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


Dec
11
comment How was Saul a Tzadik if he wiped out Nov?
(mored bemalchut == rebelling against the king, an offense punishable by death at the kings discretion)
Dec
11
comment Should I rend k'riyah if I witness the death of a non-relative? If so, what's the procedure?
@CharlesKoppelman judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/22599/…
Dec
11
comment Should I rend k'riyah if I witness the death of a non-relative? If so, what's the procedure?
@unforgettableid That's like asking why German and Polish practices differed during the Holocaust.
Dec
11
comment Should I rend k'riyah if I witness the death of a non-relative? If so, what's the procedure?
Just to be clear that halacha is only if the deceased is not a habitual sinner even if he occasionally sins (if he didn't even occasionally sin, Sefardim would tear even if not present at the moment of death). Also, one must tear for a talmid chacham (for Ashkenazim only if you had learned some of his teachings) even if not there at the moment of death. (The above is all based solely on Maran and Rama; it is just meant to augment the question.)
Dec
11
reviewed Reject Must EMTs and others rend Kriyah each time they see a patient die?
Dec
11
comment Using Havdallah Candle for Ner Channukah
What if you cut out the second wick before reusing it?
Dec
10
comment Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
Also, Chemdah Ben Yehuda is a funny name. It should be Bat Yehuda :)
Dec
10
comment Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
I put it through a url shortener and it works now
Dec
10
revised Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
fixed link
Dec
10
comment Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
hmmm...my link isn't working for me.
Dec
10
revised Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
added link and date
Dec
10
comment Source for not referring to Chanuka lights as a “menora”
hebrewbooks.org/… re: non 7-branched candelabras in synagogues.
Dec
10
comment What's with the 5th rib killing?
Not the best source, but it sounds reasonable answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080811125256AAOtX3f
Dec
10
comment Making Bracha on Channukah Candles in Jail
chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/67882/jewish/…
Dec
10
comment is there an authoritative list of the ways to expound the torah?
parshanut-theory?
Dec
10
comment is there an authoritative list of the ways to expound the torah?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baraita_on_the_Thirty-two_Rules
Dec
10
comment Why don't we light the full menorah all 8 days?
Yes, but they could just be reasons for once we decide to do things in a progressing way, which way should that be? We still have to find out why we chose to use a progressing way, instead of a constant 7 (or something like that).
Dec
10
revised Rambam and Mitzvah of Ner Channukah (Chaviva hi ad ma'od)
edited tags
Dec
10
comment Suggestions for Kosher iPhone apps
@SethJ I did not downvote. I am commenting in response to a NAA flag. Possibly the flagger downvoted you; I do not know and could not tell you anyway. (It seems though that msh210's comment was posted at the same time as the answer, so the apps had already been developed it seems.)
Dec
10
comment Why don't we light the full menorah all 8 days?
And it is pretty strongly related, because it is directly related to the number of days in the holiday which is directly related to the length of the miracle of teh oil.