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May
22
comment What is the opposite of shalom?
Where does that quotation originate? Also, what is an antonym? Are you taking the author's definition of it for granted and asking about validation of its application, or are you questioning the definition as well?
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
I want to hear somebody do a voiced bilabial fricative for every weak ב!
May
22
comment Why are all pronunciations of each letter voiced or voiceless?
What do you mean by "Why"?
Mar
23
comment Does Judaism have a concept of holy text literalism?
+1 for tipping the iceberg of complexity with the "Final note".
Mar
18
comment Do people who don't eat gebrokts have any reason to say “Borei Minei Mezonot” during Pesach?
They might be able to accommodate a lot of chasidim by having words of Torah instead of food, based on the Zohar about מיני תרגימא being equivalent to תרגום.
Mar
15
comment Different Washing for Eating Bread and Going to the Bathroom
Hi Joeshmo, and welcome again! What demonstrates to you that there is in fact a different procedure for these two washings? A printed source? Observation of individuals? Including this information would improve the question.
Mar
9
comment What is “ya’aleh v’yavo”?
Start here (first Google hit): halachipedia.com/index.php?title=Yaaleh_VeYavo
Mar
4
comment Can one rely on halal combined with vegetarian labels?
What does this have to do with the fact that it is marked as "halal"? Wouldn't the question and answers be the same if it were unmarked?
Feb
23
comment Why are different Agadot in different masechtot
This idea is exemplified on every page of Ein Aya by Rav Kook. He also explains the underlying methodology in Oros Ha. . . something. Probably Torah.
Feb
16
comment Definitions of Creative Words
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/45020/3 Relevant: meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1473/3
Feb
12
comment Why has the Mishnah Berurah become the Authoritative Halachik Work instead of the Aruch haShulchan?
Doesn't MB list the specific sources that he uses for his treatment of the halachos? And isn't that list similar in length to that which AH includes? (Also, are you including the bracketed parts of AH in your comparison?)
Feb
11
comment Were the Avos “Regular People”?
Significant overlap: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30900/3
Feb
11
comment Were the Avos “Regular People”?
I mean you no disrespect, but it is becoming less and less clear what you originally intended with the question. I didn't realize it was about literature at all, much less literary analysis. Perhaps you could spell out in the question what types of information you are looking for and give a couple examples? (Your answer contains one, so that could be a good start.)
Feb
11
comment Were the Avos “Regular People”?
I am less sure what you are asking. Are you only asking about explanation of mistakes? Bad behavior? All behavior? And are you really presupposing any source that makes reference to sanctity and foibles untruthful?
Feb
11
comment Were the Avos “Regular People”?
Are you sure there is a dichotomy between holy ascription and human intent?
Feb
10
comment echad mi yodea: Aramaic?
Cool! But something tells me the spelling might be imprecise.
Feb
9
comment Rambam Epistle to Yemen identification
@ Albert, some of that additional information is directly relevant and deserves to be edited into the question. And the second part of your comment deserves its own question. @Yishai It's not anonymous. It is attributed to Abraham Halkin.
Feb
6
comment “Qof, Qof” What does this mean?
This just got interesting. Are you implying that kahal and k'hila are actually masculine and feminine versions of the same word?
Feb
6
comment what are the limits of “mesira”?
Related to the top paragraph: seforim.blogspot.com/2014/12/…
Feb
6
comment “Qof, Qof” What does this mean?
Asking, not complaining. It seems a little misleading to source the phrase thusly when the one that appears there is a different one, albeit with the same initials.