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comment How literal is the concept of the Throne of Glory?
@user2016831 i think one this to exclude lying down in the evening and standing up in the morning since Beis Shammai derive from ובשכבך ובקומך, but sitting down is never a problem
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answered Why do we refer to Shavuot as the “time of receiving the Torah” when all that occured was hearing the 10 Commandments?
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comment Providing services to a forbidden ceremony
My recollection is that if you are the only store in town, it is an aveira deoraisa of lo siten michsol, but if you are not the only one - it is a derabanan of mesayeya, in which case you need clever arguments. Like that heter in Igros Moshe uses the fact that they will eat kosher to allow it, cleverly thinking of the situation not as helping them act inappropriately but helping them eat kosher in a circumstance where they likely wouldn't.
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answered How literal is the concept of the Throne of Glory?
Feb
1
accepted Who did Yehoshua weaken with the sword?
Feb
1
asked Who did Yehoshua weaken with the sword?
Jan
22
comment What was the Shita of the Rema
It is not correct that Beis Yosef always paskins like the majority vote of his 3. (e.g. I believe he holds we put 3 matzas on the table like the Rosh against both Rambam and Rif.) -- but he does do it most of the time.
Jan
1
comment “Boel Aramis”: analogue for a woman?
@ShmuelBrin I have a Russian compilation of a bunch without original locations in Likkutei Sichos, unfortunately. Let me know if the Russian citation would be of help
Nov
3
comment Mesorah of Rabbeinu Gershom
Not much info on Wiki (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yehuda_HaKohen_ben_Meir), unfortunately. Jewish encyclopedia mentions more (jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/…) and it seems to me he came to Germany from France. A scholar of that level this time period is likely either a talmid or a talmid of a talmid of the Babylonian Gaonim -- but not sure exactly.
Oct
29
answered Mesorah of Rabbeinu Gershom
Oct
18
awarded  Yearling
Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@rosenjcb If you assume gemara is wrong on this, we are in a different religion. Debating makes sense only when the sets of axioms coincide.
Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@Yishai Wow, didn't know it was a machlokes - so PdRE comes out ashkenazi. Does this suggest it is an original machlokes Tannaim as opposed to machlokes Rishonim?
Jul
31
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@rosenjcb Because in absence of direct evidence to the contrary, we assume the avos kept the mitzvos as the Talmud says clearly.
Jul
30
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@YEZ that is a clever read of the medrash :), +1 just for that. Hard to buy it though - usually it is only valid if the mohel is himself circumsized, hence the Pirkey de R' Eliezer's version...
Jul
30
comment Was the first child of Dovid and Batsheva supposed to be Moshiach?
Heard the same thing from the Russian lectures of one of my rabbeim who sourced his rebbi, R' Moshe Frank. Not sure of the real textual source in the meforshim, looking fwd to find out.
Jul
30
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
Not sure how this helps answer who performed the bris.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
30
comment May one talk between kaddish and mussaf
@preferred What is the problem with a hefsek between the kaddish and the mussaf?
Apr
14
comment Does a Rov have to answer a question?
@ShmuelL Because they did not hold of that shittah. This one had to do with abortion with TESACS I think, and he saw the parents would not be able to handle his psak so he sent them to a different rav who was known to rule differently.