52,019 reputation
5115229
bio website
location
age
visits member for 4 years
seen 4 hours ago

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


Dec
27
comment Fate of Ephraim and Menashe
That's kind of a strange read as far as pshat goes, but if that is your answer then it shouldn't just be in the comments.
Dec
27
comment Bris on Shabbos
But if the Mohel wasn't expecting to do a Milah, would his knife then be muktza from the beginning of Shabbat? What should he do then?
Dec
27
comment Fate of Ephraim and Menashe
Re Ephraim: וְזַרְעוֹ יִהְיֶה מְלֹא הַגּוֹיִם and re Menashe: הוּא יִהְיֶה לְעָם וְגַם הוּא יִגְדָּל
Dec
27
comment Fate of Ephraim and Menashe
I don't follow. The blessing which was fulfilled was that Ephraim would precede Menashe, not that they became great nations. What do we see about their becoming great nations from here? Isn't that what the question is asking?
Dec
27
reviewed Approve chasidut-hasidism tag wiki
Dec
27
reviewed Approve midrash tag wiki
Dec
27
reviewed Edit hechsher-certification tag wiki
Dec
27
revised hechsher-certification wiki description
are you planning on eating this? http://judaism.stackexchange.com/q/2347/759
Dec
27
reviewed Approve tevilas-keilim-dipping tag wiki
Dec
27
comment Why did God create the mentally ill/ severely handicapped?
@msh210 You mean aside from the extremely common pattern of naming people after their place of origin with the suffix Ish Ploni? Well, the Aruch says it Entry: Gimzo and Rabbeinu Chananel to Taanit 21a says it. We also have another Tanna (mentioned in Tosefta Shevuot 1:7) named Menachem Ish Gimzo, ie from the same town. I really don't see why you would think otherwise. The Gemara makes a nice drash on his name. That is not unusual or surprising.
Dec
27
comment Why is giluey arayos one of the big 3?
+1 To teach us the value of Chukkim.
Dec
27
comment What if you undo a shabbat melacha?
@HodofHod What melacha is involved in turning off a light? There's no charcoal created so at best it's kibui sheino tzarich legufo.
Dec
27
comment Why does Jewish law and tradition specify times for saying Shema?
Thank you for sourcing it, although I still don't buy the linguistic point. See R Karo here: hebrewbooks.org/rambam.aspx?mfid=81930&rid=470 and note the Rambam's use of the word בעונתה
Dec
27
comment Why does Jewish law and tradition specify times for saying Shema?
I don't think I agree with that linguistic analysis, but either way the position I presented is R Yosef Karo's understanding of the Rambam. BTW this also explains why the Rambam thinks you can say Birkot Keriat Shema all day, not just till Chatzot/SZTefila.
Dec
27
comment Why did God create the mentally ill/ severely handicapped?
I think you mean Nachum Ish Gimzo (ie from the town now known as Jimzu).
Dec
27
comment What is special about Tzfat?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/9403/759
Dec
27
comment Why does Jewish law and tradition specify times for saying Shema?
Pashtus in the Rambam is that 3 hours in the morning is also a fence. Why can you read kriat shma shel arvit after olot? Because some people are still sleeping. Kemashma lan the zman is when people are sleeping not when they go to sleep. So too in the morning, so long as people are awake, ie all day. But Chachamim are oker the mitzva after the third hour.
Dec
27
comment What is special about Tzfat?
If the four cities only holy because that's where people lived, then you're logic is circular: Why did they live there? Because it was holy. Why was it holy? Because they live there.
Dec
27
comment What is special about Tzfat?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/12911/759
Dec
27
comment Why is the Evil Inclination Called a “Fool”?
Granted, but the Midrashim about searching are still problematic.