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Jan
10
comment Why can't a woman demand a divorce?
The כסף משנה here seems very relevant to your point. It discusses the allowability of ascribing reasons to mitzvos to draw practical or theoretical conclusions. hebrewbooks.org/rambam.aspx?mfid=47551&rid=268
Jan
7
comment What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
I did add couple items. I can't comment on the "notability" of the other examples listed in that article, so I didn't add them, but they include pictures related to Biblical namesakes. It would be cool to see if there is a connection with the imagery of your Dutch ancestors.
Jan
7
comment What is the origin of using tombstone symbols?
A couple more examples in the middle half of this page.
Jan
6
comment Why can't a woman demand a divorce?
@Daniel That is a thought provoking assertion. Do you have a source for it from within some of the works that give rationales for mitzvos?
Jan
3
comment Are Yoetzet Halacha permitted according to halacha?
@TzafnasPaneach Your latter two comments contain information the inclusion of which in your question would strengthen it and make it more informative. Consider editing them in.
Dec
29
comment How to write Sheyichye in short in english
hazoriz, I bet if you explain the problem with which you are faced, including context and the constraints of possible solutions, you will get higher quality answers, and probably also suggestions to preempt the problem.
Dec
20
comment Sefer of Ari Z''L's Changes in Tefillah
Your second link is broken.
Dec
17
comment Prophecies referring to the final redemption
@andrewmh20 No need! דון יצחק אברבנאל already did! See below.
Dec
16
comment How did Ya'akov keep his vow regarding tithing?
Duplicate: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48435/3
Dec
14
comment What's behind the disagreement about the first words of the blessings immediately before Shema?
Check out #14-16 here: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=21833&st=&pgnum=195
Nov
24
comment Doesn't maaser go to the poor?
Do you have sources for your assertions about the practices of the rabanut or farmers?
Nov
23
comment “Law of Attraction”?
This is a bad question. But I really like the answers. I will try to rewrite it in a way that reflects what I was thinking in 2010, is consistent with itself and its answers as they currently stand, and is within the bounds of ethical edits.
Nov
22
comment Why is the Bible not a work of theology?
Why would you expect it to be a theology?
Nov
8
comment Drinking in judaism
Near duplicate
Oct
18
comment Kissing when one person is meaty and the other is milky
1. Do you have a source? 2. How is both of them eating bread better than one of them doing so?
Oct
13
comment How common was tzaraas?
Related (and partially conflicting): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/17813/3
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.]