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Aug
4
comment Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
and don't forget the authors of the septuagint!
Aug
3
answered Shiv'im - mi yodeya?
Jul
27
comment verb + its infinitive
as a corollary, why does this construct occur so many times in parshat mishpatim? (mot yumat; shalem yeshalem; etc.) Perhaps something profound about the importance and emphasis on mitzvot bein adam l'chavero...
Jul
27
comment verb + its infinitive
Is תֹּאכֵל the infinitive of אָכֹל ? I thought it would be l'echol. nonetheless, the doubling question still stands
Jul
27
comment Tefillas HaDerech in populated areas
re: I-95, is this due to population or danger? in both I-95 and Rt29, one must take an exit ramp, as opposed to simply "turning off"
Jul
27
comment Latest shabbat not longest day…?
the sun's path is FAR more precise than a Timex, just not as uniform. We can calculate the time that the sun should be in a certain place in a thousand years from now, with accuracy of better than a second. A quartz crystal would be off by more than an hour, assuming the battery still works.
Jul
26
answered Shisha Veshishim - mi yodeya?
Jul
26
comment Did any Achronim comment on the American Revolutionary or Civil Wars?
I wonder if he would have also been critical of the Declaration of Independence: "we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal" (of course, TJ was a major slave owner, so he clearly didn't understand "all men" as we do today)
Jul
26
comment Why did Hashem tell Moshe to look behind him when looking into Eretz Yisroel?
a corollary: what order are the directions in? not clearly clockwise or counterclockwise, and it would be hard to go from N to S without passing through E or W.
Jul
26
answered Why did Hashem tell Moshe to look behind him when looking into Eretz Yisroel?
Jul
26
comment Is Shabbat prayer more special than Shabbat or prayer individually?
your fashion sense ?? I am trying so hard to keep a straight face!
Jul
23
answered Things we do not do because of Danger
Jul
23
comment Things we do not do because of Danger
what about all the traditional warnings about water? They seem to be in the category of fish+meat, i.e. no modern scientific justification
Jul
23
comment Things we do not do because of Danger
as my great uncle A"H used to say for the fish+shnapps: "The fish have to swim!" (of course, this would suggest water is better for this, but as you say, there may be other motivations at work)
Jul
23
comment Can you drink a beer (such as Miller or Budweiser) at a bar?
For Bud and Miller, there is also a moris ayin issue of drinking lousy beer.
Jun
25
answered Asking a Gentile for Air Condition on Shabbos
Jun
10
answered What bar/bat mitzva present did you actually want/like/use?
Jun
10
comment What bar/bat mitzva present did you actually want/like/use?
Wow-that is exactly what I was going to say. For better or worse, that gameboy was probably the gift that I used more than any other in my life. and almost all of those hours were spent on one game: TETRIS!
Jun
10
comment What bar/bat mitzva present did you actually want/like/use?
One of the B"M gifts I also use today the most is a Kehati set. I actually bought it second hand from somebody who got it for his bar mitzvah, then later upgraded to the Kehati+Bartenura set.
Jun
10
comment What bar/bat mitzva present did you actually want/like/use?
wow, that is impressive. I have never heard of anyone with their own microfiche reader.