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Forum: Yiddishkeit 02-03-2013, 12:51 AM
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What other karbon does the same thing (atone for...

What other karbon does the same thing (atone for women — but not men — without their participation)?

KT atones for going to Beis HaMikdosh in a state of tumah.

One might say that a woman's male...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 01-28-2013, 06:05 PM
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Posted By FlyingAxe
korban hatamid for women

Does anyone know the answer on this question? Women were not supposed to give the half-shekel for korban hatamid. Yet, it atoned for things that were applicable to them too.

The answer that most...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 01-25-2013, 01:17 AM
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Views: 4,118
Posted By FlyingAxe
Jewish idolaters al pi Rambam

Rambam seems to be saying (Seifer Madah, Hilchos Avodah Kochavim) that Jewish idolaters are "not Jews in all aspects". He later adds that minim (those who break Halacha l'hachiz, as he defines them)...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 12-25-2012, 09:53 PM
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Posted By FlyingAxe
Chana: 1. In Torah itself, Hashem authorizes...

Chana:

1. In Torah itself, Hashem authorizes rabbis to make a fence around the law. The prohibition of not "adding additional laws" is about Biblical commandments. I.e., don't say that Hashem has...
Forum: Torah 11-17-2012, 07:42 PM
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Views: 4,590
Posted By FlyingAxe
How did kangaroos end up in Australia?

How did kangaroos end up in Australia?
Forum: Noahide - Bnei Noach 09-28-2012, 03:07 PM
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Views: 3,588
Posted By FlyingAxe
The question is whether kibbush milchomo happens...

The question is whether kibbush milchomo happens as a result of yeush (when a person or a nation has despaired of owning territory or objects X), or whether it is a separately valid form of kinyan....
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 09-23-2012, 12:46 AM
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Views: 4,346
Posted By FlyingAxe
Making kiddush if eating before davening

Just read this:

"If a single woman eats before praying Shacharit (the permissibility of doing so is a different question) on Shabbat or Yom Tov, she should recite kiddush.

The status of a...
Forum: Hashkafah 07-02-2012, 01:41 PM
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Posted By FlyingAxe
Yes, as well as Bolsheviks. But presumably...

Yes, as well as Bolsheviks.

But presumably no issue, even a political one, is "stam".
Forum: Yiddishkeit 06-29-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,835
Posted By FlyingAxe
The whole point of the bottleneck argument is...

The whole point of the bottleneck argument is that despite an unbroken chain of transmission, the "broken telephone" phenomenon can occur if the chain passes through a bottleneck narrow enough for a...
Forum: Hashkafah 06-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,889
Posted By FlyingAxe
Prosperity of Jews in Polish-Lithuanian...

Prosperity of Jews in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a result of Jews participating heavily in local and international commerce. Jewish businessmen transformed the Commonwealth into a world...
Forum: Controversy 05-15-2012, 01:12 AM
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Views: 6,728
Posted By FlyingAxe
We can't say that Dovid HaMelech is Moshiach,...

We can't say that Dovid HaMelech is Moshiach, because he is not Nosi HaDor of this generation. We can still have a person who is nistalek being Nosi HaDor, if the dor is still following him. If,...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-15-2012, 12:53 AM
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Views: 4,754
Posted By FlyingAxe
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 05-12-2012, 08:09 PM
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Views: 4,754
Posted By FlyingAxe
Where to study Noahide laws?

I am interested in learning where in Halacha there is a detailed discussion of Noahide laws. I don't mean just where they are enumerated or mentioned in passing. I mean: is there a place where each...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 04-17-2012, 12:21 AM
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Views: 4,690
Posted By FlyingAxe
So what makes a government "malchus" is not...

So what makes a government "malchus" is not coinage of money, but the people's acceptance of the government as legitimate? Where is the mokor for that?

How do we know that people accept local...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 04-16-2012, 03:55 PM
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Views: 4,690
Posted By FlyingAxe
Scope of Dina D'Malchusa Dina in the USA

Discussing what constitutes a "malchus" that can confiscate property in a form of taxes, Rambam writes: it must issue currency which most of the population considers legal tender.

My question is:...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 04-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,607
Posted By FlyingAxe
There is a concept in Judaism that every nation...

There is a concept in Judaism that every nation has an angel that "rules" over the specific nation, determining its character and its path in history. The angels are not thought of as independent...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 04-01-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,607
Posted By FlyingAxe
Well, Rambam is writing about what, in his...

Well, Rambam is writing about what, in his opinion, Jews believed since the ancient times. Rambam wrote this basing on tradition (a continuous chain of oral and written teachings going from ancient...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 04-01-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,628
Posted By FlyingAxe
Such as king, queen, or bishop? Oh wait, wrong...

Such as king, queen, or bishop? Oh wait, wrong game... which Rebbeim played. (Although, I have to say, in Russian, the bishop is called "officer" or "elephant". Probably changed under the communists.)
Forum: Yiddishkeit 03-26-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,607
Posted By FlyingAxe
A more correct translation would be "among...

A more correct translation would be "among spiritual beings, there is none like You". It is similar to saying, lehavdil, about some person, "You can read his books and watch his Youtube videos, but...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 03-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,607
Posted By FlyingAxe
I think reading this will clarify the matter to...

I think reading this will clarify the matter to you: http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/912359/jewish/Chapter-One.htm

In addition: As you may know, it is traditional among Jews not to...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 03-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,241
Posted By FlyingAxe
The link is broken. I'll try to look it up in...

The link is broken. I'll try to look it up in spare time. What's the bottom line?
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 03-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,241
Posted By FlyingAxe
Maybe the poverty of his times resulted from the...

Maybe the poverty of his times resulted from the fact that people could not afford to make interest-free loans and were not allowed halachically to make loans with interest that would profit both...
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 03-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,510
Posted By FlyingAxe
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Halachah & Minhagim 03-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,510
Posted By FlyingAxe
One-sided contracts

Is there a concept in Judaism of one-sided contract? I.e., normally, when a contract happens, I obligate myself to do X in exchange for you obligating yourself to do Y.

Can I simply obligate...
Forum: Yiddishkeit 02-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,134
Posted By FlyingAxe
There is another argument that goes like this: ...

There is another argument that goes like this:



This doesn't really make sense. If I come into your house without permission and take a picture of your couch -- have I committed theft? I have...
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