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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2013, 09:35:19 PM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2013, 10:00:27 PM »
Nimna Hanimnaos - the impossible of impossibilities?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2013, 11:46:08 PM »
Nimna Hanimnaos - the impossible of impossibilities?
It may be helpful for you to link to where you saw the term for context.

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #48 on: June 02, 2013, 11:53:42 PM »
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #49 on: June 03, 2013, 03:05:19 AM »
CV- was there any pun intended for your choice of words used in this topic?

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #50 on: June 03, 2013, 03:27:13 AM »
Nimna Hanimnaos - the impossible of impossibilities?
I'm unfamiliar with that term nimna means to withhold and Hanimnaos of the withholdings

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2013, 06:55:47 AM »
There is not one go to. The last one passed away (was niftar) last year-Rav yosef shalom elyashiv

There are two or three now-rav Chaim kaniefsky, Rav aharon leib shteinman R Shmuel Auerbach

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #53 on: June 03, 2013, 07:33:08 AM »
Nimna Hanimnaos - the impossible of impossibilities?
Yup, that is what it means.
Usually refers to a paradoxical miracle.
E.g. The Kodesh Kodoshim (Holy of Holies) in the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple) measured 20 cubits x 20 cubits.
The Aron (Holy Ark) measured 2.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits, and was situated in the center of the room.
Yet, when measuring the distance between the walls and the Holy Ark, the distance was 10 cubits all around.
In other words, the Holy Ark did not occupy any physical space despite its having physical dimensions .

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #54 on: June 03, 2013, 07:34:03 AM »
CV- was there any pun intended for your choice of words used in this topic?
Of course. I always try and to have some fun.
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #55 on: June 03, 2013, 07:42:28 AM »
Yup, that is what it means.
Usually refers to a paradoxical miracle.
E.g. The Kodesh Kodoshim (Holy of Holies) in the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple) measured 20 cubits x 20 cubits.
The Aron (Holy Ark) measured 2.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits, and was situated in the center of the room.
Yet, when measuring the distance between the walls and the Holy Ark, the distance was 10 cubits all around.
In other words, the Holy Ark did not occupy any physical space despite its having physical dimensions .
Now that term I have heard used while growing up in a religious environment. That would be a discussion for another thread that I will not start.  ;)
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2013, 08:09:45 AM »
Yup, that is what it means.
Usually refers to a paradoxical miracle.
E.g. The Kodesh Kodoshim (Holy of Holies) in the Beis Hamikdash (Holy Temple) measured 20 cubits x 20 cubits.
The Aron (Holy Ark) measured 2.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits, and was situated in the center of the room.
Yet, when measuring the distance between the walls and the Holy Ark, the distance was 10 cubits all around.
In other words, the Holy Ark did not occupy any physical space despite its having physical dimensions .
A simpler (classical) example: It is impossible for an elephant to go through the hole of a needle. We can imagine an elephant small enough to go through, we can also imagine a needle big enough to fit an elephant; these are so-called "regular" impossibilities (Nimna'ot). Nimna Hanimna'ot would be to imagine a full sized elephant going through a life sized needle hole.

I'm unfamiliar with that term nimna means to withhold and Hanimnaos of the withholdings
See Shu"t Harashb"a Siman 418
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #57 on: June 03, 2013, 08:21:41 AM »
Now that term I have heard used while growing up in a religious environment. That would be a discussion for another thread that I will not start.  ;)
Thanks, we don't want you conjuring up old ghosts.  ;)

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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2013, 06:00:09 PM »
mentch = a decent person?
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Re: Master thread to help me with words/phrases.
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