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answered Are our moderators legal?
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comment Is a Jew allowed to be knighted? Problem with kneeling?
I feel like if you were knighted you should at least try saying "mah nishtana halayla haze" in hopes that the queen would say, "what makes this knight different?"
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revised Abbreviations before/after names
translated and explained nun yud. At least I think it's right.
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comment What is the correct spelling of Akiva?
Idle speculation: the Aleph-ending would be rather unusual for a Hebrew word; that's far more common in Aramaic. So I might expect the Y'rushalmi to go with the more Hebrew-looking spelling while the Bavli uses a more Aramaic-spelling? Just speculating.
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accepted Should you say HaGomel after a flight?
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nephIlim -- added Hebrew
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comment Etymology/connection between Ari, Aryeh, Yehudah, Leib, and Leibel
Wait... what? I always assumed it was from Yiddish "ליב" (dear, beloved, from the German lieb).