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Jul
13
comment Hammurabi in Jewish sources
I was answering a duplicate question, but the answer is very relevant here: judaism.stackexchange.com/a/61166/967
Jul
13
comment Relationship between *segulah* and violet color
@Mordechai yes, Tanach uses it to mean "treasure"
Jul
13
comment Relationship between *segulah* and violet color
@Rish this is very nice, if you write it as an answer, I'll be happy to accept it. It's not drushy but is nicely etymological.
Jul
13
comment Relationship between *segulah* and violet color
@DoubleAA I heard this in shiurim from at least 3 of my rabbeim, not directly connected toceach other. Not sure about violet in Tanach, but is that the meaning used in Modern Hebrew?
Jul
13
comment Quote from Chazal
@mevaqesh possibly could be of the early kabbalistic sefarim, like the Zohar, which are written in large part by Tannaim...
Jun
21
comment What was the birth year of Korach?
+1, very useful, although I doubt that this is as simple as it sounds -- more likely to do with gilgulim than with pshat -- Shaar haGilgulim writes that in that generation, Yisro, Korach and the mitzri were gilgulim of Kain...
Jun
8
comment What was the birth year of Korach?
@cham So you are saying he was 86+ at the time of the Exodus, and since he likely would not start work before 14 years old, we are looking at 100+ at Exodus time? Please write it up as an answer and I will be glad to accept it, thank you
Jun
4
comment Is there a volume in English that explicates the relationship between each haftarah and its parsha?
@Shamiach useful to know thanks. So he authored vol.6 in that blue edition, and the other 5 were his father's?
Jun
4
comment Is the proof from creations sound?
@DoubleAA it is important both of us take these with a grain of salt, :) very much appreciated. Thanks for a good chat
Jun
4
comment Is the proof from creations sound?
@DoubleAA not sure - depends on the tornado: if it is large enough - perhaps not.
Jun
4
comment Is the proof from creations sound?
@DoubleAA this is not the kind of logic you use on an everyday basis. When you walk into your house and see cooked soup on the stove, it is of course possible that the ingredients were put into the put by a random tornado :) - but you are likely to thank your wife for it nevertheless... Not sure the Universe is that different...
May
22
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
May
20
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.
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.
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...