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reviewed Looks Good The disappearance of וסת קבוע and הרגשות
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reviewed Looks Good What is Ya'aleh Veyavo about?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the most widespread Israeli Minhag?
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reviewed No Action Needed Ezra claimed that Samaritans are not Jews. Is genetic data in conflict with this?
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reviewed No Action Needed The Layman's Masechta (Mishnayoth) for a Siyum
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reviewed Leave Open Alternative to Selichot?
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answered Pinchas Ben Yair, Father-in-law or son-in-law of Rebbi Shimon?
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comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
+1 - but a couple of notes. #1 and #3 aren't really different points, and have a common flaw. Could G-d remove that decree and make one of the Chassidei Umos HaOlam a prophet? If he passed all the tests in the Rambam, would he really be rejected? On point #2, the same question - if someone came along today and passed the tests of the Rambam, we would say no because he came too late? Note that the Rambam doesn't say that it can't apply again until Moshiach comes (although I suppose you could argue that he expected Moshiach very soon, so didn't feel he needed to).
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comment At what point do we reject a minhag?
@user6591, Yes, that is what I wrote that you could make the point from the Rambam changing to Rashi Tefillin, but instead you made the mistaken point that Rabbeinu Tam came along and changed something, rather than arguing for a pre-existing practice.
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comment At what point do we reject a minhag?
@user6591, By the way, to believe what you say about the Teshuva of Rav Sherirah, you have to think that not only did they not wear them, they didn't have a single shel yad (arguably a shel rosh is a less reliable thing in this question) anywhere and just made new ones without an actual one to look at.
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comment At what point do we reject a minhag?
@user6591, there is a Teshuva from the Rambam that shows that he very well knew about the Rabbeinu Tam order, and wore them that way in his youth. He changed due to new manuscripts of Geonim that he found as well as Rav Hai Gaon's Tefillin being in the Rashi/Rambam order.
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comment At what point do we reject a minhag?
But you could make the same point from the other direction - the Rambam changing to Rashi Tefillin even though he had previously done it the other way.
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comment At what point do we reject a minhag?
-1 for the Rabbeinu Tam comment. Whatever you think of "they always had two types of tephillin" if you know anything about the subject you know that it well precedes Rabbeinu Tam.
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comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
@Shokhet, user6591 answered the point I was going to make (and with more depth than I would have) so the point is mute ...
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comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
@ray, I think it does - that is why I picked on oral tradition, specifically. Any verses I would add would simply be claimed to be lies, in any event.
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comment Among the gentiles, why Job and Bilaam were recognized as prophets whereas Muhammad was not?
@Ray, yes. See this question.
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comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
@Shokhet, did you ever see the Charlie Brown series about Lucy and kicking the football ... Anyway, the OP can clarify.
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comment Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
@Shokhet, I've learned from experience not to answer questions that are not clear. Every time I say "oh I get what he is getting at this time" I regret it.
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reviewed No Action Needed Request document Identification (Ancient Scroll?)
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reviewed Reviewed Can I wear a tallit gadol without an atara
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