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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)?
May
26
comment When does one stay up all night?
I don't really know (I don't have a copy of the sefer), I've just heard of the minhag and the looked online for sources. (theyeshivaworld.com/weekly_torah.php?id=28)
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.