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comment Must a non-Jew accept the Noachide laws as binding?
See jstor.org/stable/1453637?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents and jstor.org/stable/1453421?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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comment Taking Tylenol on a Taanith: Defining “ill”
askmoses.com/en/article/110,2821/…
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comment Taking Tylenol on a Taanith: Defining “ill”
halachipedia.com/…
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comment Taking Tylenol on a Taanith: Defining “ill”
Who says one cannot use pills? From the fact that we generally do not require swallowed pills to be kosher, do we not see that they are not considered food?
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comment Why no Kaddish yatom after alainu in siddur tefillo sfas yisrael, Shabbas Mincha?
Since when is Kaddish a bracha?
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22
comment Divrei Kabbalah in Maimonides' Usage
I think @ShamanSTK had someone else in mind
Jul
17
comment Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
No, obviously I read that, as I referenced it in my comments above. You are the one who is pretending that the Mishnah Berurah says something other than what he says explicitly. This seems rather intellectually dishonest
Jul
17
comment Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
Here's my text, feel free to insert yours: אכן אם אין לו כתונת לשבת יש להקל, וע"י עכו"ם פשיטא דשרי, אבל בתספורת אסור אפילו לכבוד שבת
Jul
17
comment Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
OK, so you pasken le-kula. The Mishnah Berurah doesn't though. And where does he say laundry and hair cutting are the same? He says they are different, and in the Biur Halachah he has some questions about this
Jul
17
comment Shave/Haircuts during the 3 weeks
The Mishnah Berurah says it is asur. He doesn't say that if you do it every week it is mutar, just that we don't do it and therefore it is asur. At best, you could say he doesn't address a case where one usually does it every week (though I think he would say tough luck).
Jul
15
comment Non-Orthodox converts and Olam Ha-Ba
"Answers from a vareity of viewpoints would be greatly appreciated!" according to non-orthodox movements, non-orthodox conversions are valid. according to orthodox judaism, they are not. such a convert could certainly fulfill the criterion of righteous gentile (a story: aime palliere, who was urged by r. elijah benamozegh not to convert and to instead become a noahide, served as a rabbi of a reform congregation in paris. when a congregant wanted to turn on a light, palliere would insist, "let me do that.")
Jul
13
revised How did the Star of David become iconic?
added 613 characters in body
Jul
13
answered How does an Orthodox Jew view Saul's suicide?
Jul
13
comment How does an Orthodox Jew view Saul's suicide?
shaalvim.co.il/torah/…
Jul
13
comment How does an Orthodox Jew view Saul's suicide?
see seforim.blogspot.com/2009/08/… who quotes Haym Soloveitchik who quotes Tosfos who quotes a midrash about this
Jul
9
comment Intrinsic Value of Mitzvot
I believe Yochanan Silman has discussed this issue in many of his writings
Jul
8
comment Where can I find an English version of Rambam's Introduction to Mishnah?
haven't used it but this is the book you're looking for amazon.com/…
Jul
6
comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
See also hebrewbooks.org/…
Jul
6
comment Does the Torah predict anti-semitism?
הן עם לבדד ישכן
Jul
6
answered Is it proper to supply a picture of a girl prior to dating?