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Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
comment Is there a source that the Messiah can die and return?
Note Rambam writes (Melachim 11 3) that when Bar Kochba was killed, it was definitively established that he was not Mashiach. That seems to preclude the possibility of resurrection.
May
9
awarded  Talkative
May
8
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
let us continue this discussion in chat
May
7
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
I demonstrated in my answer that their chemical resemblance does not affect their halachic reality. You are asserting otherwise; do you have a source?
May
7
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
Don't understand what is so difficult. If the Tana wouldn't inform us that dew is a Mashke, we simply would not have known that it was, since it is a distinct fluid from water. Why need there be a nafka mina in some other area of halacha? Confused about your confusion.
May
4
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
With respect to the halachic status of Mashkin, there is no difference between any of the seven listed Mashkin. The list is to inform us which fluids in existence constitute an halachic Mashke.
May
4
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
If dew and water are not the same thing halachically, then dew may not qualify for anything that requires water. For example, can you immerse in a Mikva made of dew? Can you use dew for Netilat Yadayim? And so on. However, this is irrelevant to the question. With respect to the halachic status of a Mashke, there is no difference between the two.
May
4
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
I disagree. That was not the question. My previous comment stands. You may certainly ask a new question if you like, but you would first need to explain why you assume that a halachic distinction must exist between water and dew.
May
3
answered Is Sex Outside Marriage Still a Sin After the Invention of Paternity Tests?
May
3
comment If masturbation is so bad, why is it not in list of 613 Mitzvos?
Pri Megadim (OC 3) concludes that we hold it is a Biblical prohibition. See also Nida (13a), Ramban (ibid 13b), and Tosfos in Sanhedrin (59b).
May
3
answered If masturbation is so bad, why is it not in list of 613 Mitzvos?
May
3
comment Dew distinct from water among the shiva mashkim
The question was, why was dew listed as a separate Mashke, if water was already listed. I answered the question. Nobody was looking for a Nafka Mina (practical difference), and why would there be one? They are both Mashkin.
May
1
awarded  Enlightened
May
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
19
comment Does golel for first torah stand for second torah?
The Steipler in his old age would hold a mini-Torah during Hakafot, so that he may sit while other Sifrei Torah were circling.
Mar
27
comment Pesach Sheni when Moshiach has just come
However, see the story of Chizkia in Divrei haYamim 2 ch. 30 and read about how all of Israel brought the Pesach in the 2nd month. The exact meaning of the story is disputed in Sanhedrin 12b.
Mar
27
comment Issur Kolel What is it?
Not so. In the Y"K case, other items become prohibited, but the population to which they are prohibited remains the same. In the sister case, the same "item" is prohibited, just to more people.
Mar
26
comment Issur Kolel What is it?
No, in the literature that is referred to as Issur Chamur. However, occasionally the terminology is interchanged.
Mar
22
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