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Jan
19
comment Why Is the Possuk Read Backwards?
Continued: Siddur Rabbeinu HaZakein references some Siddurei HaArizal, but I did not find online copies of them. The Mishnas Chassidim also brings it, with the same reason as the Nagid Umitzva (and likely the same source).
Jan
19
comment Why Is the Possuk Read Backwards?
It's Kabalistic, and its origin is (AFAICT) the Arizal. The Nagid U'Mitzva (written by a student of the Ari, R' Yaakov Tzemach) says its purpose (as well as that of the surrounding verses) is "להנצל מקרי". Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg has some kabalistic explanations, but nothing explaining why it's in Krias Shema.
Jan
17
comment Why do we pray for G-d to smash down our fellow Jews?
SAH, As an additional point, if it helps, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, in Hayom Yom quotes a kavanah that interprets "uproot, break, and crush" as referring to three evils (as opposed to people) that must be destroyed, and the fourth evil can be "subdued." (It's therefore the Chabad custom to pause between saying the last two.)
Jan
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Jan
8
revised Examples of Rabbis who had strong disagreements and were amicable
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Dec
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revised What does Isaiah 9:6 mean?
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Dec
31
comment What does Isaiah 9:6 mean?
To be a bit blunt, why do we care how the Christians translate it? Why do you not use a Jewish translation? (I am blunt because this is not the first time you've been asked this.)
Dec
27
revised Clarifying the prohibition of Mishkav Zachar
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Dec
27
comment Why has Judaism traditionally discussed intimacy only privately?
@Malper, First, yeshivos could (arguably, conceivably) be considered semi-private. But even in yeshivos, there is a very strict subset of intimate topics that are discussed. These tend to be the those that directly involve torts and/or court administered punishment. For example, it is very unlikely that you will walk into a shiur on the nature or permissibility of various sexual acts. You could walk into a shiur on capital punishment in which certain acts are mentioned.
Dec
27
asked Why has Judaism traditionally discussed intimacy only privately?
Dec
26
revised Promising not to Destroy the World, and “I will Return the World to Water”
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Dec
26
revised Why is age 3 the age at which a girl is able to have intercourse?
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Dec
24
revised Hints and thoroughness in Talmudic referencing of Tanach
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24
revised No yetzer hora of idolatry, so no nevuah?
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24
revised Shemona Ushloshim - mi yodeya?
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22
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