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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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comment Why is the Miracle of Oil mentioned so much later than records of Chanukah celebrations?
Josh, I took the liberty of editing point 1, as I completely misread it until I checked your source. Feel free to revert/correct if I got something wrong. (+1)
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revised Why is the Miracle of Oil mentioned so much later than records of Chanukah celebrations?
That first paragraph was totally confusing when I first read it.
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revised How can the Gemara bring a proof supporting רבינו from רבי אבא?
Expand on עטרת שאול
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answered How can the Gemara bring a proof supporting רבינו from רבי אבא?
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comment How can the Gemara bring a proof supporting רבינו from רבי אבא?
It supports רבי אילעא's statement that Rabbeinu said it (independent corroboration).
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comment Is there a problem 'wearing' a virtual Saint Lucia hat?
@Mike, I tried recreating your experiment, but adding the word "day" afterwards. This was my first result.
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answered Learning Torah on Christmas
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comment Can one light a Chanuka Menora using fiberglass wicks
That is why, he refers to vague, unnamed sources. Didn't seem answer worthy.
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comment Learning Torah on Christmas
Although a popular misattribution, that famous picture was not on Nitel Nacht. I assume that on Nittel they used the time to catch up on work to have more time to learn later. That game of chess was doctor's orders. Regarding the answer, I think it is a much better answer to this question as you don't go into any practices regarding the day time vs. night time.
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comment Can one light a Chanuka Menora using fiberglass wicks
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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reviewed Approve How do I explain the various meanings of “Ruach HaKodesh” in English?
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reviewed Reopen Learning Torah on Christmas
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answered Menorah 20 Amos above ground level
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reviewed Edit Difference between books called “Shulchan Aruch”
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revised Difference between books called “Shulchan Aruch”
fixed grammer per suggestion, but didn't include inconsistent z"l, as everyone mentioned on the page deserves honorifics
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comment Can conversion be revoked?
@rosenjcb, what's just a theoretical construct?
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comment Can conversion be revoked?
@rosenjcb, I don't know if the Rif supports that last proposition of yours (if you have a specific citation, I would like to look it up) but the Rambam decidedly does not. He requires 3 and with only 2 the person remains non-Jewish.
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answered Difference between books called “Shulchan Aruch”