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Graduate of Beis Medrash Oholei Torah and "Seven Seventy"; now a בעל הבית with ריחיים בצוארו but still trying to be עוסק בתורה

Apr
20
answered Shavuos, why celebrate?
Apr
20
comment Shavuos Versus Simchas Torah
The Golden Calf was forty days after the Giving of the Torah, no? So yes, on Shavuos - and for a while afterwards - we were complete tzaddikim (see Shabbos 146a: "פסקה זוהמתן").
Apr
20
answered Tish'a Asar - mi yodeya?
Apr
20
answered Shavuos Versus Simchas Torah
Apr
20
comment Shavuos Versus Simchas Torah
The second Luchos (along with Torah shebaal peh - see Shemos Rabbah 46:1), yes. But the original Giving of the Torah was indeed on Shavuos, and "if the Jewish People had not sinned, we would have been given only the five Books of the Torah plus the Book of Yehoshua" (Nedarim 22b).
Apr
19
answered Shemona Asar - mi yodeya?
Apr
19
comment What is the status of a pull-apart challah for “lechem mishneh”?
On the other hand, you could argue the opposite about the original intent: why would they make them in that way, if not so that the individual pieces can serve as separate challos? Especially the ones that are made out of 12 sections, which is presumably in keeping with the custom that Bas613 mentioned.
Apr
19
comment What is the machlokes between the Gra and Ba'al HaTanya?
But surely R' Chaim Volozhiner also had a tradition from the Gra? If anything, his ought to carry greater weight, since he was the Gra's direct student, while the Leshem was a generation later. And in Nefesh Hachaim he states quite clearly that from Hashem's point of view the worlds don't really exist - the very position that the Leshem decries as "destroying the truth of the entire Torah"! In the Rebbe's letter he reconciles this by stating that in this regard R' Chaim in fact disagreed with the Gra; and according to the Leshem's understanding, that must certainly be the case.
Apr
16
answered What is the law for a Goel Hadam (Avenger of Blood) outside of the Land of Israel?
Apr
16
comment Shemona Asar - mi yodeya?
Another one is that the verse about who the Kohen Gadol may marry (Lev. 21:13) starts with the word והוא, whose numerical value is 18 (Baal Haturim on this verse).
Apr
16
comment Ditch school: stealing?
I think he meant 19:11, "לא תגנובו". (The prohibition against stealing in the Ten Commandments - or Ten Declarations, as you prefer to call them - refers to kidnapping, so that's not relevant here.)
Apr
16
answered Shemona Asar - mi yodeya?
Apr
16
answered Shalom alecha rebbi (u'mori)
Apr
16
comment An accidental killer who needs to leave the eer miklat
Exactly my point: he'll have to judge which one is more likely to result in his death, and take his chances with the other alternative.
Apr
16
answered An accidental killer who needs to leave the eer miklat
Apr
16
answered Shalom Aleichem and Eishes Chayil
Apr
16
answered The Shafan and Arneves
Apr
16
answered Leaving your store open on Shabbos
Apr
16
answered was paroh the same paroh during the 210 years
Apr
16
answered Will marriages continue when mashiach comes?