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accepted Neder vs. Shevua
May
20
comment Permissibility of speaking foreign languages?
@MonicaCellio In some places theres a widespread practice to drive to synagogue on shabbat. In others, theres a widespread practice to eat new grain before pesach. In yet other communties theres a practice to eat chametz on pesach. Doesn't mean that halacha permits it.
May
20
comment Does the act of masturbation cause a change in one's spiritual/religious status vis-a-vis what he may and may not do?
@DoubleAA re: does not change one's halachik status at all how about the niddui?
May
20
comment Which sephardic groups forbid eating rice during Pesach and why?
Ive heard that Hummus sounds like Hametz, so they made it assur (but i have no written source for that). I don't know when the beans-custom began or how widespread it is. Don't be surprised if Persian Jews adopted customs out of ignorance- certain cities lacked proper Torah leadership for several decades. Incidents such as this also impaired the transfer of minhagim from generation to the next.
May
20
comment Which sephardic groups forbid eating rice during Pesach and why?
I've seen a Persian custom that permits rice but forbids beans (and chickpeas)- seemingly the exact opposite.
May
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suggested rejected edit on Permissibility of speaking foreign languages?
May
20
revised Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
its def not impossible! as a matter of fact i say it a number of times a day in tefila and various berachot
May
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suggested approved edit on Why do people say “God” in English and not “Gosh”?
May
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suggested rejected edit on Did the Terumas haDeshen write a challah recipe?
May
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suggested rejected edit on Would Israel's sibling nation do Yibbum?
May
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comment Would Israel's sibling nation do Yibbum?
וְאַף גַּם זֹאת בִּהְיוֹתָם בְּאֶרֶץ אֹיְבֵיהֶם לֹא מְאַסְתִּים וְלֹא גְעַלְתִּים לְכַלֹּתָם לְהָפֵר בְּרִיתִי אִתָּם כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיהֶם
May
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comment Is a metzorah oleh l'regel?
@DoubleAA nowhere in the tag description does it say "lema'aseh" (or any version of that). Besides, other than the torah-parshanut questions, what on this site isn't halacha?
May
20
comment Why didn't they call her Mara?
Yeshayahu tells people to call Shabbat "Oneg". How come nobody refers to the seventh day of the week as Oneg?
May
20
comment Is a metzorah oleh l'regel?
@DoubleAA meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/988/…
May
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comment Is a metzorah oleh l'regel?
I hope this answer doesn't fall victim
May
18
revised How far does Chaticha Naaseh Neveila go?
more correct- clarify the root of the argument more
May
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suggested approved edit on How far does Chaticha Naaseh Neveila go?
May
18
comment How far does Chaticha Naaseh Neveila go?
(For more on this topic, you may want to check out this discussion)
May
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comment How far does Chaticha Naaseh Neveila go?
Tosafot in Hullin says that Chana"n things cant make other things Channa"n. (Bottom of 96b)
May
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comment How to conduct a musical havdalah service?
If they're good enough they can try this