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


Jun
24
comment Can anybody read from the torah or prophets in a synagogue?
@Danno I fail to see such an opinion? We know for a fact that Haftara section choices have been very very fluid over the centuries (some communities would even switch out the "regular" haftara for unrelated special occasions, like Sheva Brachot!), and there's no reason to think it wasn't like that back then too.
Jun
24
comment Adding “rav” to ploni's father's name
Do you have any reason to think the embroiderer made a conscience Judaism-based decision based on any information? If not, then I don't see how this is on topic.
Jun
24
comment Can anybody read from the torah or prophets in a synagogue?
@Danno There is no fixed text that need be used for the Haftarah. Moreover, a three verse Haftara is likely Kosher, even if we don't happen to have any nowadays TTBOMK.
Jun
23
revised What is the purpose of life on this earth
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
23
comment Accuracy of Torah Text
@ray related judaism.stackexchange.com/a/37107/759
Jun
23
revised What is the purpose of life on this earth
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
23
revised What is the purpose of life on this earth
rolled back to a previous revision
Jun
23
comment Is one permitted to change his minhagim? ashkenaz to sefardi
Why is Chalak Beit Yosef different? Do you know why they wanted to change?
Jun
23
comment Is one permitted to change his minhagim? ashkenaz to sefardi
'including pronunciations' There are way bigger fish to fry. Why is that the example you chose?
Jun
23
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
@DanF The correct word there is 'ritzefat' with a shva na'. Ritzpat with a shva nach derives from Ritzpa as in the Haftara for Yitro. The dagesh kal is a side-effect in a sense. Had the letter under consideration been anything else, it is the shva alone that would have demarcated the difference. I would not correct for 'ritzepat' even if that is technically a mistake.
Jun
23
comment Kashrut of Bread
Indeed, no one generally relies on it on Yom Kippur TTBOMK.
Jun
23
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
@user6591 Why would applying to ghimmel/gimmel be a chiddush?
Jun
23
comment Scientific explanation for Sotah water
@Yishai Pshat might be against that and that can help us understand how a placebo effect may be more viable.
Jun
23
comment Scientific explanation for Sotah water
To be fair the Pasuk never says 'death'. cc @Yishai
Jun
23
comment Why aren't we Mahmir (stringent) with just Mikvah when ruling leniently on a technicality in Niddah cases?
@BabySeal The 3 things classically are urination, bedika cloths, and sexual intercourse. A full-blown flow is treated the same way re halachos niddah as yEz indicated for whatever reason, but the Gemara's original three examples (cf. Niddah 57b) are as I listed, not as you did.
Jun
23
comment How did the people of Zmigrod wrap tefilin?
@NoachmiFrankfurt Right, but this question is about customs in Żmigród, not customs of his ancestors. So the knowledge isn't necessary.
Jun
23
comment How did the people of Zmigrod wrap tefilin?
@NoachmiFrankfurt The question is about customs in Żmigród, not customs of his ancestors.
Jun
22
comment Is the blessing “Oseh Ma'aseh Breishit” to be understood literally?
You seem to say that since the stars were created then, and the rock is a star, that seeing the rock is seeing an original Creation. That's how I read your answer. How else can you say that this shooting star is from Creation?
Jun
22
comment Early maariv on 2nd day Yom Tov
ykr.org.il/modules/Ask/answer/6693
Jun
22
comment If the prayer leader does not distinguish between Gimmel and Ghimmel for Amida he can't be yotzi for others
@Yishai Indeed AFAIK, BGDKPT changes never alter the meaning.