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Jul
10
comment S'feika D'yoma in Niddah
@DoubleAA, While I would be surprised as well in that case, many Rishonim do hold that prisha b'shaas vestah is only Rabbinical, in which case they may very well hold that she may act l'kula, although there are notable exceptions made for Niddah where we are machmir anyways becuase of the stringent nature of the prohibition. If I had to decide, I would probably compare to a zava min hatorah who was toveles during the day, whose status remains pending until the day closes without her seeing any more discharge.
Jul
10
asked S'feika D'yoma in Niddah
Jul
3
comment Do Jewish people have a collection of books which are the equivelant of the Christian Old Testament?
@MonicaCellio, Check out the Septuagint Esther 10. Also see the Roman Catholic Bible Esther 10-16 (yup...16!).
Jun
30
awarded  Revival
Jun
30
revised What do the words מְנָת כּוֹסִי mean in the hymn “Adon Olam”
added 3 characters in body
Jun
30
answered What do the words מְנָת כּוֹסִי mean in the hymn “Adon Olam”
Jun
27
comment If magazine subscriptions are ribbis, are bus tokens, postage stamps, and other pay-in-advance items also ribbis?
@SethJ, Interesting. I did not know that t'shuva of R' Moshe.
May
21
comment General understanding of Kri and Ktiv
+1 Very Informative. Also relevant to this question, for which I wrote a much less-informed answer.
May
13
comment Why are there no special mitzvahs of Shavuos
Alex, I haven't had the chance to welcome you back yet, so WELCOME! Great to see you around again.
May
10
comment Is Exercise on Shabbos Allowed?
@AdamMosheh, No, I've long forgotten about this. Although this is probably based on what I remembered reading in R' Ribiat's "39 Melachos", I don't have it with me currently. I will look at it when I have the chance. For now, though, see Shulchan Aruch (OC 301:1-2) and Mishna Berurah there (301:7).
Apr
30
comment Is there any evidence that Rabbi Akiva's students fought alongside Bar Kochba?
@BruceJames, No problem. If you read the post in the link, you'll see that Avraham Korman in his Pinu’ach Aggadot (pp. 190-210) cites others (not R. Dunner) that tie the death of the talmidim of R. Akiva to the rebellion of Bar Kochba and he goes further to explain the connection between this and Rashbi and other minhagim of Sefirah. I would be very interested to see what Rabbi Korman has to say, but his book seems to be not available online.
Apr
29
comment Should the Ten Tribes observe Chanuka and Purim?
@Dan, First of all, I'm not convinced Rambam believes in the redemption of the Ten Tribes. Second, וימי הפורים האלה לא יעברו מתוך היהודים, (emphasis added).
Apr
29
comment Should the Ten Tribes observe Chanuka and Purim?
@Dan, To me it looks like it reinforces the question.
Apr
29
comment Should the Ten Tribes observe Chanuka and Purim?
@DoubleAA, I thought about including T"B in this question, but assumed that would be cut down by the argument that the only basis for this question is a Messianic era, in which case the observance of T"B (and potentially, the downfall of the Northern Kingdom) would anyways be irrelevant. Purim and Chanuka, on the other hand, arguably are included in the Messianic calendar.
Apr
28
asked Should the Ten Tribes observe Chanuka and Purim?
Apr
28
comment One Challah or Two?
related (and the question there kind of answers this one): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/1055/…
Apr
28
comment Why celebrate Lag Ba'Omer on the 33rd according to the MaHaRIL?
@shulem, That was my point. That if the first day of Pesach was Shabbat, that the other seven shabbatot would be not included in the Pesach count. But that was before I realized that we're the eighth day of Pesach as well, in which case we anyways have a problem.
Apr
28
comment Why celebrate Lag Ba'Omer on the 33rd according to the MaHaRIL?
Unless the first day of Pesach was Shabbat...
Apr
25
comment Source for Rav Avraham Yosef's ruling on Ba'alei Teshuva
Also see this blog post by Marc Shapiro, in section 3.
Apr
25
comment Is there any evidence that Rabbi Akiva's students fought alongside Bar Kochba?
@SethJ, What is your source for R' Akiva being 30 before the Hurban?