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Aug
13
comment Persia will completely annihilate Edom which will cause moshiach to come
Now the q was transformed into what weapon of choice would Persia use. That should have been introduced as a new q.
Aug
13
comment Persia will completely annihilate Edom which will cause moshiach to come
This down vote occurred after an edit which changed the q significantly, into a non question. The q was why Persia of all countries in the world would annihilate Rome.
Aug
9
answered Persia will completely annihilate Edom which will cause moshiach to come
Jul
30
comment Matrilineal Descent
good point. I gave a link to Menachem's answer for the sake of elaboration, and specified that it is upon Devarim 7:4.
Jul
30
revised Matrilineal Descent
added link to explain which derasha
Jul
23
revised Limud for Levi not being part of the spies
corrected spelling of word "cites"
Jul
16
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
2
comment does false prophet always incur death penalty
see Sanhedrin 89. halakhah.com/sanhedrin/sanhedrin_89.html which discusses who is at the hands of Heaven and who at the hands of Bet Din. It specifically identifies Chananiah as subject to Bet Din. Why in his particular case, he died at the hands of Heaven is another interesting question - perhaps this was a prophetic sign offered by Yirmeyah as proof in this prophetic 'contest' - but it is clear that they did not extrapolate in this manner. And certainly the death penalty in the general case is not in the hands of Heaven, only in certain subsets of cases. See the Mishna linked.
Jun
30
comment Is David The eighth son or the seventh son?
Discussed by ibn ezra here. parsha.blogspot.com/2015/06/…
Jun
30
answered Does Devarim 17:12 refer to a recalcitrant litigant or a rebellious local judge?
Jun
30
comment Where in the torah is contempt of court condemned?
I've created the question, and will hopefully answer it soon.
Jun
30
asked Does Devarim 17:12 refer to a recalcitrant litigant or a rebellious local judge?
Jun
30
answered Should Jepthah have sacrificed his daughter?
Jun
29
comment Where in the torah is contempt of court condemned?
I can explain, but strikes me as something that should be a separate question. Explanation is lengthy
Jun
29
comment Where in the torah is contempt of court condemned?
Avot is Mishnah. This tractate is often called Ethics of Our Fathers. so not biblical.
Jun
25
revised Is there “Torah Inerrancy”?
added other rabbinic figures, and discussed briefly the issue of whether Ibn Caspi should be considered a rishon
Jun
25
comment Is there “Torah Inerrancy”?
That is that he is not "accepted" in in the present day Orthodox world, not that he is not "acceptable". And that he is therefore outside the bounds of his article. That Shapiro is surprised Artscroll included him in Rishonim does not mean that he could not be deemed a Rishon, just that it is surprising that Artscroll would include him as a Rishon.
Jun
25
comment Is there “Torah Inerrancy”?
The footnote in question: "Being that the purpose of this paper is to show how scholars generally "accepted" in the Orthodox world differed with Maimonides' principles, I have deliberately refrained from mentioning the views of Narboni, Caspi, Albalag et. al. This was done in order to forestall the objection that these authors were anyway never regarded as representing traditional Jewish thought. (It is quite remarkable that Caspi has been given an entry in Artscroll's The Rishonim [Brooklyn, 1986] 178-79.)"
Jun
24
comment Praying on an airplane
thanks for the edit! I've now edited it further.
Jun
24
revised Praying on an airplane
expanded on the summary to give figures who said this, and that the concern was hillul Hashem