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


Nov
17
comment Sitting for “Ashre”?
@Efraim I don't see how that follows.
Nov
17
comment Esav is coming with 400 men - is there a significance to the 400 men?
What happened to 310 worlds?
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
What does that mean? How is something "lower than En Sof"? That makes it in some sense separate which is against what the Rambam said. How could he not be rejecting the Rambam? The two may respect each other as Halachists, but they view God in opposite ways and that's usually a definition of Kefira.
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
Not looking for any "defen[ses] or appologi[es]". Just trying to verify I understand the claim properly. It's not a surprise to me that the Rambam would view the Leshem as a Kofer or that the Leshem would view the Rambam that way.
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
He can assert they are One as much as he wants, but he (at least as you are presenting him) is still talking about two entities. I don't understand how someone can say that is "One like no other Oneness". (I know you never said he agreed with that Rambam and I know he doesn't have to agree with the Rambam; I'm just observing.)
Nov
17
comment Esav is coming with 400 men - is there a significance to the 400 men?
Where is this saying of the Arizal recorded, and what is the significance of the parallel?
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
A name is not divinity itself. It is a name. You said "giluyim are divinity itself". Perhaps you mean to say "giluyim refer to divinity itself"?
Nov
17
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
So there are multiple things which are divinity itself?
Nov
16
revised Google says it is the Jewish Year 5774. The wiki says Judaism is 3000 years old. How is this discrepancy reconciled?
fix link
Nov
16
comment What's wrong with using “Adoshem” for the name of G-d when singing?
@user4512 No. They are both names of God. We just use one instead of the other.
Nov
16
comment Google says it is the Jewish Year 5774. The wiki says Judaism is 3000 years old. How is this discrepancy reconciled?
Hi Jerry, welcome to Mi Yodeya! You might find this wiki page interesting.
Nov
16
comment When Chanuka begins on Shabbos and one lit the Menora prior to Davening Mincha
@msh210 Yaale veYavo would have been more appropriate, but I thought this was clearer.
Nov
16
comment When Chanuka begins on Shabbos and one lit the Menora prior to Davening Mincha
Moreover, if it really becomes Yemei Hallel already, then you should have to recite Hallel too with Mincha, as it is still daytime.
Nov
16
answered Google says it is the Jewish Year 5774. The wiki says Judaism is 3000 years old. How is this discrepancy reconciled?
Nov
15
comment understanding tzimtzum k'peshuto
How many giluyim are there?
Nov
15
comment Correct way to deal with a damaged mini-torah?
@RabbiMichaelTzadok (Didn't get Pung) Don't worry: I do not receive compensation from the Abadis (only from God :)). I politely suggest you read R JD Bleich's work clarifying which of the issues raised by those authorities actually hold water and which are just code for חדש אסור מן התורה in the Chatam Sofer sense (not to mention the job loss it would create in an already jobless charedi world, if we are accusing each other of propaganda; all those vaads you mention would be out of business in no time if this were approved.).
Nov
15
comment Chanuka Kaddish error after Hallel
Opposite question: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/30357/759
Nov
15
revised Chanuka Kaddish error after Hallel
edited tags
Nov
15
comment How does the kohein gadol's substitute wife work?
@Fred How many years would she hang around as a Betulah for? There was probably a very high turnover.
Nov
15
comment When Chanuka begins on Shabbos and one lit the Menora prior to Davening Mincha
I never implied it wasn't a question, nor do I think that something's having been discussed somewhere is an indicator of the quality of the question. I do think your observation about which genders perform which rituals more often is completely irrelevant, as both genders are equally obligated in lighting Shabbat candles, lighting Chanukkah candles, and davening Mincha.