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May
26
comment Shelosha Ve'arba'im - mi yodeya?
גם zeh l'tova..
May
24
comment Why do we say that Hashem chose us if He offered to the Torah to all the other nations first?
upvote for quoting both the Gaon and the Rebbe!
May
17
comment Tish'a Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
I should get 39 upvotes for every one of yours:)
May
17
comment Tish'a Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
Yes, 39 for each of the 39, making 1521 toledot, plus 39 avot, for a total of 1560. I think it is a Tosefos in perek Klal Gadol in masechet Shabbos, but can't find it right now, and Google only pointed me to a messianic Judiasm site in the UK.
May
17
comment Teaching Written Torah to Christians
Is it even possible to teach Tanach in a strictly written sense? "You shall bind them on your hand and they should be for a sign before your eyes" How do you teach this?? As soon as you describe tefillin, isn't that Torah she ba'al peh?
May
17
comment Cleaning Tzitzis
no problem. honestly, I don't wash them. for whatever reason, they seem to get worn out before they get dirty or smelly. I wash all my other clothes regularly, but the tzitzis never seem to be a problem.
May
14
comment Al Hannisim for Yom Ha'atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim
@Yahu yet Ezra and his generation had only endured 70 years without a Beis Hamikdash. Now, after almost 2000 years, perhaps every little victory is more worthy of extra excitement?
May
14
comment Shemona Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
which one is omitted? hoza'ah? If I recall correctly, R' Yosei held that the only melacha d'oraita was that done exactly like it was done in the mishkan. e.g. extinguishing a flame to make charcoal.
May
14
comment Teshuvah Negating a Negative Prophecy
an upvote for a name-appropriate question!
May
14
comment Shemona Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
these are getting tricky. is there some mi.yodeya number theory that proves the density of relevant Jewish numerical references asymptotically approaches zero for large N, like the density of primes in the sequence of integers?
May
12
comment Shisha Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
must be a secret ballot and also secret award
May
12
comment Shisha Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
wouldn't chayayim be 46? (chet-yud-hay)*2
May
12
comment Shisha Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
and similar, but unrelated: 37 months in the standard triennial cycle. (just in case I forget by tomorrow)
May
10
comment Loshon HaRa and the down vote
unless that someone has more up votes than anyone else, in which case the large crowd effect could be important. ("ugh, not HIM again")
May
10
comment riddle about who 2 people in the torah are
we need more riddles on mi.yodea!
May
10
comment Kibud Av v'Ach?
any source for this? what about an older sister? I have also heard that there is NO specific mitzvah of honoring your grandparents, except as a way of honoring your parents.
May
10
comment Shnayim Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
I want an example!
May
5
comment Echad Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
Ein hachi nami. it still works :p
May
5
comment Sheloshim - mi yodeya?
but so is one day (R"H 2ab (?))
May
5
comment Staying up all night on Shavu'ot
But you fall asleep during morning prayers every shabbos, and I don't think you usually stay up all Friday night.