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1:13 AM
Corn is never mezonot. — yitznewton 5 hours ago
@DoubleAA, Rabbeinu Yona in the "name" of a gaon (Brachos 26 in the Rif) (possibly the Rosh, too) hold that orez is lav davka. Any food which is particularly satiating is mezonos, even if it less so than orez. Rather starchy foods would fit the bill. Potatoes, as well. (Although I would exclude baby corn which is used in Chinese food and I always end up hungry at the end ;) Also brought in the Tur hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14265&st=&pgnum=357. I just picked corn as an example. You can argue in metzius how satisfying the produce has to be. — YDK Feb 5 '12 at 18:21
:)
 
 
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3:35 AM
@Fred I thought you would point him to
The word "corn" was used for all types of grain. In Ireland it meant rye, in Germany it just meant grain. — Yahu Apr 1 '12 at 22:17
 
3:53 AM
@DoubleAA Heh, cool.
 
@Fred See, for instance, my answer here judaism.stackexchange.com/a/28202/759
 
4:22 AM
@DoubleAA Why do you think Soncino chose that translation?
@DoubleAA Although your repeated linking of the word corn tells me why you did. :)
 
@Fred They're old fashioned?
@Fred I didn't want anyone to be worried that Zea mays has problems of Chodosh.
 
@DoubleAA Very old fashioned.
 
 
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6:56 AM
I was going to ask a question about the recent Kupat Ha'ir campaign, but looks like reddit beat me to it...
 
 
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2:50 PM
@HodofHod Is that even on topic?
 
@DoubleAA Depends on the question.
@DoubleAA Or are you saying it's fundamentally not about Judaism?
 
@HodofHod Anyone know reddit.com/user/maybeofftopic365 (clue: YU student taking a class on Islam)? Looks like someone who'd do well on MY.
... named Akiva
 
 
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6:44 PM
@MonicaCellio, I thought of you when I made this stupid meme.
 
@SethJ laugh Thanks for sharing that. (Wait, what are you saying about me? :-) Don't answer that...)
 
6:59 PM
I don't see that this answers the question, which asks why the custom to read is to read specifically that part. — msh210 1 min ago
^Am I nuts? (Ping @IsaacMoses, who set the bounty.)
 
7:28 PM
@IsaacMoses He's posted a doc on /r/Judaism with his real name.
...full name. I have one mutual friend with him on Facebook, who is actually an (inactive) Mi Yodeya user.
Uh oh. He spells his name "Aqibha." ;)
 
8:07 PM
@msh210 It sorta implies a reason for not going through "Rabban Gamliel," but it certainly falls short of being explicit enough to qualify as really addressing the question
 
8:29 PM
@HodofHod @IsaacMoses Then I've go my money on judaism.stackexchange.com/users/1298
@HodofHod And if he speaks Arabic (as is likely given the reddit thread on r/islam) then I wouldn't read much into his spelling.
Google gives me jewishideas.org/akiva-weisinger-yeshivah-university which further confirms my guess.
 
@HodofHod I started a private conversation with him on reddit to try to karev him to MY. He mentioned that he's tried it in the past. I think @DoubleAA has the right account.
 

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