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If necessary, the Chayei Adam says you can give before Purim as long as it will be enjoyed on Purim. Alternatively, if you wake up on Purim and can't find any poor people that day, you can set aside money on Purim to be given later. So you'd still get some mitzva if you set up a transfer on your Purim irregardless of the recipients' situation. (Whether ...


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The rabbis knew that the Earth was curved during the time of the gemara. They also knew about time zones and the effect that it had. The usages of the gates was a metaphorical reference. They could tell it was curved because they could (as an example) see how sailing ships dropped "below the horizon. When dealing with times that would have a different ...


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This is a very good and interesting question. On the outset we can eliminate the possibility of "lifnei Iver" in this case. The problem of Lifney Iver is if you are the person that permits the Avera. Tosfoth Avoda Zara 6B: מנין שלא יושיט אדם כוס יין לנזיר. נראה דה''ה בכל שאר איסורין אלא להכי נקט כוס יין לנזיר משום דמסתמא למישתי קא בעי ליה כיון דכ''ע ...



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