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Jun
15
comment Shiluach haKen and character
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1120/…
Jun
14
comment Asking Questions on StackOverflow on Erev Shabbos
@msh210 "reading a local copy (on your monitor)" probably has the same laws as watching TV. Also, somewhat related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/2671/…, judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1184/…
Jun
14
comment What is the “Kos Shel Ikrin,” a potion that renders one infertile?
@jake Assuming they are the same roots in the baby-protecting amulet according to Rash"i ("תלי קמיע - של עיקרין") in Kidushin 73b I think it should be "ikrin".
Jun
14
comment Origins of איל משולש and Vilna Ga'on's bathroom math
Can't claim to remember what I meant by "well-known fact", but there is an interesting insight into the Vilna Ga'on's views on the study of science in this post onthemainline: "...to the extent that one lacks in understanding the sciences, he will lack 100 measures in understanding the Torah, because the Torah and science are intertwined."
Jun
14
comment Answering Atheist about Torah miracles
Indeed it was the Gr"a who explained it allegorically. Cf.
Jun
13
comment Kiddush Levanah - Saying Aleichem Sholom with the other person?
Interesting diyuk in Artscroll versions.
Jun
13
comment What was the dietary source of calcium in Talmudic times?
I don't know too much about medicine, but now I understand why you categorized it that way.
Jun
13
comment What do I need to know in order to properly have an aliya?
Every time I glance at this question it reads in my mind as "What do I need to know in order to properly make aliya?".
Jun
13
comment What was the dietary source of calcium in Talmudic times?
Medicine? Why medicine?
Jun
13
comment What is the Yetzer Harah?
Very important philosophical dichotomy - internal yetzer vs. external yetzer. This goes a long way in answering its relationship to satan as well (according to Resh Lakish), which must be external.
Jun
13
comment Getting married in age order
Does that simply mean that Rav Moshe does not hold of the minhag or does it mean he holds of it and has a very low threshhold for forgoing it?
Jun
13
comment Getting married in age order
". . .mention the verse from Lavan. . ." - Does this mean they cite it as the source of the minhag? Do we maintain other minhagim from the Lavan side of the family?
Jun
12
comment Shelosha Vachamishim Umatayim - mi yodeya?
Also producible by n(n+1)/2, in which n = highest number in the series.
Jun
12
comment What is the reason for שנים מקרא ואחד תרגום?
@RCW I did not see anywhere an explanation for the unique arichus yamim but I saw the answer given by Alex (reenacting matan Torah) and the Ra'ava"n's answer (reenacting being in shul) to explain the 2+1 pattern.
Jun
10
comment Referring to Non-Jews
"Gentiles" can be ambiguous.
Jun
10
comment “Purchasing” Something Free on Shabbos
"item will be consumed in the store, or there's an eiruv" - If the former how did you get the coupon there? Just nitpicking.
Jun
10
comment What did kohanim do the other fifty weeks of the year?
Here are some sources to corroborate your claim: one, two
Jun
10
comment Where can I find a chart of the Mishna Yomit (daily Mishna learning)?
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Jun
7
comment Nozir and four cups of wine
@jake Nothing serious. I just missed a halacha m'foreshes in Ramba"m, which is clearly his opinion but, as @Alex pointed out, not the only opinion.
Jun
6
comment Nozir and four cups of wine
@Alex I didn't mean to imply it was an open and shut case, just that I missed a much stronger and more obvious answer.