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Dec
19
suggested approved edit on Why is it necessary to ask a Rabbi?
Dec
19
revised May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
Clarifying / dejargonifying.
Dec
19
revised May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
Improving title, and dejargonifying body text.
Dec
19
revised If a convert goes off the derekh, must he go to the mikvah again after he repents?
Improving and dejargonifying title.
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on Can G-d ever take on a physical form?
Dec
19
comment How often and for how long should one pray for a sick person?
@msh210: And I've seen it in a third synagogue.
Dec
19
comment A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
The rabbi had pulled the OP off the street to help make a minyan, so I assume the OP wasn't commemorating anyone's yahrtzeit.
Dec
19
comment Apple Watch on Shabbat
+1; thank you for the information, and for doing the research into WatchKit's abilities. Is it permissible to leave music playing during Shabbat? I know that (for Ashkenazim) it's not allowed to leave a washing machine running during Shabbat, and IIRC this is because of the noise that the machine makes.
Dec
19
comment Apple Watch on Shabbat
If you want to buy a smart watch, you might want to post a more-general question. Something like: "I own an iPhone, and would like to buy a compatible smart watch which I can wear seven days a week. Which is the best choice for a Sabbath-observant Jew, and why?" If you do, please provide me with a link to the question.
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on If a convert goes off the derekh, must he go to the mikvah again after he repents?
Dec
19
revised Providing wine for Christian ceremonial purposes: in the 8th century, what did the rabbis write?
Improving title.
Dec
19
suggested approved edit on Providing wine for Christian ceremonial purposes: in the 8th century, what did the rabbis write?
Nov
9
comment Which rabbis permit food being kosher just based on the ingredients?
@Curiouser: What are one or two of the things which have been removed from the list over time? Also — do you know when they were they removed?
Oct
12
comment When and how often should you make a bracha on a snack that is being passed around?
@SAH: You ask good questions. If I may ask: 1. Are you Jewish, or Noahide? 2. Do you have any Orthodox Jewish friends? 3. Are there any Orthodox Jews in your neighborhood who can instruct you in the practicalities of how to say blessings?
Oct
12
comment When and how often should you make a bracha on a snack that is being passed around?
@SAH: I'm sure it's not a blessing in vain, but struggle to explain why. If you say a bracha rishona while holding a peeled mandarin, you're thanking God for creating the world and for giving you the mandarin. You don't have to eat the whole mandarin. In fact, even if you eat just half a segment, you're still fine. You thanked God for mandarins, then you ate a piece of one. If you eat another half segment the next day, you must make another bracha rishona. Every day that you eat some of the mandarin, another bracha rishona is required. Does this clarify things completely for you?
Oct
7
revised Transferring “kippah clips” between domains on Shabbat, if the clips are sewn to the kippah
grammar, +
Oct
7
asked Transferring discrete “kippah clips” between domains on Shabbat, if the clips are NOT sewn to the kippah
Oct
7
accepted Transferring “kippah clips” between domains on Shabbat, if the clips are sewn to the kippah