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Jan
19
comment Is there an aversion to having Gentiles in the synagoge and why?
I think this is a great corroboration of the question, but not an answer.
Jan
19
comment Why are wedding invitation abbreviated b'rachos different for males and females?
If "ש"י" stands for "שיחיה" why is it not parallel to "תח"י" in that example? Is there any precedent for the line "נרו יאיר באורה זו תורה" that is not motivated by a rhyme or some other lyrical context? And @DoubleAA's basic question about the underlying meaning of נ"י.
Jan
15
comment Source for Chazon Ish on What defines a Lamdan
You could always try asking the author what his source was.
Jan
15
comment Can you remarry someone you have divorced in the past?
Hello Jennifer and welcome to mi.yodeya! As the commenters suggested, there may be higher quality answers to your question if you include some more circumstantial information about either the case or what you're looking for.
Jan
10
comment Should Jepthah have sacrificed his daughter?
Please note: he did not kill her.
Jan
10
comment In Genesis 22:8-14, is there a difference between a ram and a lamb?
He says on the previous page that during their conversation both parties knew that the se was actually Yitzchak as well.
Jan
10
comment In Genesis 22:8-14, is there a difference between a ram and a lamb?
But they didn't speak about a keves. They spoke about a se. . .
Jan
10
comment Kabala in Halacha
@Eliyahu Great - thanks! Do you know anything about the speaker?
Jan
6
comment Is Zoroastrianism Avodah Zarah?
It is definitely avoda zara for Jews. It is not avodas Hashem (which is defined by the Torah). QED
Jan
6
comment Is Zoroastrianism Avodah Zarah?
Just to be clear, you are asking whether Zoroastrianism is avoda zara FOR non-Jews, correct?
Jan
5
comment In What year was “Al Pi Kabalah” first quoted for a Halachic ruling?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/3826
Jan
3
comment Nozir and four cups of wine
@msh210 Shoot. I was hoping nobody would see that. I wrote that all under false pretenses, and didn't realize until after submitting.
Jan
3
comment Why did the Israelites build a golden calf in the desert?
Are you asking, 'Did B'nei Yisra'el make a calf as opposed to any other idol because they thought God was a calf?'
Jan
1
comment May a shofar be blown for recreational purposes?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2565/3
Jan
1
comment Is there a Malach for Am Yisrael?
But, then again it might be fine! See here for more than you ever wanted to know about how subjective questions are recommendably formulated and treated.
Jan
1
comment Is there a Malach for Am Yisrael?
Hi M.he and welcome to mi.yodeya! This is an interesting question, but is probably too localized to fit the guidelines of the site. You might find some very informative information in these and questions like them: Mal'achim, Mal'achim, Dreams, Dreams
Dec
30
comment Looking for a list of cities with mikvaos
It would be a shame to make a "watered down" joke about this question's evolution.
Dec
30
comment How do we treat a י"א in the Shulchan Aruch?
@DoubleAA Yad Malachi gets them from all kinds of other sifrei k'lalim and interspersed in standard commentaries. He cites them on those pages. If you're asking how Rav Yosef Karo ranked opinions, there are some indications therein as well. In some instances it's actually obvious since his explicitly stated algorithm (in the intro to Beis Yosef) is majority-of-small-sample-based.
Dec
29
comment If Jews shouldn't marry non-Jews, why did prominent Jewish leaders do so in the bible?
The classifications of women in the question are nationalities. "Jew" is not. There is a false dichotomy.
Dec
29
comment How many halachot are detailed in the Mishneh Torah?
Indeed mechon-mamre explains that, although fully confident that the versions of texts they have based upon manuscripts are correct, they include the conventional numbering in brackets. See the bottom of this page.