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comment ב (bet) mi yodeya (the pronunciation)?
And the Arabic speakers I know are kind of split, depending on their country of origin.
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comment ב (bet) mi yodeya (the pronunciation)?
Actually, most Spanish speakers I know pronounce ב like בּ (the way you say Arabic speakers do).
Jul
2
comment Is there any way a pious jewish man can have many women legally and halacally?
First of all, when you ask about legal issues, you're probably taking the question out of scope for Mi Yodeya.
Jun
29
comment What else could have come out of Yiftach's house?
"He would become like a kohen or levi"? How would that work?
Jun
29
comment What else could have come out of Yiftach's house?
This seems like quite a sophisticated layout. What is this supposition based on (could it be begging the question - that is, could it be an assumption that allows a "safe" interpretation of the Yiftah episode)? Also, if this is (at least somewhat) correct, could a commoner afford this type of home? I seem to recall a theory that the typical homes in that age/region were one or two rooms, not four.
Jun
26
comment coffee “Elite” from Israel
@Yishai, I stand by my answer. I think it may even say on the package that it is micro ground.
Jun
26
comment coffee “Elite” from Israel
I also don't believe the warning is new, but I may be mistaken about that.
Jun
26
comment In Kiddush Levana, what does the phrase עֲטֶרֶת תִּפְאֶרֶת לַעֲמוּסֵי בָטֶן refer to?
It sounds like the moon is the one carried in the womb. What does that have to do with Bnei Yisrael?
Jun
26
comment In Kiddush Levana, what does the phrase עֲטֶרֶת תִּפְאֶרֶת לַעֲמוּסֵי בָטֶן refer to?
I totally don't get it. Maybe this is a problem with the translation? Does it make sense to you?
Jun
24
comment Is Listening to a Torah Tape considered Talmud Torah?
Your last paragraph is very interesting (to me, anyway).
Jun
24
comment How attached can one be to a Makom Kavua'?
@Daniel it's on the end of the row. That's hot real estate.
Jun
24
comment How attached can one be to a Makom Kavua'?
I saw your question. I'm more curious about others being forceful and stubborn about it, and whether that means I have to just give in. This would seem very unfair.
Jun
23
comment Looking for verses for my Hebrew name to use during the shmona esrei
Check the back of the standard Hebrew-English ArtScroll Siddur. Page 960 in the Ashkenaz seems to ring a bell with me for this (I used to use it a lot).
Jun
23
comment Is there a Mitzvah to buy from Israel?
+1 for the question for me. The answer may be 'no', but the question works. Dov, welcome to Mi Yodeya.
Jun
23
comment Is there a Mitzvah to buy from Israel?
@CashCow, I think you're missing the broader point of this question. Dov seems to want to know if it can be correctly stated that there is a Mitzvah to support Israeli businesses generally, assuming no other prohibitions come into play. I would think you might have the same objection if the business in question sold only cooked mixtures of meat and milk, or if it were a prostitution ring.
Jun
22
comment Marital relations if pregnancy is potentially life-threatening?
The "correct" answer to this question is CYLOR. The question can be rephrased to make it about the use of birth control generally and whether there are scenarios when it is allowed, or about the requirement for marital relations generally and whether there are scenarios when it is not required. But for the question "does Judaism allow couples to forego marital relations if one partner is at risk of a dangerous pregnancy, and if so, when?" is a practical one, and a sensitive one, whose answer is CYLOR.
Jun
22
comment Is it permitted that male person to have feminine job? And otherwise?
@Daniel see my comment just above this one.
Jun
22
comment Is it permitted that male person to have feminine job? And otherwise?
I totally agree with you, @IsaacMoses. I don't disagree with Daniel, either, that the fundamental principal underlying the question about one job (or many) could stand to be defined, but I think it needs something concrete to tie it to in order for the question to work. Or it needs a complete overhaul (which I'm not prepared to invest in).
Jun
22
comment Is it permitted that male person to have feminine job? And otherwise?
Ha! Oh, I see @IsaacMoses and I disagree. Maybe. I think it should focus on one job and ask if that's ok. My guess is that one job in particular sparked the question, so just ask about that.
Jun
22
comment Is it permitted that male person to have feminine job? And otherwise?
"How is a feminine job defined according to halacha?" You're the one defining it in your comment; if you believe something to be a feminine job, I think you have to use your own criteria here, and probably ask about a specific job.