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


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revised Conceptual Relationship Between “River” (יאר) and “Light” (אור)
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comment Who doesn't make Kiddush from 6-7pm?
I'm only one data point, but I'd never heard about or seen this custom until reading the linked question.
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27
comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
@gt6989b Good source. All it proves though is that returning stolen objects was one thing they did as repentance, not that their only still was stealing.
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
@gt6989b It would support them if you could tell me who said that.
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
Whoa whoa woah. The Zohar never says robbery, bava kamma says it isn't robbery, and midrash rabbah says it's avoda zara, gilui arayot and shefichut damim. Not to mention the other opinions on the page (Ibn Ezra: rape. Ohr Hachayim: General Evil. Maharal: Grabbing. and more). Also none of them were talking in the context of Yonah.
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
@GershonGold Exactly. It means something bad and midrashim fill in the specifics in different contexts. So I stand by not being able to extrapolate from the Mabul to Ninveh.
Dec
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revised In what way was Niniveh wicked?
JPS in the first link renders it 'violence'
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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revised In what way was Niniveh wicked?
made accessible to non hebrew speakers
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
Also, worth noting that Radak says Chamas was the biggest sin, not the only sin.
Dec
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
@SethJ Well, Rashi by the flood says it is Gezel, but I don't know that we can extrapolate to everywhere.
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comment In what way was Niniveh wicked?
Where does Radak say that Chamas means robbery? It means 'violence' or something along those lines. See for example its usage in Genesis 16:5
Dec
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revised How did the trees deviate from God's command?
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Dec
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revised In what way was Niniveh wicked?
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Dec
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comment Mamzeirim and Slaves
@ShimonbM משנה קידושין ג:יג רבי טרפון אומר יכולין ממזרים ליטהר כיצד ממזר שנשא שפחה הולד עבד שחררו נמצא הבן בן חורין but if I understand correctly, Rabbi Mordochai Willig rules this can't be done nowadays (at least in normal countries) because of Dina Demalchuta Dina and the slave wouldn't be a slave.
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comment Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
@TamirEvan No, I was referring to Yoma 82a. But same idea.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did God create the mentally ill/ severely handicapped?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on shema tag wiki excerpt
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comment Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “Fool”?
Shouldn't it then be כוסל not כסיל?
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27
comment Why did God create the mentally ill/ severely handicapped?
@msh210 BTW How do you know he's "Nahum, man of 'this too'" (גם זו) and not "Nahum, man of 'caprification and'" or maybe "Nahum, man of 'sixfold caprification'" (גמז ו) or maybe "Nahum, man of 'three from this'" (ג מזו)?