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


Apr
16
comment Is scaring someone allowed?
@yEz I didn't say it's a bad question nor do I have any reason to sabotage (?) it. I think you didn't write a good question post for Mi Yodeya. Fact. I and Isaac are asking you politely to improve it. Please do so. I don't know why you think it matters how many votes a given post has; if there is room for improvement, it should be seized upon.
Apr
16
comment Is scaring someone allowed?
@yEz I'm not picking on you. Indeed, there are many posts on this site which could be improved. Maybe someday I and others will manage to tackle all of them. FWIW I have not upvoted any of those questions, which are all pretty weak. You'll note as well that unlike here my request for clarification from the OP was not answered in those cases.
Apr
16
comment Is scaring someone allowed?
@yEz Did I not accurately represent your motivation as you presented it? Isaac and I are asking you (just like any other user on any other post) to please add in your motivation for asking. Your rollback hurt the quality of this post and may reasonably be subject to a rollback itself.
Apr
16
comment Is there any support for the claim that tekhelet and argaman could be derived from the same creature?
I don't think ancient non-Jewish sources are on topic to ask for or to answer. What do others think?
Apr
16
comment Vegan tekheileth
Note that Chazal never complain about another animal source of Tekhelet, only a plant one. It seems that either they knew of no other one or that all animal sources are Kosher.
Apr
16
revised Is scaring someone allowed?
added motivation from comments; typo
Apr
16
comment Is there any support for the claim that tekhelet and argaman could be derived from the same creature?
Ancient Jewish literature or any ancient literature?
Apr
16
comment Pursuing pluralist purpura
Wait which knot are you talking about?
Apr
16
comment Tanach Siyum without Understanding
@helloworld It may be 'enough' for some benefit but it's very far from ideal.
Apr
16
comment Pursuing pluralist purpura
This seems unlikely. Rambam seems to be aiming for white in the core and blue on the outside of the winding. Tos, Raavad etc. are all counting whole strings and it's very unclear what they would think of a half died string, if they even considered the possibility (it's quite bizarre a priori).
Apr
16
comment Saying the Ribono Shel Olom after counting the Omer
Isn't the bracha not said because there is a doubt if one is obligated or not?
Apr
15
comment Halachic definition of “goy”?
Any text can define any word however it wants so long as it is consistent (and, for ease of usability, it defines explicitly any unusual conventions).
Apr
15
comment Is scaring someone allowed?
@yEz Can you elaborate then why you would be less surprised if this isn't allowed than, say, staring at purple spotted butterflies sitting on yellow tulips?
Apr
15
comment Is scaring someone allowed?
related skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/18422/6962
Apr
15
comment Fill up kezayis of bread requirement with mezonos?
Why would you think this works? You have fulfilled neither criteria. Please edit to explain.
Apr
15
comment Is there a difference between “Patur” and “Eino Chayiv”
I don't know what it means to be "completely outside the realm of Mitzvot" FWIW. I do understand your question about reward though.
Apr
15
revised Banning “Making of a Godol”
added 64 characters in body
Apr
15
comment Banning “Making of a Godol”
Can you indicate what you seek beyond what is in the Wikipedia article already?
Apr
15
comment What amount of time qualifies as being “Tircha D'Tzibbur”?
I still see no evidence that length of time is relevant at all. The only factor that seems relevant is if there is a reason to be doing this.
Apr
15
comment Edim Zomemim - Why Not Believe Them?
But V'Darashta V'chakarta was done to the first set as well and they also passed.