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Jan
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answered When was the Shulchan Aruch HaArizal first published?
Jan
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answered ישמע את האמת ממי שאמרה
Jan
24
comment Shabbos sends a letter to Ibn Ezra
Bibliographical sources say that it was first printed in Kerem Chemed 4 (which I have seen - it is dated 1838 or so). I find it hard to believe that something given the title "Shulchan Aruch ha-Arizal" was printed before then, and now I see that it wasn't. 1838 is chronologically prior to 1881.
Jan
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comment Shabbos sends a letter to Ibn Ezra
>This letter was published for the first time at the end of the Arizal’s Shulchan Aruch That sounds dubious. When was the "Arizal's Shulchan Aruch" first published?
Dec
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answered Hebrew Pronunciation of the Conservative Movement
Oct
27
answered “Veadar” as the name of the extra month in leap years?
Oct
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comment What determines a Minhag?
The story about the mikva is a legend concerning the Rema in Krakow. The story is that the owner of the mikva (!) would tell them men "mazal tov" after their wives were tovel. When the Rema was appointed rav of Krakow, his first action was to instruct this man to stop it, since he was certain this was a terrible practice. A man who hadn't heard that the rav abolished it went to the man and asked him why he didn't say mazal tov; his wife was tovel the night before. The man answered that it was for two reasons: One, the Rema told him not to, and two, your wife didn't come last night - the...
Oct
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comment What determines a Minhag?
...implication being that she knew she could get away with skipping the mikva now without getting caught. And, goes the story, then the Rema realized the importance of minhag and resolved to collect the minhagim of Ashkenaz. This story is brought in the beginning of Lev Haivri, and IIRC was supposedly in the Krakow Pinkas.
Mar
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comment Different traditions in Hebrew pronunciation
Slight correction; R. Nathan Adler's learned to read with the "Sepharadic" pronunciation. The pronunciation of the Yemenites was quite unknown to Europeans in the 18th century, only becoming widely known more than 60 years after R. Adler's death with the publication of the travelogue Even Sapir by R. Jacob Sapir, which explicated how the Yemenites read Hebrew.
Mar
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answered Did Rav Moshe Feinstein pronounce his last name “Feinstain” or “Feinsteen”?