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


Nov
21
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/25880/759
Nov
21
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
Fred Ok, but I have no idea how long it takes to mix in a preservative at that ratio and volume. Do you? Isn't it probably variable based on the kind of preservative? If that detail was essential to the mashal, why was it left out? @ShmuelBrin ping
Nov
20
comment Cheap Techeilet?
@YaakovPinsky I had read all of you comments just fine, and still reject that Rav Lichtenstein would paskin anything on this issue. The fact is he has told many people personally that he would recommend Rambam (or Raavad-Ramabm, per above) for them. So however you phrased your question to him, the response you got is largely immaterial given his track record.
Nov
20
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
@pleaseremovemyaccount Are you reading the Rambam's actual formulations or later "poetic summaries"?
Nov
20
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
@ShmuelBrin, Fred How does the mashal provide any guidance how long to spend on mixing? (Also, did the misnaged in the story answer in chalakim? :) )
Nov
20
comment Which opinion of the Rambam is followed, the Mishneh Torah or the Responsum?
Was the Teshuva in question written before or after he wrote Mishneh Torah?
Nov
20
comment Which opinion of the Rambam is followed, the Mishneh Torah or the Responsum?
I hate "rules" like this. They never end up holding.
Nov
20
comment Cheap Techeilet?
YaakovPinsky If that's what you asked him then your "testimony" is really useless. Of course he wasn't going to say the he, the great Aharon Lichtenstein, succeeded in decided this machloket rishonim for all future generations. If you'd asked him, being a Gadol haDor and an Anav miKol Adam, for a personal recommendation, he would have in all likelihood told you to wear Rambam as he has told many people before you. @SethJ He has told some in the past that they can pick between Raavad and Rambam as both are reasonable opinions, but either way to tie Rambam-style chuliot.
Nov
20
awarded  Revival
Nov
20
comment Where can I get dark blue Techelet for my tzizit and talit?
Do you really think every batch of Techelet they made back then came out the same shade of blue?
Nov
20
comment Cheap Techeilet?
What did R Lichtenstein tell you? (He has told different people different things in the past.)
Nov
20
comment Is Mashiach an incarnation of God according to any Jewish tradition?
@Eph What are you talking about? The Raavad testifies that rabbis greater than him held God could be corporeal, not to mention the statements we have by the tosafist R Moshe Taku to that effect. Also, didn't the Rambam think it was an ikkar emunah that Deu 34:1-4 were written by Moshe? Ibn Ezra thought they were written by Yehoshua. Do you think Rav Hillel the Amora was a Kofer? Let alone machlokot about Kabbalah, Tzimtzum, Gilgulim and what not. I'm not saying these are the biggest differences, but to pretend they dont exist is just nonsense.
Nov
20
answered Is beer bread Hamotzi?
Nov
20
comment Mesilat Yesharim - how much time per day for zehirut/watchfulness
If you're up 16 hours a day, that's 5 minutes and 6 chalakim or introspection.
Nov
20
comment Cheap Techeilet?
But it's only 160 Shekels on their Hebrew order page.... tekhelet.com/hebrew_site/heb_order.html
Nov
20
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
@ShmuelBrin If that's what he wanted, he didn't ask for it very clearly.
Nov
20
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
@ShmuelBrin You hold of everything they hold of? I know you don't.
Nov
19
revised Is there a blessing on anointing?
correct page
Nov
19
comment Why don't we have a “shulchan aruch of forbidden beliefs”?
Who would write it that everyone would agree to?
Nov
19
comment Is Mashiach an incarnation of God according to any Jewish tradition?
The question asked about "any Jewish tradition", and the Rambam is not universally accepted so I don't see how you've supported your claim that the answer to the question is "no".