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Jan
4
comment Logic behind Targum of בא
Mine say נ"א for נוסח אחר, never seen נ"י in that context. Just a thought, but it might follow a similar pattern to אזל vs. הלך as translations for וילך
Jan
4
comment Logic behind Targum of בא
Why do you assume the version in parentheses is older?
Sep
21
comment Where can I buy kosher Tefillin scrolls?
@msh210 The fraud referenced has been going on for a while. It's mentioned in Mishnah Berurah (yes, even in the first edition) so it's not exactly current
Sep
4
revised Why is it forbidden to blow shofar on shabbat that isn't rosh hashanna?
typo in title
Sep
4
comment Why is it forbidden to blow shofar on shabbat that isn't rosh hashanna?
My observation. I put it after the citation so people wouldn't think it's part of the gemara.
Sep
4
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
What if the notch was made as half of a half-lap joint? It is literally being made to be mekabel the other piece of wood. Does a beis kibul have to be something that holds liquid?
Sep
4
asked Why is it forbidden to blow shofar on shabbat that isn't rosh hashanna?
Sep
1
answered Siddur with metegs? (and preferably markings for dagesh chazak, kamatz katan, shva na, chirik gadol)
Sep
1
comment Siddur with metegs? (and preferably markings for dagesh chazak, kamatz katan, shva na, chirik gadol)
@DoubleAA Every Hebrew language textbook (as opposed to dikduk sefer) that I've seen calls it a chirik gadol. HaYesod comes to mind.
Aug
30
comment What does the blue color mean in Judaism?
@MichaBerger Ashkenazim seem to have had blue stripes on their tallesim for a while. Belzer chasidim still do but they're embarrassed to have a minhag that makes them look Zionist so they use a very dark shade of blue that is indistinguishable from black unless you look close.
Aug
27
comment Seeking downloadable practice files for High Holiday Shacharit practice
Still haven't found anything better than virtualcantor.com
Aug
27
comment Can a section of the Torah be “cut and pasted”?
One is allowed to scratch out words to make corrections in a sefer torah. The issue is about replacing part of a yeriah. That will wait till tonight when I can look up the Kesset.
Aug
27
comment What is the reason for “stretched” letters in the Torah?
@DoubleAA They can be in theory but there are a few reasons not to. For one thing, once you get more than 2 kulmusim on each side, as soon as one side is even a hair longer than the other you have a shinui tzura question (dalet or dalet hafukha)
Aug
27
comment Can a section of the Torah be “cut and pasted”?
It seemed from your question that you were talking about pasting a paragraph into an existing column. That's a "patch" albeit a big one. I was talking about replacing a whole sheet (assuming they overlapped) which has a minimum size of 3 columns.
Aug
27
answered Is one allowed to remove sections from a Torah to repair one or more pasul ones?
Aug
27
answered Can a section of the Torah be “cut and pasted”?
Aug
27
comment Authenticity of Rosh's commentary to Torah
Because 1)we know that the Tur was in the habit of quoting his father's writings and 2) Holy rabbis tend to quote things because they're worth quoting and take the bylines at face value. See the "Ritva" on bava basra for one.
Aug
21
answered Substitue passage for Barechu on Friday Night
Aug
19
comment Origin of custom of cantor walking for “Hineni”
According to a friend of mine who works as a conservative cantor, the origin is "old ladies on ritual committees who want to set the cantor up with their granddaughters and I won't do it."
Aug
5
comment Broken פ- What's wrong with it?
I would point out that we also have old seforim written by mumchim using the figure 2 pey.