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


Oct
20
comment How do we learn “Taamei HaMitzvos”?
"rationalistic" I'm not sure what you mean by this. Are you contrasting to "Kabbalistic"? If so then I'm confused because plenty of "Kabbalistic" reasons contradict Halacha too.
Oct
20
comment Why don't we say “Misod” for Geshem and Tal?
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/14420/759
Oct
20
comment Aseres Yemai Teshuva passages in the Chazzan's repetition
But why is the custom different on festivals vs weekdays
Oct
20
comment How do we learn “Taamei HaMitzvos”?
Too broad? Isn't every case different?
Oct
20
revised where to buy Sefer Ohr Yitzchak
fix link
Oct
20
comment Aseres Yemai Teshuva passages in the Chazzan's repetition
Frankly, I've never seen any congregation do it your way. Can you elaborate what traditions they follow? Perhaps those of a certain historical geographic area or the rulings of a certain prominent rabbi?
Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
@YEZ Yes they have. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Applewhite (Whether it is moot or not, this proof is not a proof unless you already assume the Torah is divine.)
Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
@YEZ Being the leader of a tribe is pretty cool. People have been known to commit murder for things like that. (Plus don't assume the religion and text were all developed at the same time by one person in this model.)
Oct
20
comment Origin of Reform/Conservative “scarf” talleisim
@user6591 "saving grace" ??? If it's too small or worn wrong they aren't mevatel anything either...
Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
@YEZ I didn't say no one has ever cared. I said there have existed people who didn't. That is sufficient to disprove this post's claim.
Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
@YEZ Sure. If I was making up a cult for my benefit, why would I can what happens to it in 500 years? I'll be long gone.
Oct
20
comment Why does the torah give us exact dates for the flood?
This is only true if those humans expect there target audience to become sophisticated enough before those humans die to spot the error. 3000 years ago most people were probably illiterate and didn't have records to check anyway. Hence this is a weak proof which only sounds good to our modern critical-thinking minds.
Oct
20
comment Do Jews Believe Dinosaurs Lived in the Same Time Period as Humans?
@ray That article was quite interesting! How is it problematic or suspicious?
Oct
20
comment Simchas torah and drinking
Could you imagine guests to the US presidential inaugural balls showing up drunk to celebrate? Let alone the risk that someone drops a Torah, c"v.
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@Shokhet Check out the first Mishna in Keilim (ignoring the introductory chapter, which is well worth reading)
Oct
20
revised What time is sunset?
there wasn't a number of definitions of sunrise/set provided
Oct
20
revised Ayin hora - evil eye
edited tags
Oct
20
comment Why don't we wear tefillin on Yom Tov sheni?
Btw milah shelo bizmana would be another biblical mitzva that is pushed off.
Oct
20
comment Aseres Yemai Teshuva passages in the Chazzan's repetition
Ive seen congregations where everyone says all four on yamim noraim as well, and congregations where only the chazzan says all 4 all week.
Oct
20
comment Notched 2x4 for maamid?
@user6591 How is a notch a beis kibbul?