarbanel but gives no citation. Since there are so many books on the topic, maybe you would like to narrow down your specifications to get more satisfying answers.
Jan
24
comment Books on Politics
Called. . . called?!
Jan
23
comment Ancient Triennial Cycle Today
Hello mevaqesh and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thanks for contributing your answer. I hope you find other places around the site where you can bring to bear some firsthand Rav Greenblatt insights.
Jan
20
comment What's the maximum allowed profit that I can make?
Interesting. Links would be awesome.
Jan
20
comment Can one make ice on Shabbos?
Very clear summary of the issues here: vbm-torah.org/archive/hilshabbat/13hilshabbat.htm
Jan
19
comment Applications of word tzipor
According to Rav Hirsch, by way of @Isaac Moses, it refers to feathery things.
Jan
19
comment When Moshiach comes how will people know about God?
@Daniel The pasuk explicitly precords contact with Jews.
Jan
19
comment Why didn't Yaakov see Rachel the night they were married?
@DoubleAA Well, if there's one masechta with which that assumption would be consonant it's Kidushin.
Jan
19
comment Why didn't Yaakov see Rachel the night they were married?
Are you assuming that the g'mara's directive there is a mitzva mid'Oraisa?
Jan
19
comment What is Kabbalos Pnei Rabo?
How do you know it doesn't just preclude them from the definition because they don't have a rav?
Jan
19
comment Translation of the Aruch haShulchan
@DoubleAA It's probably empty because people are confused by the presence of "Author's Introduction" before Orach Chayim instead of Choshen Mishpat.
Jan
19
comment Why has the Mishnah Berurah become the Authoritative Halachik Work instead of the Aruch haShulchan?
Re your first point, what makes that more true of Mishna B'rura than Aruch Hashulchan?
Jan
19
comment What does an olive press look like?
Indeed, there is an appendix in Tavnis Kelim (linked in my previous comment) on p. 65 in the back of volume 3 with labels for the parts excerpting Rash"i, Ra"v, et al.
Jan
19
comment Grammar of Birchot HaShachar
That premise is an example of one whose inclusion in the question would greatly strengthen it.
Jan
19
comment Mechon-Mamre Tanach text
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/17539/3