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Jun
14
comment What is the kiss of death?
All "physical manifestations" attributed to God are euphemistic (Yesodei Hatorah 1:9). Why do you assume otherwise?
Jun
13
comment Saving a Jew's life on Shabbos if s/he does not observe Shabbos
we know that this statement from Yoma doesn't hold strong nowadays, because we even desecrate shabbat for a non-Jew, who will keep no future shabbatot.
Jun
13
revised Does casual sex establish a marriage?
nowhere else on the site do we use german transliteration (except perhaps in the word "jew" which is now commonplace english)
Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment Are you allowed to save a non-Jew's life on shabbos?
@DoubleAA IIRC its based around the ideas of "kol hakavu'a kimechtza al mechtza" and "kol deparish meruba parish." EDIT: See Rambam Shabbat 2:21
Jun
12
comment Why is the Sefer Shmuel called Shmuel?
Bear in mind that (IIRC) the Abarbanel disagrees with the gemara Bava Batra when it comes to who authored the books of tanach. I think this was discussed elsewhere on this site.
Jun
12
comment Why is the Sefer Shmuel called Shmuel?
@CharlesKoppelman Moshe was the greatest prophet in terms of how God communicated to him. See Bamidbar 12. Its qualitative not quantitative
Jun
12
comment Why is the Sefer Shmuel called Shmuel?
probably cuz he wrote it
Jun
12
comment Did God create color in Genesis?
Its a well known fact that the world was black and white until the 40's
Jun
7
revised What can a pregnant woman do if she already stepped on nails?
took monica celios word for it, didnt confirm.
Jun
7
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Jun
7
comment What can a pregnant woman do if she already stepped on nails?
@bcholbeisineeman i did, but it would make this question much more valid if it was an independent question that doesn't rely on or follow up another. Especially since you neither portray it as a follow up nor point to its sources in your question. Good Q tho
Jun
7
comment What can a pregnant woman do if she already stepped on nails?
@bcholbeisineeman speaking of not citing sources... where did you get this miscarriage idea from exactly?
Jun
6
comment Is there a point of wearing a talis that does not require tzitzis?
A quick search of Yabia Omer for the phrase "טלית שאולה" brings up a whole bunch of teshuvot. Several even address this question: see for example Yabia Omer O"C 9:81:8. perhaps someone will take the time to write up an answer from there.
Jun
4
comment Does one have to return the specific bills that one stole?
@Alex IIRC a distinction is made cuz money in their day had intrinsic value (the coin was actually 1 g of gold) while today its more along the lines of a shetar (it represents 1 g of gold)
Jun
3
comment Is the hadran a shevua?
Perhaps that points to evidence that it isn't, but it doesn't provide a halachic reason for it not to be, which is what askers on this site are generally looking for. -1 That's besides the fact that your answer is based on the assumption that if Hadran Alakh was a shevua, it would be binding for three regalim, for which you provide no halachic evidence.
May
30
comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
Many sepharadim include the entire Rut in the Tikkun Lel Shavu'ot (as opposed to snippets from the book, as with other sifrei nevi'im and ketuvim).
May
30
comment Why doesn't Chabad read Ruth on Shavuot?
Sepharadim dont read Rut or Kohelet publicly the way Ashkenazim do
May
30
comment Is all-night Shavu'ot learning as prevelant in the Southern Hemisphere?
Well it wouldn't be much different than Hosha'ana Rabba in NY, would it, and many stay up on that night too.
May
25
comment Milk and 'Ever Min HaḤai
There's a teshuva from the Chatam Sofer that suggests that even today, Gentiles cannot eat eggs. Will source soon BH