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comment Is it possible for a man to convert to Judaism without circumcision?
but isn't circumcision part of the conversion process, not just one of the mitzvot that a convert must agree to accept?
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comment Why repeat the last verse of “Yoshev b'Seter Elyon”
The Abudraham gives a reason, but it is predicated on also repeating the verse V'hi Noam, which is not in Nusach Ari (I don't know about other Nuschaot): hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=26840&pgnum=96
Jul
18
revised vessels and dipping
rlm and quote
Jul
15
comment Would Moshe have lived longer if he had delayed fighting Midyan?
Contrast with Yehoshua, who delayed so as not to die, and as a result G-d shortened his life: torah.org/learning/beyond-pshat/5762/matos.html?print=1 -- shemayisrael.com/parsha/peninim/archives/matos65.htm
Jul
14
revised Why do we have the rule of “Nasog Achor”?
added mm's way of emphasizing syllables
Jul
14
comment Why do we have the rule of “Nasog Achor”?
@DanF: I'll add it to your post, you can decide if it looks good or what.
Jul
13
revised Why are there two different forms of the mitzvah brachot (“l-” and “al”)?
added 4 characters in body
Jul
13
revised Why are there two different forms of the mitzvah brachot (“l-” and “al”)?
link to clear version of the Rosh
Jul
13
revised Why are there two different forms of the mitzvah brachot (“l-” and “al”)?
recently relearned this and updated accordingly
Jul
13
comment Moav or Midian - who seduced the Jews at Shitim?
Note that the Ohr HaChayim brings a possibility that there were many Midianite women as well, and the reason it calls Kozbi Bat Tzur "The Midyanite" is because she was the most important.
Jul
13
comment Why do we have the rule of “Nasog Achor”?
Perhaps use Mechon Mamre's Torah with Taamim in your question: -- mechon-mamre.org/c/ct/cu0205.htm
Jul
9
comment Digital text versions of Breslov sefarim
see the links in this answer: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/23156/603
Jul
9
comment source that purpose of this is world is as an arena for human free will
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16615/…
Jul
8
comment What is the machlokes between the Gra and Ba'al HaTanya?
A long and detailed essay that discusses the argument of whether Tzimtzum is K'Pshuto (hundreds of years before Chassidus started), and how that argument was the root of the argument between the Mitnagdim and Chassidim: chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2306809/jewish/…
Jul
8
comment Are short trips to Israel allowed?
related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11067/…
Jul
8
comment Are short trips to Israel allowed?
@eliyahu-g: I've heard that before, but I'm not sure if it is correct. The Previous Rebbe visited Israel, and, at least according to here - collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=21641 - , plans were made for the 7th Rebbe to visit Israel with his Father-In-Law, which never worked out.
Jul
7
comment Why did Bilaam hate Israel?
brought here as well, again without a source: facebook.com/…
Jul
7
comment Why did Bilaam hate Israel?
I am uncomfortable with this being the accepted answer, when I couldn't find it in the source quoted for said answer. If anyone else knows a source for this, please let me know (it could also be there, and I just missed it)
Jul
6
answered Why did Bilaam hate Israel?
Jul
6
comment Why did Bilaam hate Israel?
See Rashi Bamidbar 22:11, which will strengthen your question even more. -- "but Balaam hated them more than did Balak." -- based on the Midrash Tanchumah and Rabbah.