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comment Why do Chabad wedding invitations show the wrong time?
shturem.net/index.php?section=artdays&id=181 teshura.com/teshurapdf/…
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comment Why follow a rebbe's every custom?
@NoachmiFrankfurt It somewhat challenges the assumption that Chabadnikim follow everything their rebbes do.
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comment Why should other nations praise G-d because of His mercy towards us?
Chapter here means what is in Yiddish called "kapitel". There are traditionally breaks between Kapitlach judaism.stackexchange.com/a/22862/759
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comment Why follow a rebbe's every custom?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/65086/759
55m
revised Why should other nations praise G-d because of His mercy towards us?
more accurate; link;
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comment Is one a heretic if he does not believe in Kabbalah?
@HachamGabriel But that doesn't answer Josh's question since this answer discusses "a person who does not believe that the zohar was revealed to shomon bar yochai" which definitely includes the HS.
5h
comment Can one keep all possible Halachot and still be a heretic?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/48641/759 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23303/759 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/4037/759 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/67647/759 judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23335/759
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comment heresy on Purim
Better to leave out the Dagesh so people know what type of Chirik it is. That happens all the time in Tanakh. אֶת-פִּתֹם, וְאֶת-רַעַמְסֵס
5h
comment heresy on Purim
Is there really a Dagesh in that Nun?
6h
comment כּרְעוּתֵהּ (with a dagesh in the כּ) or כרְעוּתֵהּ (without the dagesh) in Kaddish?
It's only most reasonable that both Kaddishem would follow BeAlma D- with parallel structures, in this case, descriptors of that Alma. To suggest that only in one of the different Kaddish's do we mention the manner in which we want God's name to be sanctified is bizarre. To use Seth's formulation, that would be like having יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ כּרְעוּתֵהּ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא בְּעָלְמָא דִּי בְרָא and in the other יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא בְּעָלְמָא דִּהוא עתיד לחדתא. That's not a priori reasonable at all.
6h
comment According to the Vilna Gaon, why doesn't Kaddish open with “יתגדל ויתקדש כרעותיה”?
@Cauthon Certainly! As is Pashta and Zakef Kattan and Silluk. All four words in the phrase have Mafsikim on them, actually. The strongest, though, is the Zakef. The way the Midrash there is reading it is as if it were written Darga-Tevir-Tipcha-Silluk (where Tipcha is the strongest break), which is fine for Midrash, but not for actual reading.
6h
comment According to the Vilna Gaon, why doesn't Kaddish open with “יתגדל ויתקדש כרעותיה”?
@Cauthon Note that Mishna Berura is referring to a Midrashic read, not the traditional read according to the Trop. Even when Midrashim break up verses a different way, the Halacha is always to read them in Davening like the Trop.
6h
comment No Hallel in the seder?
Can anyone translate all that French?
8h
revised Must one “work” and “deserve” to observe Shabbat?
link, and removed leftover legarmeih mark from taam elyon
9h
comment Keeping your Tzitzis out as a segulah for shemiras einayim - Mishnah Berurah?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/69839/759
10h
comment There is Always Blood in Meat
How do you know blood that hasn't separated isn't called blood? Perhaps it's permitted blood?
12h
comment Does 'not in heaven' apply to kabbalah?
@HaLeiVi No, I am not. Given as true two arbitrary claims, P and ~P, as well as the unknown claim Q = "I am an 7'5" astronaut and that Harry Truman is Zarathustra", we can first derive as true the claim P v Q via disjunction introduction. Then we derive as true the claim Q via disjunctive syllogism. QED.
12h
reviewed Reject Is counting the Omer considered one mitzvah or 49 individual ones?
12h
reviewed Approve Can you explain these Halachic terms please?
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comment There is Always Blood in Meat
related cooking.stackexchange.com/q/24208/8291