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comment What is the reason that the Torah uses a ן (final “Nun”) at the end of 2nd person plural verbs?
What makes you think this is "extra", and not the standard form of the verb?
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revised How do I find answers to sensitive questions I can't ask my rabbi?
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comment Reshit is Torah or khalla ? Contradiction
"Let us please turn now to some of the midrashim on parshat Behaalotcha involving the word נא." That's a nice play on words.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
OK, our conversation has led me to actually look at the Gemara in question, and I'm no longer satisfied with my answer. I still think it's valid, but it leaves open the nagging feeling wondering what the connection is.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Shokhet ping ^^^
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Lee, Shokhet has made a very good point about "Mayim" that you dismissed and asked for a source. You've asked an interesting question, but the premise is faulty. My pointing that out is valid vis a vis answering your question, and it should not be taken as an insult.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Lee, I apologize if you found my tone insulting. But my statements and comments stand. It is not an accusation to say you are mistaken in your understanding of the Gemara (although I initially thought you were mistranslating the verse itself). I'll edit the word "mistranslating" to "misinterpreting the Gemara" if that will help. My "claim" is not, however, wild, by any means.
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comment Is “tirtzach” 'murder'?
@DanF, no, it's a good Qushiya. I don't have an adequate answer.
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
@Lee, it is not conjecture. (OK, Shokhet's interpretation of my interpretation can be classed as conjecture, since he is not inside my brain; but I hereby corroborate his interpretation of my interpretation.) You are making a literal read of R"L's aggadic interpretation of a Proverbs. That's a little unusual.
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comment Is “tirtzach” 'murder'?
"Am I missing something in understanding the root R-TZ-CH?" Looks like it!
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comment “'Uf” is Torah?
Incidentally, it is referring to "the Torah that you learned", not "The Torah" generally. (EDIT: I think.)
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comment Why begin eating with the bottom challa on Friday evening?
This doesn't answer the question of why. It recommends a method to ensure this is done.
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comment Sharpening Shechita Knife on Chol HaMoaed
@Ze'evFelsen, if you're inclined, perhaps you could edit that idea into the body of the question. I don't know if it's part and parcel of the question, but it helps. It helped me, anyway, to understand why this would be a relevant skill to practice.
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comment What are the limits of “music”?
@Shokhet, no, this is definitely not an answer. It addresses something not asked and promises to follow up later. Vote to delete.
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comment Must a non-Jew accept the Noachide laws as binding?
So your question is really, "do non-Jews need to consciously observe the Noachide laws?"
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24
comment Studying Holocaust Responsa on Tish'ah BeAv
@double let me know if you approve of the forthcoming edit, though.