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May
29
comment Milchigs (dairy) on Shavuos - when is the proper time?
@Yehoshua would you, at a fleishig meal, take a milchig spoon, ben-yomo or not, to mix your tea?
May
2
comment Strange abbreviation זי"ע
I've heard that in medieval Hebrew words ending with the oot sound ות were mostly considered masculine. I don't have the source but if you look through Zemirot Shabbat you'll find this to be quite true.
Jan
13
comment What are the most important writings of Rav Kook for Emunah and Hashkafah?
@ba see also he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
Oct
19
comment Anim Zemiros is highly anthropomorphic; how come we sing it in public?
AY check the left column on the page after the one you linked to. The language there is pretty harsh but I actually remember some harsher language only I can't recall the source (although I do remember it was the Maharal)
Oct
16
comment Anim Zemiros is highly anthropomorphic; how come we sing it in public?
I have heard that the question of whether or not to say this prayer has been around for quite a while. Have a look a what the Maharal has to say on the subject here ספר נתיבות עולם א - נתיב העבודה - פרק י"ב‏.
Sep
27
comment All people in world are Jews?
@Qoheleth good question -thx. See my edit.
Jul
26
comment Practical guide to the Brisker method in English?
Have you looked at the External Links section on the ref'd wikipedia page?
Apr
24
comment BBQ for Yom Hatzmaut
@Seth J you're right about the flame-roasted hamburger, but what about flame-roasted spare ribs! ... I updated my answer, maybe it is a bit more clear now. Thanks
Feb
18
comment Should anyone be burned to death?
Removed tag Halacha ... needs new tag "literal understanding of the bible" or similar
Nov
14
comment All people in world are Jews?
@Seth, interesting comment, thanks. Also interesting is that all of Sarah's children are Jewish but not all of Avraham's. With Yitzchak and Rivka it was half for both. And for Yaakov and his wives it was all for both. I'm guessing now that maternal descent began with Matan Torah and until then it was paternal descent as with the sons of Yaakov. B"n I will try to look more into this and update my answer. Thanks again for your comment.
Sep
14
comment Does the end justify the means
Actually I've heard that this is a Nazi ys"v idea
Sep
14
comment Limits to Financial Dina Dmalchusa
After reading your question I posted an answer on the question you referred to. See here judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9817/…
Aug
12
comment Why don't we say Avinu Malcanu on Tisha B' Av?
I once heard a nice vort: The month of Elul is the month of Avinu-Malkeinu. The month of Av is just plain Avinu (a much closer relationship) ...
Jul
28
comment the aggadic concept of a finite number of words to speak
Like @avi was hinting the meaning of this musar is probably: speak every word as if you had only a finite number of words to speak in your lifetime.
Jul
27
comment How does “eilu v'eilu” work out with an absolute truth?
The concept of "Eilu va'Eilu" is well sourced. To improve your question could you base your impression of absolutes on some source?
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
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
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
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.