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Jul
16
comment Is ad-blocker software permissible?
@Lee: Cool! I'm not a native Hebrew speaker, though. Could you please tell us, in English, what the question and the answer were? P.S. Thanks for the link!
Jul
8
comment Is it allowed to tie tzitzit using a cow hitch?
Dear querent: Please see also the post which discusses the best way to wash a tallit katan without ruining the strings.
Jul
8
comment Cleaning Tzitzis
Water can pass through a sock perfectly well. And so I don't see why this "Magen Tzitzit" device is any better.
Jul
8
comment Cleaning Tzitzis
I bought a wool beged which was advertised as machine washable on the delicates cycle. I wash it in a delicates bag using the regular cycle. It seems to be holding up. I haven't measured it to see whether or not it's shrunk.
Jul
2
comment Deleting files containing G-d's Name / taking the host device into the bathroom
+0, since you haven't provided any source.
Jun
28
comment ADHD and Ameilus B'Torah
@Mefaresh: I've seen your comment and edited my answer accordingly.
Jun
22
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 do you see why it might be forbidden?
Jun
22
comment Is it permissible to use an escalator on Shabbos?
@DannySchoemann Jamezrp just joined Mi Yodeya today. I think he's saying that most escalators in the US are found in malls, but that hanging out in malls goes against the spirit of Shabbos, so you should be careful not to hang out in malls during Shabbos. Are things less unclear now? :)
Jun
22
comment can one commit aveiros after he is dead?
Jamezrp, welcome to Mi Yodeya. I hope you'll like the place and decide to stay. Before you post an answer, please read over it several times and make sure it's as clear as possible to the maximum possible number of readers. (The first sentence could use some work.) Still, thanks very much for the thoughtful answer!
Jun
22
comment Is it permissible to use an escalator on Shabbos?
Could someone please email the yeshiva and request more information from R' Horowitz?
Jun
22
comment Is it permissible to use an escalator on Shabbos?
@IsaacMoses: I dunno. He's the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Dvar Yerushalayim, a baal teshuva yeshiva in Har Nof. Are roshei yeshiva of such yeshivot normally poskim?
Jun
18
comment Taking home leftovers from a caterered affair - mitzvah or stealing?
Interesting regulation. I suppose your local health department is concerned because many foods (meats, fish, and lots of others) may become unhealthy once they've sat out at room temperature for hours. But I would be surprised if the regulation applies to pastries; and, if it truly does, you should complain to your health department. Nowadays, many local laws are viewable online. May I ask where you live?
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.