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Mar
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comment Insults in the gemarah
@Moshe: speculation on what count?
Mar
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comment Insults in the gemarah
@AvrohomYitzchok indeed, but the question refers to those cases that clearly use derogatory language.
Mar
1
comment What's the history of Hekhalot/Heichalot/Heikhalot literature?
Lousy internet. Be less conflicting!
Mar
1
comment What's the history of Hekhalot/Heichalot/Heikhalot literature?
Here's a bibliography from a Bar-Ilan course: faculty.biu.ac.il/~barilm/bibmyshk.html
Mar
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comment What is the source for the current Shiurim that we have?
@DoubleAA I was responding to "What is the source of these two opinions?" but I concede it's ambiguous at best.
Feb
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comment What is the source for the current Shiurim that we have?
I hope this shows precedent for the Noeh position as presented in the question. Is that not part of what was asked?
Feb
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revised What is the source for the current Shiurim that we have?
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Feb
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answered What is the source for the current Shiurim that we have?
Feb
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comment Is Mossad Assasination allowed in Torah?
@SethJ that's what I was referencing, but my impression is that those are supra-halachic solutions. IOW to my ear, halachos of murder deal with the individual, and discretion was taken by societal leaders to eliminate threats to the public, e.g. taking out murderers who couldn't be convicted via edim ve-hasraah. Halachah never really entered into it. That's just my impression though. I haven't read through the teshuvos of Ezra ha-Sofer lately :P unfortunately.
Feb
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comment Is Mossad Assasination allowed in Torah?
When I see בא להרגך I think showing up at my door with a gun, now. How clear is it that this would apply to preemptively selecting and killing a likely murderer? I think the supra-halachic precedent of killing societal troublemakers is more promising for this case.
Feb
28
answered Parshas Zachor Sfardi versus Ashkenazi
Feb
16
accepted Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
Feb
16
comment Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
@Yirmeyahu as opposed to the weight of this mitzvah requiring negotiation with pikuach nefesh, especially with the mitzvah's life scope as Shalom mentions in his answer. In other words, the premise of my question: perhaps, in the face of aggadic evidence of the import of this mitzvah (e.g. afterlife), we might be more lenient than usual WRT pikuach nefesh.
Feb
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asked Circumcision when danger to life, born Jews and potential gerim
Feb
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answered What are the sources for women to wear/ not wear pants?
Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
8
comment Is kneeling and bowing down in Kung Fu an idolatry (Avoda Zarah)?
to the OP: why/to what are you bowing? R' Akiva Tatz discusses bowing in some depth in Letters to a Buddhist Jew.
Feb
8
comment Is kneeling and bowing down in Kung Fu an idolatry (Avoda Zarah)?
@GershonGold can you elaborate?
Feb
7
comment Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
R Rakeffet's point is a straw man IMO: we're talking about invoking dinei pilegesh to implement an altogether different style of relationship. At least potentially.
Feb
7
comment Taking a concubine (pilegesh) today
@will re R Frand: more power to him for distinguishing between public policy and technical halacha.