22,300 reputation
435109
bio website
location
age
visits member for 5 years
seen 8 hours ago

Dec
12
comment Was Zerach really the first born?
@user6641, maybe it's to show the reverse of your (apparent) assumption is true.
Dec
12
comment Why didn't Yaakov divorce Leah?
@Yishai, ahem.
Dec
12
comment Why didn't Yaakov divorce Leah?
A friend drafted a really interesting piece on this. I told him it was too far out, and I think I inadvertently discouraged him from posting it on his blog. Gonna reach out, Beli Neder, and try to get him to post it. If his theory is right, however, the question would really be, why didn't Ya'akov divorce Rachel?
Dec
12
comment Was Zerach really the first born?
Interesting question, but I think you're searching for more than you're going to find here.
Dec
12
comment Was Zerach really the first born?
@user6641, I cannot disagree with DoubleAA here. I think the point is that the midwife's actions make a really interesting story but do not mandate the interpretation of firstbornitude in Halachah.
Dec
12
comment Was Zerach really the first born?
@DoubleAA lolz.
Dec
12
comment Kashrus status of turkeys
@msh210, exactly. Questions, not answer.
Dec
12
comment Kashrus status of turkeys
@msh210, I'm confused. How is this an answer any more so than before?
Dec
12
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake, also, more than likely, the Chabad Shaliah to Wyoming cares about Halav Stam.
Dec
12
comment Buying non-Kosher food for home Emergency Kits
@Jake, what about controversial Hechsherim, especially for meat - ala Hebrew National or others? I imagine a dried HN salami might last quite a while.
Dec
11
comment Is it acceptable under kashrut to eat tyrannosauridae meat?
How's that a circle? It's a straight line (albeit in reverse, the way you've stated it).
Dec
11
comment Is it acceptable under kashrut to eat tyrannosauridae meat?
@DoubleAA, then it wouldn't be a lizard. How's that for an answer? If you discovered a scaly, cold-blooded creature that chewed its cud and had split hooves, you'd have discovered a new Class of animal.
Dec
11
comment Is it acceptable under kashrut to eat tyrannosauridae meat?
I'd have to agree with @IsaacMoses about the phenotype of birds. Also, as a general rule, birds of prey are on the bad list.
Dec
11
comment How can an 'Eved own an 'Eved?
@DoubleAA, back to your original question, at the very least, I'd expect him to have to forward his earnings to his owner, since he is, after all, supposed to be earning money for him.
Dec
11
comment How can an 'Eved own an 'Eved?
@DoubleAA, got time to go down the Tosafoth rabbit hole? I'm not sure I do.
Dec
11
comment How can an 'Eved own an 'Eved?
@DoubleAA I thought of a value discrepancy, but even so, I would think that an 'Eved is a big-ticket item, so you'd think that any earnings the 'Eved has that are that significant would end up in his owner's hands, no? Rashi has an answer, I believe. Looking into it.
Dec
10
comment What is the earliest source of the story of Serach bas Asher and the harp?
Again, your points are all valid. The thing is, though, there's no statement saying, "No, there is no earlier source," or even, "No, I don't think there is an earlier source." I think my edit helps with that; I hope you agree.
Dec
10
comment What is the earliest source of the story of Serach bas Asher and the harp?
@DoubleAA, as a mod, what say you? I'm reluctant to flag for deletion, since it's gotten 4 upvotes, was contributed by a high-rep user, and has been here for over a year. (I also can rarely access 'Bam these days to chat about it.)
Dec
10
comment What is the earliest source of the story of Serach bas Asher and the harp?
All very valid points and worthy of a comment, but this does not actually answer the question that was asked.
Dec
10
comment Writing the name chaya
@andrewmh20, FWIW (not much, probably), my non-Chabad rabbi wrote my name, which contains a Yud and Hey combination, with an apostrophe in place of the Hey in his inscription of a book he gave me on behalf of the Shul at my Bar Mitzvah a million years ago.