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


May
13
comment Any information about Rabbi Barnett Hasden's “Ner Tamid K” hechsher?
Why would gelatin be a problem with milk? It's from bones. You've only said enough to someone who doesn't know anything about Kashrut.
May
13
comment Should a chazan who missed a day count the omer with a b'racha?
We only paskin you safek can't make a bracha, so it would only be safek bracha levatalla. Moreover embarrassment is one of the most classical reasons to do an Aveira when the Aveira is rabbinic, as in this case. Finally, I was telling DanF that if he isn't embarrassed there is nothing wrong with telling someone else to say the bracha aloud; our discussion focused on the case where it was embarrassing.
May
13
comment Do Amalekians not have souls?
Nowhere does it say donkeys are exempt from them either. The ability to convert though is the best point you've made thus far.
May
13
comment Do Amalekians not have souls?
I know but how do you know Amelekites are in that category?
May
13
comment Do Amalekians not have souls?
We don't really have evidence that they are liable for their actions. We don't have a Mitzva to kill them for violating Sheva Mitzvot Benei Noach. There is just a command to kill them, like a command to kill an unredeemed firstborn donkey.
May
13
comment Do Amalekians not have souls?
Can they speak intelligently? I suppose I can only think of one place an Amelikite ever speaks אכן סר מר המוות
May
13
comment Is the brain the seat of the soul?
What are you quoting from? Isn't that just your own footnote to that text?
May
13
comment If women are not obliged to daven maariv, should they daven if they wish to?
Actually that source says that all agree women are not obligated to daven maariv. This is of course false. You should consider removing that website as a source.
May
13
comment Effect of Maariv being originally optional
Lol hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=2&daf=9b&format=text
May
13
comment Are there any types of questions that Eliyahu (Elijah) cannot answer?
@ShimonbM I don't disagree with anything you just said. I was just pointing out that your more explicit formulation has a distinctly different context.
May
13
comment Angel in the womb for women?
@preferred Whatever percentage of the truth is insulting, the percentage of lies which are insulting is greater.
May
13
comment Are there any types of questions that Eliyahu (Elijah) cannot answer?
@ShimonbM Those are not cases of s'feika d'dina. Those are a safek d'metziut such as we have no way of knowing whom this belongs to.
May
13
comment Talmudic Censorship
I see no reason to pretend it is nice.
May
13
comment Talmudic Censorship
Ok but don't pretend references or confusion have anything to do with it. We're just an עם קשה עורף for better or worse.
May
13
comment Talmudic Censorship
@ShmuelBrin 1500s is before the censors. We indeed could use the same layout as then.
May
13
comment Talmudic Censorship
The folio-daf system in the Romm edition is based on the folio-daf system in the Bomberg edition which predates the censors. Hence, references would remain unchanged. Almost no one is that sensitive to adding 5 words back onto a page and shifting the first word on the line. How many people can really do the "pin test" anyway?
May
13
comment Do Chasidim avoid wearing ties?
Indeed, Gershon, how do you know this?
May
13
comment Should a chazan who missed a day count the omer with a b'racha?
@DanF It wouldn't be a problem. The question is what if it would be embarrassing?
May
13
comment Why use the language of לֹא-תְבַשֵּׁל גְּדִי, בַּחֲלֵב אִמּוֹ
@Bochur613 But you can't eat it (in a prohibited way) until it has been cooked. You want it to say: Don't eat that which was cooked?
May
13
comment Why use the language of לֹא-תְבַשֵּׁל גְּדִי, בַּחֲלֵב אִמּוֹ
Depends how narrowly you take "eating".