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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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reviewed Looks OK What is the difference between (for example) “notein” and “hanotein”?
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reviewed Leave Open Praying Mantis (גְמָל שְׁלֹמֹה) and Ladybugs (פָּרַת מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ), roots in early sources?
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reviewed Leave Open In what case can a wine made from the “Fruit of the Vine” be kosher but not acceptable for kiddush?
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comment Sources for the halachos of medical emergencies on Shabbos
hebrewbooks.org/…
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reviewed Close Jewish sects that accept only the Tanach
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comment Beis Din observing a female convert's immersion in the Mikvah
@ShmuelBrin, so evidence that it is not required that they actually see?
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comment What would have happened if Esav hadn't sold the bechora?
user6641, I edited the question to capture what I think was your intent (and hopefully make it on topic). If I didn't capture your intent, please edit further.
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revised What would have happened if Esav hadn't sold the bechora?
Put the question on topic (I think that is what was meant the whole time).
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reviewed Leave Open Where's Rebbi Yehudah HaChassid Buried?
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answered Why are the laws of honoring parents in Hilchos Mamrim?
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reviewed Leave Closed Dreams on Quran and Torah
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reviewed Reopen Can demons (shedim) masquerade Bas Kols?
Nov
20
reviewed Reopen Program for making/designing the Vilna daf (Hebrew typesetting program)
Nov
20
reviewed Leave Open What would have happened if Esav hadn't sold the bechora?
Nov
20
comment Views on eden in the second temple period
They certainly didn't believe it was an apple ...
Nov
20
comment What is a Get Zikui and in what cases has it been used?
The Halacha is generally not regarded to be like this Rambam.
Nov
20
comment Is “siman tov u'mazal tov” a halachically problematic phrase?
@DoubleAA, a well accepted part of liturgy and Jewish tradition.
Nov
20
comment Is “siman tov u'mazal tov” a halachically problematic phrase?
@DoubleAA, it is from Mesechet Sofrim. Not sure what was in who's vernacular, but I'm pretty sure the Talmud doesn't capture 100% of what was at that time, and we see it quite soon after. Also, compare with the Targum Yerushalmi on Bereishis 30:11. It is not just a saying commonly said in the Jewish community.
Nov
20
comment Is “siman tov u'mazal tov” a halachically problematic phrase?
It "creep[ed] into our vocabulary" from liturgy (kiddush levana).
Nov
20
comment Is Bas Kol the heavenly voice always correct and how to identify Bas Kol from evil whispering?
@narnia, No high probability about it. If a prophet claimed that he had a prophecy that said what that Bas Kol said, he would be executed.