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


Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
This is only true if those humans expect there target audience to become sophisticated enough before those humans die to spot the error. 3000 years ago most people were probably illiterate and didn't have records to check anyway. Hence this is a weak proof which only sounds good to our modern critical-thinking minds.
Oct
20
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@ray That article was quite interesting! How is it problematic or suspicious?
Oct
20
comment Simchas torah and drinking
Could you imagine guests to the US presidential inaugural balls showing up drunk to celebrate? Let alone the risk that someone drops a Torah, c"v.
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@Shokhet Check out the first Mishna in Keilim (ignoring the introductory chapter, which is well worth reading)
Oct
20
revised What time is sunset?
there wasn't a number of definitions of sunrise/set provided
Oct
20
revised Ayin hora - evil eye
edited tags
Oct
20
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
Btw milah shelo bizmana would be another biblical mitzva that is pushed off.
Oct
20
comment Aseres Yemai Teshuva passages in the Chazzan's repetition
Ive seen congregations where everyone says all four on yamim noraim as well, and congregations where only the chazzan says all 4 all week.
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@user6591 How is a notch a beis kibbul?
Oct
20
revised Leaving cities during plagues
this has nothing to do with ebola per se
Oct
20
answered Leaving cities during plagues
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@Sho No, but not every כלי accepts Tumah.
Oct
20
comment Pshat in Pasuk of Velo Yavor
IIRC there are sources for 14 15 and three other days. Where are those three days though?
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
The notch can't contain anything afaict.
Oct
20
comment Pshat in Pasuk of Velo Yavor
Maybe the five days are 14 through 18?
Oct
20
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
@Maimonist I speculate that Chazal would rather use Shev veAl Taaseh then enact a partial fulfillment of the Mitzva. Perforce the Tefillin would have to be taken off for part of the day (which sounds normal to us now but probably not to Chazal)
Oct
20
comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
@user6591 That murder is an exception to the general rules of pikuach nefesh BECAUSE the gemara in X gives the logic of Y to EXPLAIN why it is different. I would not just say "they are different" with no explanation, certainly not when he sought an explanation.
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
@Maimonist I think you should reformulate your question like you just presented it in this comment: We have this Gezera, but why does it treat these two cases differently? ||| Speculation: observing Tefillin fully would be obviously a Zilzul Yom Tov, whereas observing Avelut fully would not be because a full observance of Avelut on Shabbat (I extend here to Yom Tov) involves only Devarim shebeTzin'a which is not Zilzul.
Oct
19
comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
@user6591 He asked why masturbation and sex with an infertile woman are different Halachically. You said: "they have these formal names and they do indeed have the difference you describe". That doesn't explain anything. Telling me that stealing and killing are different doesn't explain why they are different.
Oct
19
comment Why do we throw kids in the air on Simchas Torah?
I checked comment #3 there and it doesn't give any reasoning for the psak. -1