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


Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@Fred Yes I'm aware of the Magen Avraham and I was presenting above exactly the Shittah of Rav Soloveitchik mentioned in that article. (Needless to say, I'm a big proponent of Shul's buying sets of Nevi'im on Klaf before renovating their social halls.) I don't see any opinion though in that article who disagrees explicitly. Do you?
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
...but that's not what he wrote... (if anything he asked what are the "gates of Justice"; בצדק תשפוט עמיתך; צדק צדק תרדוף)
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@Fred Paper vs Klaf...I agree; it's probably a machlokes haposkim. But binding with writing on both sides of the paper/klaf and non-consecutive columns of pesukim on each piece of paper/klaf...who could possibly hold that's a sefer? A paper-printed-sefer would be printing out many one sided full sheets and staple/glue/stitch them side by side into a long sheet.
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
צדק sounds more literally like Justice. Also I don't see any definite article in the verse.
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@ShimonbM You are right that it is not as bad because it isn't being done out of spite, but that doesn't make it respectful. Call it a Bittul Aseh of Kavod haTorah if you want. And whether or not I have halachik basis for this will depend on what you consider "halachik" basis. Certainly "later" opinions grapple with quantifying it, but there is strong preference towards treating Tzitzit in need of disposal respectfully hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=49623&st=&pgnum=60
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@Fred Neither does taking a bunch of pages of paper with a few non-consecutive pesukim printed on the front and back of them and stapling them all through the middle.
Jan
17
revised Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
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Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@BruceJames I gave a very clear order of preference for all printed Torah related materials in my comment.
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
@ShimonbM You would be guilty of disrespecting the Torah. No worse than spitting at a Torah Scroll even if your saliva doesn't erase God's name.
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
@ba Yesh Lechalek between the most perplexing passage in Daniyel and 4 words of basically modern Hebrew.
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
@Michoel Translation != Interpretation.
Jan
17
comment Is there a special significance of 4 directions as opposed to 6?
...that Chazal thought the world was flat?
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
I'm not sure there is such a thing as the proper translation.
Jan
17
comment Translation of פתחו לי שערי צדק
mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt26b8.htm#19
Jan
17
comment Stacking Jewish books in order of holiness
Trick question: they all have the same kedusha!
Jan
17
revised Children of a Cohen who had a vasectomy
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Jan
17
comment Shnaim Asar Ushlosh Meyot - mi yodeya?
It's more embarrassing to get caught up in something so dry.
Jan
17
comment Children of a Cohen who had a vasectomy
Let me get this straight: you want to know what the status of a child whose mother is permitted to marry a Kohein and whose father is a Kohein who had a vasectomy and who was conceived through IVF is?
Jan
16
comment Seeking explanation/reason for versions of “R'faenu”
@shemmy I've merged your accounts. Please consider registering your account so you don't lose access to it again. It's free and very easy to do.
Jan
16
comment Is Cohen who had a vasectomy allowed to Bless?
@BruceJames You mean a Yisrael who is a Petzua Daka? Not unless she is also a convert or something else which would allow him to marry her even if she wasn't a divorcee.