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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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revised May I drink water while wearing tefillin?
Improving title. (Isaac Moses, thank you.)
Dec
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suggested suggested edit on Making up a synagogue calendar manually is tedious work. Which software can do the calculations automatically?
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suggested suggested edit on May I drink water while wearing tefillin?
Dec
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revised What do you have to check for Shatnez?
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Nov
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comment If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
@ray: The only reason I claim the rabbi is unreliable is because, in this made-up example case, he gave a wrong answer.
Nov
7
comment If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
@ray: Who forced the 119-year-old in the question to sin? Maybe it was his own fault: maybe he should've done more due diligence before choosing a rabbi.
Nov
7
comment If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
@DoubleAA: You pointed me to a webpage which contains all 13 folios of the Gemara's tractate Horayos (which is also available in English). Which part(s) discuss the case of a single individual rabbi who mistakenly permitted something which is forbidden?
Nov
7
comment If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
Dear @ray: and dear all: what does that mean?
Nov
7
comment Should you say a blessing on diet soda used to swallow a pill?
@Gary: 1. When I get well-sourced answers here, and when all the answers agree, I tend to respect them and hold like them. On the other hand, if I got well-sourced but conflicting answers, or unsourced answers, it would be silly to pick one and hold like it. So in summary, I treat answers here with a grain of salt. 2. Still, I recently had another question closed as "don't ask here for personal rulings". So, this time, I figured that writing "CYLOR" might help to prevent that.
Nov
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asked If your rabbi accidentally tells you that something is allowed, and you follow him, are you punished?
Nov
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answered How do you get your money from your home tzedaka box to your favorite charity?
Nov
7
comment What do you do if your Shabbos host serves chocolate chip challah?
Dear OP: These are not three mutually exclusive Positions. Really, these are three Cases. If any of the three Cases come up, then you must wash and say hamotzi on a mezonos item. You seem to be arguing that, in Case 3, you shouldn't wash or say hamotzi. But R' Luban implies that the Mishnah Berurah says that, in Case 3, you must wash and say hamotzi. Are you saying that the Mishnah Berurah is wrong? And if so, why is he wrong? Please edit the question to clarify it, then ping me.
Nov
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revised What do you do if your Shabbos host serves chocolate chip challah?
Fixing a link. (The copy at ou.org/torah is truncated, so pointing to archive.org instead.) Pointing readers to see footnote 8 within that link.
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suggested suggested edit on What do you do if your Shabbos host serves chocolate chip challah?
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awarded  Strunk & White
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revised If you have problems fasting, what should you do on Tishá BeAv?
Copyediting. Please do not reopen the question.
Nov
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revised Should you say a blessing on diet soda used to swallow a pill?
Copyediting and improving two references.
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suggested suggested edit on If you have problems fasting, what should you do on Tishá BeAv?
Nov
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comment Should you say a blessing on diet soda used to swallow a pill?
+1; thank you very much. At synagogue this evening, I also looked into the matter. I checked The Laws of B'rachos by R' Binyomin Forst. Page 134 footnote 9 discusses diet soda in detail. Here is a summary of the footnote: R' Forst and R' Shlomo Zalman Auerbach both agree: Diet soda requires a blessing even if you're not thirsty.