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Jul
27
revised How does “eilu v'eilu” work out with an absolute truth?
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Jul
25
comment Were slave-related commandments observed in America?
We know that the laws of an Eved Ivri would not apply to African slaves in America. I doubt any slaves went through a half conversion to become an Eved Knani. What's left is a plain slave to whom, IINM, apply only the laws of the state (Dina D'Malchuta). IMHO the question needs to be a bit more focused.
Jul
21
comment Davening Maariv at Shekiya / or after Plag HaMincha - repeating Kriyas Shema
The title of this question is misleading. Shouldn't it be more like "Kriyas Shema before Tzais HaKochavim"?.
Jul
21
revised Does an improperly slaughtered animal render the Shochet impure?
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Jul
17
revised Halachically prohibited but nevertheless valid acts
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Jul
17
revised Halachically prohibited but nevertheless valid acts
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Jul
17
comment Halachically prohibited but nevertheless valid acts
Is this what you were looking for, or was it the other way around, or was it both?
Jul
17
answered Halachically prohibited but nevertheless valid acts
Jul
12
comment Being a light to the nations - what does it mean?
Although this Wikipedia article is flagged for improvements I think it is probably as comprehensive as an objective answer can be. The Hebrew version is pretty much the same. This isn't a real answer and doesn't add much information that isn't readily available to any internet user so maybe it should be moved to a comment ...
Jul
8
comment Why is the age of 30 important in the Bible?
Thirty is also the age when Levites can begin holy temple practice. Interesting ...
Jul
6
revised Tachanun on Monday and Thursday
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Jul
6
comment Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Ata yatzarta
@WAF My assumption is that all tefilot (amida) were written by Anshei Knesset Hagedola, a mix of neviim and chachamim. The tefila of any day represents a spiritual state in heaven (nevua) that can be understood to an extent by humans (chochma). So my answer to your question would be that each version was written for a specific variation of Rosh Chodesh.
Jul
6
comment Does an improperly slaughtered animal render the Shochet impure?
Thanks, I think it is sort of an axiom. An animal that dies without shcita is a nevela. The Mishna teaches us how not to create a nevela.
Jul
5
comment Tachanun on Monday and Thursday
@YDK First, it is very long and repetitive and most people I know are pretty happy when there is any reason not to say it. Second, is that the Beit Yosef had to label one who doesn't say it standing a poretz gader.
Jul
5
comment Tachanun on Monday and Thursday
@msh210 Here in Israel it is passed midnight ... I'll try to do just that b"n tomorrow. Thanks for the remark.
Jul
5
answered Tachanun on Monday and Thursday
Jul
4
answered When to say Hamapil
Jul
4
revised Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Ata yatzarta
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Jul
4
answered Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Ata yatzarta
Jun
27
comment All people in world are Jews?
@Templar Judiasm is unique in its being at the same time a nationality and a religion. If you you wish to delve deeper into this issue see paragraph 95 here: shechem.org/torah/kuzari . This is from the Kuzari (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuzari)