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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
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?