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Feb
6
comment Lechem Mishlesh?
I do not believe 'Mishlesh' is a word, but I'm checking other dictionaries. (cc @msh210)
Feb
6
comment Lechem Mishlesh?
FWIW, R. Alcalay has 'Meshulash' for 'Triple'.
Feb
6
comment Lechem Mishlesh?
I hesitated to make the change for the usual reason of respecting others' transliteration scheme (which is why I left the 'e' and did not replace it with an 'a'), but I thought that as it was it was too far off from a real word to let it go...
Feb
6
revised Lechem Mishlesh?
spelling in title
Feb
3
awarded  Talkative
Feb
3
comment Is belief in a G-d a commandment?
@AdamRedwine I mean in respect to its being a religion. Culturally, I'm sure many people have something that can connect them to their heritage and be meaningful. But religiously there's little left.
Feb
3
comment Is belief in a G-d a commandment?
@AdamRedwine, addressing your first question, Judaism is a religion founded on two principles (and, in fact, according to the simplest way of understanding the Kuzari, only the second principle): that G-d created the universe and that G-d took us out of Egypt. If one fails to recognize these events as being divinely driven, then there is little meaning left, if any, in one's Judaism.
Feb
3
comment Dolphins in the Sea
Thanks, @Vram. That might serve to further discredit the translation as dolphin, which I'm not promoting, only referencing as a possible source for the idea that there were dolphins involved in the sea crossing.
Feb
2
revised Why did the Mitzryim turn water into blood rather than vice versa?
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Feb
2
answered Does a coffee grinder require Tevillah (immersion) in a Mikvah?
Feb
2
revised First-born animals today
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Feb
2
comment Announcements before אשרי
I imagine he's doing so because he has your attention then. It's a lot harder to get kids' attention after 'Aleinu when they want to leave, than before Ashrei, when decorum is still expected. Ask him - solemnly, not disrespectfully - if he really thinks that is the best time for those (or any) types of announcements.
Feb
1
revised First-born animals today
clarified language to refer to first-born animals, as was obviously intended by the title and the context, but not clear in the question itself.
Feb
1
revised Whom does one save first?
grammar and clarification (unless I got it wrong).
Feb
1
comment V'Nomar Amen (וְנאמַר אָמֵן) vs. V'Imru Amen (ואמרוּ אָמֵן)
The better question would be to broaden it to what the general difference is and why each one is used where it is.
Feb
1
comment are homosexual relations forbidden by God? Why?
@Alex, thank you.
Feb
1
comment are homosexual relations forbidden by God? Why?
And nobody was calling you out. It was a request for more information. We generally try to be supportive, not needlessly argumentative here.
Feb
1
comment are homosexual relations forbidden by God? Why?
The Gemara says they accepted 30 commandments and upheld 3, one of which was not writing marriage contracts for men. It says nothing about homosexual relations (see Rashi ad loc) or about G-d giving them 30 commandments.
Jan
31
comment The Extra Mezonot and Rice
Your question needs some grammatical and typographical cleanup; it is hard to discern what you are asking.
Jan
31
comment Learning History on Shabbos
Joseph, I did not downvote you, but I'd be willing to bet that whoever did thought your answer would be far more valuable if it summarized at least the main points contained in the 15 page (all Hebrew) article you provided.