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Jan
23
comment Chabad Minhag for Shalosh Seudos
I once read a lengthy sicha justifying not eating anything physical and learning Torah instead to fulfill the third s'uda . Do you recall this?
Jan
21
comment Standing during the Aseres HaDibros
How near? (My experience with the universe is relatively limited, so I'm just curious.)
Jan
20
comment Saying korbonos
See this related answer to a different question: mi.yodeya.com/questions/1810/repeating-seder-hakitores/… In it, Shalom mentions that the purpose of saying this paragraph is to fill in for the karbanos we are failing to bring.
Jan
19
comment What is better - checking yourself - or buying pre checked?
"What is more L'Chatchila..." - Don't you mean "what is more preferable", since by definition, when in a position to ask this question, one is approaching it mil'chat'chila? (Using the word "preferable" would probably also increase the question's legibility.)
Jan
18
comment Tish'a Veshishim Umeya - mi yodeya?
Why is this mentioned in Sefer Y'tzira?
Jan
17
comment Rav Scheinberg and Tzitzis (series of questions)
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Jan
16
comment Daughters First
It would probably be easier to explain why the two whole clauses are parallel than to single out that implied pair. This is how Rash"i explains the פסוק, pointing out that it is impossible to ignore the parallel between the two clauses.
Jan
16
comment Daughters First
Please explain the question. The quote you brought makes no reference to women.
Jan
16
comment מֶה, מָה, מַה - Meh, Mah, Ma - What's the difference?
My tradition doesn't pronounce it that way.
Jan
16
comment What to call the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe
For what it's worth I've heard him called "the last rebbe".
Jan
16
comment Tu Bishvat Esrog
Your answer just made me wonder - what exactly would the נוסח of such a תפילה be? Are you yourself the subject? Is it the אתרוג? The tree? Do you invoke the first פרק of תהילים?
Jan
16
comment מֶה, מָה, מַה - Meh, Mah, Ma - What's the difference?
That would not account for (for example) במה מדליקין. But it would imply that the "basic form" of מה is with a פתח.
Jan
16
comment Issur Doraisa from Trup?
@Isaac Moses I disagree. Assuming that there is a practical difference between גירושין and standard כרת, there is no indication of this נ"מ other than the difference in cantillation. (Of course your point about מסורה and causation is still valid.)
Jan
11
comment Why is Parshas Beshalach called Shabbos Shira?
@Chanoch That is why I gave all those other qualifiers. But like I said, it was just conjecture.
Jan
7
comment Tetragrammaton homophone
I would add what about any other name of Hashem?
Jan
3
comment And all the Army of Hashem Left
@SimchasTorah Consider rephrasing the question to clearly ask for exactly the information you seek. I am not sure what you are getting at.
Jan
3
comment Floating in Tanach?
Yes, I was thinking specifically of floating in the sense of a static density differential causing an upward force on an object by a surrounding fluid.
Jan
3
comment Floating in Tanach?
@Yahu How do you know it wasn't just protective?
Jan
2
comment Floating in Tanach?
Maybe a new question. . . but what is the פשט in that verb? רש"י equates it to צף (intransitive) with no discussion. רד"ק suggests it could be the intransitive הפעיל (?) of the same verb that appears as a transitive הפעיל in דברים יא:ד. The מצודת ציון (characteristically) cites the latter reference with no explanation. What is going on? Is it causative? Transitive? Is there such thing as an intransitive causative and could that be רד"ק's way of describing ergative, which is the closest thing (I think) to "float"'s type (no pun intended) in English? Pardon my ignorance of רד"ק's terminology.
Jan
2
comment And all the Army of Hashem Left
The רמב"ן at the beginning of במדבר on "לצבאתם" says it can mean large numbers of people.