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comment why kiddushin and nisu'in are done in the same day (no big space)
@hazoriz, I don't understand what you mean. You can get divorced either way. It may be less disastrous then, but it still has consequences (e.g. she can't marry a Cohen anymore).
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comment why kiddushin and nisu'in are done in the same day (no big space)
@DanF, in the traditional method of separating the kiddushin and Nisuin, a Gett - therefore divorce - would be required either way.
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comment Are We Biblically Commanded to Study the Oral Law According to Maimonides?
@mevaqesh, something about your question needs clarification, then. The question asks according to the Rambam. You don't mean that. You mean according to one interpretation of the Rambam (and why not add Rashi then?). So why the divergence into other Rishonim's opinions at the end? Re study, only a subset of #1 that would entertain the idea that you would not be obligated to study biblicaly, and as I noted if the obligation to study (which you acknowledged as existing in the question) is rabbinic and not biblical, the Rambam doesn't make the distinction, which may or may not be significant.
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comment Why isn't the Kabbalistic doctrine of Sefirot considered Shittuf if the Christian Trinity is?
@Yellows, I think in Rishonim and generally in that era the reader was expected to do their homework and was not fed the words directly. But anyway, the money quote appears to be right before what you quoted: אלא הוא שׂכל בפֹעַל תמיד - מתחייב שיהיה הוא ואותו הדבר המושג דבר אחד, והוא עצמוּתו
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comment Significance of nine months of pregnancy and eleven stars
+1, very nice. In Kabbalah, this is also the explanation of why there are 11 spices in the Kitores - because it rectifies the sitra achra.
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answered Are there still communities that eat roasted meat Seder night?
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comment Selling chametz, and rotze b'kiyumo
@IsaacKotlicky, a standard case of "sentimental value" is Chametz received from a Rebbe.
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revised Selling chametz, and rotze b'kiyumo
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answered Selling chametz, and rotze b'kiyumo
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comment Why are we so concerned about mistaking meat on Pesach?
I'm not totally satisfied with those points to make an answer, especially when it is just speculation. Another point is that a Korban Pesach is Hutra B'Tuma, so there is more reason to think you brought one than a Shlamim.
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comment Why seem to sell and be mafkir chametz?
@DoubleAA, I'm pretty sure that the bittul doesn't help, even according the the view that the main issue is that you may eat it. It is one thing to do bittul stam, it is another to lock it away in a closet and say "bittul". But since you intend to sell it, then you aren't including it in the bittul.
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comment Other Major Jewish Books Whose Authorship is in Dispute beside the Zohar
R. Yaakov Emden said that Moreh Nevuchim was not written by the Rambam. The Mishna is a Machlokes between Rashi and the Rambam who actually put it in writing (not sure if that is equivalent). Targum Yonasan on the Torah, I don't know if someone black and white accepts the attribution, but they do use the name (e.g. the Rikanti)).
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answered How can we just make our chametz ownerless?
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answered Why seem to sell and be mafkir chametz?
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comment Why are we so concerned about mistaking meat on Pesach?
Because the Samaritains were (and are) still doing it? Combined with the fact that eating davka roasted meat is more rare (evidenced by the question about it in the Ma Nishtana).
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reviewed Leave Open What if Purim hadn't happen?
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reviewed Leave Open Addressing mother as teacher
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comment What will Lubavitchers do in 2052?
99% sure the answer is start over at 1. I seem to recall something about one of the earlier Rebbe's who's number birthday would be over 150 being mentioned as their current chapter is ..., but I don't think I'll remember where I saw that.
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revised Are We Biblically Commanded to Study the Oral Law According to Maimonides?
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