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Jan
15
comment Rav Nissan Kaplan - biography
Rav Nissin Kaplan is NOT a Rosh Yeshiva in the Mir, although he is one of the Rebbeim there. The Rosh Yeshivas in the Mir are Rabbi Laizer Yudel Finkel, Rav Refoel Shmuelevitz, Rav Yitzchok Ezrachi and Rav Binyamin Carlebach. Rav Nissan Kaplan was never officially a mashgiach for American Avreichim in the Mir (the Mashgiach is Rav Aharon Chodosh), but he is a known Mussar personality and does give Mussar Shiurim in for Mir students, especially for Avreichim. I learn in the Mir, I'll try to ask someone tomorrow about this information if I remember...
Dec
3
answered Yerushalayim City of Gold
Nov
13
comment Why would anyone name their daughter Yehudis? The first one vexed Isaac and Rebecca
Tosafos Yeshanim Yoma 38b
Oct
25
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
11
comment Good place in Israel for English-speakers
@RaymondSebag, there is Rabbi Ephraim Rothschild who has an English-speaking shul in Kiryat Sefer
Oct
11
answered Good place in Israel for English-speakers
Oct
10
comment g'mara about David's conception
מובא בתורת המנחה (פ' בשלח דרוש כ"ג) לרבינו יעקב סקלי (מתלמידי הרשב"א) וכ"ה בילקוט מכירי (תהלים קיח:כח) ובמדרש דוד הנגיד (שמות עמ' קכב-קכג) ובכלי יקר (שמואל א' טז:יא) ששמע מפי רבינו שלמה אלקביץ. ספר הקושיות ס' קנ"א. וגם הובא בחיד"א (מראית העין פסחים קיט., שמחת הרגל על הגש"פ ד"ה אנה ה' כי אני עבדך, ברכי יוסף או"ח ס' ר"מ) עץ יוסף (ויקרא רבה פי"ד ס"ה), בן יהוידע (פסחים קיט.), ובמועדים וזמנים (ח"ז ס' רמ"ב).
Oct
10
answered Would a baalat teshuva need a get from each previous sexual relationship?
Sep
30
comment Onah and Sukkos?
technically, one can fulfill the mitzvah of onah in the sukkah, but the sifsei kohen on chumash says based on kabbalah that one should not engage in relations in the sukkah. also, some people hold based on kabalah that women are not supposed to enter a sukkah (see divrei yatziv).
Sep
29
comment Why do some Jews get married at night?
Also, there are some groups of Yerushalmis that ONLY get married during the day, not at night.
Sep
19
answered Online resources for traditional Ashkenazi Rosh Hashana melodies?
Aug
16
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Aug
5
comment Who is liable in kol isha and tznius situations?
I hear why it sounds like that it what I meant. I simply meant to prove that just as in regard to all illicit sexual relations both the man and woman are to be held liable for sinning, the same is true in regard to these examples of listening to a woman's singing and looking at a woman not properly dressed.
Aug
5
comment Who is liable in kol isha and tznius situations?
Why is that? Please explain yourself.
Aug
4
answered Who is liable in kol isha and tznius situations?
Aug
4
answered Conversion and starting a family
Jul
19
comment Good Jewish Blogs about the Modern Hebrew language?
I remember balashon in its heyday...
Jul
9
comment Why does the Talmud assume a woman cannot get pregnant on the first act of intercourse?
maybe he was scared that he might accidently do הטייה.
Jun
15
comment Praying at Amukah = Finding a mate. Since when?
That's actually exactly what my Rebbi said!
Jun
15
answered Praying at Amukah = Finding a mate. Since when?