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Aug
11
revised Online glossary of Yiddish terms commonly used in shiur
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Aug
11
comment What does it mean to pronounce לו as opposed to לא
+1 for an interesting question, but I think this may be unanswerable. It kind of depends on the source and both the era and region in which it was written. Strictly speaking, Aramaic would pronounce לא as a 'La', and לו as 'Low'. Of course, this is Hebrew, not Aramaic, but the two are so closely linked that, regional dialects being what they are, there may be some overlap in pronunciation, depending on when and where the 'rule' in Masecheth Soferim was codified.
Aug
11
comment Sukkah floor ideas?
What happens in a storm? Is it more susceptible to being knocked over than a Sukkah built on a patio?
Aug
7
comment Davening Ma'ariv Early on Friday Night
@DoubleAA, I don't think this is a dupe of that. That's asking whether something is ok for an individual. This is asking why it is permissible (an assumption, to be sure) and asking generally (not necessarily individually). Also, that question is a poor example of a properly formatted and presented question.
Aug
7
comment Davening Ma'ariv Early on Friday Night
Zachary, welcome to Mi Yodeya. To expand on what @DoubleAA said above, don't assume that everyone on this site knows what you're talking about. It may be possible to assume that common terms (like Shabbos) are understood. But, although you want an answer from someone who can answer your question - and that person should already be an expert and understand what you mean, this question will be up on the internet indefinitely, and others with the same or similar question should be able to get value out of yours - and any answer(s) that may be posted.
Aug
5
comment Why don't we affix the Mezuza unrolled?
"Maybe it was because of the state of cleanliness in earlier times." Even if that were the case, I can assure you that, even in modern times, a good deal of damage can be done to an unfurled Mezuzah. Do you want to know if, in fact, it must be rolled, as the common practice that you observe? Are you asking for the source for such a rule that it must be rolled? Or are you asking for a conceptual/logical basis for such a rule?
Aug
4
comment Curse on the Kennedys
@double, fair enough. I was on the fence as to the JLLy relevance, but it caught my attention and made me curious.
Aug
4
wiki created aphorisms-adages description
Aug
4
wiki created aphorisms-adages excerpt
Aug
4
revised Jewish saying: “To be lenient when you should be firm is to be cruel when you could be kind.”?
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Aug
4
comment Curse on the Kennedys
@double I don't recall having noticed it. Shall I retract my +1?
Aug
4
comment Curse on the Kennedys
+1 for making me look up a new word!
Aug
3
comment Chabad What a groom should do?
Your comment, maybe because it is more concise, is clearer than your question. May I recommend you edit to clarify what exactly has you confused (the apparent contradiction, and becoming a burden, I guess)?
Aug
3
comment Chabad What a groom should do?
Vote to close as unclear. I don't understand the question. I can't access the texts you cite, but you claim that they say that he should not concern himself with the wedding. If that's what he should not do, then he should not do it. What else are you trying to understand? I'm confused by your confusion.
Jul
31
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?
Jul
31
revised How do I find answers to sensitive questions I can't ask my rabbi?
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Jul
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
30
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.
Jul
30
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.
Jul
30
revised “'Uf” is Torah?
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