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Oct
2
comment Can you say berachot in the lying position or in bed?
Please note that at the same time the practice (and p'sak) with respect to the order and temporal placement of these b'rachos changed - for some influential Ashkenazi rishonim - the acceptability of reciting the b'rachos in various positions and postures may have changed as well. I.e. The current acceptable practice may not match that found in the g'mara for many European-descended practitioners.
Sep
22
comment Sukka - can walls extend past the schach
I was commenting on the words I quoted from your answer, just because I thought the point about the edge needed clarification.
Sep
22
comment Looking for a word with a distinct meaning driven by mesorah
Not sure where you draw the line, but how about k'ruv (the noun) or n-f-sh (the verb)?
Sep
22
comment Sukka - can walls extend past the schach
...**if the wall is at the edge of the schach**... Please note that gud asik allows short walls to extend up to s'chach, but not up to mid-air. It is easier to "connect" s'chach to real walls than to the imaginary extensions thereof by way of lavud. I.e. If real s'chach is very close but not overhanging real walls, lavud says that they connect anyway. Whereas if it is only close but not overhanging gud asik extensions, lavud doesn't work. [Citation needed and all, but please CYLOR.]
Sep
21
comment Sukka - can walls extend past the schach
Although the law won't change, it would help you get a more complete answer if you specify what material you are using for s'chach, how much coverage you already have, and where the beams attach to the walls.
Sep
17
comment Is Goy meant to be a pejorative term?
Do you have a source for the second paragraph?
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..."