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Jun
3
comment Pronunciation of Tere ta’ame
@msh210, the only thing like that in parshat shalach (that I am aware of) is a mercha kfula, and that is a single trup (as far as I am aware in the Ashkenazi and Syrian traditions) with a sound distinct to that of two merchas.
Jun
3
comment Pronunciation of Tere ta’ame
I think its a mercha kfula (by a different name, tre meaning 2)
Jun
3
comment What if there's a Minyan of Aveilim?
Can't a similar question be asked about a minyan of Kohanim on Sabbat? Who gets aliyah number 3?
Jun
3
comment Why does a Torah have 2 poles and a Megillah have 1?
As a more practical manner the m'gila is unrolled in its entirety when it is read. This is easier with one or no poles.
May
20
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
It's a blessing in that you won't be attacked, not in other areas.
May
20
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
That seems almost like a blessing in desguise
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
Good points. Does part 2 of the question make any sense, or not really?
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
@ShmuelBrin see update.
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
see update to question.
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
Very interesting. Are there any other possibilities other than paranoia?
May
18
comment Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם
I am I slightly confused. If no-one is pursuing them, them they are not really being pursued, and I would have assumed that in any case they would not be looked after because of that verse. In addition, since according to the Sifra this is the punishment for not believing in God at all, they would not be comforted by that pasuk in any case.
Dec
25
comment Receiving Rabbinic smicha from a group
I heard similar things as @SethJ, but in addition, I did not think that the Gra had smicha.
Dec
25
comment Why can't electricity be manipulated on Shabbat?
And with regard to what @neilfine said? "Perhaps, to be a more useful question, this one could focus more on, say, the history of the issue? (The final sentence of this question hints at that in any case.)"
Dec
25
comment Why can't electricity be manipulated on Shabbat?
And the yom tov part?
Dec
18
comment Origin of lighting the chanukiah
@msh210, clearer?
May
29
comment Which parts of the prayer service must be said clearly out loud?
There is a concept of "shomiah k'oneh" so you might not even have to say amen. For sure, you do not actually have to say shemoneh esri as that is what chazarat hashatz is for (originally at least), I don't think that you can get away with not saying shema though. Will look it up and get back to you with more details.
May
27
comment The origins of davening
So how do you know that tephilah came from korbanot (if they don't nessisarilly have to have the same aspects)?
May
27
comment The origins of davening
Still not seeing petition. In addition, the singing was shevach, don't think hoda'ah and it was not a part of the avodah (to my knowledge, please provide a source if otherwise). Vidiu is not petition, or hoda'ah. Also, not seeing a source for frequent.
May
27
comment The origins of davening
1. How are they related, other than in time? The korban tamid does not have any of the three elements that the Rambam says are needed. There is no bakasha, no hodah, and no shevah... 3. But the question is about prayer...
May
27
comment The origins of davening
1. Does correspond mean come from, or they are related? 2. What is the source for frequent prayer? It would perhaps seem from the beginning of Shumel that people prayed in the mishcan area, and when they felt a great need (like shimshon at the end of his life, or his parents to have a kid) 3. Given that torah reading is not strictly davening, did they pray there, or just hear the torah being read (Why assume they did more)?