40,657 reputation
585178
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years
seen 2 hours ago

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


Apr
25
comment Sefira Counting in Diaspora
@CharlesKoppelman Does that mean they are strongly related, or only second-degree related?
Apr
25
comment Is there any evidence that Rabbi Akiva's students fought alongside Bar Kochba?
I thought there is no year 0. It goes 31 December 1 BCE to 1 January 1 CE.
Apr
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Shaving on Friday when Lag Ba'omer falls out on a Sunday
Apr
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's wrong with being haughty?
Apr
25
revised Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
typo; explained archaic usage of 'corn' as grain.
Apr
25
comment Chodosh - where does it apply?
@WAF Funny. It doesn't look like a machlokes tana'im here: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14308&st=&pgnum=450
Apr
25
comment Beginner on Rav Soloveitchik
I'd have to recommend against this book, as it publishes conversations which were recorded without the permission of the Rav, and published against the explicit requests of all his living descendants.
Apr
25
comment Is the expression “we do not rely on 'bar elahin'” a reference to Christianity?
@msh210 It wouldn't be the craziest thing done by a Jew to avoid giving "recognition" and "legitimacy" to something else.
Apr
25
comment Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
In general it seems to me now that we are machmir for sefeika deyoma on all deoraita things (shofar and seder for two days, chodosh, sukkah on shmini atzeret, issur chametz) but not for derabanan things (counting omer, lulav, three weeks).
Apr
25
answered Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
Apr
25
comment Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
Search menachot for נגהי I'll post an answer in about two hours got to run
Apr
25
comment Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/6964/…
Apr
25
comment Eating new grains on the 17th vs the 18th of Nisan
Its a gemara in menachot because of safek deyoma. Please cite your as noted elsewhere. I recall us noting otherwise.
Apr
25
comment What's wrong with being haughty?
And also, whenever a post is edited, anyone can change their vote. This is designed so that the voting score can be updated with the quality of your post. I know this site has its quirks and unspoken rules, but I promise you if you get used to it then it's a very powerful tool. Give us a try :)
Apr
25
comment What's wrong with being haughty?
@shulem Most views on any page on Mi Yodeya come from random internet searches, not our regular users. We try and be accommodating to them because they likely are less educated than us. Plus, as someone who has looked for many a source that I thought was obvious, I assure you you'll be surprised sometimes at what you find when you take the time to look.
Apr
25
comment Sitting shiva for non-Jewish relatives?
@Dan No! I did not mean it that way! I thought your point was very well put. "Fake" shiva is sometimes a very important alternative (suicide, for instance, or anti-religious relatives) and it deserves to be analyzed thoroughly. I apologize for any bad feelings you may have had, but I assure you I meant no malice at all.
Apr
25
comment Will prophecy return in the time of Mashiach?
similar judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22816/759
Apr
25
comment Will prophecy return in the time of Mashiach?
Dupe? judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22814/759
Apr
25
comment Rambam and Eliyahu Hanavi and Mosiach
Which means it is not actually known if Elijah will show up first or not. Good to note.
Apr
25
comment Will prophecy return in the time of Mashiach?
I can think of many other possibilities a priori.