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What Can We Learn From ‘The LEGO Movie’

What is the LEGO Movie?

We have all played with LEGO at some point in our lives. This year the LEGO movie team gave us a visually stimulating insight into the imaginative universe of LEGO play. 1,486 more words

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Rav Asher Weiss on Hefsed

In the past (here and here) we have discussed the role of monetary loss in psak.  We noted that there were many poskim who claimed that this category is defined highly formally, such as those who claim that the loss has to be in one item.   276 more words

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The Torah was Not Given to the Ministering Angels

The Gemara in several places justifies a Halacha with the phrase lo nitnah Torah lemalachei hasharet ­­- the Torah was not given to the ministering angels.  1,187 more words

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Should we Stand while Learning Torah?

Should we stand while learning Torah?  The Gemara in Megillah 21a says that people used to always stand while learning (as learning is fundamentally similar to Matan Torah itself).  309 more words

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Warum ist Honig koscher ?

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Eine interessante Frage:
Warum ist Honig koscher ?
Von einem halachisch – technischen Standpunkt aus betrachtet, müsste das Produkt einer Biene eigentlich nicht koscher sein, denn bei der Biene selbst handelt es sich um ein unkoscheres Tier.
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Why is honey kosher ?

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An interesting question:
Why is honey kosher ?
Technically speaking, honey comes from bees and thus their “product” should not be kosher, as the bee itself is not a kosher animal.
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Can There Be a Machloket About Reality?

Briskers are very adamant that there cannot be a machloket bemetziut, a dispute about realia in the Gemara (or for that matter Rishonim). After all – they should have just checked and resolved the dispute! 464 more words

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