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comment What's her husband doing at the gates in the middle of her song?
In retrospect, I should have specified that my question was mostly rhetorical, and was meant to inspire you to flesh out your answer more, to make it more useful to people who may not be very familiar with the Torah's language; for that I apologize. Right now, your answer is closer to a comment, since it does not have enough information to stand independent of meir or Yitzchaks's answers. However, your aggressive and sarcastic tone is uncalled for.
13h
comment What's her husband doing at the gates in the middle of her song?
But every other pasuk is listing a praise for her, it seems that there are many praiseworthy things that a woman does that doesn't involve hee husband's accomplishments. And why is becoming a judge a man's tafkid?
13h
comment What's her husband doing at the gates in the middle of her song?
"Kollel wife" l'afukei mai?
13h
comment What's her husband doing at the gates in the middle of her song?
What does this pasuk have to do with zchus Torah?
Jul
22
comment If a virgin birth actually disqualifies a Messianic candidate, how then should Isaiah 7:14 be interpreted?
'Twas my bad, I misread on my first pass.
Jul
22
comment If a virgin birth actually disqualifies a Messianic candidate, how then should Isaiah 7:14 be interpreted?
That her naming would be prophetic is mentioned by Rashi, but he doesn't specify that that is what the proof is. "and this is the sign, for she is a young girl, and she never prophesied, yet in this instance, Divine inspiration shall rest upon her. ... And some interpret that this is the sign, that she was a young girl and incapable of giving birth."
Jul
9
comment Hassidim and white shirt
Assuming that the answer is yes, the reason is so that the right side of the garment should be buttoned over the left, thereby putting chesed on top of gevurah.
Jul
9
comment Hassidim and white shirt
Hey @maaaan, welcome to Mi Yodeya! Usually, it's the opposite: Chesed is connected with the right side and gevurah with the left. Also, what do you mean by "button these shirts from the left?" You mean that the buttons are on the left side (from the wearers perspective)?
Jun
3
comment Mesorah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Ah, that is true, thanks! Well, if the chain is made up of people who they just "learned from," that ought to be very easy, but if the chain is more of "rebbe to rebbe" (i.e., mentor to mentor) than we're back to the Baal Shem Tov, I think.
Jun
3
comment Mesorah of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Out of curiousity, why ask about Lubavitch? Your question is really about the Baal Shem Tov's mesorah, right?
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with “we want moshiach now”?
Was R' Shimon referring to the demand, or to the repetition?
Feb
28
comment How many Oreos in a kezayis?
@DoubleAA Actually, I'm so stringent that I don't eat Oreos. Except special runs. :D And then I make sure to eat at least 30. Cause I'm so stringent.
Feb
28
comment How many Oreos in a kezayis?
@DoubleAA Basically, yes. Mishna Berura and "most poskim."
Feb
23
comment Is there a Kabbalistic source for not walking with one's hands behind one's back?
@YEZ I haven't seen a definite source in the Arizal (the Ben Ish Chai doesn't cite one AFAICT), so while I trust the Ben Ish Chai of course, I brought an older definite (i.e., "clearly defined") transmission "chain link." Does it make the idea more reliable? No, I'd agree with you that it probably does not. If you want to, feel free to remove that part; I concede that it doesn't add much.
Feb
23
comment Is there a Kabbalistic source for not walking with one's hands behind one's back?
@YEZ The point was to give an example of this idea prior to the Ben Ish Chai, as well as a prominent Torah personality being careful about it. Unless you mean to say that the (Previous) Lubavitcher Rebbe isn't reliable enough. So yes, if that's your assumption, then the story is not a reliable example of this idea predating the Ben Ish Chai. (Imagine someone using the Zohar to say that a concept preceded, say, the Ramban. If you accept the Zohar as being from the Rashbi, the answer stands. Otherwise not.) So just like everything in Judaism, it depends on whether you rely on the transmission.
Feb
21
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
@ wberry, Judaism does not consider a "composite" G-d to be "one." There was actually a huge argument when kaballah began to be taught widely, as some people thought that the idea of sefiros meant that G-d had "parts." (He doesn't.) So the whether or not Christians consider it one or three gods, it is definitely, not a Jewish one, and not acceptable to Judaism. I'll leave the discussion on its possible idolatrous nature to those who are more familiar in this subject.
Feb
4
comment Is there a negative connotation to Yair Mazolam - יאיר מזלם?
I allowed for the possibility that there was some miscommunication between the author and the source, perhaps turning an indefinite article into a definite one, and that the bad omen was that the Rebbe found it necessary to give a special blessing. If you find out either of these are true, let me know so I can finally discover what felt tastes like. ;) That being said, perhaps you should add the question of "did" to your current question of "where."
Feb
4
comment Is there a negative connotation to Yair Mazolam - יאיר מזלם?
Maybe I'll have to eat my hat, but "Chabadniks explain," without a name or source, sounds like "some random Chabadnik I asked who wanted to find some portent of this story in the Rebbe's letter said..." "V'Yair Mazolam" is (as you've discovered) not a blessing the Rebbe gave commonly, but the obvious explanation is that it has a lot more to do with the boy's name. Then again, it's also not that common to see handwritten comments on the childrens' names in the Rebbe's congratulatory letters (I think), but even so, I doubt I'll have to start chewing any time soon.
Jan
22
comment Arba'a - mi yodeya?
@DoubleAA I don't disagree, but ultimately, if you want to count the names of Moshiach, and you leave out one, then you end up with the wrong number. If he'd said "4 are the names listed in <source>" then I'd agree with you.
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).