833 reputation
426
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Sep 9 at 18:18

Sep
9
comment Cell Phone Jammers in Halacha
What was the asker's original question? Did the asker ask the Institute about using a jammer in a synagogue? Or about using it in a non-holy place? And why did the Institute say that the use of the jammer was forbidden?
Sep
3
comment How do you “take someone to beis din”?
B) What if they can't agree on a compromise? For small cases, I assume they can go together to a single local Orthodox rabbi and request a ruling. This is convenient and shouldn't cost them any money. If the local rabbi feels unqualified to judge the case alone, he can refer the parties to Beit Din. Dear all: Am I correct in guessing that one rabbi alone is sufficient to judge an uncomplicated case?
Sep
3
comment How do you “take someone to beis din”?
A) Reuvain shouldn't go to Beit Din right away. The two should instead decide upon a mutually agreeable settlement, as Journey to Virtue 31:1-2 and Choshen Mishpat 12:2 advise. A rabbi or learned layman might be able to help.
Sep
2
comment Can you redeem ma'aser sheni using a $5 bill — even though burning it will enrich your countrymen?
Hold on. Take a look at Danny Schoemann's answer, above. Do you still truly believe that it IS permissible to redeem ma'aser sheni using a banknote?
Sep
2
accepted Can you redeem ma'aser sheni using a $5 bill — even though burning it will enrich your countrymen?
Sep
2
suggested suggested edit on How do you “take someone to beis din”?
Sep
2
comment Unethical landlord
@Brian: Did the Business Halacha Institute reply to you?
Aug
6
comment When can Melavah Malkah be eaten until?
+0: this answer is confusing. What does "until morning" mean? Does it mean until the crack of dawn? Does it mean until solar noon? Does it mean until sunset at the end of Sunday?
Aug
5
comment “Al n'tilat yadayim” on fast days
Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 124:7 in English indeed says that washing is forbidden on the Ninth of Av. Yet it then lists a number of exceptions, beginning with the following: "However, [washing] that is not for pleasure is permitted, and so one can wash one's hands in the morning. One should be careful to only wash the fingers". I presume that your Halachic source was an extremely concise summary, and so it didn't have room to list any exceptions. Am I correct?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
revised Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Copyediting. This proposed edit uses the term "multifaith space" more often than the OP's choice "interfaith prayer chapel", since "chapel" is perhaps an Xtian term.
Jun
25
answered Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Jun
25
revised Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Fixing a link.
Jun
25
suggested suggested edit on Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Jun
25
suggested suggested edit on Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Jun
25
answered Praying in “multifaith spaces” in airports and other institutions
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
13
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: 1. Did my rabbi misunderstand? I doubt it, but I don't know for sure. 2. Can someone who plays these games be a shochet? Good question. First, steel yourself to be ready to quit playing your favorite game if necessary. Then, ask your rabbi your questions. Make sure he doesn't misunderstand. Let us know what he says.
Jun
2
comment Is there a halachik problem with wearing shorts while davening?
@Ze'evFelsen: If you meet up with the President every day, three times a day, then do you still really have to wear a suit every single time? Or can you you wear something more comfortable?
May
28
comment Can you plunge a toilet in your parents' home during Chol Ha'moed?
@davidbrainerd: What do you mean? This question is about Chol Hamoed, not about Shabbat.