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Oct
26
comment Why the custom at the end of Tashlich to shake off Tzitzis?
@men If they repent sincerely, then they can always be forgiven. It sounds easier than it is, though.
Oct
26
comment Why the custom at the end of Tashlich to shake off Tzitzis?
If a murderer and rapist shakes some strings near some water he is forgiven for all his sins???
Oct
26
comment How is one allowed to say the word “Hashem”?
What is a word's meaning if not its referent?
Oct
26
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
Why is it not an option? Perhaps they should not Duchan? Or perhaps they should rely on their washing from earlier? Or perhaps the Chazzan should pause until they return since he knows they will?
Oct
26
comment The hebrew meaning of the name Laila
@Shalom Night is not feminine in Hebrew. בלילה הזה not בלילה הזאת
Oct
26
revised Why does Hashem allow Noah et al to eat *all* animals?
added 1 character in body
Oct
26
comment What is the halacha regarding the expulsion of a student deemed a “nuisance student”?
Wouldn't it need 23-members with real semikha? So accd to this no one can ever expel a student ever until Mashiach comes.
Oct
26
comment How is one allowed to say the word “Hashem”?
Aren't all names just references? Rigid designators and all that stuff...
Oct
26
comment Eiruv in Manhattan?
The bridges make it Nifratz leMakom haAsur Lo.
Oct
26
comment Who are the descendants of King David today?
How do you know no one else will come first and do those things? The Rambam says if they are mashiach then they do X not if someone does X then they are mashiach. (I exclude renew the Davidic dynasty because that is tautological. Someone could possibly establish a non-Davidic dynasty temporarily, as the Chasmonaim did.)
Oct
26
comment The hebrew meaning of the name Laila
@Shalom There is Leil in Hebrew, and adding ah to form a name is pretty common.
Oct
26
comment Proliferation of species after the flood
similar judaism.stackexchange.com/q/23189/759
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@CharlesKoppelman That's unfortunate because it creates real problems for Safek Kohanim who can no longer just duck out before Retzei.
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@Ypnypn I've never heard of such a custom, though I have seen people wash during the repetition.
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
@CharlesKoppelman Yes, but perhaps that is where you lost it for good.
Oct
24
comment What if, when the Kohanim washing their hands, less than ten remain?
Why didn't they just wash before-hand?
Oct
24
comment Is there a time limit for Borei Nefashos and Beracha Me'en Shalosh?
@Scimonster It's also equal to 1/10 of a day. Again, not sure why that would be relevant.
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
@WhoKnows You can read about setting bounties here. Do note that I am in no need of extra reputation. (The link before was just sharing the other time I was the topic of a question here. Maybe someday I'll get my own tag :))
Oct
24
comment Why believe in the revelation at Sinai other than the “Kuzari mesora” argument?
(judaism.stackexchange.com/revisions/17903/1)
Oct
24
comment Semicha Testing Info
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/15796/759