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


Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
I don't see why electric shavers and sales of chametz are relevant. The Shulchan Arukh permits the former and the latter is obviously just a meta-halakhic thing (assuming the sale is done by someone knowledgeable, which is usually the case nowadays). Most orthodox Jews assume hem didn't amru hotzaah, but rather Hu amarah.
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
That's awfully Karaitic...
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
@Shokhet פוק חזי. People call קמח ישן "kosher" which implies that most people care about it (whether it's right or wrong to do that)
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
Is 4 really that different from 3 or 2?
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
5) מוטב שיהיו שוגגין ואל יהיו מזידין
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
NS23 Can you source your contention that we don't do this?
Nov
13
comment Why don't we all do Kemach Yashan?
@Gershon I see very very very little diasgreement at that link
Nov
13
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Nov
12
comment What “malchus” exists today in America?
@Shokhet My friend who worked at the BDA confirms they use the Seder-Olam based year anno mundi. Again, there may be varying customs but they are all Kosher (that's the main takeaway I think).
Nov
12
answered What “malchus” exists today in America?
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
@Yishai I never said it was. You told me my statement was untrue because it was actually misleading. Apparently you have an objective standard of misleadingness. I have argued this whole time that in the case where you know one person is unfortunately not trained to understand language properly, then tricking them by speaking a different language than theirs (even if correct in yours/the standard's) is lying.
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
@Yishai It cannot be objectively misleading! If it was said in response to that question then it is clear the person is not answering the question, assuming both sides are speaking plain simple standard English. If the asker or responder is expecting a certain kind of non-literal/non-standard usage then indeed one could miscommunicate to them, but the same is true if I spoke a language very much like English where yes means no and no means yes. You always need to assume both sides are speaking the same language. Speaking different languages will certainly result in miscommunication.
Nov
12
revised What is the significance of bears in Judaism? Why has Dov (or Dov Ber) been such a common Jewish name?
link;format
Nov
12
revised Truth in a vacuum and Emes
the old way at first read to me like "all >500 of my answers with votes on them" which is not vacuously true (at least not in the intended sense) this is clearer IMO.
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
@user6591 I don't see how it leads to any conclusion other than it is not the case that he has answers with >500 score which are not accepted (contraposition). The statement is completely true and hence has no false implications. What is misleading? The only people I can imagine being misled the way you describe are those who tend to misunderstand things because they unfortunately haven't been taught to think correctly. Do I need to worry about them sufficiently to not say correct things?
Nov
12
comment Do axes have a symbolic meaning in Tanakh or Jewish mythology?
Note too that if you have a specific hebrew word you are interested in you should specify as an "axe" can mean various things (eg. hatchet, cleaver, knife)
Nov
12
revised Meaning of axe in “Axe me a question!”
prepare for migration
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
@user6591 What is deceptive about it if it is true? Maybe you just tend to misinterpret words, but should that stop me from speaking accurately?
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
It probably depends if your listeners are knowledgeable in logical discourse or not.
Nov
12
comment Truth in a vacuum and Emes
They also have not been accepted