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Dec
2
comment What is the rarest Haftarah?
I had guessed 2nd shabbos of chanukah, but this list is great! Too bad about Miketz, since the story of Shlomo and the baby is one of my favorites, and probably one of the best known stories in the Bible. (maybe it doesn't need any more pirsumei)
Dec
2
answered Chanukah and Miketz
Dec
2
comment Why doesn't Al Hanisim Mention the Miracle of the Oil?
one of my favorite answers in Ner l'meah, about why 8 days, when the miracle was really only 7 days: Whenever we light oil and it burns, it is a natural "everyday" miracle, which sometimes requires supernatural miracles to focus our attention on the mundane ones.
Dec
2
comment Gemarah Shabbos -Chanukah Connection
re: waiting for the wife, is that only in the case when she is not lighting for herself?
Nov
19
accepted What is the rarest Haftarah?
Nov
11
comment relative fractions of Kohanim and Levi'im
I had heard similar stats about the Syrian community in the US. One explanation (although I am personal skeptical) is that under the various persecutions in Syria in the past century or so, the community focused on getting the Cohanim safely out. Maybe some Leviim impersonated Cohanim in order to be safe too.
Nov
11
comment Milk After Fowl
for what it's worth, I knew a guy in college who waited 6hrs for meat and 3hrs for chicken.
Nov
9
asked What is the rarest Haftarah?
Nov
9
asked relative fractions of Kohanim and Levi'im
Nov
9
comment Yom Kippur havdalah
what about Y"K shechal b'shabbat?
Nov
9
answered Lamdeni chukecha. . . amen?
Nov
9
accepted Why masechet “Beitza”?
Aug
12
answered Washing and Bentching
Aug
4
revised Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
improved links added; added 2 characters in body
Aug
4
revised Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
edited body; deleted 11 characters in body
Aug
4
answered Jewish tunes similar to non-Jewish ones
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