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Jan
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comment Is there a source for a man not addressing his wife by her first name?
jokes4us.com/kiddiejokes/oldcouplejoke.html
Jan
24
comment Why is תורה sometimes written תורת?
good point! I was thinking horses rather than zebras for what the questioner was asking, though.
Jan
21
answered Why is תורה sometimes written תורת?
Dec
30
comment Which manuscript of the Mishna did the Bartenura check?
morfix.co.ilדווקנית
Dec
30
comment Which manuscript of the Mishna did the Bartenura check?
Davkanit, meaning that it is of Davka (precise, intended) quality, I would think.
Dec
27
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Dec
20
comment Wordplay concerning the Ayin and the Aleph in Gemara
Not sure. But maybe maasarot first Perek second Mishnah, hate'einim misheyavchilu ( one is obligated to tithe figs when they begin to ripen) where if you transpose the bet and Chet you get misheyachvilu, when they are chovel ( injure ) someone. Would need to see if a Gemara makes that switch and joke.
Dec
8
revised Aren't wigs counterproductive?
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Dec
8
answered Aren't wigs counterproductive?
Nov
6
comment Why is the shalshelet trope (cantillation) note always at the beginning of the verse and always followed by a psik?
see my answer on this, related question. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/15475/…
Oct
15
comment Do Jews pray to deceased forefathers?
sounds good. from my perspective, a survey of the different positions is fine, so long as it is clear that there is a machloket in the matter and what the mainstream approaches are and mean.
Oct
15
comment Do Jews pray to deceased forefathers?
Ok, for what I am saying, see eg Bach Y.D. 217 that Calev only prayed to hashem, not to the Avot. That is, rishonim and acharonim interpreted chazal in different ways than you are assuming, and so we should not then interpret away the clear conclusion based on those interpretations and say there is no machloket on the matter.
Oct
15
comment Do Jews pray to deceased forefathers?
No, we don't assume Mishnah brurah meant something else. We rather understand that Mishnah brurah is saying a conclusion briefly, where he is aware of the great volume of rabbinic literature explicitly discussing the meaning of those purportedly contradictory statements of chazal.
Oct
9
comment Is Shadal a mainstream commentary?
See source for shema vs kabel onthemainline.blogspot.com/2011/01/on-intellectual-honesty.html
Oct
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Oct
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comment What replies can be said while waiting for person behind you to finish davening?
torah.org/advanced/weekly-halacha/5772/lechlecha.html "If those options are not available, he should recite Oseh Shalom without stepping back three steps and then walk away"[10]
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