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Jul
7
comment Chamishim Umeya - mi yodeya?
maybe... judaism.stackexchange.com/a/4684/759
Jul
7
comment What is the point of the prophecy of Nachum?
daat.ac.il/he-il/tanach/iyunim/neviim/treyasar/nahum
Jul
7
comment Does casual sex establish a marriage?
@jake What I meant was if his intention is "this should symbolize the start of a long term committed relationship" (given that the person doesn't understand the word koneh) that might be enough intention. It's certainly different from "this is a one-night-stand because I'm a hedonistic pig".
Jul
7
comment Making a shechayanu on clothing
If it's all rishonim vs all achronim, then yes I ask if that is a switch based on external historical reasons or not. Not sure what you're getting at here.
Jul
7
comment Making a shechayanu on clothing
Do I ask why and when it changed? Absolutely.
Jul
7
comment Psalms 111 and 112 and “hal'lu[k]ah”
Any idea in which communities/traditions this custom might be found?
Jul
7
comment Where can I get “Afarsimon” oil?
@GershonGold I emailed them and they said they do not carry it (though perhaps I wasn't clear in the email?). What is the source of your information?
Jul
7
comment Where can I get “Afarsimon” oil?
@SethJ Honestly I thought the chance to say that bracha yourself was more than enough motivation. At lease Isaac agrees with me.
Jul
7
comment Why do some people oppose Tav haYosher?
While the food may be permitted to be eaten, that doesn't mean you can buy it. As I wrote on your now deleted answer, the Shulchan Aruch (CM 356 1) rules that it is forbidden to buy an item from a thief because if he didn't have a market then he wouldn't steal. I recognize that our situation might not be one of thievery, but it wouldnt be the first time that a group of rabbis forbade something otherwise ok because it is Machzik Yedei Aveirah. It might also just be actual thievery. Either way, a guarantee of proper treatment of workers could add actual Halachik permissibility to dining there.
Jul
7
comment Psalms 111 and 112 and “hal'lu[k]ah”
Pesachim 117a and it is confirmed by manuscript evidence. So I can think of reasons not to append the word :)
Jul
7
revised Psalms 111 and 112 and “hal'lu[k]ah”
links
Jul
7
comment Do Jews view Scripture as the “word of God”?
In parallel, Ecclesiasticus got the downvote and was excluded from Tanach.
Jul
7
comment Why did people date divorce documents according to the Greeks?
You might be interested in how Rambam dates the current year mechon-mamre.org/i/7710.htm#6
Jul
7
reviewed Reject What was the name of Rachel and Leah's mother?
Jul
7
answered Why did people date divorce documents according to the Greeks?
Jul
7
comment What problems are faced by children born out of wedlock?
@HodofHod Do you suspect there would be a difference? Why?
Jul
7
comment Do Jews view Scripture as the “word of God”?
OK and what about Daka(h)? And Vayihy(u)? And vayikra 7:22? And kiddushin 30a? etc. And that's before we get to the opinions of other rishonim (ibn Ezra, r yehuda hachassid)
Jul
7
comment Do Jews view Scripture as the “word of God”?
"the entire Torah in our possession"
Jul
7
comment Do Jews view Scripture as the “word of God”?
This is imprecise anyway.
Jul
7
comment What problems are faced by children born out of wedlock?
Pegam may be related to permissibility of marriage to a kohein