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


May
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comment Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
That's a machloket achronim I thought, but the Rama's concern there is shem shamayim levatalla IIRC not that it will be confused with a real bracha. (Why haven't you been pinging me DoubleAA in your comments so I am notified? Please do so in the future so I don't miss any and don't have to check manually for responses.)
May
13
comment Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
@MeirZirkind What's your point?
May
13
comment Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
That's a novel explanation. Where else are we afraid someone might confuse an unreal bracha for a real one?
May
13
comment What do Sephardic sources have to say about women wearing t'filin?
Does he explain why he chooses to "cross the aisle" and rule like an Ashkenazi?
May
13
revised theurgy wiki description
added 10 characters in body
May
13
comment What is the difference between dati, chasidish, and charedi?
Why stringency-chumrah and minhag but not names or communities?
May
13
comment Why do we still even try to do Sheluach HaKan?
Who says we do try and do it? I've never done it. Perhaps I would if I needed food and was lost in the forest of something.
May
13
comment Why are there no special mitzvahs of Shavuos
On Shavuos we bring the Shtei haLechem and associated sheep.
May
13
comment Why are there no special mitzvahs of Shavuos
What do you mean "all mitzvos are applicable on it"? This obviously doesn't mean that we sit in a sukkah and eat matza on shavuos!
May
13
comment Chanuka Shavuos connection
We don't say Yom Cheruteinu or Yom Simchateinu either though.
May
13
comment What if somebody says the Shem Hameforash?
This discusses writings or saying blessings. What about just hearing their saying name?
May
12
revised “Avram” for when he was young?
inserted what I think is the quote he is referring to
May
12
revised “Avram” for when he was young?
link
May
12
comment What do Sephardic sources have to say about women wearing t'filin?
ummm...according to Ashkenazim, Teimanim and everyone I can think of they also don't have to. What are you trying to say?
May
12
comment Do a mitzva for mashiach?
@Danield I disagree. It is the way of describing all kinds of successes and blessings which can come to people in the world even nowadays. Do you have any reason to think the Rambam meant Mashiach when he didn't say it? Note also the neither Gemara which is the source for this Rambam (Kiddushin 40) nor any of the Rishonim I see there make any eschatological claims.
May
12
comment The Mitzva of Peru U'Revu (Reproduction) - when does it start?
@yitznewton This paragraph is a later addition to the Mishna so some versions have it and some don't (a fact also which makes it an even weaker halachik source).
May
12
comment Do the Gemara and the Rema prohibit, or encourage, women putting on talit and/or tefillin?
judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18340/…
May
12
comment Do a mitzva for mashiach?
I don't see why "it becomes very relevant to connect the act of a mitzvah to the coming of Mashiach." He doesn't even mention Mashiach.
May
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revised Do the Gemara and the Rema prohibit, or encourage, women putting on talit and/or tefillin?
added yerushalmi about tefillin
May
12
comment Why don't we count sefirah without shem u'malkhut
But shouldn't you still be told to say it without Shem Umalchus if you happen to be by yourself for whatever reason and can't hear the bracha from another?