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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
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Regarding tea: Do normal people drink valerian tea? Shalom's answer seems like it might be right. Davids Tea sells a kosher tea called Mother's Little Helper which includes valerian, chamomile, and lemongrass. However, that tea is marketed for relaxation; I think that only people who are unhappy due to stress would bother to buy it. Dear readers: CYLOR.
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Wow -- amazing answer! Thank you. +1.
Dec
26
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
+0. Thank you for replying. But what is your source (or your reasoning) for saying that I don't need to pause the song?
Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
Dear all: My question hasn't gotten very many upvotes. Could anyone please suggest any improvements or corrections to the post?
Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
@Nafkamina See the question: "Can songs use the words from pesukim?"
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I was also surprised by my rabbi's answer. However, nobody else here has asked their own rabbi; and anyway, it would be silly for me hold like someone else's rabbi's answer. :)
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I didn't feel attacked at all. You were asking if my rabbi was influenced by some past controversy regarding D&D. Was he? Maybe yes. Maybe no. I haven't asked him, so I have no idea. :)
Dec
21
comment A rabbi asked me to light candles before weekday Mincha/Ma'ariv. Is this customary? Is there a bracha?
Ah. I've now reread the question and I see that your interpretation is indeed a plausible one.
Dec
21
comment May I temporarily enslave myself, to avoid missing a positive time-bound commandment?
@DoubleAA: Ah. I stand corrected; thank you for rolling my edit back.
Dec
21
comment Cell Phone Jammers in Halacha
Splendid! Thank you very much. I have now finally upvoted your answer. :)
Dec
21
comment While playing a computer game, may I “worship” one of the game's “gods” to help me win?
@Shokhet: I don't know.