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Dec
15
comment Is it possible to get a copy of the Dead Sea Scrolls texts?
I think he was asking for the TEXTS of the DSS, not pictures of the scrolls. As far as I know, there is no place online that lets you read those texts for free...
Dec
9
comment What is a “royal language”?
I wrote an article about this which is due to be published in the coming weeks. I'll try to post a link when it is out.
Dec
4
comment What if a statement is vocalized as a question?
I asked this question to Rabbi Asher Arieli several years ago and he smiled, but didn't have an answer.
Nov
25
comment What is the source of my father's Hebrew name? It is כלאוונא
How do you pronounce that name? Shouldn't you give the GET to your wife, not you getting a GET from her?
Nov
19
comment Who was Haman's mother?
You can't answer your own question.
Oct
30
comment How did Pharaoh know that Sarai was Avram's wife?
See Bereishis Zuta which seems to imply that Og worked for Paroah at the time and told him of Sarah's identity.
Oct
20
comment Source for Africans being Caananites?
Afriki in Chazal usually refers to Phrygia, not to Africa. Also, see Radak (to Obadiah 1:20) who writes that some Canaanites fled to Germany ("Almenia") and Yossipon (ch. 1) who writes that some Canaanites fled to Eastern Europe and they are known as slavs (related to the word "slaves").
Oct
16
comment Rashi on Righteous Kings: Order
The sefer המקום מרחק on Yevamos asks this question on Rashi and does not offer an answer. Source: daf-yomi.com/BookFiles.aspx?type=1&id=291
Oct
6
comment Source for story about Chazon Ish and mischief
story! story! story!
Aug
29
comment When something is lost, tie a knot
Very interesting. There is definitely a Jewish tradition associating tying of knots with witchcraft and demons, but I never heard this one in specific. I will try to look into it and see what I can come up with.
Jun
24
comment Did Yael Sleep with Sisra?
i printed an article about this last year in Kovetz Hamaor. It was written in Hebrew, but if someone has the chance to translate the relevant parts as an answer, I'm sure it would be helpful. See academia.edu/7444413/_
Jun
15
comment Why only sarei chamishim for spies?
For some reason, this question reminded me of Stratego...
Jun
6
comment Is a Jew permitted to have an abortion?
Does that mean that you love it or hate it? -Rebbetzin HaQoton
May
28
comment Is there a limit to the number of names you can give someone?
Yes, his name is El. It just seemed strange to write Hashem's name on its own (unlike, for example, in a name like Eliyahu.) Pardon my "frum reflexes." - Rebbetzin HaQoton
May
19
comment Can a Sheitel be made out of one's own hair?
I believe that it's a machlokes. Ask your rabbi. My em bayis in (a BY) seminary had sheitels made from her own hair. -Rebbetzin HaQoton
Apr
13
comment What is the source that you can not have benefit from miracles?
BAbylonian Talmud, Taanis 24
Mar
3
comment Why does the prefix She- appear in only Tehillim, Shir Hashirim, and Koheles?
Quote from my upcoming book on the History of Lashon HaKodesh (Mosaica Press): > Similarly, academia points to the usage of the letter ש in Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes (a convention quite common in later rabbinic writings) to mean “that” and “of” instead of the Hebrew word asher (אשר) used in earlier books of the Bible. From this, scholars see that those books were written later than the rest of the Bible and so their form of Lashon HaKodesh more closely resembled that of the later rabbinic writings than other books of the Bible do. However, this argument is easily countered in light of...
Mar
3
comment Why does the prefix She- appear in only Tehillim, Shir Hashirim, and Koheles?
...archeological evidence of Phoenician and Sumerian inscriptions that attest to such usage of the letter ש in Semitic languages at an earlier period. Such usage is even found in the Mesha Stele (an early inscription), which dispels the notion that these books were only written later. See also M. Boda, T. Longman, & C. Rata (eds.), "The Grammar of שׁ and אשׁר in Qohelet", The Words of the Wise Are like Goads: Engaging Qohelet in the 21st Century (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2013) pgs. 283–307 and Barzilai, pgs. 275–276; 287.
Feb
1
comment Argaman - What color is it?
Rokeach also says it's some sort of red.
Jan
14
comment How did Chazal know they were right about “who is a Jew”?
I guess that I was wrong then. This is the Rebbetzin, btw.