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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.
Jan
14
comment How did Chazal know they were right about “who is a Jew”?
Don't you need a Sanhedrin to be mekadesh the chodesh?
Jan
13
comment Why is Judaism not Racism?
Judaism views all Jews as being part of the same "family." Therefore, there is an attitude (and some halachos - Jewish laws) of giving extra consideration to one's fellow Jew. Family first. This does NOT mean that non-Jews may be harmed, wronged, or taken advantage of in any way. Rebbetzin HaQoton
Jan
4
comment Interracial marriages : Has anyone ever forbid it?
If they were not Jewish, then it is a completely different story and everyone would agree that a Jewish person is not allowed to marry a non-Jewish person.
Jan
4
comment Interracial marriages : Has anyone ever forbid it?
There is no problem of them marrying in such a case. Why would you think otherwise?
Dec
14
comment Resources for teaching chassan classes
I was talking about both the "halachos" and the "hashfaka".
Dec
13
comment Resources for teaching chassan classes
You can't learn these halachos from a book and then teach it. You have to learn it from a PERSON who will teach it according to their Mesorah. There are a lot of things even in the Mishna Berurah which are not followed nowadays as exactly written, especially in these sensitive areas of halacha.
Oct
31
comment Question about a 'Jewish proverb'
Just to clarify, a sin done multiple times is not OK! The sinner just feels like it's OK. They get used to it. It becomes "who they are." They think to themselves Oh, X religious obligation? I don't do that. An examples of this is somebody who says "I'm not shomer (negiah)"as if that gives them permission to do whatever they want. Or "I don't have to make a point of making Asher Yatzar, I don't do that." Why not? I just don't. Hmm...that's not a very good reason! -Rebbetzin HaQoton
Oct
14
comment Is laying with a woman during her separation worthy of death or just uncleanness?
And there is no death penalty, only a punishment of being "cut off" which is spiritual excommunication, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kareth
Oct
7
comment Biblical prediction for Ashkenazi-Sephardi split
there is no split.