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Dec
29
comment Is there a penalty under the law for attempted adultery?
Does the need for atonement entail punishability "under the law"?
Dec
29
comment Is there a penalty under the law for attempted adultery?
Does the need for atonement entail punishability/penalty "under the law"?
Dec
29
comment Do we have any proof (Biblical or other Judaic) that current-day Arabs have lineage from Yishma'el?
Hello Ariel Baradarian and welcome to mi.yodeya! Your answer would be greatly improved by citing and quoting your sources, which could make it subject to the analysis/disclaimer in Yishai's answer.
Dec
28
comment Source of various versions of Haamek Davar
Can you link/paste an example? Do the publishers of the versions give any manuscript information?
Dec
28
comment How did 70 souls give birth to millions in a few generations?
Please note too the Tana whose opinion is that Ya'akov had twice as many children as are listed at each birth. . . and other opinions that accord with it explaining how the number 70 (or 66) is just the immediate family but there were more spouses and relatives around as well. I believe the Torah itself alludes to this fact.
Dec
28
comment Fasting on shabbas 10 Teves
Regarding the premise of universality, see e.g. here, but more to the point, the source itself takes the d'rasha for granted apparently (top line and previous page).
Dec
28
comment Ancient Triennial Cycle Today
See here for a description of the practice in question, including super cool wheel-shaped reconstructed calendars.
Dec
28
comment Fasting on shabbas 10 Teves
Isn't the answer right there in the Beis Yosef? Rav David Avudarham(?) wrote that the source psauk for this fast uses the word "b'etzem" just like that of Yom Hakipurim. So, by fiat (g'zeras haKasuv) it must be observed on the given date.
Dec
24
comment Can a person (or cat) be both alive and dead at the same time? (Schrödinger's paradox)
What does it mean to have the status other than to have a legal ramification?
Dec
24
comment Can a person (or cat) be both alive and dead at the same time? (Schrödinger's paradox)
Do you have in mind legal ramifications other than the one you linked? Is there reason to believe that the general answer to this question is not covered by the generalized parts of the yibum question's?
Dec
24
comment Is human placenta kosher?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1680/3 - the answers more than the question.
Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
"discovery" has very professional connotations.
Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
@IsaacMoses That's why I didn't vote to migrate! On-topic there does not necessarily imply off-topic here (which probably contributes to that site having so much trouble existing).
Dec
23
comment Berur halachah - what is this called in English?
Good question, but probably belongs on Hebrew.SE. But la"d it could be "legal clarification" (literal), "due diligence" (impressionistic).
Dec
18
comment Can conversion be revoked?
Closely related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/7775/3
Dec
18
comment Chanuka candles if missed the night
Perhaps including the parallel analysis in the question would strengthen it. Or it might reveal more about it for you and the future answerer to learn from.
Dec
18
comment Chanuka candles if missed the night
Do you have reason to believe there would be a difference if one neglected to light intentionally?
Dec
18
comment In which language is written the R' Hillel Lichtenstein's sefer Eth Laasot?
I'm no expert, but it's definitely Yiddish. It uses the word "Yiddishkeit" for example.
Oct
31
comment Why are the names of some mitzvos changed to from “al” or “lo” to “bal”
Isn't "because we speak Aramaic" a sufficient answer (at least for some values of "we")?
Oct
31
comment Why are the names of some mitzvos changed to from “al” or “lo” to “bal”
בל is an Aramaic synonym for אל. I assume it is related to Hebrew בלי and בלתי. Page 170