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12:56 PM
@DoubleAA I recommend synonymizing and merging that into
 
 
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2:50 PM
Anyone has an idea as to what might be a good gift to buy for a Rosh Yeshivah?
This one in particular is a fan of ancient/old sefarim.
But I am not sure if any old sefer would work. It has to be something of importance..
 
@TheOne Looks like you've answered your own question.
 
Any place I can go to find old precious sefarim?
 
@TheOne You're probably actually in risky territory if you're not familiar with his collection and particular predilections
 
my thought exactly
Is anything on here ligit: seforimworld.com/productCat0.ivnu ?
 
@TheOne If you live near the community he lives in, perhaps you should go to a seforim store that he [likely] goes to and ask the proprietor for ideas.
 
2:54 PM
hmm
Is that because the proprietor will know him?
I live in a nearby city.
Who was rabbi Yaakov Weil?
 
@TheOne There's a decent chance that the proprietor of a local seforim store will know something about what he's bought there before and therefore what he likes, what he has, and what he might like to have.
 
Do rosh yeshivas generally shop in sefarim stores?
Jacob Weil, later known as Mahariv (Hebrew: יעקב בן יהודה ווייל) was a German rabbi and Talmudist who flourished during the first half of the fifteenth century. == Biography == Of his life few details are known, but, according to Grätz, he died before 1456. He was one of the foremost pupils of Jacob Moelin (Maharil), who ordained him in the rabbinate, and authorized him to officiate in Nuremberg. Weil, however, did not avail himself of this permission lest he should offend an older scholar, Solomon Cohen, who had been appointed rabbi of that city long before. This despite the fact that Weil himself...
 
@TheOne I guess some of the more modern ones do more shopping online, but otherwise, I'd expect so, especially of those who are fans of old sefarim.
 
sefarim stores sell old sefarim?
I guess they would...
 
@TheOne Some do, some don't.
 
2:59 PM
I am particularly on the hunt for rare and hard to find sefarim
@IsaacMoses, do you have any preference from this list of shailos utshuvos: seforimworld.com/productCat15289.ctlg ?
I am no expert in sefarim...
 
@TheOne I'd expect that sefarim store owners, even if they don't sell rare sefarim, would know something about them, and again, may know something about the preferences of their customers.
@TheOne Me neither!
 
Is חידושי הרמב"ן יבמות a rare item?
 
@TheOne I reiterate that you ought to talk to an actual expert. If you don't know much about the market or about your target's preferences, you could end up wasting a great deal of money.
 
"It's the thought that counts."
hehehe
I plan to make a trip to Eichlers tonight...
1834...
gotta be worth something
 
@TheOne See, that you can accomplish without spending lots of money. For example, you could get some nice paper and make a high-quality printout of this. He'll be the first rosh yeshiva on his block to have it.
 
3:04 PM
אגרות משה is hard to come by?
 
@TheOne A quick-reference section guide to it hasn't, AFAIK, existed until now.
 
I should just print that answer?
on one piece of paper?!
 
@TheOne "It's the thought that counts."
 
Meaning if I err an spend too much on something he doesn't need
 
@TheOne You could do it on klaf. That'd be cool.
 
3:06 PM
but if I do the opposite
 
 
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4:34 PM
If I made an non-inclusive shechakol on a chicken and it is no longer in front of me. Do i need to make another shechakol on a drink that I have right after?
I remember a halacha that if the form of the food changes (solid->liquid) the original shechakol doesn't apply if the original food item is no longer in sight.
Is this so?
 
 
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9:53 PM
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A: Did Rembrandt really get the 'mene, mene' inscription in his painting of Belshazzar's Feast wrong?

YishaiThe discussion is in the Talmud Sanhedrin 22a. The background is the disagreement among the Rabbis if the Torah was originally in Ivri or Ashuri. The Talmud says that according to the view that it was in Ivri, Ashuri script was first seen when the Angel wrote it on the wall, thus the Jews were no...

I kept having to catch myself from writing "the Rembrant" ;-)
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