Reputation
3,782
Top tag
Next privilege 5,000 Rep.
Approve tag wiki edits
Badges
11 24
Newest
 Custodian
Impact
~32k people reached

Dec
28
comment Tznius in semi-private locations - gym for women
I normally stay out of these things, but I echo the other commentors' statements to consult with your personal rav and not take Oz Vehadar as a black and white halacha book. And this is coming from a charedi who was told this by her very charedi teacher in seminary. -Rebbetzin HaQoton
Oct
30
comment Is a birthday cake celebration forbidden as a non-Jewish custom?
rchaimqoton.blogspot.co.il/2007/04/happy-birthday.html
Oct
1
comment Vilna Gaon, Gog and Magog war and Hoshana Rabba
The Tur (Orach Chaim 490) writes in the name of Rav Hai Gaon that the war will break out on Sukkos. See, however, Malbim to Ezek. 39:8 who writes that the timing of that war was never revealed to any prophet.
Sep
30
comment Who were Esav's wives?
Ok, so I suggest you read the article I linked to.
May
18
comment 10 Commandments, Round or Square?
Why don't you cite your source that you quote that paragraph from? It's from this blog: rchaimqoton.blogspot.co.il/2014/06/… Rabbeinu Bachaya can be found on Hebrewbooks.org but Pirush HaRokeach has never been digitized yet, neither on HebrewBooks nor on Otzar HaChochma.
May
11
comment Is a woman forbidden to destroy her seed?
see this essay i wrote on the topic: rchaimqoton.blogspot.co.il/search?q=destroying%20seeds
Apr
13
comment Convert in Ketubah
What I quoted from Rabbi Wosner is found in the work of his student Rabbi Shmuel Eliezer Stern called Kesubah K'Hilchasa.
Jan
16
comment Mizmor L'Toda with Melody
I have personally heard Rav Osher Arieli and his son recited Mizmor L'Soda with a special tune. I never heard anyone else do it.
Jan
2
comment What is a “royal language”?
My article has been printed here: seforim.blogspot.co.il/2014/12/…
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/_