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12:40 PM
Q: Question about Binyamin being named "Ben Oni" in Vayishlach

MenachemVayishlach (35:18) says that Rachel named Binyamin "Ben-Oni" (according to Rashi "son of my pain"). Is this meant to be suggestive of a double meaning in that Binyamin was actually a Benoni?

Q: Did Rashi have Talmud Yerushalmi?

Dovid RosenblattRashi quotes a couple of times from Yerushalmi but doesn't seem to have had regular access to it. This being from the numerous times Rishonim ask on him from it.

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2:33 PM
Q: Can the Sandak be a non-Jew?

rudolfovicThis question discusses other roles a non-Jew could take in a bris but leaves the Sandak question open: Can a non-Jewish person participate in a bris?

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10:58 PM
Q: Is a Jewish Queen allowable?

Moses SupposesThe Torah gives us halachos of a king, but I'm curious whether anyone discusses whether it is halachically acceptable to have a female reigning monarch - a queen, and if there was one, whether she would fulfil any of the halachos of a king? I don't mean just as the king's wife, but as the reigni...

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