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May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
@msh210: got it and thanks.
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
How is that not a contradiction (assuming you meant no chance to the second two, and Alex says yes to the last one?
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
I realize this might sound stupid, but it would seem to me that putting off giving is the same as not giving and would also violate the lo ta'aseh.
May
26
comment Is one obligated to believe a fellow jew?
Thank you. Any chance you know something about the other two points?
May
26
comment “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
I believe that the source for bourbon is that it is always made in new casks, and it has no problems with yaiin nesech as it is not a grape product. (kashrut.com/articles/liquor2) I do not know where this shows up in any halachik work though.
May
26
comment “Safe” Foods in Non-Mehadrin Situations
Apologies, I should have written plain beer as opposed to non-plain. I should also have been more careful about my phrasing with the milk. Apologies.
May
26
comment Why does parshat bamidbar repeat census information?
And we also find out the leaders of each tribe when they bring their korbanot...
May
25
comment wording of the invitation to birkas hamazon
Apologies, don't see how that is present in the question.
May
25
comment wording of the invitation to birkas hamazon
Sephardim say hav lan nvarech to start it off.
May
24
comment Redistribution of refuge cities after expansion
I am inclined to say yes it does, but still, all six were built/designated/sanctified at the same time. There is also a perush somewhere that says that in the times of mashiach there will be another three cities. Perhaps this is where he gets that idea. I am very sure that in the times of king david's conquest, where the kingdom expanded greatly, they did not move the cities. I also seem to recall a gemara in macot (sorry don't remember where) that talks about that it means that they were meshulash, and where they were. It does not seem to be a geographic or exact positioning though.
May
24
comment Redistribution of refuge cities after expansion
I am not sure, but I think that we learn that the mitzvah of setting up the ari miklat did not actually take place until the land was conquered in its entirety, and there was no movement of the original cities.
May
18
comment Where and when is the earliest attestation of the word “mohel”?
I agree, though am not sure. Unless it means the word מוהל and not its other forms?
May
18
comment Why is there a ה in “מוהל”?
@WAF @msh210 you are assuming that mohel is or Hebrew origin, and that it shares the same shoresh as לימול. That is not necessarily the case.
May
18
comment Why is there a ה in “מוהל”?
Had you looked down the page, it makes mention of "Aramaic מְהַל" which is where I believe the "he" comes from. With regards to the shoresh of the word, I can just tell you what I found, and it makes sense.
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
We do not make a shechianu second day of yom tov... or on the succa...
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
@jake: Apologies, but if there is that original safek, why do we say a bracha on any but the first night?
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
@jake: I think thats backwards. you need both sfekas to be in your favor. you need both for it to be 49 mitzvot AND for it to it to be allowed at night. in that case for sure we would not make a bracha...
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
If there is an opinion that says it not good, then why would we continue counting with a bracha afterwards?
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
@jake: If in fact we should count at night, then why is counting during the day worth anything?
May
15
comment Why don't we count the omer with a bracha during the day?
I ask you the same question i asked above. what does the first wheat cut have to do when we count each day?