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Nov
21
comment Why was the Israelite section in the Beis Hamikdash so small?
moreover, there were times they overflowed...I mean there were times there were 600,000 people there at a time, and another there were 1.2 million Pesach offerings (so at least 400,000 people at a time). That would leave everyone there about a square inch!!
Nov
21
comment What's wrong with “we want moshiach now”?
@DoubleAA I think I heard that the Rebbe once expressed himself "If I would say there are 10 commandments, they'd say there are nine"
Nov
21
asked Why was the Israelite section in the Beis Hamikdash so small?
Nov
20
comment Cost study comparing Kosher and non Kosher foods
That explains why Chalav Yisrael is so much more expensive when it has not such difficult to achieve certification.
Nov
20
comment Cost study comparing Kosher and non Kosher foods
As I understand the formula is amountPeopleAreWillingToPay-(overhead/unitsProduced+costOfProduction)=profit. If (profit*unitsProduced) >salaryYouCouldHaveMadeSomewhereElse you keep your business. If not, drop it and try something else.
Nov
20
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
I heard that a non-Chossid (IIRC it was R' Chaim Volozhiner or one of his talmidim) came to the Alter Rebbe and asked him why Chassidim learn Chassidus for such a long time? The Alter Rebbe quoted the Gemara, to which the misnaged answered like DoubleAA. The Alter Rebbe answered that it's the mixing that takes a long time
Nov
20
comment Sources for Jewish Education system today
It's probably because it's more practical. A kindergarten teacher has to have a different skill set than a 12th grade Gemara teacher. Schools are also bigger now than they used to be, and economy of scale dictate that the optimum (economically) school is a big one (less overhead). Once you have those two conditions met, you need to have standardized curriculum (or else some students will be far behind others, depending on the speed of the teacher).
Nov
20
comment Sources for Jewish Education system today
Welcome back (although I think you left before I came :) )
Nov
20
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
@DoubleAA same as any other Halacha? Alter Rebbe, Kitzur, Mishna Brura. (I think that what the OP wants is that) there should be "real" (traditional) seforim that deal with "Laws of Kefira"
Nov
20
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
@DoubleAA Mechaber/Rama?
Nov
19
comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
We read it in spirit
Nov
18
comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
@DoubleAA He probably knew midevil Arabic better than anyone now.
Nov
18
comment Which published Moreh Nevuchim would you recommend?
@DoubleAA Why not Ibn Tibbon (who was, after all, his contemporary and had correspondence with the Rambam)?
Nov
18
comment Nespresso Machine Tevilas Keili alternatives
CYLOR..........
Nov
17
comment why was R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus excommunicated?
@DoubleAA he was banned?
Nov
17
comment How similar is orthodoxy practiced today to ancient times?
@DoubleAA all the more so. He seems to think that modern "non-mystic" Judaism is a result of Church persecution of "witches". I'm just pointing out that not all "Rationalism" can be traced to the Church, as many proponents of that philosophy lived in Islamic countries (Were witch trials as common there as in Europe? Was it dangerous to be seen in public doing "strange incantations"?)
Nov
17
comment How similar is orthodoxy practiced today to ancient times?
The most famous "Rationalist" was the Rambam, who lived in Muslim Spain.
Nov
17
revised Esav is coming with 400 men - is there a significance to the 400 men?
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Nov
17
comment Esav is coming with 400 men - is there a significance to the 400 men?
@GershonGold ask Isaac Moses. It's his project.
Nov
17
answered Esav is coming with 400 men - is there a significance to the 400 men?