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Mar
24
comment If a glass of wine improves after five minutes, should you say HaTov VeHaMetiv?
I assume the answer is no, since it's the same wine/bottle, but I'm curious if anyone has dealt with this question seriously.
Mar
24
asked If a glass of wine improves after five minutes, should you say HaTov VeHaMetiv?
Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a suggestion for a good book on dikduk?
Not sure a Dikduk of Biblical Hebrew (if that's what you're looking for) will help much with Talmud study.
Mar
24
comment How should one respond after each plague is named during the seder?
Nice. I should add that, in the Tunisian video posted in the question, it sounds like they are saying HaShem MaTzileinu - HaShem guards over us.
Mar
24
revised The Passover and Yeast
added 38 characters in body
Mar
23
comment Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?
I mean, what prohibition against fleishigs?
Mar
23
comment Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?
@sah I dunno. I am having trouble understanding it, and maybe it's the way my brain is trying to unpack it, but it seems...backwards.
Mar
20
comment “Roasted on fire” does not equal “oven roast”. Why no “oven roast” for Seder?
Not sure your title matches the body of the question.
Mar
20
comment Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?
Also, I have a problem understanding some of your (not the quoted) bullet points. "•How severe is the prohibition considered -- or is it more of a "coincidence"? (That is, for example, if one were allowed to eat before kiddush, would it be OK to have some milchigs for breakfast?) Is the prohibition against eating fleishigs per se -- or against, as it were, not eating milk?" and also "•Do the same people consider milchigs an assur for Shabbos, too?" The first seems backwards, and the second seems like a separate question.
Mar
20
comment Are milchigs forbidden on Yom Tov? What about Shavuos?
How is this not already a dupe?
Mar
19
comment Can a parent “victim” forgive a child due the death penalty?
Sorry, witness suppression.
Mar
19
comment Can a parent “victim” forgive a child due the death penalty?
Is witness tampering not prohibited?
Mar
19
comment Kol Dichfin, Why So Hesitant?
Yes. It does not make this a better question, though.
Mar
19
comment Kol Dichfin, Why So Hesitant?
...each individual and family is obligated to eat from their own Korban, which means that your partners for the Korban need to be selected before the Korban is brought; you cannot invite poor guests of the street to join you. I think the question initially was poorly worded to make it sound like an insincere invitation is being offered (strike 1) under duress (strike 2) when we should be happy to invite anyone we can (strike 3). The current edit makes it slightly better. Still -1 from me.
Mar
19
comment Kol Dichfin, Why So Hesitant?
Maybe it's not being asked the right way. I read the question as suggesting that we don't want to invite people but are doing so out of pity for those who are desperate. I think that's incorrect. Furthermore, I read the question as suggesting that we are being forced to do so by the Haggadah, which I also don't believe is correct. Finally, I read the question as suggesting that we ought to invite as many guests as possible, which, again, I believe is incorrect. On the final point, I'll clarify that there is a parallel question often asked, which is how we can invite guests, given that ...
Mar
18
comment What's the point of this editorial note on Keth. 43b?
Commentless downvote? Really?
Mar
18
comment Jean Valjean and Halacha
@IsaacMoses, that's so cool! Also, um, think we ought to despoilerificate those other posts?
Mar
18
comment Kol Dichfin, Why So Hesitant?
I think you're looking at this the wrong way.
Mar
17
comment What's the point of this editorial note on Keth. 43b?
@user6591 understood, and this is quite a common phenomenon, but if the whole point is to demonstrate that we have a solid tradition, although the redactors of the Gemara cannot agree on which Zeira transmitted this tradition, why not just go with the most recent, unambiguous link in the chain? (I suppose the question could be asked of any similar situation; but it's striking to me that, in this case, the only ambiguity is which Zeira said it, and that they're only distinguishable by a single letter in their respective honorifics.)
Mar
17
asked What's the point of this editorial note on Keth. 43b?