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Dec
22
comment What is better: checking vegetables yourself, or buying them pre-checked?
+0. Contains more jargon than necessary. For example, what does "machzik" mean? It would be most excellent if you could please edit and dejargonify the post.
Dec
22
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Dec
22
revised If a local store holds a “Christmas Sale” in the days leading up to Dec. 25th, may I shop there?
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Dec
22
revised When a chain store advertises a “Holiday” or “End of Year” sale, may I buy their product?
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Dec
21
suggested approved edit on When a chain store advertises a “Holiday” or “End of Year” sale, may I buy their product?
Dec
21
comment Imagine a non-Jewish hostel has a male and a female dorm. Does yichud allow me to sleep in the male dorm?
@Scimonster: Fair point. I've edited the question. Now I hope you see why it might be forbidden. If not, please ping me.
Dec
21
revised Imagine a non-Jewish hostel has a male and a female dorm. Does yichud allow me to sleep in the male dorm?
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Dec
21
accepted May I shop at a church-owned thrift store?
Dec
21
comment If a local store holds a “Christmas Sale” in the days leading up to Dec. 25th, may I shop there?
@JJLL: Even if they have a pork advertisement in their window, I see no problem. And even if they wish us a good holiday, I still see no problem. But if they make a claim that we're saving big bucks because of their holiday, then I fear it may be a problem.
Dec
18
comment If a local store holds a “Christmas Sale” in the days leading up to Dec. 25th, may I shop there?
@DoubleAA: Yes. Some related resources: The Background to the Daf, which explains the reasoning. And the Outlines of Halachos from the Daf, which (partway down the page) cites the Rambam, the Shulchan Aruch, and others. But please note that today is December 18; it's more than three days away from their holiday.
Dec
18
comment May I shop at a church-owned thrift store?
@DanF: Also, the Salvation Army is a church.
Dec
18
comment May I shop at a church-owned thrift store?
@DanF: What was his reasoning? I suspect the following: According to many opinions, worshipping Jesus is idol worship. Shopping in a church-owned thrift shop might therefore be supporting idol worship.
Dec
18
comment Details of Matzah Oven
See also a related question on Electrical Engineering Stack Exchange. It was asked by the same asker.
Dec
18
comment If a local store holds a “Christmas Sale” in the days leading up to Dec. 25th, may I shop there?
@DanF: Good question. I'd be curious to know the answer to that too. Mind to please post a separate question and to provide me with a link?
Dec
18
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Dec
18
comment Praying in this condition
Side note: What's the cause of this occurrence ("morning wood" / "morning glory" / "NPT")? Researchers aren't completely sure, but it's common and is completely normal. This Wikipedia article elaborates.
Dec
18
comment Disparate Zemanim in the same local community
Dear OP: If you have an Android phone or tablet, try using the free Halachic Times app. It uses the Java Zmanim API, and so can calculate nightfall according to about two dozen different opinions. (Note that, as the MyZmanim website points out, some of the opinions shown apply only in specific situations and are not intended for general use. Please do not rely on any of those zmanim without consulting a qualified Rav.)
Dec
18
revised Is it permissible to work at a tzaar-baalei-chayyim store?
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Dec
18
revised May I shop at a church-owned thrift store?
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Dec
18
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