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Dec
16
comment Didn't Shem already have an altar on Moriah?
+1 Further, the Rambam brings the idea that Adam, Cain, Abel, and Noach all built altars on that site. According to this, it seems unlikely that Noach's son Shem didn't know/appreciate the significance of the location, and if he did, did he have an altar? And if he didn't, why not?
Dec
16
revised Didn't Shem already have an altar on Moriah?
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Dec
16
reviewed Close Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
Dec
16
reviewed Reviewed Phrasing of refuah prayer when praying for a non-Jew
Dec
16
reviewed Looks Good Didn't Shem already have an altar on Moriah?
Dec
16
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@DoubleAA Bumbling idiots, no. Then again, I don't think people were all that stupid in ancient times. That being said, I suspect you and I (and everyone else) could argue forever on exactly what the Rambam meant by "breadth of knowledge" and "spirit of wisdom" and where any of us (or anyone today) might measure on that scale.
Dec
16
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@DoubleAA That takes care of the "much time," at any rate.
Dec
16
comment Shouldn't Judaism really be reformed?
@avi. The Rambam seems very clear here that he means that people could not understand the "depths" and the "hidden secrets" etc., due to a lack of "breadth of knowledge, a spirit of wisdom, and much time." Language difficulties are only addressed in the first paragraph, regarding the Gemara's Aramaic.
Dec
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Dec
13
revised How can you get hot kosher food on campus?
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Dec
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does Yosef use intermediaries to ask Paro for permission to bury Yaakov, when until now he addressed Paro directly?
Dec
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Dec
12
reviewed Close Nekudot in Word 2010
Dec
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it required to knock on doors before entering?
Dec
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Dec
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why was Rabbi Yitzchok Alfasi known as the Rif - rather than the Ria? (הרי"ף - רבי יצחק אלפסי)
Dec
10
comment What is the benefit of humroth?
Are you asking what we get from observing chumros, or what makes chumros more desirable to G-d (if they are), or merely looking for a source for observing chumros? (For example: "אמר רבא קדש עצמך במותר לך" -Yevamos 20a ) Also, regarding your first assumption, don't forget the gemara in Taanis 11a-b, where the Amoraim discuss whether voluntary fasts are good or bad, using kal vachomers from the nazir.
Dec
10
reviewed Close Why is there a dispute as to which tefillin are the correct ones?
Dec
10
revised Why is Haman called an Agagite and not an Amalekite?
"Agagite" but "Amalekey?" Edited for consistency and dejargonification.
Dec
6
comment Why don't we just follow the shittah of Moshe Rabeinu?
@DoubleAA Because I like 4. It's a nice number.