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comment Bemidbar 9:2 - Why is the word pronounced “Posach”, with a kamatz?
Tipcha is one of the strongest pauses! Level 1: Silluk, Etnachta. Level 2: Tipcha, Zakef, Segol/Shalshelet.
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answered Bemidbar 9:2 - Why is the word pronounced “Posach”, with a kamatz?
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comment Bemidbar 9:2 - Why is the word pronounced “Posach”, with a kamatz?
Pausal forms come sometimes on Zakefs. Not always, but sometimes. For instance, Gen 11 3
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comment Swimming on Shabbos
Additionally, adding source to support your claim that "it seems that Hazal felt that the 'spirit' of Shabath was to be determined by the halakha - i.e. through prohibiting melakha, not discussing melakhoth, nor doing things that may lead to halakhoth" would improve your conclusion. I for one don't think it seems that way at all from Chazal. Even so, +1 on what you do have here which outlines some of the major issues with some relevant sources.
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comment Swimming on Shabbos
The jab at Charedim at the end was obviously unnecessary and probably falls afoul of our "be nice" policy. Indeed all the discussion in the beginning about the social function of various rulings about swimming is also just your social commentary where you impugn other's intentions, not an answer to the question. Finally the bit about forbidding the permitted is as irrelevant to this post as accusations of Bal Tosif are to rabbinic commandments. At best it belongs in a separate question.
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comment Swimming on Shabbos
@Maimonist My job, actually, is to trot around Mi Yodeya and eliminate content I deem [based on community developed guidelines] is "off topic", among other things. I've been doing so for years and plan to continue doing so.
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron In the rambam's presentation of the mitzva of simcha on yom tov (linked to above) he never uses a word with the root "to bake" or "matza". How's that?
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comment Does one have a halachic obligation to pay use tax
I've closed it per your request.
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron "Does the Rambam specify what simchah on every day of the chag is?" That's a good question. You asserted above that he says one should eat Matza daily. Did you make this up? "If the Yemenites interpret the simchah to be Matzah, then i don't think there needs to be a halakhic ruling." That would be a halakhic ruling. Do they indeed interpret it that way? I don't think you have any proof from the flowery language of the story how they interpret the technical requirement.
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron That sounds like flowery language, not a halachic ruling.
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comment My Orthodox Jewish co-worker invited me to his wedding. Anything I should know about?
a contradiction! judaism.stackexchange.com/q/60409/759
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comment “How long is a Jewish wedding?”
yuo may want to adapt this answer for judaism.stackexchange.com/q/70816/759
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comment My Orthodox Jewish co-worker invited me to his wedding. Anything I should know about?
similar judaism.stackexchange.com/q/29602/759
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comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
"Couldn't care less." Then don't be surprised if people downvote this for misrepresenting its source. Whether you should care abou tthat or not is up to you.
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comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
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comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
"Not merely permitted but required; note the word 'must.'" That just specifies how he should react to the situation, not that the situation must happen.
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comment May women say prayers aloud in the presence of men?
"Given in previous comment." As you are aware, comments can be deleted. Any important info should be in a post.
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comment Can you explain these Halachic terms please?
Where did you see these words? Context might help someone identify them. Have you tried any sort of dictionary? Have you tried googling them? Googling "Shinui" and "Shvut D'Shvut" yield a lot of seemingly relevant results.
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comment Why eat gebrochts on the 8th day?
That would be incredibly surprising. If he felt it was a worthwhile Chumra he would have just kept it on the 8th day too. The question of Zilzul 8th Day is unrelated to the question of if there is any reason to worry for unbaked flour.
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comment Why eat gebrochts on the 8th day?
yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/855409/rabbi-yona-reiss/…