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answered Standing for someone who's turned seventy
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comment Standing for someone who's turned seventy
Yes! Does anyone discuss the possibility that because people live longer nowadays, the cut-off age may have advanced beyond 70?
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answered הִיא vs הִוא in siddurim
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comment Is it a good thing to sing “ יָמִים עַל יְמֵי מֶלֶךְ תּוֹסִיף שְׁנוֹתָיו כְּמוֹ דֹר וָדֹר” in honour of the senior Rabbinic speaker?
@GershonGold "To remember" yes; to be reminded - that's my question.
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asked Is it a good thing to sing “ יָמִים עַל יְמֵי מֶלֶךְ תּוֹסִיף שְׁנוֹתָיו כְּמוֹ דֹר וָדֹר” in honour of the senior Rabbinic speaker?
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comment Are any of the pesukim in the Torah not meant to be understood derech p'shat?
@YEZ wow! Can you give a reference to the Zohar please?
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reviewed Approve malchut-royalty tag wiki excerpt
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comment Is shogeg beyond my control?
I have doubts about the example you give (similar to YEZ's comment). The food is what it is (kosher or not). HaShem is unlikely to intervene miraculously to change it if we are not bothered enough to make sure of its kashrut.
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revised Does the existence of punishment remove the possibility of free will?
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Jan
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answered Can you make a beracha during hiccups?
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comment Can you make a beracha during hiccups?
The speech impediment was permanent. Hiccups go away (normally). I did not downvote.
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comment Can you make a beracha during hiccups?
What sort of beracha? If it's on food, you can hardly enjoy it with the hiccups. If it's for the glass of water you are drinking to "drown" the hiccups, it doesn't need a beracha. If it's for tefilla, can you concentrate with the hiccups?
Jan
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comment What if the tafel comes to hand first?
If the spoon you are holding contains only one thing, then the question of making a brocho on a mixture doesn't occur. You don't have a mixture! Make ho'adomo on that spoonful and see what comes up in the next spoonful.
Jan
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comment Who got the matnas kahunah before the Egel?
At kehuna.org/… you can find the 24 matnot kehuna of which it says, “Of the twenty-four kohanic gifts mentioned in the torah and listed by chazal, eight have applicability even outside the land of Israel with some permitted for consumption by the kohen only outside of Israel.” Take a look there.
Jan
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comment Why are consumables eg “oil for lighting” mentioned in Shmos 25 (6) as needed for the construction of the mishkan?
@TamirEvan These Rashi references to kings and the mishkan fit the comparison of the mishkan and Hashem to palace and the King. I am happy. 25 (24) “a golden crown: symbolic of the crown of kingship, for the table represents wealth and greatness, as they say, “the royal table.” - 26 (31) “a dividing curtain: a word denoting a dividing curtain. In the language of the Sages פַּרְגוֹד something that separates between the king and the people.” 29 (43) “There I will arrange meetings: I will arrange to speak with the children of Israel, as a king who arranges a place to speak with his servants.”
Jan
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comment Bracha on Potato Skin
@Bochur613 The question then is whether the skins are "normally eaten" i.e. by most people. BTW, I assumed (not like YEZ) that the skins are cooked.
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comment Custom of Rov speaking before Krias HaTorah on Shabbos
Right! Can you please quote sources?