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May
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comment Seeking a demographic “pamphlet” of Israeli neighborhoods
@Scimonster But no close vote in the meantime?
May
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comment Do the Rishonim that hold G-d can have physical form (e.g Rav Moshe Taku, etc.) also hold he can incarnate?
@Dude No, having the properties of christianity is christianity. You need much more than being born of a woman to be christianity. The opinion in the question is different from what you are used to, but it's not christian.
May
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comment Seeking a demographic “pamphlet” of Israeli neighborhoods
Is this on topic?
May
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revised Do the Rishonim that hold G-d can have physical form (e.g Rav Moshe Taku, etc.) also hold he can incarnate?
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May
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comment In Israel, what is the difference between l'mehadrin and badatz
Not all Badatz's are so reliable jerusalemkoshernews.com/2008/05/authentic-kosher-certificates
May
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revised Why some biblical holidays don't occur on certain days of the week?
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May
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comment My Orthodox Jewish co-worker invited me to his wedding. Anything I should know about?
Though not all weddings have Tenaim.
May
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comment Hebrew language---pronunciation of the qamets again
@ElizaDoolittle If you have a way to clarify how this has to do with judaism, you should follow the instructions of editing to clarify, not leaving a comment.
May
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reviewed Approve counting omer for shavuot
May
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comment counting omer for shavuot
Why are you so sure the Mitzva of counting is separate? Many Rishonim thought it only applies when an Omer was brought.
May
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answered Why some biblical holidays don't occur on certain days of the week?
May
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reviewed Reject Bemidbar 9:2 - Why is the word pronounced “Posach”, with a kamatz?
Apr
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answered Bemidbar 9:2 - Why is the word pronounced “Posach”, with a kamatz?
Apr
28
comment Swimming on Shabbos
Additionally, adding source to support your claim that "it seems that Hazal felt that the 'spirit' of Shabath was to be determined by the halakha - i.e. through prohibiting melakha, not discussing melakhoth, nor doing things that may lead to halakhoth" would improve your conclusion. I for one don't think it seems that way at all from Chazal. Even so, +1 on what you do have here which outlines some of the major issues with some relevant sources.
Apr
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comment Swimming on Shabbos
The jab at Charedim at the end was obviously unnecessary and probably falls afoul of our "be nice" policy. Indeed all the discussion in the beginning about the social function of various rulings about swimming is also just your social commentary where you impugn other's intentions, not an answer to the question. Finally the bit about forbidding the permitted is as irrelevant to this post as accusations of Bal Tosif are to rabbinic commandments. At best it belongs in a separate question.
Apr
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comment Swimming on Shabbos
@Maimonist My job, actually, is to trot around Mi Yodeya and eliminate content I deem [based on community developed guidelines] is "off topic", among other things. I've been doing so for years and plan to continue doing so.
Apr
28
comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron In the rambam's presentation of the mitzva of simcha on yom tov (linked to above) he never uses a word with the root "to bake" or "matza". How's that?
Apr
28
comment Does one have a halachic obligation to pay use tax
I've closed it per your request.
Apr
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron "Does the Rambam specify what simchah on every day of the chag is?" That's a good question. You asserted above that he says one should eat Matza daily. Did you make this up? "If the Yemenites interpret the simchah to be Matzah, then i don't think there needs to be a halakhic ruling." That would be a halakhic ruling. Do they indeed interpret it that way? I don't think you have any proof from the flowery language of the story how they interpret the technical requirement.
Apr
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comment Do you have to eat bread meal(s) on every day of Chol HaMoed?
@Aaron That sounds like flowery language, not a halachic ruling.