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Jul
11
comment Comedy and Jewish Life
I mean, Are you also interested in religious and/or historical texts that point us AWAY FROM finding humor in life as a coping mechanism?
Jul
10
comment Lechem Mishlesh?
@msh210 Is there a mod way to throw just the grammar comments into a linked chatroom? They're quite cloggy.
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
10
comment Lechem Mishlesh?
@ba Much obliged!
Jul
10
comment Comedy and Jewish Life
The question currently asks for sources that point TOWARDS etc. Is that intentional or do you want both directions?
Jul
10
comment Was Judaism ever a proselytizing religion?
Masechet Geirim dates from the same time as Ruth Rabbah. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_tractates
Jul
10
comment Was Judaism ever a proselytizing religion?
The order of the parshiyot? It's an explicit gemara in Menachot. There became different ways of understanding it, but that doesn't make it overlooked.
Jul
10
revised Was Judaism ever a proselytizing religion?
copyediting
Jul
10
comment Was Judaism ever a proselytizing religion?
It doesn't disagree. Which is what's most odd. If this was the mainstay of Jewish conversion policy for millenia, how did it not merit mention for thousands of years, including being omitted by the mishna, braitas, toseftas, both talmuds etc. It's also excluded by the Rambam, Tur and ShA for that matter. To me it sounds less of a formal halacha and more of a general statement about how קשים גרים לישראל כספחת which is exactly what I'd expect from aggadeta.
Jul
10
comment Was Judaism ever a proselytizing religion?
I wouldn't normally use Medrish Aggadata as an answer for a history question.
Jul
10
comment Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
Can you source this Chida? The Chida is really the main part of the answer; the midrash just shows an example whereas the OP looked for a reason.
Jul
10
reviewed Approve Did people ever place actual physical stumbling blocks before the blind?
Jul
10
revised Shiluach HaKen: why not “Hatzipor”
links
Jul
10
revised Midrash/Medrash
This question is not about the exegetical texts and tendancies of Chazal.
Jul
10
revised Criteria for the list of Nashim Kesheiros (Medrash Breishis Rabsi)
edited tags
Jul
10
comment Are women exempt from Tachanun and discouraged from saying it?
None of those considerations would prohibit/discourage saying it though.
Jul
10
comment Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
Can anyone think of any positive female characters in Tanach that are not listed?
Jul
10
revised Why was Chanah called an “Ishah Kesheirah”?
rlm
Jul
10
revised Shnayim Ve'esrim - mi yodeya?
rlm. someone should definitely come up with a good translation for the jargon Isha Ksheira.
Jul
10
comment Whispering prayers?
I don't see the Tanna Qama saying 'whisper' only 'any language', unless you are saying that whispering is another language?