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Jan
27
revised Female praying in masculine language
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Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@avi I don't follow your last comment at 21:14; my point was: assuming the Sha"tz has no formal halachic significance outside of the chazarah and devarim shebi-kedushah, it should not matter whether he uses Hebrew in the silent parts which are technically insignificant.
Jan
17
accepted Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@avi seems to me the Sha"tz is only up there in non-public sections out of convenience or decorum; he's not actually effecting anything except for kaddish and amidah. No?
Jan
17
comment Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
@IsaacMoses as always :)
Jan
17
asked Can the chazzan use the vernacular quietly?
Jan
12
awarded  Excavator
Jan
12
revised Why do Jews physically resemble members of their “host” nationalities?
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Jan
12
revised Where can I find the current water level of the Kineret to see the effect of mentioning Morid Hageshem?
spelling fix
Jan
9
revised Purple/Red Cabbage kashrut issues
added 21 characters in body; edited title
Jan
8
answered Why didn't the Tur discuss traditional Jewish philosophy?
Jan
6
comment Did any Achronim comment on the American Revolutionary or Civil Wars?
And here torahmusings.com/2011/09/finding-your-mendelssohn
Jan
5
comment Beginner on Rav Soloveitchik
Also: Abraham's Journey is wonderful.
Jan
5
comment Beginner on Rav Soloveitchik
I was privileged to attend a chabura on LMoF. It is awesome, but I needed the initiation in 20th-century theology, the background of the sefer, and RYBS's basic conceptual framework to really get the most out it.
Jan
4
accepted Water from hydroelectric plant for netilat yadayim?
Jan
3
comment Water from hydroelectric plant for netilat yadayim?
Now that I think about it, returning to "mechubar" status (e.g. entering a river after leaving the plant) may "reset" the water... not sure
Jan
3
asked Water from hydroelectric plant for netilat yadayim?
Jan
3
comment What do the names Pesil, Pesa, and Pesha mean?
@AviPesa you don't know; so you speculate. Welcome to etymology :) In this case, I used "seems" b/c the page I linked to does not present any specific sources.
Jan
1
comment Torah Im Derech Eretz and Torah Umada
@ydk was that supposed to be ambiguous? Because it was.
Jan
1
comment Torah Im Derech Eretz and Torah Umada
That's R' "Hershel Schachter." It's my uninformed impression that RHS is more a talmudist/halachist and less a philosopher. But someone closer to him feel free to refute that. Torah uMadda is a slogan. I think it's meant to be open-ended, as evidenced by the number of interpretations even in R' Lamm's own book. As for Torah im Derech Eretz, there's R' SR Hirsch's conception, and then there are various peshatim on that expression in Avos, and... I presume you mean RSRH [judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/6224/… ?