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comment Wrong price knowingly at checkout
See also סנהדרין עו ע"ב
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comment Wrong price knowingly at checkout
where did the chafetz chaim famously write that?
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comment If we carelessly cause suffering to ourselves does that mean that G-d is punishing us?
Never mind Yerushalmi, Bavli says הכל בידי שמים חוץ מצנים ופחים
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answered does false prophet always incur death penalty
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comment Can someone [be] tovel accidentally? (Does tovelling need kavanah?)
Rashash: hebrewbooks.org/…
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comment Can someone [be] tovel accidentally? (Does tovelling need kavanah?)
By the way, this doesn't discuss what kavanah would be required if you need kavanah--see Rashash in Chullin ibid.
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comment Can someone [be] tovel accidentally? (Does tovelling need kavanah?)
One quibble--at the end of your answer, "Practically [it seems to me], since we don't have trumah or korbanot nowadays, it means that tevillah without kavanah works." According to R. Yochanan, you need kavanah for chullin as well, and a major group of rishonim rule like R. Yochanan, as the Rama notes
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comment What siddur do Open Orthodox people use?
@GershonGold although strangely out of order
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comment Does Judaism have anything on maiden names?
Just to be clear, R. Willig is extrapolating from R. Moshe's characterization of marriage. I don't think R. Moshe himself addresses this
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comment Does Judaism have anything on maiden names?
Listen at about 24 min here failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2015/02/… "Rav Moshe writes in a teshuva that the very essence of marriage is that a woman enters her husband's home. Since we have something called surnames, she adopts her name. No couple will be allowed on the shul membership list as "Chana Cohen and Moshe Levy."
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comment Does Judaism have anything on maiden names?
I have heard that R. Mordechai Willig is opposed to a wife keeping her maiden name
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comment Can you pick your nose?
seforim.blogspot.com/2012/08/…
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comment What does “made into a pile of bones” mean?
Re: killing with a look, see Chiddushei Ha-Griz Parashat Shemot and Iggerot Ha-Grid Hilkhot Melakhim, and the sources cited in Chavatzelet Ha-Sharon Shemot pp. 35-37
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comment The pre-Maimonidean half-tekheleth string
Yeah, he points out the Midrash works acc. to both the Rambam and the Ra'avad
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comment The pre-Maimonidean half-tekheleth string
In his Birkath Yizhaq, R. Menahem Jenakh points to the Midrash about Qorah, אפשר טלית של מין אחר חוט אחד של תכלת פוטרתו, as a question on the views that require 2 strings
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comment וְהִתְקִין לוֹ מִמֶּנּוּ בִּנְיַן עֲדֵי עַד Is the translation of מִמֶּנּוּ **His** very self or his very self?
A valiant effort in defense of the capital H but contradicted by the Siddur's commentary: "The fourth [blessing] alludes to the second chapter of Genesis, in which God, seeing that the man was alone, formed 'out of His [sic] very self' a partner so that they could become 'a building for eternity' through their descendants."
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revised Scientific explanation for Sotah water
added 100 characters in body
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comment Walking past motion detector/sensor activated lights on Shabbat
ravtzair.blogspot.com/2015/06/blog-post_18.html
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment What is the source for the tradition that the philtrum is formed by an angel before birth?
True, I'm sure he read that post