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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

May
31
comment Why did Moshe conquer the land of Og and Sichon?
@expern: only the first three nations listed in Genesis (Keini, Kenizi, Kadmoni) are reserved for Moshiach's times; the other seven (including Rephaim) were for the Jewish people in that time.
May
31
answered Why did Moshe conquer the land of Og and Sichon?
May
29
comment Bracha on Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread
Ping @avi as well.
May
29
comment Bracha on Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Bread
@HodofHod: Eruvin 81a (today's daf). Although another opinion there is that it's not the composition per se that makes it inedible, but the type of fuel that was to be used to bake it (see Ezek. 4:12).
May
29
comment What happened to insects during the flood?
@DoubleAA: actually, Tosafos (Shabbos 12a, ד"ה שמא יהרוג) cites differing views as to whether כינה (which the Gemara ibid. 107a says is not פרה ורבה) is a louse or a flea (and flea eggs are smaller). Still, though, ok, maybe the defining criterion isn't the size of the eggs. But the only creatures I've found described in halachic literature as אינו פרה ורבה are: כינים (whatever the definition), worms and maggots, and the עכבר שחציו אדמה - but not flies. (Rambam also discusses flies, bees, etc., separately from spontaneously generated creatures - in Maachalos Asuros 2:5 and 2:13 respectively.)
May
26
comment What happened to insects during the flood?
@DoubleAA: according to Wikipedia they're about 1.2mm in size, which is surely large enough to be seen with the naked eye.
May
24
comment What happened to insects during the flood?
@CharlesKoppelman: not flies, but smaller creatures (whose eggs are invisible to the naked eye) such as lice and worms.
May
24
answered What happened to insects during the flood?
May
23
comment Quail or fish in B'midbar 11:31?
@DoubleAA: neither does the whole issue of eating meat and milk one after the other; mideoraisa it's only if they're cooked together that they're forbidden. So the whole thing is only an asmachta.
May
23
answered Quail or fish in B'midbar 11:31?
May
22
awarded  Revival
May
22
answered An Arched Tzuras Hapesach
May
22
comment Cheshvan or MarCheshvan?
Ping @DoubleAA. May Hashem send us Moshiach without any further שיתמהמה!
May
22
comment Cheshvan or MarCheshvan?
@ShmuelBrin: indeed Rashi is peshat, but he does quote אגדה המיישבת דברי המקרא (Gen. 3:8). In this case, see Likkutei Sichos 16:4 (and further on, in footnote 55), that there is a reason in peshuto shel mikra for us to assume that the name Amraphel has this meaning behind it.
May
22
comment Do married men stop saying a bracha on their *tallit katan*?
@DoubleAA: indeed, if the tallis katan is too small, or closed too far up the sides, etc., then you can't wear it outside on Shabbos (M.B. 10:2).
May
17
awarded  Nice Answer
May
14
answered How does this math work out?
May
14
answered Do non-jews have soul mates?
May
13
comment Why are there no special mitzvahs of Shavuos
@jake: thank you.
May
13
comment Korbon tomid whilst Jews were travelling (as opposed to camping) in the desert
The statement in Eruvin isn't really a proof, because at that point the Mishkan was already set up in Gilgal (see Rashi there ד"ה וגמירי: "they were ambushing the city, and hadn't returned the aron that evening to its place in Gilgal").