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comment Where can I find a good english version of Rambams Introduction to Mishnah?
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9520/…
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revised Which sections of Igros Moshe are in which volumes?
added links to home page of sefer
Jun
26
comment Should vegan margarine be treated as dairy?
Duplicate? judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/7927/…
Jun
25
revised Why do we still do chazarat hashatz?
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Jun
13
awarded  Generalist
Jun
12
comment ד mi yodeya (the pronunciation)?
Trmat Hadeshen 27: beta.hebrewbooks.org/reader/reader.aspx?sfid=1835#
Jun
10
comment Blessing on Grace After Meals
why don't we make a beracha before making kiddush?
Jun
10
comment Why doesn't regular handwashing work for prayer and eating bread?
@Maimonist: If you follow the link, you'll see it is a discussion on Brachos 15a, where it mentions that if you don't have water, just cleaning your hands is enough. The Poskim there discuss when this applies and when it doesn't. In other words, when ritual hand washing is needed, and when clean hands are sufficient.
Jun
10
comment (Talmid) Rabbenu Yonah to Rif on Berakhot
The students of Rabbeinu Yonah he'Chasid (ben Avraham) of Gerondi, France (d. 1264) compiled a commentary on Berachos based on their Rebbi's teachings. -- webcache.googleusercontent.com/…
Jun
9
comment Why doesn't regular handwashing work for prayer and eating bread?
there are different reasons for different hand washings. waking from sleep, prior to prayer, prior to eating, post certain activities (e.g bathroom or checking for lice). See here for a partial discussion: dafyomi.co.il/berachos/halachah/br-hl-015.htm
Jun
8
comment What is the chassidic version of ruach?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8921/…
Jun
8
comment Where can I find examples of R. Yishmael's 13 talmudic rules?
@ShmuelBrin: Still haven't listened to it. Have you seen the new Tzivot Hashem Siddur that came out recently? In the back of the Siddur they have a nice synopsis of each of the 13 principles of faith, with examples.
Jun
3
comment When did the custom of using 2 people for hagbah and gelilah begin?
Some communities have the custom that the person who raises the Torah Scroll (Hagbah) also rolls it closed (Gelila) before sitting down. - Then the second person ties it up and puts the mantle on.
Jun
2
comment Discriminatory charity
The more involved/connected you are in someone's life, the more you are obligated to help them out.
Jun
1
comment Source for hechsherim
Sue Fishkoff chronicles the history of kosher certification in America in her book Kosher Nation: amazon.com/Kosher-Nation-Americas-Answers-Authority/dp/…
May
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May
28
comment The level of the man is determined by his wife Talmud
There is a gemara that talks about a woman who was married to a Tzaddik, and used to wrap his tefillin on his arm every morning. Then he died and she married a tax collector, and she would tie his armband on his arm every morning. I don't remember all the details, but I think it was related to the idea in the question.
May
27
comment What were Alter Halpern's main issues with Marcus Jastrow's Dictionary?
yes, I emailed him and he sent me the article.
May
26
answered What were Alter Halpern's main issues with Marcus Jastrow's Dictionary?