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Jul
2
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May
27
comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
This does not answer the question. It just relegates it to another level: Why should erva not be rectifiable yet rape can be?
May
27
comment Issurei arayos worse than rape.
If it is about intrinsics v.extrinsics, why is it that by arayos, who the other person is, an intrinsic element of the act, yet by rape, what the other person wants is extrinsic? In both, these are factors that are external to the person doing the sin, they are both contextual factors.
May
13
asked Issurei arayos worse than rape.
May
13
comment Double Yud as G-ds Name
@Double AA, now I understand what you are saying.
May
13
revised How do we know what the Chazzan should say aloud?
added source
May
13
comment How do we know what the Chazzan should say aloud?
@Double AA , in ose reish nun aleph. (Pg reish yud tes in the Mossad HaRav Kook edition.)
May
13
revised New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal
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May
13
comment New Al Netilas Yadayim after washing after Defecating During Meal
@Double AA, Rav Ruderman made it very clear that one should not treat the Biur Halacha's decisions, in general, as decisive halachic conclusions. Therefore, in this instance, since the Aruch HaShulchan raises very authoritative concerns about safek bracha, the appropriate approach would be to refrain from reciting another bracha.
May
13
comment Waking up in the middle of the night
Wow! I didn't know the grammar police were out in force on MiYodeya!
May
13
answered Did Adam and Eve have bellybuttons, fingerprints or ridge over lip?
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
19
comment Why are identical words pronounced differently at certain locations of the Shema?
Based on all of my Tanakh's and my extensive Siddur collection of various nushaot, there is no question that msh210 is absolutely correct.
Feb
19
comment Concept that time is a spiral
@Double AA, Nice to see you too! The spiral is an analogy: On the one hand, it is circular; on the other, as one moves within it, he never hits the exact same moment. There is a significance to where one is within the repetitive cycles of time, yet it never is exactly the same experience. Think of Avraham Avinu celebrating Pesach. At that point of the year, the internal ideas and the spiritual emanations that are shined upon us, they are the same that were there since Creation. Pesach Mitzrayim just happened to be the year that History/Mankind actually experienced it.
Feb
19
comment Concept that time is a spiral
@DoubleAA, think of the word "Shanah"-"year". As a verb it means both to change and to repeat. The ancients (gentiles) had either a linear sense of time, meaning that it is an infinite continuum of moments that have no relationship to each other, except for that fact that one comes after another; or, others held that time is a loop and what has happened before will just happen again. The former held that all is by chance; the latter, that all is preordained fate. Neither addresses Mankind's role within time.
Jan
22
revised Arba'a - mi yodeya?
Corrected terminology
Jan
22
revised Arba'a - mi yodeya?
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Jan
22
comment Double Yud as G-ds Name
@DoubleAA, The Pahtach in the Sheim Adnus. You said the vowelization of the Tetragrammaton is borrowed directly from the Shem Adnus . . .
Jan
22
comment Are Europeans Edomites?
@user345 Upon further investigation I found a source (Nachmanides) that states that the Roman's were originally descended from Yafet. However, he then explains that the Edomites who had entered the Holy Land and had adopted Judaism and then early Christianity, then brought Christianity to Rome. They intermarried with the Romans and eventually Christianity was adopted by most of Europe. He seems to intimate that the ideology of Edom, as embodied in Christianity, as well as the fact that Edom married into Rome, is why we refer to Rome (and perhaps Christianity?) as Edom today.