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Jun
16
comment What is a Parzuf?
chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/380804/jewish/…
Jun
16
comment Yichud with surveillance cameras
Dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5287/3 And dupe: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1482/3
Jun
15
comment Can one run a surveillance Camera on Shabbos?
Please explain the bar mitzva part of the question. Why would surveillance of such an event be different from that of any other occurrence?
Jun
8
comment Learning Kabbalah & Yeshiva World
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/37284/3
Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
There is not. But there is a good paper about the distribution of pasuk-initial-וs, which I am having trouble locating. In direct answer to your question, someone suggests that the letter ו stands for אמת and its abundance in Rus owes to that trait's prominence therein.
Jun
1
comment Why does almost every pasuk in Megillat Ruth start with a vav?
Most p'sukim in Tana"ch start with a vav. The overwhelming majority of p'sukim in the Torah start with a vav, with the numbers declining overall from beginning to end. Additionally, the presence of opening vav_s is often explained by association with the presence of narratives. _M'gilas Rus is largely narrative. But see the comment of Rada"k on the first word of Y'hoshu'a.
May
27
comment The meaning of Trees
Hi Steven Cohen, and welcome to mi.yodeya! This is a very open-ended question and could be improved by adding some specificity. Do you have particular reason to believe that this class of objects bears some distinct meaning (as opposed to people, cities, other plants, to name a few)? Are you referring to symbolic meaning, function, semantic role, or something else as the elusive meaningful binding thread?
May
26
comment Kadish at the end of Davening
I believe the cited Shevet Halevi says it is just incidental that it is even called kadish yasom and that this is what was done by the K'sav Sofer - and presumably by the Chasam Sofer before him.
May
26
comment What is mainstream Chabad's view on Elokists?
+1 for the paragraph "There is no test..."
May
26
comment Why shva nach when it should be a chataf patach?
And don't forget "לאסור אסר"!
May
25
comment How are there arguments over how God works?
Can you give an example of an argument of the type you describe?
May
25
comment Psalm of retaliation
94?
May
25
comment Numbers in Numbers - always round
Possible dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/38507/3 (Same answers, differently directed question.)
May
21
comment Chalking pool cues on shabbat/yom-tov
Hello mmt and welcome to mi.yodeya! Can you provide a source for Rav Moshe's p'sak in this regard and a few words of explanation on how it applies to this case?
May
20
comment Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
However, now that you pointed me towards the Shulchan Aruch Harav, in the first s'if of the section you quoted he formulates the reasons for the isur in a remarkably similar way to that of the Tif'eres Yisra'el. The former preceded the latter by about a generation but I have no idea exactly when they wrote their respective works. . . Interesting.
May
18
comment Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
. . . Although the Ramba"n's comment in @Yoni's answer would appear to be allusions to some of those p'sukim in N'chemya.
May
18
comment Muktzeh as a means to encourage cessation of labor
The problem being prevented appears to be in Nechemya, and is clearly according to the Rebbe, that of m'lacha, as the latter says in the first bold part: עשו חכמים סיג וגדר לאיסור הוצאה. This is one of the additional explanations brought by the Tif'eres Yisra'el but it is not the one about which I am asking.
Apr
25
comment Can a Sukkah have all-glass walls?
Hello Harsimrat Kaur and welcome to Mi.Yodeya! Thank you for your sourced answer. Are you sure the shade referred to couldn't be the kind that glass provides?
Apr
24
comment Where can I find Hebrew etymologies?
I do not understand your comment. Are you implying that the OED is not academic or that assertions aren't? I am looking for a source that can back up etymologies like these with sources, akin to the OED.
Apr
20
comment Any sources that discuss חזרה (review) programs in detail?
Rav Kook wrote in a letter to his brother that reviewing a chapter of G'mara any fewer than 10 times is as good as not having learned it. This letter is somewhere in Igros Har'iya.