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comment Why tell the wise son “like the Pesach rules”?
Please combine the many answers into one answer to this question instead of five. Thank you. (Also, sources will improve your answer.)
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comment Why is Moshe (mostly) absent from the haggadah?
Ah. I should have figured that out (what the heck would "neemar" be doing there?).
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comment What is Tikkun Leil Shevii?
Nice compilation, thanks. I would challenge "more intelligent" -- maybe others are more learned or more experienced, but I see no reason to dismiss your own intelligence.
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comment Why is Moshe (mostly) absent from the haggadah?
@joshwaxman do we? At mine we read a lot of it in English so maybe it's there but not translated (fairly mainstream haggadah AFAIK), but I don't remember noticing Moshe at the Chabad seder I went to this year (more Hebrew), though I wasn't specifically looking.
Apr
20
revised riddle wiki excerpt
added 55 characters in body
Apr
18
comment How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
@msh210 Danno Leos - done and reopened. Leos, feel free to ask the question about future prophets separately. I'm now going to clean up most of these comments.
Apr
18
revised How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
narrowing per comments (feel free to ask "will there be prophets again in the future" as a separate question)
Apr
18
revised How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
further revision based on comments; edited tags
Apr
18
revised How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
trying to capture author's intent based on comment discussion; please review (edit or roll back if I got it wrong please)
Apr
18
revised How do you know what God wants without prophets now to tell you?
changed some Christian belief-based terms to be more suitable on a Jewish site
Apr
18
comment Where to post bugs found in Torah?
@Derfder, I wasn't saying there were rude comments here -- as I said, none were deleted. I was making a general statement: comments are not permanent and can be deleted if they are rude, or obsolete (no longer relevant, for example pointing out a problem that's been fixed), or side conversations not about the post (= tangential), or just too numerous. Examples of "rude" include name-calling, personal attacks, crude language, claims that torah is "fiction" or religious people are "deluded", and stuff like that. Sorry about my past word choices; is this better?
Apr
18
accepted Why do we say ha-motzi before al achilat matzah instead of after?
Apr
17
comment why don't we say “kol dichfin” before kidush
Thanks, much better!
Apr
17
comment Why do we sing Chad Gadya and Echad Mi Yodea at the seder?
I don't have other songs in mind; presumably if there were a need somebody would have written some. I did note in the question that some of the songs we sing seem to make sense in context (e.g. I didn't ask "why 'Adir Hu'"), which is why these two stood out for me -- given that the other songs are "on theme", what is it about these two that I'm missing? Thanks for the interesting analysis!
Apr
17
comment Where to post bugs found in Torah?
There are no deleted comments on this post, so I don't know what you're referring to. Moderators don't remove comments because of poor grammar, but may for other reasons (like being too tangential, or rude). Anyway, the purpose of comments is to improve the post, so please edit the question to add the information that was requested; don't just leave it in comments where it's harder to find.
Apr
17
revised The Book of Numbers and Passover
edited tags
Apr
17
comment why don't we say “kol dichfin” before kidush
But wouldn't that be an argument for saying it first? I mean, once ha-satan hears kiddush he'll know he's in the right place, right?
Apr
17
comment embarassing an anonymous person online
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10693/472 (asks specifically about lashon hara)
Apr
17
comment Are the works of Maimonides treated as divinely inspired?
We trust what he says in Mishneh Torah; do we hold Moreh Nevuchim at the same level? I thought I'd heard that that one was more controversial. (It also, being a philosophic work, isn't a source of halacha, and maybe that distinction is important.)