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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.
Apr
18
comment the measurements of Noah's arc and the arc of the covenent
Definitely the answer to "sh'monim alafim, mi yodeya?".
Apr
2
comment Mnemonic of Rebbi Yehuda
I suspect that for both of these sources the numbers were just a siman while the connection in meaning was the siba.
Mar
30
comment Ehad Mi Yodea on the mishnayos
+1 for the Mikva'os source. I think that satisfies the criteria of the question.
Mar
16
comment Why is future tense used in Esther 3:2?
@ChesterFool That is debatable. Example: jtsa.edu/documents/pagedocs/janes/2002%2029/joosten29.pdf
Mar
9
comment can I still wear my star of david
I don't have a source for this other than experience, but I think wearing your necklace would not offend anyone. Also see the links in comments above.
Feb
26
comment Answering Amen to kaddish for a dog
@DoubleAA Your implied argument makes sense, but is not implied by Rav Steinman's (apparent) words. He appears to be saying it really doesn't matter at all why you were saying it. All that matters for the answerer is that he is promoting God's name.
Feb
14
comment Did all of Bnei Israel worship the golden calf?
Is it necessary to assume that what they did wrong was "worship"?