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revised Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
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comment How commonly used are manuscripts in psak?
+1 but, IINM, the Meiri was known to exist, just nobody had seen a copy of his work. But I can stand to be corrected.
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comment Printing shem hashem
As @msh210 answered, I think you're fine printing it. The question is, what to do with it when you're done with it?
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
@HodofHod Never mind. I posted a response to Maxood. I don't see it anymore. But your comment answers along my lines.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
I'm not sure why my comment answering Maxood was deleted, but @HodofHod hit the nail on the head.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
@Maxood Also remember that the Talmud was written in its final form a good 1000 years after the first exile and the contemporaneous hiding of the Ark.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
@Maxood, there is no consensus in the Talmud, though. It is an attempt by the Talmudic scholars to pinpoint it using inductive reasoning and applying it to the different traditions they had. But they came to no conclusion. And even if they had, we were in exile for nearly 2000 years, and even though Israel is under "Jewish" control, the antiquities are very difficult to search for since every attempt to do so - or even rumors of attempts - sets off riots and terrorist attacks.
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comment Punishment for Polygamy
I'm not denying the fact that some people dispute its legitimacy, but there is no mainstream Ashkenazi Posek today of any stripe who will go so far as to sanction and officiate a polygamous marriage.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
@Maxood it is a subject of dispute as to where it ended up. There was an invasion and the people were massacred, shackled and exiled. Presumably there was some difficulty keeping track in all the chaos, and people had heard different things about where it ended up and passed on conflicting information over the generations. The Talmud is trying to glean information from the verses to determine if the location can be pinpointed, and where that location is.
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comment Punishment for Polygamy
Aside from @DoubleAA's objection to your answer, the ban was fully accepted by all of Ashkenazi Jewry - and even many parts of Sepharadi Jewry. It's codified. It's Halachah. It's a done deal.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
This question is very unclear, and I think it also contains some inaccurate information and false assumptions.
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comment Why was the “Ark of the Covenant” lost?
@Maxood Talmud Bavli (Yoma 53a-b) has a lengthy discussion as to what happened to the Ark. It is a subject of some dispute, but it is generally agreed upon that it was deliberately hidden in order to protect it.
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comment What is the beracha on gnocchi?
Ok, but put that into the question.
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comment What is the beracha on gnocchi?
It is pasta. Can you give some reason why you think it should be anything but Mezonoth?
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comment Parshas Zachor Sfardi versus Ashkenazi
@Yahu and Shalom, where does he write this?
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asked Modim DeRabanan - UThHonnenu or UThKayemeinu?
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revised Covering eyes for leolam yehey
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comment Parsing the “Yisbarach…” sentence in kaddish
The only plausible ways I can see it are #2 (which I referenced in that answer) or possibly #1 if I'm understanding it correctly, which I'm not too sure. I'm thinking, "May blessed, praised, lauded....be the name of the Holy One (Blessed be He above all other blessings...)" meaning that we are slightly going off on an extended version of "HaKadosh Baruch Hu", after we have blessed His name to the highest levels we can. I just can't see how the grammar works any other way other than those 2 possibilities.