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Mar
29
revised Is Aggadah the same thing as Midrash?
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Mar
29
comment Is Aggadah the same thing as Midrash?
@IsaacMoses, what do you think now?
Mar
29
revised Is Aggadah the same thing as Midrash?
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Mar
29
comment Infant seeing reflection in mirror
Just to play the "what if" card - what if the reverse is true? What if the outside world got their superstitions from our customs that were based on ideas that are rooted in Kedushah but have been lost?
Mar
28
comment Computer Support for Nekudos
If this were just about word processing it would be off topic; if this were just about Hebrew, it would be off topic. Because it's about both Hebrew and word processing it's on topic?
Mar
28
comment How do you pray for a sick baby who has not yet been named?
What @l' mentions is the standard way of doing it. I cannot comment on what to do for twins of the same sex.
Mar
28
comment How can we drink wine after the Afikomen?
@msh210, I understood the question as being, "MB says not to drink, so why doesn't his reason apply to the wine he says to drink?", as you suggest it should be worded. I just think it's stating the obvious to say that the M"B is assuming you already know you have to drink the cups and that he is talking about avoiding a Hefsek that would disrupt the Seder, of which the cups are a part.
Mar
28
comment How can we drink wine after the Afikomen?
@Tzvi, IMHO, this is a backwards question, because the Halachah brought is clearly referring to food/drink outside the scope of the Seder, because the concern is creating a Hefsek - in the Seder. Assuming that "no drinks", as stated by the M"B, implies even those that are part of the Seder, is starting outside the scope of the intent and purpose of the Halachah.
Mar
28
comment How can we drink wine after the Afikomen?
The cups are part of the Seder. Is this a real question?
Mar
28
comment Shelosha Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
You know what Lag stands for, right?
Mar
27
comment Shelosha Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
* facepalm* sheesh
Mar
27
comment Two types of preventative enactment?
@IsaacMoses LOLOL! Somehow that just really cracked me up.
Mar
26
comment Where is the Pesach seder discussed in the Mishna?
It also gives the origin for the expression, "Raise the roof!"
Mar
26
revised Why did Moshe Rabbeinu object to the mirrors, but not the kumaz?
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Mar
26
answered Why did Moshe Rabbeinu object to the mirrors, but not the kumaz?
Mar
26
comment Lifnei 'Iver and your maybe-Jewish co-worker
@Will, see my second example here. But it could easily have been a request to help her put it in the microwave and turn it on. Or it could have been a request to help her with not only treif, but Hametz on Pesah. How serious and how directly involved is part of the question. I am looking for parameters of when I need to say 'no' (if ever, since I'm not sure she's Jewish) and when I can say yes.
Mar
25
comment Lifnei 'Iver and your maybe-Jewish co-worker
But Mesayea' is MiDeRabanan.
Mar
25
revised Is Hebrew the mother of all languages spoken today in the world?
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Mar
25
comment Is Hebrew the mother of all languages spoken today in the world?
Aramaic is very similar to both. I personally think of it as almost a bridge between the two, semantically, if not developmentally.
Mar
25
comment Is Hebrew the mother of all languages spoken today in the world?
Why was this downvoted?