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Apr
13
revised Record of Disputation of Paris
Corrected which disputation is being referred to
Apr
13
comment Record of Disputation of Paris
@mevaqesh, corrected after a search of HebrewBooks.
Apr
13
revised Record of Disputation of Paris
Corrected which disputation is being referred to
Apr
13
comment Record of Disputation of Paris
You're right: the Paris disputation was with R' Yechiel of Paris. More research needed.
Apr
13
answered Record of Disputation of Paris
Apr
8
revised Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
Rewrote answer completely
Apr
2
comment Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
@DoubleAA: This would be a chabura that just happened to include everybody, right?
Apr
2
answered Why no “Musaf” for Korban Pesach?
Mar
31
comment May a nutrition scientist perform research on chametz as part of his job on Hol Hamo'ed Pesach?
For a similar discussion regarding a different איסור הנאה, see my Nullifying Ancient Israelite Idols.
Mar
27
comment How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Thank you, @DannySchoemann, for that reference.
Mar
25
answered How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Mar
24
comment How did the Cohanim manage to walk on the Copper Mizbeach?
Was the copper on top as well, or only around the wooden retaining wall? IIRC the mizbeach was filled with earth at each stop.
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
13
awarded  Announcer
Mar
10
reviewed Reject Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
Mar
8
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
8
accepted May Sauron’s Ring be used for kiddushin?
Mar
5
comment May Sauron’s Ring be used for kiddushin?
+1. I did cover כל העומד לשרוף כשרוף דמי in my answer, but forgot the precise phrase; thank you.
Mar
5
revised May Sauron’s Ring be used for kiddushin?
Added correct halachik phrase
Mar
5
comment May Sauron’s Ring be used for kiddushin?
@Daniel: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weregild