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May
15
comment ADHD and Ameilus B'Torah
Oh. I just read your question more carefully, and now I understand it. Never mind.
May
15
comment ADHD and Ameilus B'Torah
People do ask personal questions on Mi Yodeya, even though they're not allowed. :) But if yours is theoretical, that's fine. What inspired your question?
May
15
comment ADHD and Ameilus B'Torah
1. I recommend that you consult your rabbi. (Do you have a rabbi?) 2. Why would a person not want to take medication for their ADHD? There are good, inexpensive options available, including long-acting methylphenidate tablets. There are also non-stimulant options, such as atomoxetine (Strattera or generic), for patients for whom stimulants are contraindicated.
May
11
comment How do observant Jews entertain themselves?
This question touches upon whether or not TVs and DVD players are always permissible, or whether they are always forbidden, or whether it depends.
May
10
comment How do observant Jews entertain themselves?
Josh, thank you for this useful answer! +1. We hope you'll like the place and decide to stay. We encourage you to choose a username and password and to register an account. This way, if your "Internet cookies" are lost, or if you sell your computer and buy a new one, you won't lose all your reputation points, badges, and power-user Mi Yodeya privileges.
May
10
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
@MonicaCellio: True, Shokhet also quoted R' Bodner in his answer. But AFAICT, Shokhet didn't quote R' Bodner's words about wine; Shokhet only quoted R' Bodner's words about sleeping pills.
May
10
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Dear readers: Or you could take a time-release melatonin tablet before Shabbat starts. Some claim to work for as long as eight hours. But be careful, in general, with slow-release melatonin products. The large doses of melatonin included (sometimes 3 mg or more of melatonin!) may overwhelm your system, cause tolerance to your body's endogenous melatonin, and may cause sleeping problems a day or two later. Ask a doctor or specialist.
May
10
comment How do observant Jews entertain themselves?
Dear OP: Welcome to Mi Yodeya and thank you for this excellent question! I hope you'll like the place and decide to stay. I encourage you to choose a username and password and to register an account. This way, if your "Internet cookies" are lost, or if you sell your computer and buy a new one, you won't lose all your reputation points, badges, and power-user Mi Yodeya privileges.
May
10
comment How do observant Jews entertain themselves?
@user6591: hanging pashkevil posters is "fun"? :p
May
4
comment Seeking Kaf HaHaim:
Thanks for your question. As Aryeh points out below, there's more than one book by that title. Could you please tell us the name of the author of the book you want?
May
4
comment What sort of options are available for pursuing a career in Torah?
@IsaacMoses: Were these rabbis (such as synagogue rabbis) who were asked wide-ranging questions by members of the congregation and who would provide answers?
Apr
17
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
@NBZ: 1. Were you the prayer leader, or was someone else? 2. Are you proud, or sad?
Apr
17
comment How do people daven so quickly, and what's the support for it?
Splendid question! But I have not upvoted it, since it includes a phrase I don't understand. What does "kefitzat ha'diburim" mean? Your question is the only Google search result on the entire Internet for those two words. It would be most excellent if you could please edit your question and convert the phrase into English.
Apr
17
comment May one mix-and-match to create their own Hebrew pronunciation?
Dear Neiro_yair: Your words are useful; thank you for them. However, as @Matt pointed out, they don't answer the question. I have therefore downvoted your post. You should know that the post may get flagged and deleted at any time. You might want to move all or part of it into the self-answer to a new question — before it's too late. If you don't understand, or if you need help doing this, feel free to contact us in Mi Yodeya Chat.
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Regarding patches: It's possible to buy melatonin transdermal skin patches. Erev Shabbos isn't the usual time to apply one. But, now that I think of it, applying one Erev Shabbos might still work. Simply: 1. Apply it Erev Shabbos. 2. For now, ignore the gentle urge to sleep. Just stay awake. Melatonin is so subtle that this is easy to do. 3. Pray. 4. Eat a challah bun and some salami. (Or, if you prefer, partake of a big meal, including singing, conversation, and lots of words of Torah.) 5. Now go to bed.
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
What does לכו"ע mean?
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
(Note: I have no clue whether or not fresh valerian root can contain insects. If it can — well, don't eat the bugs.)
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
When making valerian tea, don't use boiling water: this'll evaporate the plant's psychoactive essential oils. Instead: 1. Grind up some fresh valerian root in a blender. 2. Cover it with lukewarm water. 3. Let sit for a day. 4. Filter through muslin cloth. 5. If desired, add ice cubes & sugar. 6. Drink. Based on: a) Howie Brounstein (27 Sept. 1996). <52fm52$ae4@nadine.teleport.com>. Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs. b) "E" (11 June 1993). "Re: Valerian Root".
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
To make valerian tea, don't include any regular tea leaves. Regular tea leaves contain caffeine, which will prevent you from falling asleep.
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
@eliyahu-g: Don't accidentally wield the wrong sword. Valerian steel would simply put your opponents to sleep. :P