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Apr
28
asked Chametz owned by a public company
Feb
10
comment Ish chai rav pe'alim mikavtze'el
thanks for the interesting citation!
Feb
10
accepted Ish chai rav pe'alim mikavtze'el
Feb
2
comment Ish chai rav pe'alim mikavtze'el
Indeed, the inscription does not say בן
Feb
2
comment Order of birth of Ya'akov's children
I don't see how the Feldheim dates fit with your point that there should be a break between Yehuda and Yissachar. Also, once Leah is pregnant with Yissachar, why would Zilpah continue to have children? The straightforward understanding would seem to imply that Yissachar should come after Gad and Asher.
Feb
2
asked Ish chai rav pe'alim mikavtze'el
Dec
19
asked Order of birth of Ya'akov's children
Dec
9
comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
I'm not sure exactly who you are responding to, but yes the aleph in בְּרֵאשִׁית is a מלא tzere vowel.
Dec
2
comment Calculating shabbat candle lighting time
what about altitude?
Dec
1
comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
Yosef: Regarding the tsere in ישמעאל, my understanding is as follows: Any of the five long vowels can sometimes be written מלא, i.e. appearing as a written letter. For tzere, chirik, and kamatz, when we write in nikudim, we write the nikud before the the letter that represents the מלא vowel. (See ראשי in Bamidmar 28:11 for example of kamatz aleph, and there are abundant examples of chirik yod.) Only for cholam and shuruk do we write the vowel on the letter, generally vav. I'm no expert on this, so I welcome any more accurate information.
Dec
1
comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
What do the dash and apostrophe represent?
Nov
30
asked Why shin and sin?
Nov
30
asked Silent letter in Yisachar
Nov
30
comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
I don't have the list of 48 words, but the Feldheim Tanakh does not mark the aleph in ישמעאל as silent, presumably because the aleph is being used as a vowel, representing the sound of the tzere.
Nov
30
accepted Relationship between Samekh and Sin
Nov
30
asked Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
Nov
30
asked Relationship between Samekh and Sin
Nov
30
comment Avot keeping Mitzvot
More responses to the video: R. Natan Slifkin: rationalistjudaism.com/2010/11/… R. Gil Student: torahmusings.com/2010/11/bears-avos-and-mitzvos.html creator of the video: torahmusings.com/2010/11/…
Nov
25
comment Avot keeping Mitzvot
But clearly WAF did not mean to say that the Avot only followed mitzvot that are binding on non-Jews. That's why I wonder what he meant by mitzvot that apply only to Bnei Yisra'el (as opposed to the Avot).
Nov
25
accepted History of Capital Punishment