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comment Watching TV on weekdays (not on shabbat)
This leads to another question about whether sitting in front of a gemara and thinking about how vertical the walls are is any less bittul torah than watching a documentary
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revised Why GOD asked Jewish High Priest to have a Golden Plate with the inscription “HOLINESS TO THE LORD”?
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answered Why GOD asked Jewish High Priest to have a Golden Plate with the inscription “HOLINESS TO THE LORD”?
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comment What texts should be studied after services on erev Yom Kippur?
+1 My machzor has it after Maariv
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comment Proofs from scripture that God could not be a man
@publicstatic Both verses have their own points beyond saying that God is not a man but both state that He isn't. In each case, the verse makes it's point by saying that God is not a man as if it would be absurd to suspect that He was. +1 for theology.
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answered Proofs from scripture that God could not be a man
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comment Must a beit din be exactly 3 people?
Presumably it refers to any odd number.
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comment What are the most important writings of Rav Kook for Emunah and Hashkafah?
Most important in understanding his views on history is his essay "On Jewish Historiography": המהלך האידעות בישראל
Sep
23
comment What's the reason of using Yad in reading Torah?
I'll look it up, because I was pretty sure I remember haircuts, hakazas dam, etc. on a list of things that are m'tamei yadayim
Sep
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comment What's the reason of using Yad in reading Torah?
@DoubleAA Interesting. I don't see people being makpid on washing their hands after touching scrolls even if they are makpid for things like haircuts
Sep
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comment What's the reason of using Yad in reading Torah?
Someone should get at that wikipedia page because tumas yadayim is irrelevant today along with most of taharos
Sep
23
comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
That makes sense. The real test case would be a US bill. The paper is woven, not pressed but unlike most cloth, the threads are not really visible.
Sep
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comment SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
Can you define "composite" more clearly? Paper is made up of multiple strands of pulp.
Sep
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revised SE Challenge: Halachot in which rulings range from permissible to Torah violation?
clarity
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comment What's with this “approved for Pesach” tape?
Note that the logo is not the "badatz eidah hachareidis", which does not certify things for Pesach other than staple foods.
Sep
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comment V'ahavta l're'eicha kamocha — re'eicha velo akum?
I know that there are such sources, but I don't remember what they were. In high school some students gave a non-Jewish teacher a really horrible time, so one of my friends took a public speaking project in English as an opportunity to give a rundown of said sources.
Sep
18
comment If kings get up at 3 hours past sunrise, wouldn't they need some extra time to say Shma?
I think that "שעה שבני אדם מקימין" means the time when people start going about their day, implying that they were up and had time to get dressed, daven, etc before that. Not calling this an answer because I don't have anything to back it up beyond intuition.
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answered Looking for rabbinical books in Yiddish