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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 Having a girlfriend
By that logic you can't use a responsa about writing on Shabbat to infer about writing on Yom Tov. He doesn't always say every case where the logic applies. He assumes we have brains to figure it out. That's why he includes logic.
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comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
@YEZ Sure. If I was making up a cult for my benefit, why would I can what happens to it in 500 years? I'll be long gone.
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comment Having a girlfriend
I wouldn't say it's clear at all. The difference between a real world problem and a textbook problem is identifying which details are relevant. This isn't a problem in a physics textbook where you have to figure out why they told you what the velocity was. Responsa are real cases with all the extra details that come with them. If you take his claim seriously* then it is the same as Negia and there is no heter based on intent to marry. If you find anything in his logic that I'm missing please let me know. *More likely, it's just polemic to get the kids to stop before they regret something.
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comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
This is only true if those humans expect there target audience to become sophisticated enough before those humans die to spot the error. 3000 years ago most people were probably illiterate and didn't have records to check anyway. Hence this is a weak proof which only sounds good to our modern critical-thinking minds.
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comment Having a girlfriend
I certainly did. However, he never used that piece of information once in the entire responsum AFAICT so his logic is not limited to that case. There is no Heter to touch a Niddah affectionately before marrying her, and so too there should be no heter to speak affectionately with her either. I am aware of a heter to see her, but don't see the relevance of it here.
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comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@ray That article was quite interesting! How is it problematic or suspicious?
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comment Simchas torah and drinking
Could you imagine guests to the US presidential inaugural balls showing up drunk to celebrate? Let alone the risk that someone drops a Torah, c"v.
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comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@Shokhet Check out the first Mishna in Keilim (ignoring the introductory chapter, which is well worth reading)
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revised What time is sunset?
there wasn't a number of definitions of sunrise/set provided
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revised Ayin hora - evil eye
edited tags
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comment Having a girlfriend
He's allowed to take that position, just it doesn't seem very conducive for couples to get married. That means one can't tell their fiancee one likes her until after the Chuppah, right?
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comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
Btw milah shelo bizmana would be another biblical mitzva that is pushed off.
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comment Aseres Yemai Teshuva passages in the Chazzan's repetition
Ive seen congregations where everyone says all four on yamim noraim as well, and congregations where only the chazzan says all 4 all week.
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comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@user6591 How is a notch a beis kibbul?
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revised Leaving cities during plagues
this has nothing to do with ebola per se
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answered Leaving cities during plagues
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comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@Sho No, but not every כלי accepts Tumah.
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comment Pshat in Pasuk of Velo Yavor
IIRC there are sources for 14 15 and three other days. Where are those three days though?
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comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
The notch can't contain anything afaict.
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comment Pshat in Pasuk of Velo Yavor
Maybe the five days are 14 through 18?