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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 Does the Zodiac really have influence on our lives?
@user6591 I haven't read this particular article, and don't plan on it. Certainly our understanding in the last century of physical forces through the description of bosons would better preclude planetary "forces" than ever before.
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reviewed Approve Does the Zodiac really have influence on our lives?
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comment Does the Zodiac really have influence on our lives?
@user6591 "Oh now we know better" is a different argument each time it's offered, bc we learn new things in the mean time. Rejecting it 100 years ago doesn't mean rejecting it now.
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comment What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
he.wiktionary.org/wiki/…
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reviewed Approve Earliest halakhic sources for wearing both Rashi and Rabbenu Tam tefillin simultaneously?
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comment For how many years was Aliya L'Regel kept?
@MichaBerger No, but it does help overall site quality by keeping good answers up and poor answer down. (I didn't downvote. I'm just explaining why it's useful.)
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revised What is the correct translation of הֵילֵ֣ל?
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@ray That Midrash is not talking about any wall still [physically] in existence [above ground] today, so I don't see how it would answer the question.
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comment Start time of Jewish holidays: Exactly at sunset or some other time near it?
Likely it's listing an approximate time of sunset, such as due to judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13226/759
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revised Biblical figures in the Kabbalah
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comment Siddur with metegs? (and preferably markings for dagesh chazak, kamatz katan, shva na, chirik gadol)
@barlop I've never seen that terminology used. I always see the long vowel called Malei even when written Chaser.
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comment Siddur with metegs? (and preferably markings for dagesh chazak, kamatz katan, shva na, chirik gadol)
@msh210 Sometimes (at least in biblical orthography) the Yud is missing but the vowel is still long (eg. ויראו). Same with Kubbutz/Shuruk (eg. ובני דן חשים).
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comment Is there an authentic source for such a partial hair covering for women?
see edits to my comment...
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comment “Upper Level Teshuva” for Zera LeVatala
To do teshuva for any sin: regret having sinned, (pay back and ask forgiveness from anyone harmed,) orally confess to God, commit to not do it again. A deceptively simple process.
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comment Batyah the daughter of Pharao
Do you mean Bityah?
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comment Rishonim saying Ester took place during the second bayis
@user Yes I did.
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revised How must we feel about the destruction of Syrian temples by Daesh?
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comment Best way to learn Hebrew to read Torah
Of course they should test everyone. They also need to be willing to tell a 13-year old who practiced for a year and a half that he's not good enough and can't do it. Since they won't do that and hurt the kid, it's better to just not pressure kids who can't do it into trying and failing.
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comment About what were rabbis ahead of the times?
@mevaqesh Ok, did others not know that yet?
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comment Is there an authentic source for such a partial hair covering for women?
Igrot Moshe is clear that those women are fulfilling all biblical requirements. As for Dat Yehudit, we know that depends on custom judaism.stackexchange.com/a/35908/759