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comment A wife wants to stop going to the mikva. What does that mean for the husband?
Love the answer, to address @IsaacMoses ' point, perhaps re organize the answer and insert a break between the actual answer and the background details.
Jul
14
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA last thing... I'm still really confused about the Tosafot Rid and how it has anything to do with anything.
Jul
14
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA link to Beit Shmuel: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=9727&st=&pgnum=148
Jul
14
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA and even in the EH, the Beit Shmuel says that the Rema does not mean kissing every limb literally, citing the Ravad. Standing alone, this seems rather presumptuous, but when considering the Rema's silence in OH, it should be given some weight, I think. I think either deleting the line and (incomplete) citation of the Rema or acknowledgeing his ambiguity is in order.
Jul
14
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA also, I don't think the Rema's opinion is so clear as to state that he permits oral intercourse for the woman. In E"H, he quotes the Rambam, but in O"H he does not.
Jul
14
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA understood. Parenthetically, I would imagine that the Ravad would still take "ministering angels" as a nickname for rabbis, as the gemara does, and simply held that we deliberate like RYB"D in 3 ways, and the Sages in 1.
Jul
13
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA I smell a whole can of worms, but it could be pshat in the gemara, especially given the subsequent stories with Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi and Rav. I think that's the Ravad's main proof.
Jul
13
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
@DoubleAA I was going to do that but I didn't want to overhaul the whole post. I had heard that preserving the original poster's layout was prefered when editing. Thanks!
Jul
13
comment Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
I have edited in a very relevant quote from the Ravad.
Jul
13
revised Is oral intercourse permitted according to halacha?
Added in another important citation from the Ravad, and the relevant quote from the gemara
Jul
13
comment An eye for an eye Hammurabi's code
You are asking a question based on a dubious assumption. Can you edit in these exact quotes? Bearing in mind that both the code and t he epic were written in cuneiform: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuneiform#Transliteration
Jul
9
comment How does the kohein gadol's substitute wife work?
(Side point, I'm not convinced that as much care was taken with matches back then as it was nowadays. For the high priest, it could have been as simple as 1. She's from a good family lineage-wise, 2. She's a virgin, 3. There is a mutual attraction, and 4. Make it work.)
Jul
5
comment Who is Armilus?
he is mentioned on Is. 11:14 in the targum, pretty early source, though it could be a later addition to Yb"U's work
Jul
5
comment Who is Armilus?
Armilus is mentioned in the targum on Is. 11:4. this could be a later addition, but this individual found his way into the writings of Yb"U, at least tentatively!
Jun
28
comment Why aren't we Mahmir (stringent) with just Mikvah when ruling leniently on a technicality in Niddah cases?
@doubleaa i can scan and email it to you
Jun
23
comment Why aren't we Mahmir (stringent) with just Mikvah when ruling leniently on a technicality in Niddah cases?
@doubleaa that's what I get for learning a pamphlet I guess, thanks! (hope you are well!)
Jun
23
comment Why aren't we Mahmir (stringent) with just Mikvah when ruling leniently on a technicality in Niddah cases?
@yez that makes sense, I wondered about the regular flow.
Jun
23
comment Why aren't we Mahmir (stringent) with just Mikvah when ruling leniently on a technicality in Niddah cases?
@yez I was learning a pamphlet from rabbi yosef berger, didn't really have any sources. Are there any who follow those acharonim le maaseh? If so, I think we're approaching a green check mark.
Jun
11
comment How old was Joshua at the time of the spies?
I edited a bit of context in to your question. Feel free to roll it back if it is unsatisfactory!
Jun
11
revised How old was Joshua at the time of the spies?
added bit of research