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Apr
17
comment targum to Ex. 32:27
You mean g'var thrice then enash.
Apr
17
comment Why bother with n'vi'im?
@Alex +Check for the combination of answer and comment.
Apr
17
comment Why bother with n'vi'im?
@Alex - I was referring to a hypothetical granting of n'vu'a to everyone as a means to the end, but I understand your point more clearly now. Thanks! @Yahu - Thank you very much for the recommendation. I will be sure to pass it on to the questioner.
Apr
17
comment Why isn't eating milk with chicken kosher?
Hello srr, and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thanks for your interesting symbolic answer. It would be enhanced and enriched by a citation to a print source. Also consider receiving all the benefits of being a fully-registered mi.yodeya user by clicking Register at the top of your page.
Apr
15
comment why half-believe the Torah?
Maybe I was distracted by Isaac Moses' comment and addressed its concern more than the question.
Apr
15
comment Why do/did Jews sacrifice animals?
1. The Ramba"n also stresses the transformative power of sacrifices in terms of expiation of sin and redemption of the individual. 2. Bonus: The awesome Meshech Chachma cited in the article references electricity in explaining the connection between people and Hashem.
Apr
15
comment What is better to do on Shabbos HaGodol?
Shloshim yom achar hachag sho'alim v'dorshim b'ofi hachag?
Apr
15
comment Sheva Brachos Seder
@Gershon Gold - Shabas and yom tov should suffice. See Even Ha'ezer 62:8.
Apr
14
comment Marror and Chazeres on the seder plate
The Tosafos I referenced explains that the mishna used that term specifically to indicate that even if the only vegetable available was one suitable for maror one would still dip twice in order to inspire the children's questions.
Apr
13
comment Tzlach - source of name?
Are you sure the Tzlach doesn't have a book of responsa known as Noda BiYehuda? Just kidding. The Dagul Mer'vava wrote both!
Apr
12
comment Why isn't “Adam” a traditional Hebrew name?
Lots of Jareds these days too.
Apr
8
comment Why bother with n'vi'im?
After thinking a little about it, I think the question would still be a good question for Ramba"m: If everyone attains the capability of נבואה, why doesn't Hashem just tell them all the נבואה rather than telling one of them and having him tell the others? Alternatively, addressing Ramba"m's premise: Why did Hashem make the bar so high for figuring out what He wants if it is expected of all people?
Apr
7
comment Avot keeping Mitzvot
Rav Moshe (cited elsewhere in this discussion) uses the logic that if Avraham was observing mitzvos then his sons and successors Yitzchak and Ya'akov probably were as well.
Apr
7
comment Sefiras HaOmer - if you know that you will miss a day
There is a very sad story of one of the g'dolim who knew he would not make it to Shavu'os taking precautions against making the b'racha.
Apr
6
comment Is Selling חמץ Legitimate?
What you have heard may be based on S"A 447:1 and the idea implied therein.
Apr
6
comment reason for rav yehuda holding can't rip stitch of tunic
Hello learnerpro and welcome to mi.yodeya! Thank you for your very specific and pointed question regarding the p'shat in a piece of g'mara. You will be likely to elicit better answers faster by referencing the daf on which the discussion can be found. Consider clicking on "Register" above so you too can accrue 50 points and make comments like this!
Apr
5
comment words often mispronounced
Oh my gosh! I had no idea!
Apr
5
comment Our Father who art in heaven
@Yahu - Does that mean that in a literal, practical sense the Kesef Mishna would necessarily endorse asking for such treatment? And more importantly, Rava used the plural as the implicit subject of the statement specifically to avoid ascribing such direct causation to God. Given the tone of our prayers, which incorporate this indirectness across the board (e.g. y'hi ratzon *mil'fanecha*...), deviating from that standard remains fishy in my opinion.
Apr
1
comment Our Father who art in heaven
I don't know Greek so I don't know what the original says or what "Thy kingdom come" means but it looks to my untrained eye like some of the things we do pray for every morning before p'suke d'zimra. It also looks very fishy to that same eye to ask that God emulate us in the "as we forgive..." line.
Apr
1
comment tap water on Pesach
Where do you get your estimate of one gallon of bread per Mediterranean? And which type of gallon are we talking about? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon (See Dave's comment for a justification for these questions.)