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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?
added 26 characters in body
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 (stringencies)?
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.
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open Tosfos Within the Same Mesechta
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open I am not Jewish but would like to visit a MO synagogue to pray occasionally on Shabbat. What is the best course?
Dec
5
reviewed Leave Open Should Jewish parents-to-be throw a baby shower?
Dec
4
comment Is there a Jewish symbol for evil?
@user2428118 Re: "despite" Yeshu's teachings: If you say so. That being said, Jews were certainly persecuted, for well over a thousand years, under the banner of the cross. It's no surprise that it's not exactly the Jew's favorite symbol.
Dec
1
reviewed Close How has toilets that flush changed halacha?
Dec
1
reviewed Close Will editing genome of embryo having Jewish parents diminish Jewish status of later child?
Nov
26
comment Which Moshiach are we waiting for?
@DoubleAA "Not really" referred to my forgetting the concept, not the concept itself. Sorry if that wasn't clear. I did not blame Jim for not following some convention (I think I meant "a messiah" and not "the messiah"). I suppose my main issue was that Jim took a two seemingly conflicting ideas (his view of anointing and this question) and started attempting resolutions (negative ones) rather than just asking. Guessing at last year's motive, I think I was trying to motivate him to ask a question about it.
Nov
26
comment What's wrong with “we want moshiach now”?
@DoubleAA Totally worth it. ;)