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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
Jan
19
comment Grammar of Birchot HaShachar
Not to put too broad a point on it, but the conjugations in your question also do not agree. E.g. "have...noticed...are...is...depending...limited...agree..." are all different, but your meaning is very clear and there is nothing strange about your usage. There must be some contextual indication that we would expect the conjugations to match in order for their difference to be remarkable, mustn't there?
Jan
19
comment Grammar of Birchot HaShachar
Can you explain what you consider to be inconsistent between the b'rachos?
Jan
19
comment Why is every 3rd plague (of the 10 brought on Pharoah) unnanounced?
Rav Meir Lebush Malbim in his commentary on the Torah says a very similar thing.
Jan
14
comment Obfuscation of Mei Raglayim in translation
@Fred Baruch shekivanta l'divrei Ba'er Hetev - bottom of #8.
Jan
14
comment Obfuscation of Mei Raglayim in translation
@Fred Well, it might simply be a clearer/better translation that way. Here is a reference to the Kolbo saying that mei raglayim was the name of a spring (lower right hand column).
Jan
14
comment Obfuscation of Mei Raglayim in translation
@Fred Yes, thank you. And I can't help but add that mei raglayim is itself a euphemism for, rather than the translation of "urine".
Jan
14
comment Obfuscation of Mei Raglayim in translation
I have read (looking for the location) that the substance referred to is not urine, but non-potable water that smelled bad and was known colloquially by that name. If so, it would explain sticking to the term, whose meaning would be more obscured by rendering it literally. The circumstantial support for this explanation is that the g'mara in Yoma specifically says that it must not be used because of its odor.
Jan
13
comment What does an olive press look like?
Also check out this: hadashot-esi.org.il/Report_Detail.aspx?id=1637