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“When the day comes that I must account for my life, I will not be asked: ‘Why weren’t you Moses?’ I was not equipped to be Moses. But I dread the question, ‘Why weren’t you Zusia?’ —Reb Zusia of Anipoli


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revised scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
Add name of meaning
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comment Why don't we just follow the shittah of Moshe Rabeinu?
@Matt, I will say that from what I read of the Sichos (and is was not thorough) it doesn't say or even really suggest "even if Moshe wore Tefillin of Rashi, Rabeynu Tam would still be allowed to argue." In fact, it seems to be saying the opposite.
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comment Why don't we just follow the shittah of Moshe Rabeinu?
@Matt, the specific reference is here but it doesn't bring the Seder Hadoros and doesn't really explain it, but the note at the bottom says to read further to Achron Shel Pesach. No time to check. Let me know if you need help with the Yiddish.
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comment Why don't we just follow the shittah of Moshe Rabeinu?
@Matt, the Sicha starts here.
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comment scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
@DanF, I would argue it is on topic because it is about how to express a Jewish name or a Jewish holiday in English and writing about Jewish holidays is a Jewish practice. Barlop, The fact that is about Hebrew does not make it on topic unless it relates to Judaism, whatever Judaism thinks of Hebrew.
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comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
@DoubleAA, Gil Student reports getting a Psak that it does indeed make it not-an-oath.
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comment Government “swearing-in” ceremony
@DoubleAA, The reason why American law has this "affirmation" is specifically due to religious sensitivities of not making an oath (it is apparently a Christian thing to consider it insulting or something like that). So the word choice is with the intent of saying "I am not swearing just giving my word" and both sides should understand it that way.
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comment Why not say tachanun until 2 Cheshvan?
The custom developed in later generations also regarding Nissan. But I don't see how this answers the question - it is asking according to those that do not say Tachnun what is special about it, not asking if there is some opinion that you should say it.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on genizah-storage tag wiki excerpt
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answered scientific transliteration - spelling - pesah vs pesach? (who spells it pessah?)
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Multiple Olim for a single Aliyah
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revised Why the difference between Tishrei and Nissan for tachanun?
better grammar
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answered Why the difference between Tishrei and Nissan for tachanun?
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comment I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?
@user6591, in my link, it references note 71. Unfortunately note 71 is not included in the Google index of the book. So you would have to start by getting Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance from the library and checking it up.
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answered I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?
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comment Why is there a dagesh in second camocha, but not in first?
A cute answer I heard once is that when Nachshon Ben Aminadav went into the sea first, he was signing this song, and when the water got up to his mouth he was at the second מי כמוכה, the water forcing it into a dagesh.
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comment I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?
@DannySchoemann, of course not, but it is possible there is something stated there which is being misinterpreted that way (Googling the question found it as a claim in an anti-Zohar polemic).
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reviewed No Action Needed We're not supposed to point at stars?
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reviewed No Action Needed I saw someone claim that, “In Zohar of Pinchos, that an Eishes Ish is לזר מותרת if her husband allows.”?