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comment What are the consequences of Vashti’s dual nature?
@ephraimhelfgot, The quote from Shemos and it's translation as "beast" is not a joke. Check any translation to the Chumash, as well as much of the second chapter of Bava Kamma. Only the comparison to Esther was in jest.
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comment gedolim on “The Jazz Singer”
@Shokhet, Cool, thanks. It could be R Essrig was confusing the two movies.
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comment Is it proper to supply a picture of a girl prior to dating?
I heard a story about a specific Chassidish rebbe (now I can't remember which) that was asked this question. He responded (in good Chassidish pronunciation): "loi yai-usse ze bimkoimaini lusais es hatzira lifnai habechira"
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revised Why was Akeidas Yitzchok a bigger test (Nisayon) for Avraham than for Yitzchok?
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comment Me'or Einayim Maharal and Sdei Chemed
You are assuming that the Sdei Chemed had access to Maharal's writings. Is there a basis for this assumption? Does he quote Maharal in any other location that you know of?
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answered gedolim on “The Jazz Singer”
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answered Can the Baitusim and the Essenes be one and the same?
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comment How do the Dead Sea Scrolls of Isaiah compare with today's version?
lawrenceschiffman.com/isaiah-and-the-greek-septuagint
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comment Why are some words in Tanach read differently than they are written?
@user6591, The phrasing was meant to include all books of Tanach, which are by various authors, even though the examples given are from the Torah exclusively.
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comment Sh'kalim, Kinim, Midos in daf yomi
@YeZ, The footnote in the blog post I linked to gives the following citation: Saul Lieberman, "The Old Commentators of the Yerushalmi," Alexander Marx Jubilee Volume, pg. 295. n. 29.