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I'm an elected moderator on Mi Yodeya and The Workplace, and a pro-tempore mod on Writers and Worldbuilding. Professionally, I'm a technical writer who works with (and often helps design) programming interfaces. I'd love to see more tech-writing questions on Writers.SE.

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revised Why is the Shofar sounded on Rosh Hashanah?
summarized link
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comment How does the talmud know that the mashiach's name was known before creation?
@Fred good point; these are extra-talmudic sources. If you find an explanation that applies to the talmud and you have time, I'll be interested in seeing an answer. Thanks!
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comment How does the talmud know that the mashiach's name was known before creation?
@Fred oh, interesting! I hadn't yet seen a commentary that views the whole psalm that way. Feel like turning that into an answer? (I would find English translation of the key parts helpful.)
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comment How does the talmud know that the mashiach's name was known before creation?
I don't know if the agada tag is appropriate, but there are others here who know our tag set better than I do.
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asked How does the talmud know that the mashiach's name was known before creation?
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revised Sin offering after woman giving birth vs not responsible for words uttered in pain
added quote from image
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comment Is there any way a pious jewish man can have many women legally and halacally?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13984/472
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revised Why does the Fast Day leyning skip verses?
edited tags
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comment Why must a Yoledet, a woman who just gave birth, bring a sin offering?
@Daniel I don't know (and don't know the source you're bringing, so can't go look). Sounds like a new question; you could ask.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Zera levatala - source of issur from Torah
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comment Is rape considered yehareig v'al yaavor?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment Is trying to get out of jury duty permitted halachically?
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comment Can I sell a dollar from the rebbe that was given to someone else?
@Yishai it might be, though maybe now somebody can make another edit to address that.
Jun
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revised Can I sell a dollar from the rebbe that was given to someone else?
clarified the question and improved the English; it might still be a p'sak question, though
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comment Can a woman convert to Judaism to marry Kohen due to the concept of sfeik sfeika?
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comment What's the source that worldwide acceptance of psak makes it binding forever?
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comment Can anybody read from the torah or prophets in a synagogue?
shakAttack, welcome to Mi Yodeya. I've made some edits to your question; when we talk about reading torah during a synagogue service we mean the five books of Moshe (the chumash), but the passage you cite is about prophets so I clarified that. I also removed the part of the question that asks what modern practice is; putting all that in one question makes it a little too broad (feel free to ask separately if we don't already have the question). So I made this one focus on historical practice in the context of your source. Feel free to edit further if I've misunderstood anything. Thanks.