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


Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
He was lying and cheating and stealing at the time.
Sep
15
comment Should women kiss the Torah with their hand or with a prayer book?
@SAH I didn't see your ping till just now. I don't know what normal has to do with it. Sexual intercourse with ejaculation is also quite normal (and often recommended!), yet one cannot enter the Temple after doing so. Is that offensive to men? Is it wrong that the Temple has such restrictions? The idea that there are certain conditions (whether temporary or permanent) which affect one's ability to perform certain ritual actions is one which is foundational to Judaism. I don't know why you feel a need to harp on this one as particularly problematic. No one is blaming the women for menstruating.
Sep
15
comment Recommendation for good “complete siddur” (siddur shalem)
@IsaacMoses If I'm thinking of the right book, then it does. What it does not contain is the elaborate piyut-riddled repetitions of the Amida used by the the Chazzan in many congregations. In some congregations which do not have that practice, or when praying alone, this siddur should be sufficient.
Sep
15
comment What halachic issues are involved in turning off a mobile phone while praying the quiet Amidah?
What if it is a cell phone which is emergency only and rings maybe once a month and few people have the number and you have no reason to suspect it will ring or be distracted by worrying about it?
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
Based on your last paragraph, would examples of blessings in the Torah obviate your concerns? I can think of many of those. Consider the eponymously named Parsha "[Vezot Ha]Bracha".
Sep
15
comment Is getting a blessing from a rabbi considered heresy?
What does a "[big] rabbi" have to do with it?
Sep
15
comment Can you dry yourself on shabbos?
@user613 Ok. I still stand by my assertion that not everyone thinks it's a problem.
Sep
15
comment Kedushah and Chazaras HaShatz
@Epicentre Ok but let's say he's not acceptable as Shatz due to his mispronunciations... You're comment is completely irrelevant to the question.
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on acronyms tag wiki excerpt
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on acronyms tag wiki
Sep
15
revised Kiddush, Learning and Mitzvos for dead/niftar neshamos
"thoughts?" is not an appropriate question here
Sep
15
comment Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
Frankly I have no idea what you are getting at here. "When עננו is alone, we need a conclusion which fits the brocho 'ho’oneh be’ais tzoro'" but why do we still need it when it is said in שמע קולנו?
Sep
15
answered Are there any nuschaos which drop one of the closing phrases when עננו is said in שמע קולנו?
Sep
15
comment Why is the mitzvah of Shofar on Rosh Hashannah for hearing the sound and not for blowing the shofar?
@DannySchoemann She can't write one herself. That doesn't seem fair to require someone to do something which they cannot do. Incidentally there is a Mitzva to write a Torah scroll. What about a one armed person donning Tefillin?
Sep
15
comment When did walking from Ner Israel yeshiva to Baltimore no longer require Eruv Techumin?
@sabbahillel I'm not sure what you are trying to tell me. What is the dispute about?
Sep
15
comment Did Moshe have a son with Ethiopian Queen prior to Exodus
@ShmuelBrin Josephus almost certainly predates that.
Sep
15
comment When did walking from Ner Israel yeshiva to Baltimore no longer require Eruv Techumin?
+1 if you could include a map with relevant lines and locations on it that would improve this answer. Also if you could identify what the dispute is about that would also be nice (I assume they both know the Metziut).
Sep
15
comment Kedushah and Chazaras HaShatz
@NoachmiFrankfurt Again: It doesn't matter for the purpose of this question unless you can demonstrate that its impossible.
Sep
15
comment Why is the mitzvah of Shofar on Rosh Hashannah for hearing the sound and not for blowing the shofar?
@Danny How is a women supposed to get a mezuza?
Sep
14
comment Kedushah and Chazaras HaShatz
@Noach It doesn't matter for the purpose of this question unless you can demonstrate that its impossible