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Jan
6
comment Special merit of the keeper of the Ark of the Covenant
Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/10630/967
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
16
comment Yichud while sleeping
@DoubleAA unfortunately not, i seem to recall learning this in a class a number of years ago
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.
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