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Aug
2
comment Is the brochah made on gum for the base or the flavoring?
judaism.stackexchange.com/a/6788/1172
Aug
2
comment Is the brochah made on gum for the base or the flavoring?
@WAF if "garon" literally meant throat, you could pretty much never be hayav for something because it is a beriya-it usually wouldn't be whole by the time it gets to your throat.
Aug
2
comment Eating meat: when do the 6 hours start?
If its based on when you start eating, if you have a seven hour meal may you eat basar bechalav during that seventh hour? Or can you eat them consecutively just not together? Does it matter if its "derekh bishul"?
Aug
2
comment Is the brochah made on gum for the base or the flavoring?
Yabia Omer O"C vol. 7. I'd post it if I had access, but I'm sure you're plenty capable of looking it up yourself. Its around the 20's (simanim-wise), addressed to his son R. Yitzchak.
Jun
19
comment Can you fold a tallis on Shabbos?
@DoubleAA the Hebrew clearly says talitoteyhem- why change it? Sometimes I feel like "proper yiddish" is code for "grammarless hebrew"
Jun
19
comment bicycle on Shabbat?
I know people who, as advised by the rabbi, stopped driving to bet kinesset on shabbat and took up biking instead.
Jun
19
comment Definition of Leitzanus
Try Avot 3:3
Jun
19
comment Best practices for praying in public with talit and tefilin
R David Yosef in Halacha Berura has a great suggestion for not freaking out non-Jews with your tefillin: cover them with your talit! (He really lives in E Israel!)
Jun
18
comment Preparing to learn daf yomi Yerushalmi
How many times have you finished Bavli, vram?
Jun
18
comment Does bagged lettuce need a hechsher?
When does the Aruch Hashulchan apply? I've heard that when an infestation is found, its pretty obvious- but they're only found in certain harvests. Does that mean that lettuce overall has no obvious infestation?
Jun
18
comment Can an Alien convert to Judaism?
@sam your source for this statement is...?
Jun
15
comment Kabala in Halacha
The reason why we don't wear tefillin for mussaf on rosh chodesh is kabbalistic; the radbaz has an important teshuva on it where he discusses the relationship of halacha and kaballah.
Jun
15
comment Does G-d only hear one language?
Bear in mind, though, that all physical references to God (I.e. hearing or seeing) are euphemistic (Rambam Hilchot Yesodei Hatorah 1:9-end)
Jun
14
comment Did Noah's ark have a deck?
How accurate are typical depictions?
Jun
14
comment Why isn't there confirmation outside the Reform Movement?
@DoubleAA so then what exactly gets downvoted? (asked in all sincerity btw)
Jun
14
comment What is the kiss of death?
@ba (s)he has difficulty seeing this (^^obviously euphemistic^^) event as a euphemism.
Jun
14
comment Why isn't there confirmation outside the Reform Movement?
but wouldn't such a ceremony increase meaning? It sounds like a pretty meaningful ceremony to me!
Jun
14
comment Saving a Jew's life on Shabbos if s/he does not observe Shabbos
@AdamMosheh you're trying to tell me that we assume a non-Jew will convert but not that a Jew will return?
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.