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comment Meaning of the phrase “Tzur Chevli B'eit Tzarah” near the end of Adon Olam
@Yishai, Thanks. We do not know who the author is, and we certainly do not have any original manuscripts that we know were written by the author's hand. We would only be able to judge from any existing manuscripts that have vocalization, and those that do have a segol. I'm sure there are plenty of genizah manuscripts that include Adon Olam, and if they find any with a patach, surely we'd find out about it eventually.
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answered Meaning of the phrase “Tzur Chevli B'eit Tzarah” near the end of Adon Olam
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comment Halachot of Lashon Naki (clean speech)
@Emetv'Shalom, Clearly we have different ideas about the nature of halacha. Something can be wrong or inappropriate conduct without being halachically forbidden. (Think Ramban's naval b'reshus haTorah.)
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comment ראש וראשון לכל דבר שבקדושה
Zvi and @DoubleAA, This seems plausible. Very interesting though how it became such a popular quote (Google it and you'll find it in all types of haskamos and introductory remarks) given that it's not even a direct quote.
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comment Ezekiel 16:4: לֹא הֻמְלַחַתְּ — what practice does this describe?
@SethJ, Ok. I have finally taken out the Gill source, because I can see that it offends some of our users (including yourself). [I still maintain that John Gill's Exposition can be a valuable resource at times.]
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comment Woman with 2 wombs in regards to pidyon haben
@DoubleAA, It certainly does sound like two cervices. Also, from the ways he says "צריך לבדוק" makes it sound like it's something that's not so easy to see externally, which I would imagine two vaginae would be, though I'm not so sure.
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comment Do religious Jews generally believe the serpent of Gan Eden was Satan?
@user3949142, What is your point? We can argue forever about what the Rambam himself did or did not believe, but the fact remains that Moreh Nevuchim is an authoritative source, and the fact that the Rambam included this in this book means that he deemed it acceptable, regardless of whether he secretly did not believe it.