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comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
@Double AAAAA! judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29118/5
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comment Jewish source for “blood and money don't mix”?
Is there a Jewish source stating that the moon is made of green cheese? I would think not, but who cares? What is it about mixing these elements that would make one wonder if there's a Jewish source for the expression?
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comment what is love — Rebbe of Kotzk: “You don't love fish.” King Solomon: “Whoever loves silver”
My grandmother used to say something similar about food and luxury items. She would say, "You don't love ['X']. You like it. You love people, not things."
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comment what is love — Rebbe of Kotzk: “You don't love fish.” King Solomon: “Whoever loves silver”
Related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15911/5
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comment Why is there a dagesh in second camocha, but not in first?
Are we worried we might sound like we are saying G-d is a fellow named מיכה, or are we worried about elevating מיכה to be on the level of G-d? I'm not sure if there's a difference, just trying to understand your answer.
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comment What is the Jewish position on aggressive acts of war?
When you say, "the participation requirement," you are referring to the individual's requirement/conscription, correct?
Oct
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comment In Beresheit what is the difference between the light in 1:3 and the light in 1:14
@double or an adjective. Or a part of speech that has no good English name.
Oct
20
comment Can you recommend an alternative outer talit bag?
@shokhet, better?
Oct
20
revised Can you recommend an alternative outer talit bag?
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Oct
19
comment Why was Esther afraid to go to the King the second time, but not the first time?
+1. @baby, who authored the Targum? Is this based on anything else we can source?
Oct
19
revised What's wrong with Rashi's explanation of Hechsher Mitzvah?
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Oct
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revised What's wrong with Rashi's explanation of Hechsher Mitzvah?
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Oct
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asked What's wrong with Rashi's explanation of Hechsher Mitzvah?
Oct
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comment Can you use algae, water plants (e.g. water lillies), hydroponics or fungi for schach?
I honestly don't understand the background/basis of the question. If you think it's so, then it's not a question. What makes you think it isn't so? And if it isn't so, what makes you suspect, as you seem to, that there may yet be something wrong with these specific forms of vegetation?
Oct
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Oct
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comment Buying pasul arba minim or non-arba minim for your small child
@DoubleAA, I think it's fine. You don't have to rely on Clint's claimed expertise for Pesak, but it is relevant enough to indicate that he's at least considered this and has some experience with it. I wouldn't trust Ben's Tallit Shop's proprietor to Pasken on my Tzitzis, but I'd at least accept his answer about what he says people actually do and what his shop recommends to customers (which would, presumably, include rabbis).
Oct
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comment Should shma be read in the special trop?
And why do you assume Shema' needs to be read with any trop?
Oct
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comment Should shma be read in the special trop?
Isn't the trop for the day used for the unique readings for the day? On R"H that might encompass all the public readings (maybe). But on Simhath Torah it is only for some of the readings. On 9 Av there are some parts read in "Eicha Trop" and some not. On Purim, similarly. Why would you assume that this would fit that category of special reading?