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awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
17
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@DoubleAA notice the language carefully - i did not claim he is in a different religion because he claimed the gemara is to be not taken literally; he claimed the gemara is wrong -- that does put him in a different religion...
Feb
17
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@DoubleAA i would say it is a bit harsh to say it is unfounded -- after all, Rashi has wide enough shoulders for anyone to rest on. That many other rishonim argue is a different story...
Feb
17
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@DoubleAA why would you assume otherwise? you are saying that G-d gave him the same mitzvah to be done in a different way? if anything, this certainly warrants an explanation ...
Feb
17
comment Who performed the bris of Abraham?
@DoubleAA even regarding that position, if you apply it to our discussion -- since circumcision was commanded to Avraham by Hashem, -- most rishonim listed in the answer would agree that he knew the details...
Jan
6
comment Special merit of the keeper of the Ark of the Covenant
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10630/967
Jan
6
asked Special merit of the keeper of the Ark of the Covenant
Dec
29
comment Does the book of Daniel accurately date the war with Babylon?
@DoubleAA yes, but why would i trust them as a source of information -- if there is a live tradition that links every generation from there? or can they site an example of where we lost a date in tradition?
Dec
29
comment Does the book of Daniel accurately date the war with Babylon?
why would i choose meticulous Babylonian chronicles over a chain of uninterrupted tradition?
Dec
29
comment Effect of mitzvos of ordinary people
@HaLeiVi so is there a source which interprets an earlier source to mean that this happens regardless of the spiritual level of the doer?
Dec
29
comment Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body?
@DoubleAA i was sure that i saw it in the Rishonim but could not recall the exact source. I believe the Ramban has a passage with similar content, but not sure where. So I chose the Ramchal because I knew this quote was correct...
Dec
29
answered Am I a body with a soul or a soul with a body?
Dec
29
asked Effect of mitzvos of ordinary people
Dec
17
revised Yichud while sleeping
added 149 characters in body
Dec
16
comment Yichud while sleeping
@DoubleAA unfortunately not, i seem to recall learning this in a class a number of years ago
Dec
16
revised Yichud while sleeping
added 147 characters in body
Dec
16
asked Yichud while sleeping
Dec
11
comment Halachic extension of the Giving of the Torah and marriage analogy
@Emetv'Shalom do youhave a source for that? if yes, please write it up as an answer and i will accept it
Nov
23
comment Did Rachel really die from Jacob's curse?
Related discussion in Makkos around daf 11.
Oct
18
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