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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 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
Oct
19
comment Heter to own Sefarim
@sabbahillel (I think he meant chag not chat.)
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
@Maimonist But there is a specific Gezerah: Yom Tov Sheni. What kind of Gezera to observe a day as if it were Yom Tov wouldn't account for the issue of Tefillin?
Oct
19
comment What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
@ray Indeed and we already have a prayer parallel to that called Musaf.
Oct
19
comment Saying Kaddish Yatom with Permission from Living Parents
How does this answer the question?
Oct
19
comment What time is sunset?
(The third option is when the sun is mostly above/below the horizon.)
Oct
19
comment what determines the time of sunset?
What is the "actual time the sun goes below the horizon"? Do you mean to account for mountains? weather patterns? the speed of light? atmospheric refraction? Also what in your quesiton is about Shabbat?
Oct
19
comment What's the difference between wasting seed and having marital relations without the possibility of conception?
@user6591 Right. And why is "hotzaas zera...allowed for a productive purpose such as having a child, [but] niyuf biyad is never allowed"? You still didn't explain why. You just repeated what the OP said: there are two categories, one of which is permitted for certain reasons. No explanation though has been given for the distinction.
Oct
19
comment Writing the name of Hashem
So that it doesn't have holiness and they can later destroy it
Oct
19
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@Scimonster Most view the latter as a subdivision of the former.
Oct
19
comment Why do we throw kids in the air on Simchas Torah?
@GershonGold If that is so, then why doesn't the answer say "nonsense" in it? There are plenty of reasons he might discourage this practice. If his reason is that it is nonsense, you should point that out at it is essential to answering this question. What is here now is not an answer (or possibly a link answer).
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
Why don't we blow Shofar on Shabbat? It's a biblical commandment.
Oct
19
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
I don't know why you have to assume that. Most Yom Tov Shenis are not on Chol HaMoed.
Oct
19
comment Connection between עָרוּם and עֲרוּמִּים
FWIW Neofiti sticks with Onkles's ערטלין
Oct
19
comment Saying Kaddish Yatom with Permission from Living Parents
Are you asking about in the rabbi's synagogue?
Oct
19
comment What book do these notes synopsize?
When, where and by whom was the Siddur published? (This could help us think of relevant books.)
Oct
19
revised What options are there for chanukiah lighting in southern latitudes?
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