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


Feb
10
comment Who was Poti-phera?
+1 I had been thinking of the same Law :) Any idea as to the provenance of its name?
Feb
10
comment Bracha on giving Machatzis HaShekel
history?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Feb
10
comment How long was Yosef in prison?
How does he know? Tradition?
Feb
10
comment How long was Yosef in prison?
How do they know? Tradition?
Feb
10
comment Who was Poti-phera?
Well, Yitro is described as Kohein Midyan, but Midyan sounds like a place not a god. (It still could mean 'the god of Midyan' or something.)
Feb
10
asked The media in Shushan
Feb
10
comment A year with eight Sh'minis is plenteous?
Haha it did!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Feb
10
revised 2 Sifrei Torah for close readings
edited tags
Feb
9
comment Can you leave a sieve in your sink on Shabbos?
@Danield Water+Junk
Feb
8
comment Using a water filter, attached to the pipes, on Shabbos
Is that your translation or one of a certain publisher's?
Feb
8
comment Sitting or Standing for Kaddish - historical divergence between Conservative and Orthodox minhag
@MichaelWeiss Just so you know, policy here is to evaluate duplicity by the content in the two questions, not in the answers. If you feel an old question doesn't have full enough answers, you can consider adding a bounty when you have enough rep. (I'm not saying that applies here, necessarily. Just a general pointer.)
Feb
8
comment What is the proper way to wrap a tallis?
@yoel You are right about 4 amos he.wikisource.org/wiki/…
Feb
8
comment What is the proper way to wrap a tallis?
@yoel Sefardim and the Gra both say lihitateif on tallit katan (probably Temanim too). Also, how long does it take to walk 6 feet? If it takes 18 minutes to walk 2000 amos, then it takes 2.16 seconds to walk 4 amos.
Feb
8
comment What is the proper way to wrap a tallis?
@yoel Source? The rama writes that al mitzvas tzitzis was made up so that people wouldn't say a bracha levatalla of lisateif when they wore talis katans that were too small (DM OC 8). Now you say it's a separate mitzva? Which pasuk exactly tells us this mitzva of wrapping? If wrapping is a separate mitzva, why don't we do it for longer than 4 seconds, especially considering we're already doing the wearing mitzva under our shirts? Yours is not at all the response I was expecting.
Feb
8
comment Sitting or Standing for Kaddish - historical divergence between Conservative and Orthodox minhag
@MichaelWeiss It could also make sense (and I think this was the intention) if including all cases of kaddish: those said alone and those said together.
Feb
8
revised Sitting or Standing for Kaddish - historical divergence between Conservative and Orthodox minhag
edited tags
Feb
8
comment Sitting or Standing for Kaddish - historical divergence between Conservative and Orthodox minhag
Also, in your linked question, only the lowest voted answer makes any reference to mourning. The question and other answers deal with all kaddishes.
Feb
8
comment Sitting or Standing for Kaddish - historical divergence between Conservative and Orthodox minhag
It seems you've never been to a Sephardic Orthodox synagogue.
Feb
8
comment Origin of two customs on wearing the Talis after making the brocho
@msh210 But he quotes three customs in the question?
Feb
8
comment What is the proper way to wrap a tallis?
dupe judaism.stackexchange.com/q/11695/759 ?