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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​כי הות אמינא מילתא הוה אקשי ליך עשרין וארבע קושייתא ונפריקנא להון עשרין וארבעה פרוקי וממילא רווחא שמעתא


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comment How do we respond to the argument of “stupid design”?
I encourage answers to clarify how their response is "from the Jewish perspective".
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reviewed Approve Is the mourning for a late relative dependent on the state of their relationship before death?
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comment Kosher status of medicine that comes in a gel capsule
Ok but his argumemts were easily rejected by everyone else. Im talking about the excellent arguments made by R Ovadia Yosef permitting it.
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comment Kosher status of medicine that comes in a gel capsule
Not everyone even holds standard gelatin is forbidden.
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revised Berachot before/after Shema in Berachot 2a
typo
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comment Menorah with uneven spacing
"Clearly, it is a requirement to be able to deduce the current day." Source? Why would it actually matter what day it is?
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comment Berachot before/after Shema in Berachot 2a
Never put much stock in publishers' paragraph breaks.
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comment Lighting the Chanuka menorah in my moving trailer
Sounds like a boat.
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comment Learning Torah on Christmas
@havarka Let's also not learn on Easter, St. Patricks' Day, New Years, Halloween, Super Bowl Sunday, Bastille Day, Labor Day, etc.
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comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
I guess it depends if you view listening to verses of Tanakh as a genuine religious experience or if you think our holy scriptures are just nice background noise.
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comment Can songs use the words from pesukim?
@CashCow You should ask your rabbi for personal psak and not rely on reports from this website.
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
"since all the matters in the Babylonian Talmud were accepted by the entire Jewish people." Apparently not. Isn't that the whole premise of the question?
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
@Daniel "only have a tradition" Did you mean to say "only have a RECORDED tradition"? Why can't that mean that the other opinion was around just not recorded? And then how can you use that as proof of primacy?
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
@Daniel just because the talmud doesn't record a dissenting opinion doesn't mean it didn't exist. why should ethopians only recording one opinion mean ours didn't exist?
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
How about including your reasoning explicitly in the question? I'm still not sure why you think "on undisputed points in Talmud, we assume that they are correctly transmitted". We just assume that's how we should paskin.
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
@Daniel So...their lack of dispute indicates that they transmitted the law better? I don't see why. All it indicates to me is that they paskined differently than we did.
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
@Daniel Why would you think that is indicated...unless you somehow trust their transmission better? My previous comment was charitably designed to make your question sensible. If you are not assuming that then I don't know what you thinking.
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comment Using Ethiopian oral law to resolve machloket
Why assume they transmitted the law more perfectly than we did?
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revised Menorah 20 Amos above ground level
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comment Learning Torah on Christmas
It is a huge Mitzva (on the order of all other Mitzvot combined) to learn Torah on Christmas (Mishna Peah 1:1). Anyone who says it isn't probably doesn't count in a Minyan.